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Monitor wont work

By psycho318
May 25, 2007
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  1. Ok here is the problem, i am working on this computer that was once hooked to a power strip. the power strip got accidentally turned off while he pc was on. Now the monitor wont come back on. It has the yellow stand by light on , but will not start up. Yes the monitor, the computer and the power strip is on. Yes I have re-seated and also tried another vid card. Yes the monitor works on other pcs. The computer comes on but the monitor never does. Anybody that can help, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Well, it obviously isn't a monitor problem if it works on another comp.

    Have you tried a bios reset either via jumpers or pulling the cmos battery?

    Does any video work if entering Bios before post?

    Does any video work if entering Safe Mode?
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    check your video card. Check fuses.

    Try another video card - if it works, then the problem is your video card.

    video problems should be posted in the audio/video forum in the future.
  4. psycho318

    psycho318 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried pulling the cmos battery and putting it back in, but that did not seem to do the trick either. So here is a list of what ive done:
    1) tried new vid card
    2) pulled cmos battery
    3)re-seated the vid card
    4)tried the pc on other monitors
    5)tried the monitor on other pcs


    the computer comes on fine, well as far as i can tell, but the monitor never comes out of standby. If i turn it off and back on, it acts like its gonna start fine, but just goes right into standby like there is no signal. So I never see anything, just black screen. urrrrrggggggg
  5. psycho318

    psycho318 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sorry about not posting it in the right place, and fuses, what fuses?
  6. gguerra

    gguerra TS Enthusiast Posts: 559

    sounds like your mobo, try troubleshooting that. remove the memory and try adding one stick at a time.
  7. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    my computer was doing that like 4 months ago, when i upgrade my ram for vista it started to work right. check your ram out, make sure its not damaged
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