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Compaq presario beeps but the monitor does not come on

The monitor does not come on and when the cpu is turned on it beeps,I know it means something but ot enough to translate in to a dignosis.I just got the cpu back from repairing and reformatting the hard drive, and everything worked fine.

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    kaushi kaushi May 11, 2008

    Memory had come lose brfore, and the problem was fixed.I will check again if the memory is in its place.I have connected a new 22 inch monitor which is working fine with other cpu, so there is no problem with the monitor.Could it be power suppy? When I turn the cpuon it beeps like this "beep- beep-beep" "beep-beep". what could that mean?

  • kaushi kaushi
    kaushi kaushi May 12, 2008

    I am so sorry about the ratings...and thank you for letting me know..very new at this.

    How can I go to the bios if my monitor does not display anything?

  • kaushi kaushi
    kaushi kaushi May 12, 2008

    -'Use PCI VGA/Display card' - isn't this card that's messed up?

    and if I don't have monitor display how can i go to BIOS?

    OR

    am I supposed to get the on-board card out from one slot and try it in the other?

    Please do not get angry as I am learning it as it comes.

    Thank you already for your patience.

  • kaushi kaushi
    kaushi kaushi May 13, 2008

    Now, I did take out the vga card cleaned the connection point but did not help, same beeping condition.How do I know that I have on-board disply or not? If I need to try out different card what kind of vga card should I use? I dont have any other empty slot to try my old card out.

  • kaushi kaushi
    kaushi kaushi May 13, 2008

    I did take out vga card, cleaned the connection point and put it back no change in the beeps.Now , how do I know if I have on-board display card ? I also tried to put the old vga card in to another pci slot but I do not have an extra.If I need to get a new vga card what kind do I buy from the compatibility point of view?

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If there is long beep it means you have problem in your memory.

  • To fix this type of problem, Remove RAM clean its connection point and place it again. If still problem then you should try new RAM.

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    Iqbal Husain May 12, 2008

    If you have beeps like "beep- beep-beep" "beep-beep".

    Means you have promlem with your display adopter.


    • Go to BIOS setup make On Board Display Disabled.

    • Use a PCI VGA card in any one of your PCI slot.

    • Then connect monitor to this card.

    • And boot, It will work.



    And friend don't make ratings till your problem resolves. Because negative ratings made our average down. If you have problems just put a comment as you have posted and I will try best to resolve.



    Thanks

    Iqbal

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    Iqbal Husain May 12, 2008

    ok


    • Use PCI VGA/Display card, then try to go BIOS to disable onboard VGA. Actually if you left it Enabled it might cause conflict to your windows when yo will install driver for VGA/Display.



    And please if it helps you then rate as HelpFull and if it resolve your problem then rate Fixya..Otherwise post comments I will try to answer you.



    Good Luck

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    Iqbal Husain May 12, 2008

    kanitikar1,

    The on-board VGA/Display means there is chipset mounted on your motherboard for display.

    The PCI card means a PCI card which you can insert in PCI slot of your motherboard.

    Now if you don't have on-board VGA/Display and you are already using PCI VGA/Display card, then remove it and clean the connection point and put it again in the slot. Then try out if no luck then try to use other PCI slot if you have other on the motherboard, if still no luck then try another PCI VGA/Display card.

    If you have on-board VGA/Display card then get a PCI card and try to do the things I told.



    Good Luck

    Iqbal

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Is the screen completely dead?

If not then go tp the BIOS setup screen by pressing F1 or F10. Wait 5 seconds. Press the F5 key to restore the default settings of the BIOS. Press Enter to accept the change and wait five seconds. Press the F10 and then the Enter key to save the changes and exit from the BIOS.

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If possible, connect the monitor to another computer that is known to work correctly. Connecting the monitor to a different computer helps determine if the problem is with the monitor or with the video display hardware (the video card).

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Mine does the same thing...beeps and thats all. If I shut it off and wait for a couple of days it will work fine again.

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