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Computer turns on (no beeps) but there is no picture on the monitor. Monitor is getting power and tests fine. Computer has not been used in 3 years, but ran fine last time used.

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Definately sounds like a mainboard or MAYBE a really bad RAM issue, go back to basics.. try booting the machine with only mainboard, CPU and RAM, nothing else.. see if it boots, another really quick way to test the health of the mainboard, is take all the ram out of the machine, and boot it.. if it squeels and screams at you.. then you know there is some sort of life in it.. if it does nothing.. its dead..

good luck

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PC SWITCHS ON BUT NO PICTURE


1. Check to make sure your monitor is on! Some monitors have more than one power button or switch - check to make sure they're all switched on.Check for disconnected monitor power cable connections. Your monitor might be working fine and your only problem may be a loose or unplugged monitor power cable.Note: A disconnected monitor power cable could be the cause of your problem if your monitor's power light is completely off.Check for disconnected monitor data cable connections. Again, your monitor might be turning on without a problem but no information can get to it because the cable that connects your monitor to your computer is disconnected or loose.Note: A disconnected monitor data cable could be the cause of your problem if your monitor's power light is on but is amber or yellow instead of green.Turn the monitor's brightness and contrast settings completely up. Your monitor might be showing information but you just can't see it because these display settings are too dark.Note: Most monitors today have a single onscreen interface for all settings, including brightness and contrast. If it turns out that your monitor isn't working at all then you'll likely not have access to this interface. An older monitor might have manual knobs for adjusting these settings.Test that your computer is working correctly by connecting a different monitor that you are certain is working properly to your PC. Your monitor may be working fine but your computer might not be sending information to it.If the new monitor you connected does not show anything either, proceed to Step 6.If the new monitor you connected does show information from your computer, proceed to Step 7.Important: When testing with the new monitor, make sure you use the data cable that came with it and not the one from your original monitor.Determine why your computer isn't sending information to your monitor. Since neither monitor works, you now know that the computer is not sending information to the monitor. In other words, you've proven that your computer is the reason that nothing shows up on your monitor.Chances are your original monitor is working fine.Test your original monitor with a monitor data cable that you know is working. It's possible that the monitor itself is working properly but it can't receive information from the computer because the cable that connects the monitor to the PC is no longer working.Note: If possible, test using the data cable from the monitor that you successfully tested with in Step 5. If not, purchase a replacement monitor data cable to test with.Note: The data cable on some older monitors are permanently connected to the monitor and are not replaceable. In these cases, you'll have to skip this step and proceed to Step 8 Replace the monitor.

Sep 27, 2011 | Mesh Matrix 6000+ DX PC Desktop

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Hello, i have a dell inspiron 530 and when i turn it on, all you hear is the fan spinning and it doesnt stop. Nothing comes up on the screen and i've checked all the parts and everything seems fine....


Hello-

Welcome to FixYa, the world's largest product support community.

Most of the time if a Desktop computer turns on but you see nothing on the screen,
It may be an issue w/ the monitor or it's cable connection.

Please verify that the monitor cable is connected to the correct port. By default the Dell™ Inspiron™ 530 only comes w/ a VGA monitor port (built-in graphics adapter) at the back unless you installed a discrete graphics adapter on the computer.

If the monitor is connected to the correct port then you might consider running a monitor Power-on Self Test (P.O.S.T).

How to do a Monitor Power-on Self Test (P.O.S.T)
1. Unplug the monitor's data cable, this is the cable that goes to the back of your computer tower.
If you are using an old monitor most likely you have a VGA monitor. Unplug the VGA cable.
2. Make sure the monitor's power cable is plugged in.
3. Turn the computer on.


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Fig. 1. Sample Monitor Power-On Self Test.


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Fig. 2. Sample Monitor Power-On Self Test.

If these troubleshooting steps doesn't help. Please reply to this post as we may need to go through more troubleshooting steps.


Regards,


Deathschythe

Jun 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My conputer ( desktop ) turns on but no image on the monitor it shows a message no sync. i already tested the monitor and it works fine.


there are several things that could be causing this issue. 1) could be the power supply has died. It may get some fan spin but never power the motherboard. This would cause what you are seeing. 2) could be the motherboard. If the video is built into the mother board it either could be the adapter or the motherboard itself. If you get no beeps or drive spin noises it is probably either the power supply or motherboard. ( I would try to test the power supply first, very often that is all the problem is, just happen to my dad's computer) 3) if you get some beeps and lights it could be just the video card. If you have one on the mother board try plugging another into one of the slots.
Those would be my first 3 guesses, good luck

Nov 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My dell computer is being retarded. When I try to press the power button, it goes green and you can hear the fans and stuff on the inside. When this happens the monitor goes into power save mode because...


It bears repetition that you should check all the cables, sometimes that surprises even the best of us.

The next thing to do (if possible) is to try plugging in a separate monitor, or test that monitor with another computer - it's possible it's the monitor that's messed up.

If the monitor is fine, I'd put the blame on either your RAM (probably), motherboard (possibly), or your graphics card (unlikely). To test if you have a bad stick of RAM, take out all of them.
You need to be careful of shocks - ground yourself first by touching the case of the computer while it's plugged in, then unplug the computer, hit the power button ( to remove any stored electricity), and remove all the sticks of RAM. If the computer beeps after you turn it on (which it should), then you know the problem was the RAM. If it doesn't beep, the problem is the motherboard.

