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Re: Montior does not come on when computer boots
Hi. If there is no display activity at all (i.e., no boot screen logo, etc.) then it could be a bad video card. If you do get the afore mentioned items, boot into Safe-mode by pressing the F8 key at startup. If Safe-mode shows Windows, then it could be a driver related problem with the operating system. This unit has the Integrated Intel GMA 3000 video card, which means its built into the motherboard and with this computer being a space-saving design, you would have to find a half-height video card as a replacement should the internal video card be bad. I am not sure which replacement card you can get because I do not know if there is a PCI slot of AGP slot open on that motherboard. If I am assuming correctly, I would say that you get a "welcome" screen initially, but when the computer boot into the operating system, you don't see that. Please let me know if this is incorrect.
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The problem maybe the RAM, it could be faulty or just needs reseating to make proper electrical contact. Reseat the RAM and then boot up your laptop. If it still does not boot up then remove the RAM module/s and take them to your friendly computer repair shop and get them to test the RAM for you.
There are several reason why a computer won't boot up. First you need to figure out if your Power Supply is working, if your not a computer expert, you can try another PSU to test. Or you can use a PSU tester to test if your PSU is still working. If not, clean and reseat your RAM, if you have 2 RAMs, remove each RAM then try 1 RAM at a time, and try to seat the RAM to different slot. If not luck, clean and reseat your graphics card. If you have a built-in video port, remove your graphics card. Still won't boot? try resetting the CMOS. This might fix the problem.
If you heard a beep sounds it means there is a trouble with your memory (RAM) to fix this open your CPU cover, release your ram and try to clean up your RAM (golden color which will connect to the motherboard) using a pencil eraser, and try to remove the dust from the motherboard. After it cleans put again your RAM to the slots and please be careful to put it on right like it was before. Hope it helps Thank you for visiting FixYa
When a system tries a PXE boot, it is not finding an operating system to boot to and is trying to boot to the network connection (Many large corporations use this function to image systems)
Since the system is not booting to the hard drive, first try resetting the BIOS defaults, and see if anything changes
Next, reseat the hard drive (Some times they loose their connection and reseating resolves)
If that doesn't change anything, the hard disk drive most likely has failed.
Remove added memory If you've recently added or tried to add additional memory to the computer and have started getting these beeps. Remove all new memory you've added to the computer. If the computer works fine after removing the new memory you're encountering either an incompatibility or defective new memory.
Additional information about determining the type of memory to use in a memory upgrade can be found on document CH000910.
Open computer and reseat memory Sometimes when the computer is moved and/or over time a memory stick can become loose causing the computer to be unable to read the memory or get errors as it's reading it. Try fixing this issue by opening the computer removing each of the memory sticks you have in the computer and then placing them back into the computer. Swap memory location If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer. If you have more than one stick of memory try removing all but one stick of memory and boot the computer. If this does not resolve the issue try removing that stick of memory and try one of the other sticks of memory. Try another computers memory If you have access to another computer that uses the same type of memory try using its known good memory in your computer. If another computers memory works you know that you have bad memory. If another computers memory does not work and it is compatible with your computer unfortunately your motherboard and/or the slots on the motherboard are defective causing it to be unable to properly read the memory, which means the motherboard will have to be replaced. Replace memory If you've determined or believe that the memory in y our computer is bad we suggest that you replace it.
You gonna need an spare monitor, video card and a memory card. But first have the RAM card and the video card(if plug in) be clean or reseat. Use clean soft eraser to clean its edge connector, both side. And check your video card for dirt or stock fan if it have. Do this cleaning when unit is off and unplugged to wall socket even UPS. Also reseat the monitor cable. Then try to power it up again.
And since it beeps it seems one component is failing or loosing its contact with the board. Then use the spare ram, then the spare card, if still not viewing any try to swap the monitor.
Or if you have no spare if cleaning only doesn't help, its practical to bring it to the expert.
Hi there. Three long beeps means there is a problem with the ram, get a soft clean paintbrush and clean the brass contacts on the ram and also clean the ram slots of dust and then reseat the memory and try to boot the machine again, if it still does not boot then the ram may have to be changed.
Check your harddrive connection again. If its ide check if you properly connect the interface cable to its pin1 maybe you reverse its connection. Then reseat your memory card. Or you should clean its edge connector(old ram) with soft eraser if ever you still use that.
If ever it still not boot up, try to boot up the unit with the old ram module only. If it boots up, try the new ram. If in the new ram module it doesn't boot up, it seems your new ram is incompatible.
Beeps generally point to RAM, this would also be why the monitor has no signal as the computer wouldn't be POSTing. I'd suggest reslotting the RAM and if this doesn't work then swap out the stick with a new one :)
If you are using the on-board (integrated video), S3 Graphics Chrome9 HC Integrated Graphics core. Than check you're video cable, video cable connection. Try another monitor. If all check out ok than the MSI integrated video is defective. Suggest you install a PCI-E video card.
If you are using a PCI-E card, try removing it. Clean the copper contacts using a cotton swab & alcohol. (Let it dry) Than reseat the PCI-E card.
Try booting again.