HELP- monitor wont show- amber light on screen

By goldneagle411
Oct 11, 2006
  1. ok - i built my new computer and everything was working fine-- all the case fans were spinning, the lights were all on, the cd drive worked, and the fans on the graphics and cpu are spinning

    at first the light on the pc flashed green which meant nothing, so i got a new SDRAM which i believed was the problem, all seemed to be working, but when i hooked the monitor up, the light went from solid green to amber- if anyone can help- it is greatly appreciated-- could it be a wire isnt connected to the right spot? i really hope it isnt the graphics card because it was $300 alone--

    thanks for any help!
  2. Darth_Terra1

    Darth_Terra1 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    If the Monitor light goes from green to amber then yes there is problem with the vid card not being able to dispaly anything, it could be that it isn't seated properly in whatever slot your using, What Vid card is it, it maybe that you need to connect it to power on the motherboard, it also could be that your power supply isn't powerful enough to run the card and everything else so what wattage is the power supply?
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