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No Display output from Motherboard to my Monitor. Monitor reports No Signal. Floppy Disk Drive is not seen by Motherboard. At Power Up, keyboard lights, flash once. CD & DVD drives light up, so are found. Power to Motherboard is ok. CPU fan & case fan both run from Motherboard all ok. The CPU is working fine because it warm's up. Power supply is all fine. The Hard Disk makes all the normal Boot-UP sounds. But no picture ever appears on the Monitor. With the Floppy Disk not being seen it cannot be used to Boot the Computer. Can you please help me to get my Motherboard to send a signal to my Monitor. The Monitor is working just fine and works on my other old computer. I have two other Monitor's which work fine on another computer. Please can you tell me why Motherboard is not finding my working Monitor. Best wishes, Richard.

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  • synchro_desi Nov 10, 2010

    Dear Nononteck, Guru, My thanks for your reply to my problem. When my Monitor failed and I got a replacement, before I connected it to the system, I decided to give my computer a very needed clean. I removed all of the connected hard-ware, CPU, SIMM's, All Drives, Power Supply and removed the Motherboard from the case and cleaned / dusted everything. When I had cleaned and dusted everything, I very carefully re-assembled everything back into my Desk-Top Case, exactly as it had been, before I took it to pieces. All connections were very carefully noted before I took it to pieces and are now re-assembled just as they were before cleaning.

    I copy below what I have already sent, but with further details added, should this be helpful to try and fix my "NO Monitor Display" & "NO Floppy Disk Drive" problem. I have listed all the details of my system below.

    I will try what you have so kindly detailed me to do in your reply.

    My computer was working just fine until my monitor broke. When I plugged in a replacement monitor, after cleaning all the system, the computer will not display any picture what-so ever on my changed monitor. The replacement monitor works fine on my other "Old" computer. When I turn on the computer, no picture at all appears on the monitor. I have checked the power supply and it is all working fine. At power up the keyboard lights flash, to show that the keyboard has been found. The CD power light, also lights, to show that it also has been found. Both the CPU & System fans run from the mother board & the CPU warms up. The Hard disk makes it's normal boot-up sounds. Everything seems to be booting-up as it should be, but no picture at all ever appears on the changed replacement monitor. The Floppy Disk Drive does NOT light at all, so is Not being seen by the motherboard. I cannot use it until I can see a picture on the monitor to go into the Bios & Enable it. All I have is a working CD drive. I have tested the SD Ram modules ( 2 X 256 SIMM's) on another computer & both are working fine. The CPU is also working fine. I have tried changing the Display Adaptor AGP card, but this makes no difference. I have also tried other working PCI Adaptor Cards. I have also removed the battery from the mother board with all the power off & replaced it with a new one. I thought that this would clear the BIOS & set it to Default and enable the floppy drive, but it has not done this. The floppy drive remains un-useable. Are you able to please tell me how I can get the mother board to send a picture / signal to my working monitor.? I have two other working monitor's none of which will show any sign of a picture on them. I hope & pray that you are able to please help me with this problem. I send my best wishes to you, Richard Allen.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Motherboard Model Name : GigaByte - GA-7ZXE (Rev 2.1)
    BIOS Ver : Don't Know.?
    --------------------------------------------------------------


    VGA Brand : ATi Model : Radeon 9200SE
    CPU Brand : AMD Model : AX1700DMT3C Speed : 1.2 Gig. ( I Think.?? )
    -----------------------------------------------------------------


    Operation System : Win XP - Pro. SP : 3.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    Memory Brand : MT or MY.? Type : SDRAM
    Memory Size : 256 MB x 2 = 512 MB Speed : 133 MHz.


    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Power Supply : 350 W.


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    All Info on CPU. AMD Athlon. AX1700DMT3C. AGKGA 0140MPMW.
    K0095480664. 1999 AMD.


    -----------------------------------------
    All Info on label stuck onto BOIS Chip. 686. AMIBIOS. 1999. BV40. 7037.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    All Info on the two SIMM's. MT8LSDT3264AG -133B2 PC133U - 333-542 - C2
    256MB, SYNCH, 133MHz, CL3 ( Jumper's Set on system M/board for 133 MHz.)

    Dear Nononteck, Guru, My thanks for your reply to my problem. When my Monitor failed and I got a replacement, before I connected it to the system, I decided to give my computer a very needed clean. I removed all of the connected hard-ware, CPU, SIMM's, All Drives, Power Supply and removed the Motherboard from the case and cleaned / dusted everything. When I had cleaned and dusted everything, I very carefully re-assembled everything back into my Desk-Top Case, exactly as it had been, before I took it to pieces. All connections were very carefully noted before I took it to pieces and are now re-assembled just as they were before cleaning.

    I copy below what I have already sent, but with further details added, should this be helpful to try and fix my "NO Monitor Display" & "NO Floppy Disk Drive" problem. I have listed all the details of my system below.

    I will try what you have so kindly detailed me to do in your reply.

    My computer was working just fine until my monitor broke. When I plugged in a replacement monitor, after cleaning all the system, the computer will not display any picture what-so ever on my changed monitor. The replacement monitor works fine on my other "Old" computer. When I turn on the computer, no picture at all appears on the monitor. I have checked the power supply and it is all working fine. At power up the keyboard lights flash, to show that the keyboard has been found. The CD power light, also lights, to show that it also has been found. Both the CPU & System fans run from the mother board & the CPU warms up. The Hard disk makes it's normal boot-up sounds. Everything seems to be booting-up as it should be, but no picture at all ever appears on the changed replacement monitor. The Floppy Disk Drive does NOT light at all, so is Not being seen by the motherboard. I cannot use it until I can see a picture on the monitor to go into the Bios & Enable it. All I have is a working CD drive. I have tested the SD Ram modules ( 2 X 256 SIMM's) on another computer & both are working fine. The CPU is also working fine. I have tried changing the Display Adaptor AGP card, but this makes no difference. I have also tried other working PCI Adaptor Cards. I have also removed the battery from the mother board with all the power off & replaced it with a new one. I thought that this would clear the BIOS & set it to Default and enable the floppy drive, but it has not done this. The floppy drive remains un-useable. Are you able to please tell me how I can get the mother board to send a picture / signal to my working monitor.? I have two other working monitor's none of which will show any sign of a picture on them. I hope & pray that you are able to please help me with this problem. I send my best wishes to you, Richard Allen.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Motherboard Model Name : GigaByte - GA-7ZXE (Rev 2.1)
    BIOS Ver : Don't Know.?
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    VGA Brand : ATi Model : Radeon 9200SE
    CPU Brand : AMD Model : AX1700DMT3C Speed : 1.2 Gig. ( I Think.?? )
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Operation System : Win XP - Pro. SP : 3.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    Memory Brand : MT or MY.? Type : SDRAM
    Memory Size : 256 MB x 2 = 512 MB Speed : 133 MHz.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Power Supply : 350 W.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    All Info on CPU. AMD Athlon. AX1700DMT3C. AGKGA 0140MPMW.
    K0095480664. 1999 AMD.

