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is there a computer genius around?


well i dont know that i need a genius... just someone more intelligent that i heh
a while back i discovered my processor was overheating as i played games, this would lock up my pc
ive mediocre computer skills, but i know hot to take apart and put together a computer, so i took my computer apart and cleaned the processor fan, got it running nice and cold... well when i got done hooking everything back up i went to turn the monitor on and it wouldnt get a signal. i tried another monitor... nothing, i switched from my video card to just motherboard video...nothing, i took out the motheroard battery to reset ... nothing... any ideas what i might need to do?? please dont say buy a new motherboard and processor emoticon heh

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Re: is there a computer genius around?


A similar thing has happened to me twice before on different computers - in both cases, RAM was the culprit. You may have accidently dislodged/unseated some of the memory or a bit of dust may have found its way into a slot.

However, even though the PC wouldn't bring up anything on the monitor, it gave a series of beeps to indicate what the problem was. You haven't said whether you're getting any beeping or not.

It may be worthwhile to carefully check every plugin you have in the machine to make sure they are all in place and dust free.

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nope no beeps... and i checked the ram... even tried it in a different slot, ive checked to make sure everything is plugged in several times over :(

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Re: is there a computer genius around?


Check for the most obvious first:

Is the monitor plugged to the mains?

Does the monitor on/off led show amber or green light?

Have you accidentally plugged the D-sub monitor cable upside down?

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the monitor shows an amber light when on... everything else is ok
im ready to throw the blasted machine off a bridge!

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Other than telling you what you said you didn't want to hear, I'm still dwelling on the RAM.

If you have more than one stick of RAM, I'd try removing all except one and trying to reboot. If nothing happens, put in another single stick by itself and try again.

If thet doesn't work, perhaps the bridge is the next step... emoticon

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Given the AMBER light on the monitor (ie. no video signal present) and the fact that the monitor has been tested on both video card and MB card, my money is

- either on a defective monitor cable

- or on a hardware conflict between MB video card and dedicated video card. Possibly a dip-switch might accidentally have been tampered with... Try disabling the onboard video card. See what happens.

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ahh, agreed... ram would be the culprit... but from your description, i wouldn't say bad ram off the bat. Possibly loose ram is more likely (or loose something). Could also be something as simple as a backward IDE cable (cable to the hard drive, or cd drives). Old IDE cables didn't have a jumper block that would allow it to be plugged one way and not the other. Anyhoo... my suggestion? Unplug anything that's not needed to get video (Leave only motherboard, 1 stick of ram, video card, power supply (of course plugged to mobo) and last but certainly not least CPU and cpufan. If you get video this way, then turn the comp off and connect additionals one by one... power on, c if it still posts and gets video. This way you can eliminate something connected improperly or find out if somethings bad. Btw... if you have any trouble, PM me, I've been an programmer/engineer/network admin for a long time. Hope this helps.

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You have to go through the bios and turn up the fan speed. So when you boot hit f7 or f1 or delete in order to go to settings and look for the fan settings or temp. Be careful in the bios area cuz you can serious !@#$ !@#$ up here so if you change something remember where it was set at before you change anything. If the fan is at max then you need to add a better fan so the chip doesnt over heat.
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