No video on bootup

By Jagster
Sep 29, 2007
  1. When I turn on my computer I get no video.

    SiS 964L Motherboard
    640MB SD RAM (1x512+1x128)
    400W PS

    That's basically it. I'm using on-board video, this is just an extra computer I use for recording guitar/keyboard tracks.

    Area I live in has power issues, we have a battery backup for our newest computer but didn't feel like we needed it on the extra one (now we know), I just went through a power supply so I just bought a new one, brought it home and the computer turned on, fans started, hard drive was working, lights flashing, etc. NO VIDEO. I tried everything I could think of so today I stopped by a local computer guy and he gave me an extra video card he had laying around. Tried that, nothing. Tried taking the memory out and putting them in, in every order, one at a time, etc.

    Tried two monitors that both worked on other computers, both didn't work. Tried clearing the CMOS (both taking the battery out and moving the jumper).

    Not as big into computers as I used to be so I kind of lost my knowledge, losing my patience with this computer so any help would be greatly appreciated!

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Your motherboard is probably fried... Try resetting the CMOS (bios)
  3. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    Hes already done that Tmagic650 lol.

    Take both ram out and you should get a series of beeps. If not then your motherboard is probably fried.

    Regards Jase
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Oops, my bad... Sometimes I read too fast for my brain :haha:
  5. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    :haha: :haha:

    Regards Jase
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    Buy another video card and use that instead of the one on the MOBO..
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

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