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  1. kknla

    kknla Thread Starter

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    I am working with a compaq presario 5000. When powered on, nothing comes up. I tried a diff video card, but same problem. Fan, hd, cd powers up. Just a blank screen. AGP video card, tried using a radeon pci card though. Any suggestions?
     
  2. BTS '76

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    Try a different monitor.
     
  3. kknla

    kknla Thread Starter

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    Thats what I tried first, I am starting leaning towards a bad Motherboard. Just looking for anything that I might have missed.
     
  4. BTS '76

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    If it's the m/b that sucks. Make sure the cable connection is clean, no cracks or anything. Trying to think of things, so you don't have to replace that m/b.
     
  5. kknla

    kknla Thread Starter

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    Is a bad cpu a possibble culprit here?
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    Yes.

    Also ram.

    Or power supply not putting out enough power.
     
  7. kknla

    kknla Thread Starter

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    I guess i should check and make sure its putting out the correct voltage, but i did try diff ram with no luck.
     
  8. jbjoker

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    Hey,
    I had your same problem. When i first built my computer, the same thing happened to me,. It could be a bunch of different things, but this might help you. First, listen for any beeps when you start your pc,. Find out what kind of bios you have then look up beep codes for it,. That may fix your problem. If not then goto the motherboards website and look at the manual. Check and place the jumpers correctly, its worth a shot, also make sure that everything is connected firmly.
    J.B. Joker
     
  9. kknla

    kknla Thread Starter

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    No beeps, Nothing is happening besides a few thigs powering up. Jumpers are set correctly, this is an old pc, it was working before, just not now.
     
  10. Deathscythe_Hell

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    I've had troubles like this before when building computers. Somehow the problem turned out to be the ram despite the fact I had tested another stick with the same results. Some motherboards are extremely sensitive to how the ram is seated. Other than that the problems could be anything from a weak power supply(although anything 300watt and up should work to get it booted up provided you don't have too many peripherals hooked up), a bad cpu, or a bad mboard. Its really hart to determine which of these is the problem as they all have nearly identical symptoms.
     
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