    -----------------------------------------
    All Info on label stuck onto BOIS Chip. 686. AMIBIOS. 1999. BV40. 7037.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    All Info on the two SIMM's. MT8LSDT3264AG -133B2 PC133U - 333-542 - C2
    256MB, SYNCH, 133MHz, CL3 ( Jumper's Set on system M/board for 133 MHz.)

  • synchro_desi Nov 11, 2010


    Nonontech Support. ( Ref:- Mother/Board - GigaByte - GA7ZXE - ( Rev. 2.1.)

    Hi' Guru,

    My thanks for your second reply to my continuing problem. I have carried out all that you said in your first response. But cannot carry out what you have said in your second response, because my Mother-board (M/B) is not fitted with a built-in "Integrated Video Card / VGA Port". I need to fit an AGP or PCI Video Adaptor Card to connect my M/B to a monitor. I have 4 of each type of Video cards and have tried them all. Now to tell you what I have carried out, up to now.!!

    First I removed the Mother/Board (M/B) from the system case and placed it on a rubber mat with nothing at all connected to it. I connected the M/B to the now also removed Power Supply. I connected the mains cable to the Power Supply and placed the Power Supply "on / off" switch to the "on" position. I then "Re-Set" the CMOS by using the "Clear CMOS" position on the M/B. I then Disconnected the power cable to the Power Supply after moving the Power Supply "on / off switch to the off position. I then removed the 3 volt CMOS Battery for 5 minutes. Then I fitted a new Battery to the M/B because the one that I had removed was totally and completely dead. I then went through the whole sequence all over again now using a LIVE Battery. I then connected the system speaker to the M/B. I then Powered Up the M/B by shorting the (PW) power switch pins on the M/B. The only items connected to the M/B at Power-Up were, the M/B power connector, the CPU Fan, and the system speaker. No RAM Modules, No PCI or AGP Cards. No Drives. No Nothing.!! The system speaker makes a single very quite "Click". The CPU Fan runs and the CPU warms-up under it's heat sink. There is a green LED light that comes on at Power-Up, on the M/B. It has "RAM_LED" printed next to it. It lights up at power-up and stays on until the power is turned off. It stays burning with or with-out there being any RAM fitted to the DIMM slots. The STR Jumper Set is Pins 2&3 = Disable STR. The CLK Frequency Jumper Set is 1&2 = 133 MHz as DIMM's rate. The USB Jumper Set is 2&3 = Normal Default. At Power-Up the Keyboard lights flash on, so the keyboard is being seen by the M/B. When an AGP or PCI Video Adaptor Card is fitted to the M/B, and a working monitor connected to it, the monitor reports "NO INPUT SIGNAL". When the Floppy Disk is connected to the M/B with Power and Data Ribbon Cables, it's light never "ever" comes on, so the M/B is NOT seeing the Floppy Drive. I have tested all of the items connected, on my old computer, and all are working well. When I connect a CD Drive it's light comes on as it should do, so the M/B is seeing the CD Drive. When I put a CD Disk in it, it reads the disk all ok by the sound of it. When I connect a Hard Disk Drive to the M/B, it is also found. The HDD makes reading sounds at Boot-Up for around 4 to 5 seconds.

    I very firmly believe that my problem is due to Corrupted or Lost SYSTEM CMOS / BIOS and has been all along. I have been on the GigaByte Web-Site and Downloaded the correct BIOS for this Motherboard. I cannot use a System Boot Floppy Disk with the Flash BIOS on it, to Auto Flash my BIOS with an Autoexec Bat File, because I have No Working Floppy Drive. How can I make a CD Boot Disk to Flash my BIOS. Is there any other way of Flashing my BIOS without using the Floppy Drive. I look forward to receiving your kind response to what I have written above. Best wishes to you, Richard

    Nonontech Support. ( Ref:- Mother/Board - GigaByte - GA7ZXE - ( Rev. 2.1.)

    Hi' Guru,

    My thanks for your second reply to my continuing problem. I have carried out all that you said in your first response. But cannot carry out what you have said in your second response, because my Mother-board (M/B) is not fitted with a built-in "Integrated Video Card / VGA Port". I need to fit an AGP or PCI Video Adaptor Card to connect my M/B to a monitor. I have 4 of each type of Video cards and have tried them all. Now to tell you what I have carried out, up to now.!!

