Monitor wont turn on

By computernerd17
Jul 27, 2008
  1. i uplugged vidoe card and plugged it back in and now my moniter wont turn on it goes green when comp starts up then it stays orange and the screen s black
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,185   +225

    Try another monitor before doing anything else
  3. matthew798

    matthew798 TS Rookie

    Aye, and make sure its not in the joystick port like i did.... hehehe... Gave me all sorts of weird decodings...
  4. computernerd17

    computernerd17 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    i have figured out its not the graphic card i bought the computer used and on the board graphic card didnt work so the person put a graphic card but its the brown salot that doesnt work anymore beacause the card works in my other computer so do i need to buy a new motherboard im really comfused
  5. matthew798

    matthew798 TS Rookie


    Punctuation, clarity, flow.
  6. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 465

    Your monitor should not get shot that easily. Make shure its nicely fitted and your video card didnt pop out of the slot. check everything then try it again. I doubt your monitor is shot..,,, gl,
  7. computernerd17

    computernerd17 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    i called the person i bought it from he said the ram i puit in prob shorted motherboard so pretty much im screwed let me know if you have any other info
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,185   +225

    Have you tried clearing the CMOS?
  9. computernerd17

    computernerd17 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    what is that and how would that help is mobo is dead
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,185   +225

    You are a computer nerd aren't you... There is a silver "button" battery on the motherboard. Remove this battery and unplug the computer from the wall outlet. Wait a few minutes and put the battery back in and turn on the computer. If you can't do this yourself, get a friend that knows computers to do it for you...

    If you still have no video, it is time to take it to a repair shop
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    What's this thread doing here?

    Moderators combine threads please??
    I'm better off not replying to anymore from from computernerd17, until all threads are joined (seeming they're the same!)
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