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Monitor stuck in standby..?

I recently found my computer monitor stuck in standby after booting up (the best case scenario after tooling around inside to fix it, the motherboard screen).

Prior my motherboard gave one long beep, and three short to let me know that the memory on my video card was bad (So the booklet said), so I replaced my Nvidia 6200 series with a NEW 8600 series.

The computer worked on it's initial boot, prompting for software for the new card, I declined since I planned to format and replace the old drivers.

Now, it seems no matter how many times I take it apart, secure, tighten, and switch around the the power cords (everything else is plugged in according to the booklet for my motherboard) the computer monitor does not advance past standby mode, even though EVERYTHING is connected and powered.

The only other information I can give is that prior the chipfan died, and I used to get a prompt to check it, skip, or go to setup. The local stores only offer a heatsink replacement (not fan), so I'm going to get by and disable the fan from the setup menu...

That is if I can ever get past standby.

1. Yes, everything is getting power. There is a delay to power down, which hints to this. When everything is not connected, I can press power and shut off within seconds.

2. Looking for another power cord.

3. Going to check another monitor tomorrow, if possible.

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  • FishySixty4 Dec 04, 2008

    I'll go try this and grab some of the documents for further instruction. Using the family PC to wait for feedback.

  • FishySixty4 Dec 04, 2008

    It's an nForce4 Mainboard Model :

    133-K8-NF43-XX or 133-K8-NF41-XX



    The beeps ceased for one startup, then it happened again.

    The main problem is I can't even get the monitor to display.



    The Monitor is fairly old, it's a beastly box from my old Acer Aspire PC from years back.



    Right now, the PC is powered but the monitor light merely flashes.



    The new video card is a GeForce 8600GT, and is in the 16x PCI slot.

  • FishySixty4 Dec 04, 2008

    Acer Aspire 55s-1 14 Inch Monitor with Side Mounts

  • Input 00-120V 50-60Hz 2Amps

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* Did the beeps go away when adding the new video card?

* Have you booted in "Safe Mode" (Press F8 before Windows starts).
In safe there are at least two options:

option - delete all the video adapter drivers then add the new one

option - change video adapter driver to Standard VGA

[If needed, write back for more instructions.]

* Also make & model of: computer (or motherboard) & monitor

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