    First I removed the Mother/Board (M/B) from the system case and placed it on a rubber mat with nothing at all connected to it. I connected the M/B to the now also removed Power Supply. I connected the mains cable to the Power Supply and placed the Power Supply "on / off" switch to the "on" position. I then "Re-Set" the CMOS by using the "Clear CMOS" position on the M/B. I then Disconnected the power cable to the Power Supply after moving the Power Supply "on / off switch to the off position. I then removed the 3 volt CMOS Battery for 5 minutes. Then I fitted a new Battery to the M/B because the one that I had removed was totally and completely dead. I then went through the whole sequence all over again now using a LIVE Battery. I then connected the system speaker to the M/B. I then Powered Up the M/B by shorting the (PW) power switch pins on the M/B. The only items connected to the M/B at Power-Up were, the M/B power connector, the CPU Fan, and the system speaker. No RAM Modules, No PCI or AGP Cards. No Drives. No Nothing.!! The system speaker makes a single very quite "Click". The CPU Fan runs and the CPU warms-up under it's heat sink. There is a green LED light that comes on at Power-Up, on the M/B. It has "RAM_LED" printed next to it. It lights up at power-up and stays on until the power is turned off. It stays burning with or with-out there being any RAM fitted to the DIMM slots. The STR Jumper Set is Pins 2&3 = Disable STR. The CLK Frequency Jumper Set is 1&2 = 133 MHz as DIMM's rate. The USB Jumper Set is 2&3 = Normal Default. At Power-Up the Keyboard lights flash on, so the keyboard is being seen by the M/B. When an AGP or PCI Video Adaptor Card is fitted to the M/B, and a working monitor connected to it, the monitor reports "NO INPUT SIGNAL". When the Floppy Disk is connected to the M/B with Power and Data Ribbon Cables, it's light never "ever" comes on, so the M/B is NOT seeing the Floppy Drive. I have tested all of the items connected, on my old computer, and all are working well. When I connect a CD Drive it's light comes on as it should do, so the M/B is seeing the CD Drive. When I put a CD Disk in it, it reads the disk all ok by the sound of it. When I connect a Hard Disk Drive to the M/B, it is also found. The HDD makes reading sounds at Boot-Up for around 4 to 5 seconds.
    I very firmly believe that my problem is due to Corrupted or Lost SYSTEM CMOS / BIOS and has been all along. I have been on the GigaByte Web-Site and Downloaded the correct BIOS for this Motherboard. I cannot use a System Boot Floppy Disk with the Flash BIOS on it, to Auto Flash my BIOS with an Autoexec Bat File, because I have No Working Floppy Drive. How can I make a CD Boot Disk to Flash my BIOS. Is there any other way of Flashing my BIOS without using the Floppy Drive. I look forward to receiving your kind response to what I have written above. Best wishes to you, Richard

  • synchro_desi Nov 11, 2010


    This Mail "Transmitted" on :- Thursday, 11th. November, 2010. @ 19:10 Hrs.

    Nonontech Support. ( Ref:- No Display Signal from GigaByte Motherboard :- GA-7ZXE - Rev.2.1.)

    Hi' Guru,

    My Thanks for your third mail received in response to my on-going problem with the above computer.

    A computer's BIOS can be Flashed "Blind" i.e. without having any display on it's monitor. This is very often the only way to recover / re-instate the lost or corrupted Bios display signal normally on the motherboard in it's BIOS. Without any working BIOS on the motherboard, no display can be sent from it, to the connected monitor. A Flash Bios Boot Disk can be made on "any" computer to "Automatically Flash" another computer's BIOS, without any input needed from the user to do so. All that is needed is the correct BIOS Flash file and the flashing programme EXE file. A simple Autoexec.Bat ( Batch ) file needs to be written to Automatically Flash the computer's Bios, when the computer is Booted, using the pre-prepared Boot disk. I have Flashed BIOS this way many times. All I need to know from your "Fix-Ya" organization is the information on "HOW" to flash my lost or corrupted Bios on my problem computer, in some way without having a working Floppy Disk Drive,. How can I Boot the computer with the necessary Boot File's, plus the Flash utility files, without using a Floppy Disk. Please can you tell me, or please find out for me, how I can Boot my problem computer " Blind" ( with No Monitor Display and No Floppy Drive ) from the working CD Drive, using a pre-made Compact Disk ( CD ) containing the necessary Boot and Auto Flash Bios files.

    I look forward to your response in due course.

    Best wishes, Richard.

    This Mail "Transmitted" on :- Thursday, 11th. November, 2010. @ 19:10 Hrs.

    Nonontech Support. ( Ref:- No Display Signal from GigaByte Motherboard :- GA-7ZXE - Rev.2.1.)

    Hi' Guru,

    My Thanks for your third mail received in response to my on-going problem with the above computer.

    A computer's BIOS can be Flashed "Blind" i.e. without having any display on it's monitor. This is very often the only way to recover / re-instate the lost or corrupted Bios display signal normally on the motherboard in it's BIOS. Without any working BIOS on the motherboard, no display can be sent from it, to the connected monitor. A Flash Bios Boot Disk can be made on "any" computer to "Automatically Flash" another computer's BIOS, without any input needed from the user to do so. All that is needed is the correct BIOS Flash file and the flashing programme EXE file. A simple Autoexec.Bat ( Batch ) file needs to be written to Automatically Flash the computer's Bios, when the computer is Booted, using the pre-prepared Boot disk. I have Flashed BIOS this way many times. All I need to know from your "Fix-Ya" organization is the information on "HOW" to flash my lost or corrupted Bios on my problem computer, in some way without having a working Floppy Disk Drive,. How can I Boot the computer with the necessary Boot File's, plus the Flash utility files, without using a Floppy Disk. Please can you tell me, or please find out for me, how I can Boot my problem computer " Blind" ( with No Monitor Display and No Floppy Drive ) from the working CD Drive, using a pre-made Compact Disk ( CD ) containing the necessary Boot and Auto Flash Bios files.

    I look forward to your response in due course.
    Best wishes, Richard.

  • synchro_desi Nov 11, 2010

    Dear Guru, If you can find a Fix for my "on-going" problem "Soonest" I would be very happy indeed, my friend. In actual fact, you would "really" make my day.!!
    Best wishes, Richard.

