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Monitor says no signal

I just put a new power supply in my computer because before it would flash amber light. now that a new one is in, it sounds like computer is working, fans are running. when it first starts up i get a series of beeps about 5 and then they stop, monitor says no signal, i tried unplugging and plugging all plugs

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  • zoooster Jan 25, 2008

    i do not have another video card to test

    I put the old power supply back in and it seems to work the same as the new one but still no signal on monitor

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If the beeps when u turn the pc on are longer than normal this can mean that something to do with the computers memory is malfunctioning. Check the memory processors, and memory related itmes in the pc to check for loose connections.

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

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Cheak ram u can get power 400 watts highter atx style with 2 rails but might be bad video card or it defulted to other slot

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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    nick helpap Jan 25, 2008

    do u have anther video cad to test or screen

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