Black screen when I turn my PC on

By Paaaulo ยท 6 replies
Jul 18, 2008
  1. When i turned my pc on today it just displays nothing, i get the bios startup beep thing, but the screen displays nothing. I've tryed unplugging stuff in the USB slots, unplugging network cables, but nothing solves the problem. The computer was working fine the night before.

    Is it possible my graphics card is broken?

    I havnt updated my drivers recently so i doubt theres a problem with them :X

    anyone got any ideas?
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

  3. tweaks_sav

    tweaks_sav TS Rookie Posts: 186

    Is it just the normal single beep? If so, that's a very good sign, and it would either be your video adapter or monitor.

    First, for simplicity, I would try a spare monitor, if you still don't see anything, try a spare video card.
  4. Paaaulo

    Paaaulo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It was my monitor, tryed to use an old pc with it and nothing displayed :C kinda sucks as they dont sell CRT ones no more and i hate LCD monitors
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Is it possible that you don't know how to set on up correctly?
  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Use the right hardware

    If you connect a working monitor with the right cable,then it should
    light up.It must have died,but are your front green light comeing on ?
    Take of the left side.Is there a green light ?
    No lights maybe the Power Supply.
    What type of monitor is your choice.Just connect it with the right cable.
    Mine is black too till something is powered on.
  7. tweaks_sav

    tweaks_sav TS Rookie Posts: 186

    If you are looking for a CRT, try pawn shops, good will, a local computer shop, etc. I know we have like 10 and they are cheap, like $20.
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