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Computer won't connect to monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TheEvilq, Feb 19, 2020.

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  1. TheEvilq

    TheEvilq Thread Starter

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    Hello, so I have an Asus computer that I tried to switch the RAM and now it's not working. I restored it to the original RAM and that is also not working. The PSU is on, everything is on except the monitor. Help?

    The specs are as follows; AMD a8-6500 processor, DDR3 6GB RAM, HDD 1tb storage, and an integrated graphics card.
     
  2. Gr3iz

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    Hello and welcome to TSG!!

    Is it possible that you may have inadvertently knocked something else loose? A cable from the PSU? The CPU (from pressure on the fan/heatsink)?
     
  3. TheEvilq

    TheEvilq Thread Starter

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    I just checked, everything is in place and properly put on.
     
  4. Gr3iz

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    Perhaps unplug and reconnect any cables.
     
  5. lynx1021

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    Did you change the ram while the power cord was plugged in?
     
  6. crjdriver

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    Even though something appears to be connected, it cannot hurt to reseat both atx and aux connectors.
    Next as lynx1021 has posted, did you do the ram swap with the system still plugged in?

    How to properly install or remove ram;
    1 System OFF, remove the pw plug
    2 Press the ON button 2~3 times to remove any residual pw from the pw supply capacitors
    3 Now open the case and remove or install your ram
    4 Replace the pw cord and side cover
    5 Pw ON and make sure ram is detected, speed is correct, etc

    Failure to follow the above procedure can result in ESD. ALL modern motherboards have pw applied even when the system is OFF.
     
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