computer powers on but monitor recieves no signal

By mienguy ยท 4 replies
Oct 3, 2007
  1. alright I'm new here and don't know if this is the right place for this question.

    I live away from home and my parents are computer challenged. Recently they bought a new printer. My little brother installed the printer and got it to work the first night. After that the printer stopped working. my mom decided to uninstall the old printer and reinstall the new printer. It didn't help so my mom decided to restart the computer but when the computer shut down a program was still running. the computer started up but the monitor remained on standby. My mom tried to restart it again. The computer powered up all the fans are running yet the monitor is still on standby.

    My parents computer uses the on-board graphics so there is no videocard to swap.

    I'm going back home next week and would like to fix it for them. If anyone could give me any ideas on how to fix it I would appreciate it.
  2. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    You can pick up the basic video card in PCI to test it out.

    It is more likely that your mother changed something in bios. Can you try to reset the bios to vertify that?
  3. mienguy

    mienguy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the reply but i told my parents to disconnect all the cables and reconnect them and reboot, it seems to have worked but thank you for your advice
  4. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    No problem, please use Techspot often.

    And Welcome to techspot.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    read the NO POST guide in the guides forum.
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