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When i turn on the computer i get a black screen. I don't get a boot up screen or anything. I have tried unplugging all the drives and dvd players then tried turning it on and i still get a black screen. i tried removing the memory and nothing. Is it my motherboard?

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If you can hear a single beep coming from your computer when you turn it on, try using another monitor? it might be the monitor that is having the problem.

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