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No signal on monitor

Have noc monitor which has been working for months. Had power cut when comp powered up again you could hear fans, lights flickered etc. Screen then said no signal and remains blank. Tried monitor on another comp works well. Do not have access to another floppy drive to make xp boot discs to retrieve drivers should this be the problem. As i mentioned the screen is blank from start to finish. Getting into bias etc is impossible, can't see anything. Have xp instillation disc but no use as i can't see screen to continue. I believe the rom is working as light flickers and cd spins. Any help with this would be much appreciated.

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  • frizztku Sep 07, 2009

    Yes have tried another monitor and that also reads no signal.



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Do you have another monitor to test your computer? Looks like a surge went into the computer display and damaged the video card.

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