  • synchro_desi Nov 12, 2010

    Transmitted :- Friday, 12th. November, 2010, @ 11:30 p.m.
    Ref: GigaByte Motherboard ? GA-7ZXE - ( Rev. 2.1. ) No Display Signal sent to Monitor.
    Dear Fix-Ya Support,
    A short time ago a friend gave me a Desk-Top computer, just the system unit with no monitor. I have detailed all the information on it below. When I opened the case I found it all very dusty. The fans in power supply, on CPU heat-sink and in system case were all clogged up and hardly able to run. I decided to strip everything out of the case, clean it all and re-assemble it. When I had very carefully done this, I turned it on for the first time to find that it did not send a signal to the monitor. Also the Floppy Disk Drive did not light up at Power-Up. I know that both the Monitor and the Floppy Disk are all working OK, because I have tried them on my other system. I also tested the two memory modules, the CPU, and the Power supply. All are working just fine on my other system.
    When I Power-Up this system, the keyboard lights flash, to show that the keyboard has been found. The CD Drive light comes on, to show that it has also been found. The CPU fan and the system case fan, both run from their connectors on the Motherboard. The CPU also warms up under it?s heat-sink. The Hard Disk Drive also spins up and makes all the normal Boot-Up sounds. Everything seems to be Booting-Up as it should be, except No Floppy Drive ?seek? occurs and the monitor reports ? No Input Signal ?. I have tried a number of ?known to be working? Display Adaptor Cards, both AGP and PCI, but no picture ever appears on the Monitor. I have tried two other ? known to be working ? Monitor?s, but No Picture appears on any of them. No Sound comes from the system speaker at power-Up. I then decided to start from scratch. I have detailed all that I have done below.
    First I removed the Mother/Board (M/B) from the system case and placed it on a rubber mat with nothing at all connected to it. I connected the M/B to the now also removed Power Supply. I connected the mains cable to the Power Supply and placed the Power Supply ?on / off? switch to the ?on? position. I then ?Re-Set? the CMOS by using the ?Clear CMOS? position on the M/B. I then Disconnected the power cable to the Power Supply after moving the Power Supply ?on / off switch to the off position. I then removed the 3 volt CMOS Battery for 5 minutes. Then I fitted a new Battery to the M/B because the one that I had removed was totally and completely dead. I then went through the whole sequence all over again now using a LIVE Battery. I then connected the system speaker to the M/B. I then Powered Up the M/B by shorting the (PW) power switch pins on the M/B. The only items connected to the M/B at Power-Up were, the M/B power connector, the CPU Fan, and the system speaker. No RAM Modules, No PCI or AGP Cards. No Drives. No Nothing.!! The system speaker makes a single very quite ?Click?. The CPU Fan runs and the CPU warms-up under it?s heat sink. There is a green LED light that comes on at Power-Up, on the M/B. It has ?RAM_LED? printed next to it. It lights up at power-up and stays on until the power is turned off. It stays burning ?with? or ?with-out? there being any RAM fitted to the three DIMM slots.
    The STR ?Jumper Set? is Pins 2 & 3 = Disable STR. The CLK Frequency ?Jumper Set? is 1 & 2 = 133 MHz as DIMM?s rated speed. The USB ?Jumper Set? is 2 & 3 = Normal Default. At Power-Up the Keyboard lights flash on, so the keyboard is being seen by the M/B. When an AGP or PCI Video Adaptor Card is fitted to the M/B, and a working monitor connected to it, the monitor reports ?NO INPUT SIGNAL?. When the Floppy Disk is connected to the M/B with Power and Data Ribbon Cables, it?s light never ?ever? comes on, so the M/B is NOT seeing the Floppy Drive. I have tested all of the items connected, on my old computer, and all are working well. When I connect a CD Drive, it?s light comes on at Power-Up as it should do, so the M/B is seeing the CD Drive. When I put a CD Disk in it, it reads the disk all ok by the sound of it. When I connect a Hard Disk Drive to the M/B, it is also found. The HDD makes reading sounds at Boot-Up for around 4 to 5 seconds.
    I very firmly believe that my problem is due to Corrupted or Lost SYSTEM CMOS / BIOS. I have been on the GigaByte Web-Site and Downloaded the correct BIOS for this Motherboard. I cannot use a ?System Boot? Floppy Disk with the Flash BIOS on it, to Auto Flash my BIOS with an Autoexec Bat File, because I have No Working Floppy Drive.
    I understand that a computer?s BIOS can be Flashed ?Blind? i.e. without having any display on it?s monitor and also that this is very often the only way to recover / re-instate the lost or corrupted Bios display signal normally on the motherboard in it?s BIOS. Without any working BIOS on the motherboard, no display can be sent from it, to the connected monitor. An Auto Flash Bios ?System? Boot Disk can be made on any computer to ?Automatically Flash? another computer?s BIOS, without any input needed from the user to do so. All that is needed is the correct BIOS Flash file and the flashing programme EXE file. A simple Autoexec.Bat ( Batch ) file needs to be written to Automatically Flash the computer?s Bios, when the computer is Booted, using the pre-prepared Boot disk. I have Flashed BIOS this way in the past. All I need from your ?Fix-Ya? organization is the information on HOW to flash my lost or corrupted Bios on my problem computer, in some way without having a working Floppy Disk Drive,. How can I System Boot the computer with the necessary Boot File?s, plus the Flash utility files, without using a Floppy Disk. Is there perhaps any other way of Booting this computer.? Can I make a System Boot CD to Boot my problem computer ? Blind? ( with No Monitor Display and No Floppy Drive ) perhaps from the working CD Drive, using a pre-made Compact Disk ( CD ) containing the necessary Boot and Auto Flash Bios files.
    I look forward to your response in due course.
    Best wishes, Richard ( Allen.)

    Motherboard Model Name : GigaByte - GA-7ZXE (Rev 2.1)
    CPU Brand : AMD Model : AX1700DMT3C Speed : 1.2 Gig. ( I Think.?? )
    ---------------------------------------------------

    All Info on CPU. AMD Athlon. AX1700DMT3C. AGKGA 0140MPMW.
    K0095480664. 1999 AMD.
    ---------------------------------------------------
    BIOS Ver : Don?t Know.?
    All Info on label stuck onto BOIS Chip. 686. AMIBIOS. 1999. BV40. 7037.
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Memory Brand : MT or MY.? Type : SDRAM
    Memory Size : 256 MB x 2 = 512 MB Speed : 133 MHz.
    All Info on the two SIMM's. MT8LSDT3264AG -133B2 PC133U - 333-542 - C2
    256MB, SYNCH, 133MHz, CL3 ( Jumper?s Set on system M/board for 133 MHz.)
    ---------------------------------------------------
    AGP Display Adaptor Card - VGA Brand -: ATi Model : Radeon 9200SE
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Power Supply : 350 W.
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Operation System : Win XP ? Pro. SP : 3
    END.

  • synchro_desi Nov 13, 2010


    Transmitted :- Friday, 13th. November, 2010, @ 1:50 a.m. UK Time.

    Hi' Guru Chiplevel, My Thanks for your reply. Please find below all that I have already done.

    Ref: GigaByte Motherboard - GA-7ZXE - ( Rev. 2.1. ) No Display Signal sent to Monitor.

    A short time ago a friend gave me a Desk-Top computer, just the system unit with no monitor. I have detailed all the information on it below. When I opened the case I found it all very dusty. The fans in power supply, on CPU heat-sink and in system case were all clogged up and hardly able to run. I decided to strip everything out of the case, clean it all and re-assemble it. When I had very carefully done this, I turned it on for the first time to find that it did not send a signal to the monitor. Also the Floppy Disk Drive did not light up at Power-Up. I know that both the Monitor and the Floppy Disk are all working OK, because I have tried them on my other system. I also tested the two memory modules, the CPU, and the Power supply. All are working just fine on my other system.

