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Solved: Computer Turns On - Nothing Displayed On Screen

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by WAPhate, Jun 3, 2009.

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  1. WAPhate

    WAPhate Thread Starter

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    Hi, having a few problems with my PC. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    A few weeks ago I came into the office to find my PC was making a strange "static" type of noise out of the speakers. The computer failed to power up, so ordered a new motherboard.

    Fitted the motherboad today and put in a larger PSU. It powers up but nothing is displayed on my screen. Have tried a PCI Express graphics card and an old PCI graphics card but neither seem to output anything to the screen.

    The PCI Express graphics card was working fine in the computer before it broke.

    Another possible problem would be the CPU rather than the graphics card. I have tried 3 different processors (the one that was in the previous motherboard and two others) but using a different processor doesn't do anything.

    Would it be right to assume that this must be a graphics card problem?

    Could it be something else entirely?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is starting to frustrate me,
    Thanks,
    Michael
     
  2. stevecook

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    Are you getting a POST beep as it tries to boot? If not I would check out your RAM.
     
  3. WAPhate

    WAPhate Thread Starter

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    Not getting any beeps at all. Get beeps if I remove the RAM, but no beeps with the RAM inserted.
     
  4. stevecook

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    Looks like the RAM is faulty or contacts need cleaning.
     
  5. WAPhate

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    You, my friend, are a genius. Took two of the 3 sticks of RAM out of the computer and I now have stuff on the screen. Thanks a lot for your help, it is really appreciated. :)
    Michael
     
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