What could be the problem?

By blueraider
Oct 28, 2009
  1. I purchased a custom built pc from a friend yesterday, with a phoenix mobo and a hercules video card. When i hooked up my monitor to it the pc would run but the monitor would not come on this is the same monitor i use on my dell desktop.. I finally got the monitor to come on installed a fresh copy of xp and rebooted and i get the same results, Only this time the comp is running and i can hear the os booting up but the from panel power button instead of showing green shows nothing. I put in a 350 watt psu with no results. what is going on i know the thing works could it be the monitor or card or what.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Check the graphics card. Maybe it came loose during transportation. While you're in there check all the other connections just in case. Otherwise, I would suspect a bad graphics card.
  3. blueraider

    blueraider TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well i check all the connections..would it be ok to use a 34.00 video card from bestbuy on the phoenix mobo to replace it.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Yes, as long as it is compatible with the slot on the motherboard. You could check with your friend as to the right kind of card to get.
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