    When I Power-Up this system, the keyboard lights flash, to show that the keyboard has been found. The CD Drive light comes on, to show that it has also been found. The CPU fan and the system case fan, both run from their connectors on the Motherboard. The CPU also warms up under it's heat-sink. The Hard Disk Drive also spins up and makes all the normal Boot-Up sounds. Everything seems to be Booting-Up as it should be, except No Floppy Drive "seek" occurs and the monitor reports " No Input Signal ". I have tried a number of "known to be working" Display Adaptor Cards, both AGP and PCI, but no picture ever appears on the Monitor. I have tried two other " known to be working " Monitor's, but No Picture appears on any of them. No Sound comes from the system speaker at power-Up either with memory module's fitted or not. I then decided to start from scratch. I have detailed all that I have done below.

    First I removed the Mother/Board (M/B) from the system case and placed it on a rubber mat with nothing at all connected to it. I connected the M/B to the now also removed Power Supply. I connected the mains cable to the Power Supply and placed the Power Supply "on / off" switch to the "on" position. I then "Re-Set" the CMOS by using the "Clear CMOS" position on the M/B. I then Disconnected the power cable to the Power Supply after moving the Power Supply "on / off switch to the off position and disconnected the power supply mains cable. I then removed the 3 volt CMOS Battery for 5 minutes. Then I fitted a new Battery to the M/B because the one that I had removed was totally and completely dead. I then went through the whole sequence all over again now using a "LIVE" Battery. I then connected the system speaker to the M/B. I then Powered Up the M/B by shorting the (PW) power switch pins on the M/B. The only items connected to the M/B at Power-Up were, the M/B power supply connector, the CPU Fan, and the system speaker. No RAM Modules, No PCI or AGP Cards. No Drives. No Nothing.!! The system speaker makes a single very quite "Click". The CPU Fan runs and the CPU warms-up under it's heat sink. There is a green LED light that comes on at Power-Up, on the M/B.

    It has "RAM_LED" printed next to it. It lights up at power-up and stays on until the power is turned off by the switch on the Power Supply. This green RAM_LED stays burning "with" or "with-out" there being any RAM fitted to the three DIMM slots. The STR "Jumper Set" is Pins 2 & 3 = Disable STR. The CLK Frequency "Jumper Set" is 1 & 2 = 133 MHz. as SIMM's rated speed. The USB "Jumper Set" is 2 & 3 = Normal Default.

    At Power-Up the Keyboard lights flash on, so the keyboard is being seen by the M/B. When an AGP or PCI Video Adaptor Card is fitted to the M/B, and a working monitor connected to it, the monitor reports "NO INPUT SIGNAL". When the Floppy Disk Drive is connected to the M/B with Power and Data Ribbon Cables, it's light never "ever" comes on, so the M/B is NOT seeing the Floppy Drive. I have tested all of the items connected, on my old computer, and all are working well. When I connect the CD Drive, it's light comes on at Power-Up, as it should do, so the M/B is seeing the CD Drive. When I put a CD Disk in it, it looks to read the disk all ok by the sound of it. When I connect a Hard Disk Drive to the M/B, it is also found. The HDD makes the usual reading sounds at Boot-Up for around 4 to 5 seconds.

    I very firmly believe that my problem is due to "Corrupted" or "Lost" SYSTEM CMOS / BIOS. I have visited the GigaByte Web-Site and Downloaded the correct BIOS for this Motherboard. I cannot use a "System Boot" Floppy Disk with the Flash BIOS on it, to Auto Flash my BIOS with an Autoexec Bat File, because I have No Working Floppy Drive.

    I understand that a computer's BIOS can be Flashed "Blind" i.e. without having any display on it's monitor and also that this is very often the only way to recover / re-instate the lost or corrupted Bios display signal normally on the motherboard in it's BIOS. Without any working BIOS on the motherboard, no display signal can be sent from it, to the connected monitor. I also understand that an "Auto Flash Bios System Boot Disk" can be made on any computer to "Automatically Flash" another computer's BIOS, without any input needed from the user to do so. I understand that all that is needed is the correct BIOS Flash file and the flashing programme EXE file. A simple Autoexec.Bat ( Batch ) file needs to be written to Automatically Flash the computer's Bios, when the computer is Booted, using the pre-prepared System Boot Disk. I have Flashed BIOS this way in the past. All I need from your "Fix-Ya" organization is the information on HOW to flash my "lost" or "corrupted" Bios on my problem computer, in some way without having a working Floppy Disk Drive,. How can I "System Boot" the computer with the necessary Boot File's, plus the Flash utility files, without using a Floppy Disk. Is there perhaps any other way of Booting this computer without using the Floppy Drive.? Can I make a System Boot CD to Boot my problem computer " Blind" ( with No Monitor Display and No Floppy Drive ) perhaps from the working CD Drive, using a pre-made Compact Disk ( CD ) containing the necessary Boot and Auto Flash Bios files.

    I look forward to your response in due course.

    Best wishes, Richard ( Allen.) Problem Computer's information Data listed below.

    Motherboard Model Name : GigaByte - GA-7ZXE (Rev 2.1)
    CPU Brand : AMD      Model : AX1700DMT3C      Speed : 1.2 Gig. ( I Think.?? )

    ---------------------------------------------------


    All Info on CPU. AMD Athlon. AX1700DMT3C. AGKGA 0140MPMW.
    K0095480664. 1999 AMD.

    ---------------------------------------------------

    BIOS Ver : Don't Know.?
    All Info on label stuck onto BOIS Chip. 686. AMIBIOS. 1999. BV40. 7037.

    ---------------------------------------------------

    Memory Brand : MT or MY.?      Type : SDRAM
    Memory Size : 256 MB x 2 = 512 MB      Speed : 133 MHz.

    All Info on the two SIMM's. MT8LSDT3264AG -133B2 PC133U - 333-542 - C2
    256MB, SYNCH, 133MHz, CL3 ( Jumper's Set on system M/board for 133 MHz.)

    ---------------------------------------------------

    AGP Display Adaptor Card - VGA Brand -: ATi       Model : Radeon 9200SE
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Power Supply : 350 W.

    ---------------------------------------------------

    Operation System
    : Win XP - Pro.      SP : 3

    Transmitted :- Friday, 13th. November, 2010, @ 1:50 a.m. UK Time.

