New builder and no video - I know this is old!

By Rina120
Dec 27, 2004
  1. I know all of you guys are prolly tired of the sameold problem, but I have tried everything and I don't know what I am doing wrong.

    First the specs:
    Gigabyte GA-7NNXP MB
    AMD 3200XP
    1 GB Kingston RAM
    ATI Radeon ALL-in wonder video card

    I have swapped the video card, the processor and the ram.
    I am running the system on the bench to test.
    I have reset the battery on the cpu.
    I still have no %&#Q(! video!

    The only thing I have swapped out is the MB but it seems so unlikely that this is the problem. I don't want to have to give up and give all of my components to someone else to put together! This was supposed to be fun and challenging but I have been stuck at this point FOREVER.
    Anyhelp would be appreciated.
  2. Lostfaith

    Lostfaith TS Rookie Posts: 19

    lol, have the EXACT same setup only other videocard.

    If your fans are turning &only no video, reset your cmos by taking battery out, and shorting the battery contacts with a metal object for at least 10 seconds.

    also try switching the lil switch in the middle of the mobo (auto/on).
  3. Rina120

    Rina120 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay, did that and still nothing.

    when i short the battery, do I use two different metal objects? or one metalobject to both posts?

    I can't believe I am stuck at the most basic level!
  4. Lostfaith

    Lostfaith TS Rookie Posts: 19

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