HELP !!Monitor goes black after a t-storm hits

By HELP!!!
Aug 15, 2005
  1. i was playing a game and a big tunder storm hits and it turned off my comp
    then we i turn on the power the monitor is all black, the device is all working.... my bro fixed it once by resetting the hes not here so i dont know where is the bios is at and dont know how to reset it plz help

    my motherboard is a socket A fsb266 m811
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966


    Clearing cmos resets the bios, it's a jumper on the
    mother board, usually 3 pins.

    Example: simply move it from pins 2&3 to pins 1&2
    for 10 to 15 seconds. Then returning it to pins 2&3.
    This will reset the bios to defaults.

    You'll need to look in the manual to find the
    location of jumper.(usually close to the battery)

    Do you have away to test the monitor on another machine?

    Also I recomend a good surge protector.
    I'm getting some really big storms here too, so I run
    3 of them for two machines. My monitors share one.
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