    Hi' Guru Chiplevel, My Thanks for your reply. Please find below all that I have already done.

    Ref: GigaByte Motherboard - GA-7ZXE - ( Rev. 2.1. ) No Display Signal sent to Monitor.

    A short time ago a friend gave me a Desk-Top computer, just the system unit with no monitor. I have detailed all the information on it below. When I opened the case I found it all very dusty. The fans in power supply, on CPU heat-sink and in system case were all clogged up and hardly able to run. I decided to strip everything out of the case, clean it all and re-assemble it. When I had very carefully done this, I turned it on for the first time to find that it did not send a signal to the monitor. Also the Floppy Disk Drive did not light up at Power-Up. I know that both the Monitor and the Floppy Disk are all working OK, because I have tried them on my other system. I also tested the two memory modules, the CPU, and the Power supply. All are working just fine on my other system.

    When I Power-Up this system, the keyboard lights flash, to show that the keyboard has been found. The CD Drive light comes on, to show that it has also been found. The CPU fan and the system case fan, both run from their connectors on the Motherboard. The CPU also warms up under it's heat-sink. The Hard Disk Drive also spins up and makes all the normal Boot-Up sounds. Everything seems to be Booting-Up as it should be, except No Floppy Drive "seek" occurs and the monitor reports " No Input Signal ". I have tried a number of "known to be working" Display Adaptor Cards, both AGP and PCI, but no picture ever appears on the Monitor. I have tried two other " known to be working " Monitor's, but No Picture appears on any of them. No Sound comes from the system speaker at power-Up either with memory module's fitted or not. I then decided to start from scratch. I have detailed all that I have done below.

    First I removed the Mother/Board (M/B) from the system case and placed it on a rubber mat with nothing at all connected to it. I connected the M/B to the now also removed Power Supply. I connected the mains cable to the Power Supply and placed the Power Supply "on / off" switch to the "on" position. I then "Re-Set" the CMOS by using the "Clear CMOS" position on the M/B. I then Disconnected the power cable to the Power Supply after moving the Power Supply "on / off switch to the off position and disconnected the power supply mains cable. I then removed the 3 volt CMOS Battery for 5 minutes. Then I fitted a new Battery to the M/B because the one that I had removed was totally and completely dead. I then went through the whole sequence all over again now using a "LIVE" Battery. I then connected the system speaker to the M/B. I then Powered Up the M/B by shorting the (PW) power switch pins on the M/B. The only items connected to the M/B at Power-Up were, the M/B power supply connector, the CPU Fan, and the system speaker. No RAM Modules, No PCI or AGP Cards. No Drives. No Nothing.!! The system speaker makes a single very quite "Click". The CPU Fan runs and the CPU warms-up under it's heat sink. There is a green LED light that comes on at Power-Up, on the M/B.

    It has "RAM_LED" printed next to it. It lights up at power-up and stays on until the power is turned off by the switch on the Power Supply. This green RAM_LED stays burning "with" or "with-out" there being any RAM fitted to the three DIMM slots. The STR "Jumper Set" is Pins 2 & 3 = Disable STR. The CLK Frequency "Jumper Set" is 1 & 2 = 133 MHz. as SIMM's rated speed. The USB "Jumper Set" is 2 & 3 = Normal Default.

    At Power-Up the Keyboard lights flash on, so the keyboard is being seen by the M/B. When an AGP or PCI Video Adaptor Card is fitted to the M/B, and a working monitor connected to it, the monitor reports "NO INPUT SIGNAL". When the Floppy Disk Drive is connected to the M/B with Power and Data Ribbon Cables, it's light never "ever" comes on, so the M/B is NOT seeing the Floppy Drive. I have tested all of the items connected, on my old computer, and all are working well. When I connect the CD Drive, it's light comes on at Power-Up, as it should do, so the M/B is seeing the CD Drive. When I put a CD Disk in it, it looks to read the disk all ok by the sound of it. When I connect a Hard Disk Drive to the M/B, it is also found. The HDD makes the usual reading sounds at Boot-Up for around 4 to 5 seconds.

    I very firmly believe that my problem is due to "Corrupted" or "Lost" SYSTEM CMOS / BIOS. I have visited the GigaByte Web-Site and Downloaded the correct BIOS for this Motherboard. I cannot use a "System Boot" Floppy Disk with the Flash BIOS on it, to Auto Flash my BIOS with an Autoexec Bat File, because I have No Working Floppy Drive.

    I understand that a computer's BIOS can be Flashed "Blind" i.e. without having any display on it's monitor and also that this is very often the only way to recover / re-instate the lost or corrupted Bios display signal normally on the motherboard in it's BIOS. Without any working BIOS on the motherboard, no display signal can be sent from it, to the connected monitor. I also understand that an "Auto Flash Bios System Boot Disk" can be made on any computer to "Automatically Flash" another computer's BIOS, without any input needed from the user to do so. I understand that all that is needed is the correct BIOS Flash file and the flashing programme EXE file. A simple Autoexec.Bat ( Batch ) file needs to be written to Automatically Flash the computer's Bios, when the computer is Booted, using the pre-prepared System Boot Disk. I have Flashed BIOS this way in the past. All I need from your "Fix-Ya" organization is the information on HOW to flash my "lost" or "corrupted" Bios on my problem computer, in some way without having a working Floppy Disk Drive,. How can I "System Boot" the computer with the necessary Boot File's, plus the Flash utility files, without using a Floppy Disk. Is there perhaps any other way of Booting this computer without using the Floppy Drive.? Can I make a System Boot CD to Boot my problem computer " Blind" ( with No Monitor Display and No Floppy Drive ) perhaps from the working CD Drive, using a pre-made Compact Disk ( CD ) containing the necessary Boot and Auto Flash Bios files.

    I look forward to your response in due course.

    Best wishes, Richard ( Allen.) Problem Computer's information Data listed below.

    Motherboard Model Name : GigaByte - GA-7ZXE (Rev 2.1)
    CPU Brand : AMD      Model : AX1700DMT3C      Speed : 1.2 Gig. ( I Think.?? )

    ---------------------------------------------------


    All Info on CPU. AMD Athlon. AX1700DMT3C. AGKGA 0140MPMW.
    K0095480664. 1999 AMD.

    ---------------------------------------------------

    BIOS Ver : Don't Know.?
    All Info on label stuck onto BOIS Chip. 686. AMIBIOS. 1999. BV40. 7037.

