Question about Motherboards
My monitor stays completely black when I turn on the computer. I switched out the monitor with my other monitor (which works perfectly on my other computer) and had the same problem--black screen. Is the video card bad? I believe the video is built-in. Can I buy a video card and put it in one of the two open PCI slots?
i turned my computer off one night before bed as usual, the next morning when i turned it back on, everything came on, but my moniter's orange light never turned green, So i hooked the minitor to my other computer and it worked perfectly, So i bought a G-force MX 4000 vidio card and installed it in my AGPro port and I still dont get nothing, And i just had a new mother board put in my computer not even 3 weeks ago by a service tech,could you please help me solve this problem? I have a 15 inch. flat screen made by Magnavox, And my computer is a e Machine T3410.
I fear the problem is with the motherboard. I have came across many boards (same model) iwth same problem,. tech support a bios update will solve the problem.
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
My goodness.. you have spent a lot in your computer i think.. i dont think changing mother board and installing a new vedio card will solve this problem.
as u have said that u have installed a new card make sure that you are giving the connections of your monitor to the gforce card and not to the mother board again.
if connection for monitor is going for gforce properly your RAM is the problem. as per your configuration its single 512mb ram. i would advice you to go and get another DDR RAM(same 512 prefrably) from any of your friend and put it in you mother board in by removing the normal RAM you had.
this will work for sure i think.
if this is not working dont rate me in-approtiate. i just triend my best. sorry and tahnks.. good luck
Posted on Dec 28, 2007
Go to the BIOS in Advanced - Chipset
Change the Graphic Adapter Priority setting.
Posted on Aug 02, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
A blacked-out screen doesn't necessarily indicate a broken monitor.
If the computer has run out of charge or is in hibernation or sleep mode,
if the screen is too dark, or if the display cable has come disconnected from the motherboard, the screen may appear black or fail to turn on.
To fix a blacked-out laptop screen, troubleshoot the screen settings, check the LCD connector and see if the computer is awake and receiving power.
Touch the touchpad or move the external mouse to see if the computer is asleep or hibernating. If the computer fails to respond, press "Enter" on the keyboard.
Press the power button if the screen remains black.
Confirm that the power indicator light, found at the front of the computer or above the keyboard, is glowing solid green or blue.
Confirm that the power adapter is plugged into the computer and into a wall outlet. Confirm that battery indicator light is glowing solid green or blue.
Hold down the "Fn" key. Press the up-arrow to see if the screen brightness increases.
Some computers also use the "F6" or "F7" keys to increase screen brightness.
Hold down the power button for 10 seconds to turn off the laptop.
Remove the AC adapter from the computer, close the screen, and then turn the PC over.
Slide the battery latch to eject the battery. Pull the battery out of its compartment.
Turn the computer back over, open the lid, and insert the edge of a flathead screwdriver or other flat, solid object beneath the bezel above the keyboard.
Wedge the edge of the keyboard bezel off of the top cover.
Work your way along the edge of the keyboard bezel to loosen it.
Pull the bezel off the laptop.
Trace the cable coming from the laptop screen to the connector found beneath the bezel. Reconnect the display cable to the motherboard if the cable has come loose from the connector.
Line up the tabs on the bezel with the slots along the top of the keyboard. Insert the right edge of the bezel into the gap above the keyboard, and then push the bezel back in place.
Turn the computer back on. If the laptop screen is still blacked out, connect an external monitor to the video port on the side of the PC to confirm that the video card isn't defective.
If the external monitor works, the LCD screen could be broken.
If the monitor doesn't work, the motherboard or video card might need to be replaced.
Hope this helps
Nov 24, 2012 | MSI P45 Neo3-FR (MS-7514-010) Motherboard
Desktop or Laptop computer ?
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have secure dust free connections and are not faulty
If its a 40 pin flat ribbon type it will be the first to fail.
Even something as small as a faulty electrical fan and its lead can cause you problems
computers need all power and data to continue through every working device and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error.
Make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket
if you remove your graphics check the socket to make sure its dust free.
Restart your computer then reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard
Check the VGA cable connection running from the computer to the monitor.
This cable must be completely inserted into both VGA connection ports, otherwise the video signal is not going to reach the display.
Disconnect the VGA cable from the computer and monitor, then look at the metal connectors on both ends.
If you are missing connection pins, the video signal is not going to transfer between hardware correctly.
Examine the power connection on the monitor.
If the monitor is not receiving power, it is not going to turn on.
Turn off the monitor for a few minutes, then power it back on.
Like other computer hardware, the monitor may not initially turn on correctly.
Move the mouse and press the "Enter" key on the computer keyboard.
If the computer is in sleep mode, the monitor is going to appear as if it does not have any display.
Hope this helps
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