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no display!! help!

By iambryan
May 6, 2007
  1. today i went and got a new harddrive and installed everything just fine. i went to install the video driver and restarted the computer cause it was required. on the restart, my computer had no display, and it has not yet to have any display til now. i dont think its the video card nor the moniter because i tried changing the video card and using a different moniter and there was still no display. i also dont think its the hd because i plugged in my old hd and there was still no display. does anyone have any input on what may be wrong? any help would be great.
    thanks.

    note: everything else seems to be working fine but is till have no display. i hope its not the motherboard or something..
     
  2. gamerguy53

    gamerguy53 TS Rookie Posts: 42

    try booting into safe mode, disabling the video driver, go 2 the manufacturers site and download the driver and re install it
     
  3. iambryan

    iambryan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks but, how do i reboot in safe mode when i have no display?
     
  4. iambryan

    iambryan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    please help me. i need my computer..
     
  5. gavilan

    gavilan TS Rookie Posts: 62

    Unplug the computer, touch something metal to ground yourself out, and remove everything from the motherboard (hard drives, sound card, etc.) except the bare essentials. Basically, cpu, ram, video card, power supply. Disconnect everything else, including the hard drives. Plug in and turn your system on, and if it turns on now, you know that one of the devices you had connected to it is at fault and you can reconnect things (with the power OFF) one by one and find out which one is at fault by trial and error.
     
  6. iambryan

    iambryan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    okay, i just did that and i still dont have anything show up on my moniter. still no display. im beginning to worry that it may be the motherboard..
    please give me more reason that it might not be.
     
  7. gavilan

    gavilan TS Rookie Posts: 62

    Only other reason could be that the cpu is bad but 99% of the time the motherboard will fail first. Only other real possibility is that your video card is bad or not connected properly.

    Things to remember:
    - when installing/removing any internal hardware, always turn off and unplug the computer.
    - Always touch the metal case to ground yourself out before doing anything inside the case.
    - If it doesn't fit, don't force it!
     
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