no idea what is wrong with this PC

By boykov
May 5, 2006
  1. hi there
    here is the thing ... i was asked if i can fix a PC.

    what the PC shows so far: a white screen with some black lines moving diagonally.... since there was no sound from the bios i decided to change the batery(PC is quiet old).. batery changed (long beep 2 short)(AWARD)- VGA problem ...
    managed to find a VGA card .... no picture no nothing no sound either ... swaped back to the original- no beep (this time) same problem -white screen, lines running across.... pressed the DEL button -everithing went PINK

    where could the problem be
    BIOS : AGP slot : memory ( swaped it around nothing) : have not tried diferent HDD

    specs : PII ( like i said PC quiet OLD)
    256 + 32 MB SDRAM
    15,3 GB hdd
    riva TNT

    any ideas would be apreciated
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    remove the HDD and boot does screen come up with bios boot info
    if so press delete key go to bios disable video shadowing if it is in there
    if you can get to bios maybe bios upgrade time if not check memory sticks could be bad memory
    have you tried a diff monitor
    I'm think'n time for new board
  3. boykov

    boykov TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 73

    Thank you

    but after all It was the grafics card.....
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