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no display from PC

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  1. dave6858

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    A pc running XP has stopped working,it starts ok (I can hear the fan and see lights come on)but there is no display or beeps from it.I cant ping,or remote control it but there are lights indicating network activity.Any ideas?
    Regards
    Dave
     
  2. Lucky5tar

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    Try unplugging all unnessecary devices, also try a different monitor.
     
  3. dave6858

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    tried new monitor,no luck.what unnessary devices should I disconnect?
     
  4. Lucky5tar

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    Printers, USB controllers, MP3 players etc. Anything apart from a keyboard and mouse outside, also have just the HDD, graphics card and RAM connected inside.
     
  5. vicks

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    First of all, make sure all cables are correctly connected. Then..

    Right click on my computer. click on properties>hardware>device manager. Is there a yellow ! there? if so right click on it, select properties, update driver. I suspicion that your video card may be going bad, but try this . you could run the trouble shooter too.
     
  6. JSanguancheu

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    If you've tried another monitor with the PC and still get no signal, then it's time to check the connections and then the video card.
    1. Disconnect all cables and plug them in again. Make sure all the cables are firmly connected. If no luck.. go to step 2.
    2. Disconnect all cables, open up the PC, and remove the video card from the slot. Clean the video card slot and video card of any dust/debris and reinstall. If still no luck.. go to step 3.
    3. Time to get a "known working" video card to use for testing the PC. If this "new" video card still doesn't work then there's something wrong with the MB.
     
  7. Lucky5tar

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    It's kinda hard for him to do that when he can't get a picture on his screen... ;)
     
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