I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I've been attempting to troubleshoot why I can't get anything to show up on my monitor.
What happens is, I turn on the computer and all the fans start up (processor, video card, and system fans) so I know the thing is on, however I'm not getting any error code beeps, nor am I getting any visual feedback on my monitor.
This is a new system that I have put together myself and thus it might be an assembly error, but I'm positive everthing is seated together correctly.
My hardware specs are as follows
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI (not Pro, Royal or Quad Royal)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo LGA 775 Socket
RAM: Corsair XMS2 2GB of DDR2-SDRAM 800-MHz
Video Card: PNY GeForce 8800 GTS
OCZ Tech GameXstream 700W PowerSupply
Western Digital 500GB internal SATA hard Drive
Liteon DVD Burner
LG 19" Flatron Slim LCD Monitor
In all honesty, I'm not sure if it's the video card or motherboard (for the video card, Nvidia recommends having all the XP updates and the latest drivers before installation). Unfortunately, I need to somehow install XP before being able to do all that.
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I'm sorry but I could not find anything about this motherboard / machine. However most laptops have the facility to plug in a monitor via a VGA port on the machine. If doing this works then check settings on your computer to ensure that it is not set to only display on an external monitor. If it doesn't work, try booting your computer in "safe" mode (Press F8 during boot) if you can see anything either during boot or with ext monitor. If all these fail then probably the graphics section of your motherboard has probably failed and a new motherboard will be required to solve the problem unless the graphics card is separate (unusual in a laptop of this age).
Sounds like your monitor is bad. Try another monitor because if the video card was bad and the monitor is working you would get a No Signal message on the screen. Borrow a monitor from a neighbor, friend, relative or co-worker and connect it to the computer. If the Borrowed monitor displays ok, then your original monitor is bad. If the Borrowed monitor does the same as your original monitor and does not display anything, then there is an issue with your video card.
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaultsor load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart or During the boot process tap thef8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer click start control panel date and time you can make your adjustments to the date and time from there or right click on the date and time and you should seeAdjust date and time internet time tabhope hope this helps you
The model number you provided is incorrect. It is most likely, D945GCNL. Intel site for your MB; http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng If you’re currently using 2 DIMMs of memory remove one DIMM. Open your manual to page 11. First remove DIMM "L". Attempt booting your system. Listen for possible bios beeps. Than shut the system down and remove the memory from " K " and insert your second memory DIMM. Again, boot system and listen for bios beeps. Intel suggest when installing memory on to the D945GCNL motherboard that it be done in a specific manner. See, 1.4 System Memory Page 16, in the TechProdSpec.pdf manual provided below; http://downloadmirror.intel.com/15115/eng/D945GCNL_TechProdSpec.pdf The power supply currently in your system with does not provide enough wattage for your motherboard. To help find how much power you do need open the next link provided; http://www.journeysystems.com/?power_supply_calculator It’s better to have more wattage power than you need. Even though you have an Intel manual for your board it’s suggested you download it from Intel. You'll need Adobe reader to view the manual. With Adobe you can use the zoom in feature. The next pdf link is your manual; http://downloadmirror.intel.com/15115/eng/D945GCNL_ProductGuide02_English.pdf I do not think there is anything wrong with you bios or your system memory. I think your system is under powered. Happy holidays! Mike
The beep pattern is a beep code and is how the motherboard communicates errors during the early booting process otherwise known as the POST (Power On Self-Test). List restart the computer and listen for the pattern of short and long beeps. Soltek does not list the beep codes in their manual, instead they refer to Phoenix who manufacturers the AwardBIOS on your motherboard. There are only two POST beep codes; a single long beep followed by two short beeps (Video error) and anything else. Apparently anything else you hear *probably* refers to RAM problems.
Since you?ve already tested both one of the remaining options is to install a *POST* card (about $30 to $50), boot the PC and read the hexadecimal error code for a more detailed clue to what failed. If you ask around you might find someone who has one and may be willing to loan it to you.
Another option is to write off the motherboard since the cost of the test equipment it about 1/3 the cost of a new board.
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