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Booting problems with my video card?

My green power light on my monitor is blinking but I have no image on my srceen (no signal). I know my computer is running(fan etc. is on) and I can hear Windows running in the background.

Compaq Presario S422ONX

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  • gidnnihs Dec 28, 2008

    One other comment: Prior to this, it's been hard to get the monitor to come on when it goes into "standby". I wiggle the mouse and it was taking a long time for the monitor to light up! I would have to hard boot the computer and then it would light up. I don't know if this tells you anything.



    I made a mistake over christmas and shut down the entire system while we were gone. Now I can't get it to come back on!

  • Jarish Castañeda
    Jarish Castañeda May 11, 2010

    Your Graphics card might be fried up. If you restart your computer, does the symptom still persist? Have you tried testing your video card to other computer's motherboard?

    *drop a comment and I will assist you.

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First try to plug you monitor into another computer if possible and make sure that it works, if it does not then follow the directions that I have placed below.
What you need to do is pull off the side of computer and unplug the monitor from the card and look for the graphics card and once you find it and pull it out and either blow on it or get a can of air and make sure it isn't dusty, and also where you pulled it from clean there. If the whole inside of the comp. is dusty blow it out as best as you can with air. Make sure the system is OFF and UNPLUGGED. Other wise it is very possible to fry your whole system also make sure you ground yourself first to by touching the side of the case first. Also be warned that if it is covered by warranty opening the side panel of the computer could void a warranty. Plug the card back in, monitor into the card, and power to the computer and try again. Chances are it is a bad card but this is to make sure.. If this does not work go buy a new card and try it. Make sure it is the right type for your computer. If the new one does not work chances are your motherboard slot for the card went which is uncommon. If you have issues please re-post.

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