    ---------------------------------------------------

    Memory Brand : MT or MY.?      Type : SDRAM
    Memory Size : 256 MB x 2 = 512 MB      Speed : 133 MHz.

    All Info on the two SIMM's. MT8LSDT3264AG -133B2 PC133U - 333-542 - C2
    256MB, SYNCH, 133MHz, CL3 ( Jumper's Set on system M/board for 133 MHz.)

    ---------------------------------------------------

    AGP Display Adaptor Card - VGA Brand -: ATi       Model : Radeon 9200SE
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Power Supply : 350 W.

    ---------------------------------------------------
    Operation System : Win XP - Pro.      SP : 3

  • synchro_desi Nov 13, 2010

    Hi’ Guru Chiplevel,
    My thanks for your response. I have connected 3 working Floppy Drives to the Power Supply only and the LED lights on none of them. I also connected the IDE to them, this also does not light their LED lights. The motherboard is not seeking the Floppy Disk Drive. Floppy LED lights will only light on Floppy Drives if both Power and IDE are connected and the computer has working BIOS. I do not have working BIOS. I also do not have a working monitor display, because my Motherboard has “I believe” Corrupted or Lost Bios, as I have detailed in my report on the machine.
    Best wishes,
    Richard.

  • synchro_desi Nov 13, 2010

    P.S. I have also tried 3 different IDE Cables and checked that the power connector is alive. My problem i think is the BIOS or the lack of it.!!

  • synchro_desi Nov 14, 2010


    Hi' Chiplevel,

    Sorry I have been so long in responding to you, but I have been away from my working computer. I am sorry to tell you but you don't seem to understand the problem that I have at all. The problem computer has at no time any display signal sent from the Motherboard to the monitor. Also the Floppy Disk Drive is not being seen by the motherboard, so I have no Floppy. The reason for these two problems is that the System CMOS / BIOS on the Motherboard has been Corrupted or Lost. Unless I am able to Re-Flash the System BIOS back onto the Motherboard without using a Floppy Drive, there is nothing that can be done with this problem computer. What I need to know is how I can Re-Flash the Motherboard's BIOS to reinstate it's Monitor Signal and it's Floppy Disk Drive Motherboard seek. Unless you are able to help me with this problem of Re-Instating The System BIOS, there will be nothing that can be done to fix my problem.

    I send my best wishes to you. Take care, Richard.

    Hi' Chiplevel,

    Sorry I have been so long in responding to you, but I have been away from my working computer. I am sorry to tell you but you don't seem to understand the problem that I have at all. The problem computer has at no time any display signal sent from the Motherboard to the monitor. Also the Floppy Disk Drive is not being seen by the motherboard, so I have no Floppy. The reason for these two problems is that the System CMOS / BIOS on the Motherboard has been Corrupted or Lost. Unless I am able to Re-Flash the System BIOS back onto the Motherboard without using a Floppy Drive, there is nothing that can be done with this problem computer. What I need to know is how I can Re-Flash the Motherboard's BIOS to reinstate it's Monitor Signal and it's Floppy Disk Drive Motherboard seek. Unless you are able to help me with this problem of Re-Instating The System BIOS, there will be nothing that can be done to fix my problem.
    I send my best wishes to you. Take care, Richard.

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Following Rajesh Raman's advice somewhat...I did what I knew how to do. I removed the two memory sticks and restarted the computer. It gave off some beeps. I have four memory slots, so I moved them to the other two and it worked. Thank you. You just saved me a lot of money.

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First remove your power supply to the hard disk CD drive and also remove the ide cable or sata cable remove all the add on cards connect your front panel speaker in modern mother board buzzer is printed on the motherboard remove your memory and restart the system if you hear speaker or buzzer beeping clean the memory with an eraser and soft cloth do not he scratch the memory with any metals insert your memory in the first slot near to your processor the restart your computer if you hear one short beep and still you have no display use a add on graphics card to check and if the display is OK the problem is in the graphics section of your motherboard or the add on graphics card still you hear the long beep as you removed the memory and still have the long beep change your memory card if you dont hear any beeps remove your processor fan and the processor clean the surface with a clean cloth apply a thin layer of heat sink solvent and fix the processor int o its socket and fix the processor fan tightly to the processor if still you dont hear beeps try to change your processor with your friend that fixes the socket

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    remove the IDE cable from the floppy and the mother board and plug in the power conector to floppy tightly to yje floppy drive now switch on the computer you will see the led in the floppy drive glow if the light doesnt glow there is problem with your floppy drive if the floppy drive led glow conect the ide cable in correct position by shutting your system if floppy is still not detected go to bios and set the settings to defult and restart the computer also try to change the ide cable

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    rajesh raman Nov 13, 2010

    to check the cpu is working remove the floppy ide cable from the system in some cases if floppy drive is connected the cpu takes longer time to start so remove the ide and start your system also check the floppy ide position to the motherboard and the floppy drive if floppy drive is not detected in the post you will see floppy frive failure press F1 to continue press F1 and continue to to the OS

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    rajesh raman Nov 13, 2010

    in bios menu make the first boot as floppy drive in the advanced setup page in bios second boot device as hard disk and third as CDdrive

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To troubleshoot the display, you need to disassemble the system, means you have to open up the cabinet and check the components and connections inside the box. I hope you will be able to open up the box so that you will get the view of the inner portion.
First, you need to disconnect or uninstall everything from the motherboard except the Processor with HeatSink Fan and the Power Connector(s). Unplug the Front Panel connectors (the connectors which come out from the front part of the cabinet, connected to the motherboard). You need to be careful with the main Panel, i.e. the power switch, reset switch, hddled, power led. Before you unplug them, note down the connection sequence if you might forget it. Also take note of the power switch pins, you'll need to short it after a while. Unplug the HDD data and power cables, Cd/Dvd Drive's cables, and everything else. Remove the ram, remove the bios battery.


(don't remove/disconnect the system speaker)


Now, connect the power cord and the monitor on the back, power on the monitor (I would recommend you to connect the monitor via VGA), take a screw driver and short the power switch pin on the motherboard (I've mentioned this to you to take note). Look at the cpu fan and on the monitor, at least the system speaker should beep this time with the beep codes indicating that there's no Ram/Memory installed. (If nothing happens, then there's problem with the motherboard, could be the video card or could be the bios or something else) If so, then turn off and install one Ram. Again power up and check the status, if there's nothing wrong with the Ram, Motherboard, Bios or video Card, then you must see the Bios' System info screen (black screen with white texts after the Dell Logo flashes). If it doesn't seem anything happen, then try with the other/another ram. (If it fails, then there's problem on the motherboard, you better get another than repairing it.)


