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Tower Works but No Monitor

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tamaralee22, Nov 20, 2003.

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  1. tamaralee22

    tamaralee22 Thread Starter

    Nov 20, 2003
    I have a question about my HP Pavillion. I'm running XP and when I go to start the computer the tower sounds like it's booting up normally however when the monitor is turned on, the indicator light turns green then it automatically, less than 2 seconds later, turns orange..its as if the monitor shuts itself off. Also, the keyboard lights don't flash when the tower is booted up. I tried hooking another monitor up and the same thing happens. I got a tip to try bootdisk.com but I really don't know what i'm looking for. I was also told it could be a battery but again, I really don't know. Any help would be *greatly* appreciated. Thanks!
  2. shadowcat


    Oct 18, 2003
    Hello and welome to TSG! :D

    First, check the signal cable plug on the monitor do not have missing pins. If the monitor end of the signal cable can also be removed, check that as well.

    Next, open the case and see if all your fans are working (the case fan, video card fan, power supply fan, processor fan, etc.)

    You could also check to see if your video card is seated correctly in the motherboard.

    I hope this helps!
  3. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    The fact that the keyboard lights do not flash suggests that all is not well with the tower unit, and while the fans may be running giving the impression its alive and well, it is not.

    Its unlikely to be a CMOS battery, as this would at least dump you into the BIOS screen.

    Time for the professionals, but if you are comfortable doing it, turn the switch off at the wall and open the unit up, to make sure all cables are securely plugged in.
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