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My system doesnt start

I have got a INtel celeron CPU...it was working good..Sudenly one day i switched on..I see the cpu fan spinning ..but nothing appears in screen..I am sure that there is no prob with HDD and RAM..What would be the problem?

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    nematics Jan 10, 2009

    Ya..I am sure that monitor works good. I tried with anothe rmonitor, but nothing displays. I think there must be some problem with the board..but donno which part of it..eiither smps or some cpu component..

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    nematics Jan 11, 2009

    the Mboard has got a onboard video card. I havent tried fixing another video card yet. Will let you know the result as soon as i test so. But another question that I have is, even though the video is faulty, while boothing up, the cpu will give a beep sound isnt. I dint hear that sound which made me assume that the system isnt booting..any ideas due to this?

  • Bill Speer
    Bill Speer May 11, 2010

    A single beep that you haven't heard before? I'm guessing that the system is giving you an error message or warning that obviously can't be seen due to the video issue. Does it sound like it continues to load after that? Do you have to hit Enter to get it to keep going or can you even tell if there is any activity after that?

  • Bill Speer
    Bill Speer May 11, 2010

    Since you know the computer is starting up and another working monitor doesn't work either, we can assume the video capabilities are bad. If you haven't installed a separate video card, most likely the onboard video is bad. I am assuming it's not a high end PC that came with a separate graphics card. If a friend has a video card laying around, you can plug that into a slot on the motherboard to give it a try. You can tell if you have onboard video because your monitor will plug into the same area as your ethernet cord, USB ports, and mouse and keyboard. Video cards are in an area farther away where those removable metal tabs are for expansion cards. There are some low end video cards that are available for less than $30 and I've even found a few for around $15. Definitely not for high end gaming but perfect for the web and applications.
    Let me know what comes from this info.


  • Bill Speer
    Bill Speer May 11, 2010

    Do you have a second monitor you can switch out? Have you checked the monitor itself to make sure it's not set for digital vs. analog (or vice-versa)? Are all cables and plugs tight and secure? Let me know what you come up with and we'll take it from there.

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If no beeps (remove the RAM and for sure has to beep if the motherboard is OK) at all and no video signal you may look to:
1. a new PS - power supply or
2. a new CPU or
3. a new motherboard.

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