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rstoddard

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:( This morning I arose to find my computer screen displaying just my wallpaper, no icons. I hit ctrl,alt, delete; nothing on the screen. Having had this happen before, I knew that if I merely shut the computer down by holding the power button in and then turning it back on, it would start up fine. I then tried that. My screen displayed "no video input," and my keyboard showed no lights. The computer was on, chugging away, but nothing on the screen. I tried powering it down and then up again, several times. Nothing. Is it dead? (It's a Hewlett Packard Pavilion...a couple of years old.) Thanks in advance for any suggestions given.
 

JohnWill

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Well, since there's nothing on the screen, and you hear it booting, it's probably a video issue of some sort.

I'd reseat ALL the boards and connectors in the machine first, and also check the connections to the monitor.
 

rstoddard

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It's alive!:) In case this happens to any one else, here's what I had to do: I literally had to pull the plug (not just turn it off using the button, but pull the plug out of the power strip.)Then, when I plugged it back in, it came up fine. Weird. I don't know what made me try this, but now it's o.k. The power supply must have a breaker or something that needed to re-set. Thanks for your suggestions.(y)
 
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