If it boots up with the Bios System info screen, then turn off and connect the front panel and other panels, like usb or audio etc.. Again power On the machine from the Power switch (this time On/Off switch), verify what happens. if it's ok, turn off and reconnect the hdd and the dvd drive and so on.... untill everything is reconnected and reinstalled or you'll stuck somewhere during the steps when the faulty component is installed.
Let me know the outcome, sorry, this is too long.....but I don't want you to get confused.


Please don't forget to mention the motherboard model and make with the system configuration, otherwise, it's not that easy to troubleshoot..
Till then good luck.

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    Lebanon Raingam Nov 10, 2010

    thanks for the Detailed Info. I appreciate your input and glad that you could give me that much information.



    Well, for now, you need not to follow my first instructions, since there's a video card (graphics card) installed, we better troubleshoot the display in a simpler method. First, uninstall the graphics card and connect the monitor to the VGA port on the motherboard (integrated video card). Everything may be connected or but i highly recommend you to disconnect the hard disk drive, cd/dvd drive or other unnecessary components eg. front panel connectors, front audio, front usb, as we're only gonna try to get the Display work (this time).





    Make sure the system speaker (the small speaker which is connected plug in on the motherboard).





    Power on the machine. If you haven't unplugged the, press the power button or if you've removed the front panel (including the power switch connector), then you have to short the pins with a screw driver or with a metal object.





    Note the system beep sounds and if it's only one beep, then no doubt, it's working and check the status on the Monitor.





    Let me know the result. I don't wanna include everything at first, but I prefer step by step.





    If this comes out successful, (turn off the machine and) then reconnect/reinstall/re-plug-in everything and reboot again. There you'll see how it goes... Please update....

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    Lebanon Raingam Nov 11, 2010

    I am afraid how you would update the Bios without Display. At least display is necessary to do this. Yes of course, there are several methods and ways to update the BIOS, but if we don't see display, it's not possible. Moreover, flashing is done on the same system/computer where you burn the Bios flash file onto the flash drive and it's not supposed to be removed during the restart, if so then the system will not detect the Bios Flash File. Let me do some more research and find out the boot sequence so that you can try. Let's hope that there's a way out.





    Honestly I am out of ideas from my end, so, I need some more researches.





    Thanks for your patience.

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    Lebanon Raingam Nov 11, 2010

    Thanks again for the info. Definitely I'll let you know whatever I could find to fix your problem.

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Connector between hard drive and system board unplugged. When attempting to run the FDISK utility described in the HARD DISK section of the manual you get a message, INVALID DRIVE SPECIFICATION. Check cable running form disk to disk controller on the board. Make sure both ends are securely plugged in; check the drive type in the Standard CMOS Setup (in your



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Memory problem, display card jumpers not set correctly. Reboot computer. Re-install memory, make sure that all memory modules are installed in correct sockets. Check jumper and switch settings on display card. See display card section for information of settings.
Computer virus. Use anti-virus programs (McAfee/PC-cillin, E-port, etc) to detect and clean viruses.



Screen goes blank periodically. PROBABLE CAUSE DIAGNOSIS SOLUTION
Screen saver is enabled. Disable screen saver.



Keyboard failure. PROBABLE CAUSE DIAGNOSIS SOLUTION
Keyboard is disconnected. Reconnect keyboard. Check keys again, if no improvement, replace keyboard.



No color on screen. PROBABLE CAUSE DIAGNOSIS SOLUTION
Faulty Monitor. If possible, connect monitor to another system. If no color, replace monitor.
CMOS incorrectly set up. Call technical support.



Floppy drive lights stays on. PROBABLE CAUSE DIAGNOSIS SOLUTION
Floppy Drive cable not connected correctly. Reconnect floppy cable making sure PIN1 on the Floppy Drive corresponds with PIN1 on floppy cable connector.



Error reading drive A: PROBABLE CAUSE DIAGNOSIS SOLUTION
Bad floppy disk. Try new floppy disk.
Floppy disk not formatted Format floppy disk(type ENTER)



C: drive failure. PROBABLE CAUSE DIAGNOSIS SOLUTION
SETUP program does not have correct information. Boot from drive A: using DOS system disk. Input correct information to SETUP program.
Hard Drive cable not connected properly. Check Hard drive cable.



Cannot boot system after installing second hard drive. PROBABLE CAUSE DIAGNOSIS SOLUTION
Master/Slave jumpers not set correctly. Set master /Slave jumpers correctly.
Hard Drives not compatible / different manufacturers. Run SETUP program and select correct drive types. Call drive manufactures for compatibility with other drives.



Missing operating system on hard drive. PROBABLE CAUSE DIAGNOSIS SOLUTION
CMOS setup has been changed. Run setup and select correct drive type.



Certain keys do not function. PROBABLE CAUSE DIAGNOSIS SOLUTION
Keys jammed or defective. Replace keyboard.



Keyboard is locked, no keys function. PROBABLE CAUSE DIAGNOSIS SOLUTION
Keyboard is locked. Unlock keyboard



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Oct 19, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I've put it to AGP in my BIOS but its still doesn't work


It is possible that the AGP slot is dirty/dusty from non use over time. Use alcohol dripped onto a cotton swab & clean the copper connectors within the AGP slot. Blow is out using canned air. If the back side of you're AGP card has more than one output.
Ex: DVI, VGA or S-Video. Try hooking you're monitor to another output. (You may need an adapter to convert the out going signal). The AGP card would include an adapter to allow VGA to DVI. Here is a pic to help you understand.
http://www.csncables.com/Cables-to-Go-27596-GY1420.html
Also check the AGP card. Some need additional power. If so there will be a power input. It can vary from a small power cord just like a floppy drive or look just like an IDE power connector.

Luck!
Mike

Jun 08, 2008 | MSI KM4M-L Motherboard

1 Answer

No display on monitor.


More than likely you have a bad CPU. I've seen this several times.

Nov 07, 2007 | AOpen MX36LE-UN (91.89Q10.101) Motherboard

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