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Monitor not responsive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by buggers, Apr 24, 2008.

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  1. buggers

    buggers Thread Starter

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    my computer screen remains blank when i boot up my computer

    im running ubuntu

    *i think the slot for the monitor is broken
    *its not the monitor
     
  2. iwassnow

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    Check to make sure none of your pins are bent on the connectors. Take note of any beeps the system makes when you turn it on. Try verifying that the monitor works by plugging it into a different computer. Try making sure your video card is working, by plugging a different monitor into your computer.

    Post back here with the results to any of that which you are capable of doing.
     
  3. buggers

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    i hooked it up to other monitors but it dosent respond

    and i think it is booting up its making those beeping sounds then it goes calm
    i think the port were you plug in the monitor is broken

    and i dont think it has a video card

    http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/629786-monitor-port-broken.html

    the port looks like the one on his computer
     
  4. iwassnow

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    Take not of the beeping sequence if you can. For example, if it gives you 3 short beeps or 1 long beep and 2 short beeps.

    If no other monitors work, you definitely have a video output problem. Tell me what those beeps are and we'll see what the exact problem is.
     
  5. buggers

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    well i went back to it and when i started it up it made a crunching sound for 1 sec and then it stayed normal running
     
  6. iwassnow

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    Crunching is bad. There is definitely physical hardware damage. At my level of training, all I can say is get a new machine. Someone else might be able to help you diagnos the problem further, but I can't think of anything, sorry.
     
  7. buggers

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    Are you sure all my computers make that sound before they boot up its like a virtual crunching
     
  8. iwassnow

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    Ok I'm a little confused. By crunching, do you mean the sound of chips being stepped on, or the sound of a hard disk spinning, which is a vibratey noise.
     
  9. buggers

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    no i dosent sound like chips crunching

    its more of the vibrating one
     
  10. iwassnow

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    Ok, then, that's not quite as bad. That is probably your computer trying to access the HD. If you don't get beeps now, then you may need to install a different graphics card to connect the monitor with. If you just want one for web browsing and not for gaming/videos then you could probably get one for less than $50. In fact I plan on buying this one tomorrow to fix an overheating error I'm having:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2571839&CatId=318
     
  11. DoubleHelix

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    If there's a spot to plug in a monitor, it has a video card/adapter.
    You really haven't determined that the computer is booting. Computers make all sorts of noises: fans, BIOS beeps, hard drive read/writes, etc. A "crunching" sound isn't definitive.

    Does nothing at all appear on the monitor when you boot the computer? No post screens, nothing at all? Is the monitor power light indicating it's on or in standby mode?

    Has this computer ever worked with the current hardware under any operating system?

    You have to answer these questions before anyone can determine if this is a video-related problem.
     
  12. iwassnow

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    The system should still output some sort of video to the monitor regardless of the progress of the boot process. If it isn't a mainboard issue then it's the graphical output. I can't really see any other possibilities, and the mainboard is a much more expencive route ussually.
     
  13. buggers

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    yea at one point it did work

    i cant tell if its booting but on the monitor its blank and then after a few seconds it goes into standby mode
     
  14. iwassnow

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    If your monitor isn't outputting anything at all, then there is a problem with the video output, either with your mainboard itself, or the onboard video out. If I were fixing it for you, I'd put an extra card in to test it, but I can't do that from here.
     
  15. buggers

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    its not a motherboard or hd thing

    its a vga port broken thing
    anyone know how to repair a vga port?
     
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