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Monitor doesn't detect a signal

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BevR, Oct 26, 2004.

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  1. BevR

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    I connected an ethernet card to a 4-year-old Gateway desktop running Windows Millenium and then plugged everything back up and turned on the computer and the monitor would not detect a signal. I took the ethernet card out and took out and replaced the video card and rebooted and still no signal.
    I plugged in two different monitors and both these monitors showed no signal. I plugged in a working video card from another computer and still no signal. I also moved the video cards to different slots and no luck. Does anyone have any suggestions? I appreciate your help very, very much.
     
  2. etaf

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    Hi, and welcome to the TSG forum :) (y)

    pins bent on the plug at all.....
    I have seen this a few times where the pins are bent - however, if you used a different cable on the two monitors unlikely to be this .......

    video cards to different slots ??? is it a PCI video card or AGP ???

    does the PC bleep at all when you switch on????
     
  3. 4ndy

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    i had this problem before it turned out my motherboard got ****ed during installation of components, must of been something silly like static but eitherwy i got a new mobo.

    just in case im not really to clear my problem was the motherboard, sounds like this is what uyour problem and etaf lol if he tried the card in a different slot its hardly likely to be an agp card :p
     
  4. WarC

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    Reset CMOS either via jumper or by removing the battery for awhile. That might solve your problem.

    Does the machine still enter POST? Is it making any beeping noises? Or is it just a dead duck? worst case scenario would be motherboard failure if it doesn't POST and is completely silent, even after the reset.
     
  5. 4ndy

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    oooh i just had an idea, plug in an ordinary ps2 mouse and keyboard, when i had this problem the ligths came on at start up for caps lock and stuff but i could not enable caps lock with a light and stuff, surefire way of knowing its mobo if it still turns on
     
  6. BevR

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    Thank you so much for your replies and suggestions. After reinstalling the card and disconnecting the bios for a few minutes, the monitor detected the signal. Thanks again.
     
  7. tagalong

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    uh....never mind. :D (y) :eek: :)
     
  8. 4ndy

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    is some one gonna add a solved to the end of this topic?
     
  9. etaf

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    "4ndy" "some one" why not post how to do it - so that it can be marked solved.

    "BevR"
    Would you now mark this thread solved - which you have the power to do from your first post.
    goto
    Thread tools>
    Tick - Mark Solved

    Thanks
     
  10. 4ndy

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    lol i didnt knw you could do that
     
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