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E-machine was working fine last night got up and it turns on but the monitor says check cable or power but all is ok.Computer wont display anything, can anyone help?

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  • abaker4809 Feb 25, 2009

    I have purchase a video card and tired the monitor on another puter and it works but same problem when I hook it back to my computer even after the card.Also took out battery and then replaced it but no change.

  • abaker4809 Feb 25, 2009

    Called a computer repair place and they told me my mother board was bad is this true?

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Do a reset: Turn the computer and monitor off. Unplug the monitor video cable from the computer and unplug the monitor power cord from the wall outlet. Let it sit for 5 or 10 minutes. Plug everything back in, turn on the monitor, then start the computer. Sometimes that will work.
If you still have the same problem, try to borrow a known to be good monitor from somebody. If it works, then you know your monitor is bad.
It's also possible that your video circuitry is bad. If the monitor plugs straight into the motherboard (onboard video), then you'll need to purchase a video card and install it. Disable the onboard video first.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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    Bob Feb 28, 2009

    Sorry I took so long to get back, just had a death in the family. Thanks for the positve feedback and taking the time to vote. Yes, it is possible that the mobo is bad. I would prefer to exhaust all possiblities before declaring the mobo dead though, for as u know, they aren't cheap. Probably better off buying a new computer for not much more than the price of a new mobo plus labor. Plus you'll get a better computer. Just need the tower.

    BobB

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