No display/won't turn off

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Esquire42

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Hi guys,
I hope you all might be able to help me with this one. I'm not sure if this is the right place for this question but here goes. So the situation is that my computer was working perfectky until I shut it down and disconnected it to move it into another room. After I reconected it, the computer turns on and I can hear the hard drives activating, however there is no display on the monitor. Also with this I can't turn the computer off using the power button or reset it once the computer has been turned on. i have to reach around the back of the computer and turn off the power supply manually. I tried testing to see if my video card was the problem by removing it and using the onboard display however the results were the same. I could really use some help. Thanks.

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AMD 3500+ w/ 1 gig ddr400 ram
ATI radeon 800xl video card
500w power supply
 
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Typically you need to reconfigured the computer's BIOS to re-enable the onboard video. Since you can't see the display, the normal method for this is to take out the battery for a half hour or so, put it back in again and then restart the computer.

It can also be a bad monitor. Might try either putting yours on another computer or swapping in a known working one.
 

Esquire42

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I will try that, but I am doubting that the monitor is the problem, because the computer won't turn off. Is that more likely to be a motherboard problem or a powersuply problem?
 
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