Nov 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have an hp pavilion dv5. When I power it on the computer starts up but the monitor doesn't come on. And then it does this series of beeps. Beep beep beep. It does that series 5 times


Before you begin
Check the following items before using the steps in this document:
•If you have a flat panel LCD monitor, unplug the monitor power cable, wait about 30 seconds, reconnect the cable and then turn on the monitor. This resets the electronics on the monitor.
•Make sure the monitor has power - the light on the monitor is on. If the light on the monitor is off, the monitor does not have power. Connect it to a different power outlet.
•If the monitor has a detachable video cable, obtain a second monitor cable for testing purposes in case the cable is bad.
•Disconnect all connected devices except the mouse, keyboard and monitor. This includes thumb drives and camera-type memory cards from card reader slots.
With the devices disconnected, restart the computer. If the computer starts and the monitor now displays a picture, a device is preventing the computer from starting. Update the BIOS to resolve this issue.
Step 1: Connect the computer to another monitor
Connect another monitor to the computer to determine which device has the problem (the monitor or the computer). This step is very important to help you determine if the problem is coming from the computer or the monitor. If necessary, temporarily connect the computer to a friends monitor for troubleshooting purposes.
After the monitor is connected, turn on the computer and the monitor. What happens?
•If the newly attached monitor does not display anything , disconnect the cable and continue at Step 2: Is the video connection damaged?
•If the newly attached monitor displays the first startup screen(s) but then goes black, there is a problem with Windows starting. Skip to step 5 .
•If the new monitor works , the original monitor or its cables are faulty. Do the following:
1.Replace the monitor power cable.
1.Turn on the monitor. If the monitor displays an image, you are done. If the monitor remains blank, continue using these steps.
1.Replace the video cable.
Turn on the monitor. If the monitor displays an image, you are done. If the monitor remains blank, continue using these steps.
1.If the monitor does not work after replacing the cables, replace or service the monitor.
Step 2: Is the video connection damaged?
Inspect the video cable and video connectors for damage. Check for sharp bends or breaks in the cable and bent or broken pins at the connectors. With the monitor and computer off, try to straighten bent pins with a small metal tube, like the tip of an empty mechanical pencil or the tip of a retracted pen.
Figure 1: Video connector
If you had to straighten any pins, reconnect the monitor making sure that the video cable is firmly connected and then turn on the computer and monitor. If the display is still blank, continue to the next step.
Step 3: Resetting and updating the BIOS
You can use these steps even though you will not be able to see anything on the monitor.
In case an item was changed in the BIOS, such as the primary display device setting, use the following steps to reset the BIOS back to its default configuration:
1.Turn on the computer and repeatedly press one of the following keyboard keys. Press the key about once every second for 5 seconds after turning the computer on.
◦For HP and Compaq computers that came with Windows 7 and Vista, press F10 .
◦For HP and Compaq computers that came with Windows XP, press F1 .
◦For Compaq Presario desktop computers built prior to 2002, press F10 .
1.Wait another 5 seconds.
1.Press the F5 key. This restores the default settings of the BIOS.
1.Press the Enter key. This accepts the changes.
1.Press the F10 key. This saves the changes.
1.Press the Enter key. This saves the changes and exits from the BIOS.
1.The monitor should display the first screens received from the computer (the logo screens). If not, find and download the latest BIOS update if one is available for your computer.
1.If a BIOS update was not available or the monitor is still blank, continue to the next step.

Jun 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My AOC Monitor turns black and the power indicator turns orange and these keeps going on even when I restart.


That means the monitor's not getting a signal from the computer. Do you know for sure that the computer is starting up properly? Have you tried another monitor to test the computer? Is the monitor cable securely connected at both ends?

Even if the monitor is bad, you should still hear something (usually a single beep after the power-on tests finish) from the computer when it starts up. I suspect you have computer problems.

Mar 03, 2010 | AOC LM729 17" LCD Monitor

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Lcd monitor won't turn on


Hi,

the fact that there is no picture it doesn't mean that the lcd monitor wouldn't turn on or would be faulty.

It means that the monitor is not getting picture from the computer, the cord could be loose or the computer has a problem and its unable to start up or send signal.

you can try the monitor on another computer that works, to find out if the display works fine.

if the display works fine then the problem is the computer not turning on or starting up, if there is a fault or error you should hear beeps, the lack of beeps may also be a sign of a fault or a error.

What you can do is, unplug the computer for 10 minutes and try turning it on again, reconnect the display cable and try again.

Do you have a screwdriver and is the computer covered with warranty or not? if the computer is on warranty better not to get inside, just contact your dealer and get it serviced.

May 06, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Dell Monitor Power save mode activate using pc


yes right click on desktop select properties then click on screen saver then increase wait time problem will solved

Oct 29, 2008 | ViewSonic VE155b 15" LCD Monitor

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Solid amber power light


Your Monitor is not connected properly
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/wireless.mspx

Connecting Your Monitor
1. Turn off your computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Connect the white connector end of the DVI cable attached on the monitor to the connectors on the computer.
3. Connect the USB cable that was included with your monitor to the computer and the upstream USB connector on the monitor. Once this cable is connected to the computer and the monitor, you can use the USB downstream on the monitor.
4. Connect any USB devices.
5. Connect the power cord.
6. Turn on your monitor and computer. If you do not see an image, see Troubleshooting Your Monitor.

NOTE: The Monitor will display full screen in White, Black, Red, Green and Blue color rolling pattern on screen if the DVI cable is not connected. This self test pattern will be displayed continually when Monitor detects that DVI cable from Monitor to PC is not connected.


* Check connection integrity at both ends of the video cable.
* Ensure the monitor and computer are plugged in to a working electrical outlet.
* Ensure power button is depressed fully.

Aug 14, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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