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Pc powers up but nothing on the monitor

I have a gateway T6536 emachiane that has a K8NGM2 H Motherboard when I turn it on it powers up I can hear the fan but nothing shows on the monitor

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  • Bill McDonald Sep 22, 2008

    I appreciate yer comment, I also heard it could be the Battery in the Motherboard , plus the memory there are 4 slots 2 blue and 2 green if I'am correct 2 are for DDR ram

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If the fans are blowing, then the power supply is good. If you don't get anything on your monitor at all from the get go, then it NOT windows.

Don't mean to downplay this problem, but have you checked the physical connections on your monitor? Try another monitor if possible. If the other monitor does not work then you know for sure it's the motherboard.

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I have run into this a few times and it has turned out to be a bad motherboard.Also the power supply they put in the emachine is not very good.The power supply in them has caused the motherboard to blow.Im not saying it is your motherboard, that is just a good possibility.Goodluck

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  • Mike Sep 22, 2008

    yes sometimes it could be the cmos battery.As for the memory it sounds to me like you have dual channel memory slots which are all DDR or could be DDR 2

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Gateway blank screen


Here's some tricks I would try. Something here, might help...
1. Verify the monitor's power cord is plugged firmly into the wall outlet and the back of the monitor.
2. Verify the monitor cable is firmly connected to the computer and the monitor.
3. Verify that you have turned the monitor power switch on.
4. If the power light on the monitor is not on, test the wall outlet (plug in a light or something you know works).
5. If the power light on the monitor is not on, try a different power cord.
6. If the power light is on and yellow or orange or flashing, but nothing displays, or the display is incorrect, borrow a monitor from a friend. If that works, your monitor probably needs replaced.
7. Also, you could try your monitor on a friend's computer. If it doesn't work, your monitor probably needs replaced. If it works properly on your friends computer, the problem may be with your computers video output port, motherboard video chip (or video card, if you have one), or drivers.
Good luck.

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Gateway zx4951


Pay attention to steps 6 & 7

Here's some tricks I would try...
1. Verify the monitor's power cord is plugged firmly into the wall outlet and the back of the monitor.
2. Verify the monitor cable is firmly connected to the computer and the monitor.
3. Verify that you have turned the monitor power switch on.
4. If the power light on the monitor is not on, test the wall outlet (plug in a light or something you know works).
5. If the power light on the monitor is not on, try a different power cord.
6. If the power light is on and yellow or orange or flashing, but nothing displays, or the display is incorrect, borrow a monitor from a friend. If that works, your monitor probably needs replaced.
7. Also, you could try your display on a friend's computer. If it doesn't work, your monitor probably needs replaced. If it works properly on your friends computer, the problem may be with your computers video output port, motherboard video chip (or video card, if you have one), or drivers.

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I have an Emachines T6532. The screen keeps "glitching" out on me. Any idea what might be causing this, or how to fix it??


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1) Check the monitor cable.

If attached to the monitor, use the monitor, and cable on a WORKING computer. Same thing? Need a different monitor.

Use a KNOWN to be working monitor cable, if detachable; on your computer.

No? Monitor cable is good?
Go on.

2) We are dealing with a graphics problem.
Next in line is the graphics chipset.

The eMachines T6532 Desktop PC uses an MSI MS-7207 motherboard. Also known as the MSI K8NGM2-L,

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/K8NGM2-FID--IL--L.html

Clicking on the photo shows a MUCH better view.

You have two white PCI slots at the Bottom, (PCI1 and PCI2), and a white longer PCI Express x16 slot above them.

[The shorter white slot above the long white PCI Express x16 slot, is a PCI Express x1 slot)

Integrated Graphics is also known as OnBoard Graphics.
A term that seldom seems used anymore. Too bad because it explains better.
ON the motherBOARD.

The graphics chipset is part of the motherboard chipset, which is Soldered TO the motherboard.

If the OnBoard Graphics of the motherboard is suspected to be bad, the tech will then use a graphics card; and bypass the Integrated/OnBoard graphics.

You have your choice of using one of the white PCI slots, if available; or the white PCI Express x16 slot.
Posting in case you have a graphics card sitting around.

Anti-Static Procedures are FOLLOWED, with your unplugged from power computer. The graphics card is physically installed.
Monitor attached to graphics card.

When you turn the computer on, the graphics won't be perfect. This is because THE graphics drivers for THAT graphics card; has not been installed yet.

Will sort of look 'Fred Flintstone-sih'
(Color quality will probably be set at 8 bit, instead of 16-bit; and Screen Resolution will be wrong)

That's OK. Right now you are just trying to get graphics.

I'll guide you through installing the drivers.

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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I have a gateway gt4015e. When I turn the power on the screen does nothing just stays black. This is a windows media center 2005 machine. Please help


Make sure the computer and the monitor both have power going to them and that they are both on.
Make sure that the cable from the computer to the monitor is connected firmly. You have to determine if you are using a video card or on board video (video built into the motherboard). If you have two ports to plug into on the back of the pc make sure you are plugged into the right one. Try to use the monitor on another computer or a different monitor on that computer to see if you can isolate it to one or the other.Could be a bad cable,video card,or monitor. You should try to test the devices to narrow it down.

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If you are using a PCI-e video card, you will need to install a driver. If you have onboard video on your motherboard and that isn't working, I would say that your motherboard is fried and you need a new one or a new machine.

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Try pulling the ram chips out and see if it turns on.
pull out the cards and unplug the cd and hard drive and see if it turns on,,

If you have no luck then its a bad cpu or motherboard,

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At first check the battery that's on you motherboard. The battery powers the bios on your motherboard. The bios detects you push the power button and turns on the pc. If the battery is dead the bios has no power, so it cannot detect you push the power button and will not turn on the pc. So replacing the battery will solve the problem. If the battery is not the problem, I think your motherboards bios is dead. Maybe it can be fixed but you'll have to send it back to the manufacturer I think.

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first try to connect another power source if it does work that is good then try the other options 1- rams 2- vga card 3- cpu 4- of course there is always the motherboard option....
i had the same problem several times mostly it is the power supply ( the power source ) sometimes gives a weak voltage or amps....

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Computer won't turn on.


have u tried to unplug the power cord and open up the case aand unplug the power supply from the motherboard and then pressing the power button then plug the powersupply back into the motherboard and pluging in the computer and see what happens please keep me posted so i can help you more if needed ok best regards mike

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reboot in safe mode, safe mode will put the pc in vga mode and use whatever video it can find.

If no good U may have a problem with the MB.

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