Question about PC Desktops

1 Answer

A mind of its own

Monitor wont come back on when cpu is shut down most of the time i hear a click and have a flashing green light and a blank screen or the no signal light just keeps on flashing sometimes i can turn computer off unplug both cpu & montitor turn monitor on till get no signal showing hook up monitor and then cpu plug turn on computer and after afew times this works but then i have to use my XP disk to boot up monitor and voard work traded them out to check and they work just fine till i put them back in my new computer this couldn't be due to a motherboard change i just got a asus a7v333-x motherboard someone gave me to reeplace the one that went through katrina i had no disk for it for p4 its slow and pauses alot just can't get it right asus not beeing alot of help this time the cpu was turned off and its bee three days and i cant find the right combo to get it back on when i justrestart every thing seems to work monitor comes on up and dont need to boot with xp disk excepet now i need this thing for work katrina has sure put a hurting on my work wife is an artist and i print stationary and trying to get us back online so any help greatly needed and thankfull

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 306 Answers
Re: a mind of its own

Check the cmos battery and the power suply. lok for swollen compassitors

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hp pavilion modelp6510f press power switch on top of pc does not light computer fans blow but compute does not turn on

ok th p6000. complete range when they were made had to be recalled as they put the copper expansion pipes ran across the gpu & cpu hence a massive overheat problem. they put copper shims over the cpu & gpu but this worked for a short time but it was inevitable and both units ended up being cooked i had this problem with mine. so if you have tried external monitor with no images it would sound or more likely to be the gpu cooked sorry for the bad news.

Jan 28, 2014 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

My tower is plugged in and the monitor is plugged in but my windows will not show up on my monitor. It says to hit a key to get out of power save but wont do anything

1. Swiched CPU power off (But Monitor on - though blank )
2. Removed motherboard battery(its like a watch battery but quite bigger)
3. Then Swiched th CPU on
4. On screen message ( the I pressed F1 on the keyboard) .
now see what happen.

Aug 15, 2012 | HP PC Desktops

1 Answer

I got this computer from a friend of mine, and he hasnt used it in several months. I plugged the computer in, and the monitor and turned it on. It started up fine, I logged in, and then it asked me if it...

your computer have 2 complaints one. your computer have over heating problem of your cpu. so just remove heat sink and fan of ur cpu and clean after u must put 'heat sink compound on your cpu' after you can install heat sink back.
two, your computer is banded microsoft thats why when u loged on your pc. will ask automatic update so first you must log in to safe mode of xp f8 button when u boot ur computer and login to safe mode.after you can install windows genuine remover you can download it from this site...

Oct 06, 2011 | HP Hewlett Packard Pavilion a1016x PC...

1 Answer

I have a Dell Dimension 5100 and the monitor is showing a blank screen. The light on the monitor is flashing green. Everything else seems to be ok as I can hear it starting up.

Check the data cable (the cable from monitor to CPU), might gone loose, otherwise the monitor need be handled technically for repair.
Good Luck, feel free to contact for more assistance

Dec 18, 2010 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

My lap top was working fine yesterday , but when i went to turn it on today the startup said to use "run in safe mode " or others options similar to that , i chose one , & it still didn't...

Hi, sorry to hear you are having problems. 1. Start up your desktop as normal but as soon as it starts keep pressing the 'F8' key. 2. You will have a black background with white writing on and lots of options. 3. Use the up and down arrow keys and select last known good configuration, then press the enter key to select it. philswift_4.jpg
Your computer should start up. If you have a blank screen, do you hear the fans whirring and see lights on the front? If so then your computer works but is not sending s signal out to the monitor. Check all cables to make sure they are securely connected. If you still have no image. Swap your monitor for a friends one that you know works. This will test if it is your monitor that has failed. If you see an image on your friends you will need a new monitor or new monitor cable. If you do not see an image on your friends monitor and your PC has lights and fan whirring then you need to get a new graphics card. If you have no lights and no fan whirring it is outside the scope of this and we need some more information as it could be 1. Failed power supply 2. Failed memory 3. Blown motherboard 4. Failed processor
Please report back with answers to 1. Do you hear fans whirring? 2. Do you see a power light/led light up? (in example pic it is green) 3. Do you see the HDD (Hard Disk Drive) LED/light flash at all? philswift_5.jpg

Many thanks for your information

Dec 04, 2010 | PC Desktops

2 Answers

System starts up but goes to blank screen

This may happen due to several reasons. First, check if the power supply line to the monitor is loose at any of the two ends. If yes, tighten it. As a simple measure, keep that blank screen and tighten the codes to see if it works. If that is not the case, switch off your system and UNPLUG it. Then open up your CPU and clean all those dusts present there. Sometimes this problem can occur due to moisture present there. So wipe everything with dry cloth. CAUTION: DO NOT USE COTTON. USE ONLY A DRY CLOTH. Before closing down the CPU, take out the RAM(s), wipe it's tip with CLEAN COTTON slightly dipped in spirit (After Shave Lotion will do). Then put back the RAM(s) in position. This is not only to clean it, but also to make it a bit more seated. Now start up your system to check if it is OK. If none of this works, try re-installing the OS. This is a last measure and it can fix your problem, mostly.

Jul 06, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

1 Answer

When pluged into outlet fans spins and doesnt stop, wont boot

Fan spinning hard is usually a CPU issue.
If you've made any hardware changes to your computer, undo them. This happened to me when I was trying to upgrade my Processor (CPU) and I had the wrong kind.

Mar 09, 2010 | HP Pavilion m7560n PC Desktop

2 Answers

Just switched the pc on but monitor wont come on,green lights on but the screen is blank

Take a flash light and angle it at the screen. If you can see the image in the backround you need a new inverter board.

Nov 05, 2009 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Desktop screen is blank even when the cpu and monitor indicator a

It looks like issue with either mother board or processor.
open the box and remove all memey and power it on. if it makes a beep sound, there is no issue with processor, else we suscpect processor. If it make beep sound, it might be mother board issue. And for checking monitor working condition, remove monitor data cable and see no cable connected messages comes in monitor or not

Oct 13, 2009 | Dell PC Desktops

1 Answer

Monitor problems all of a sudden

Replace your monitor power cord.

Apr 27, 2009 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

323 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts


Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers


Level 3 Expert

18258 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides