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13-Jul-2012, 12:42 AM #1
Question Monitor goes black
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1500MHz, x86 Family 15 Model 0 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 767 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro (Microsoft Corporation), 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38154 MB, Free - 593 MB; F: Total - 131061 MB, Free - 72207 MB; G: Total - 21563 MB, Free - 20940 MB; H: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 90239 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P4B-LA
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I have an older white box with a relatively new monitor. The hard drive is almost full so it runs very slowly however that's not the issue. I leave the computer running all the time and it only reboots if there's a problem or after an update. I've been using my laptop more often and get what I need from the pc via logmein so I didn't immediately realize that the monitor wasn't working;.

The screen is black but when I reboot, the startup images come us just like always and then the screen go black and stays black. Everything looks normal on my laptop via logmein. I thought it might be the video card, and this is where my lack of expertise comes in. I googled it and the symptoms listed didn't sound like what's going on with mine. I did try another monitor and the same thing happened which is what led me to think it might be the video card.

How can I tell if it's the card? Any other insight?

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13-Jul-2012, 09:19 AM #2
Welcome to the forums.

Sounds very much like the video card. That motherboard takes an AGP video card. Although the tech is outdated they are still available http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...o+card&x=0&y=0.
If you could find one from a friend to borrow to test with would be best (good luck with that).
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13-Jul-2012, 11:17 PM #3
Can you try booting up in Safe Mode ? Does the screen go black then ?
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