I was on my computer browsing the internet as usual and without warning my screen just went blank. First I thought my video card went out so I shut down the computer and restarted it and now I dont even get a boot screen. I replaced the video card and even used the onboard video and still nothing. The computer turns on but i get nothing on the screen. Switched the monitor and still get nothing.
I've done research and found out that eMachines does this to alot of other people, and that the motherboard may have some bad capacitors. I checked all of them on the board and see no physical signs of them being bad. So I was wondering is it possible that if my bios chip went bad, will it cause my computer to blank out like that while im on it? Or I have some bad capacitors that isn't showing any physical damage?
Let me add that the power supply was replaced also with no luck.
Is there a post beep when the pc is switched on. check the memory if it is a beep beep beep sound , also disconect the hard drive, dvd drive, floppy, and any usb devices and see if it boots up. if that fails it does seem like the mother board, also check the cpu fan has it stoped. also find out the power switch conector on the mother board, from the base unit switch to the mother board. also chech the power connector from the power supply to the mother board , on newer boards there are two that go to the mother board its self , a big one and a very small one .
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I see you mentioned you update IE9 then you now get a blank screen...
If I may ask the blank screen showed up after the update or did it show up after restarting the computer?
If your getting a Blank screen when you boot into windows after the IE9 update, try rebooting then boot into Safemode.
Restart you computer then as soon as you see the Boot screen of you computer keep on Tapping f8 to get a list select safemode, then once it boots into safemode windows will load up in safemode on the issue and you can navigate arround to fix things that went wrong.
click on the Start Button on the lower left of the task bar then, click on Programs, select accessories then select system tools, look for system restore then select the option select a different restore point, on the window you may see a list of restore points hoping your system restore was turned on in the very beginning, once you have selected a restore point keep on clicking next then a warning will show just click next again then it will restart your computer.
System restore allows you to restore to a date where you had windows working fine without any problems so if you can get a restore point before updating IE9 then it is possible that you may be able to fix you windows back the way it was.
if the monitor led indicator is amber and and the hard drive (usually red) indicator on computer is blinking red. that means your computer is working but onboard video is dead. if under warranty, bring it back for replacement or repair.
what i would do is remove all hardware connectors and cards from the motherboard and only leave the power supply and fan connections on. This will most likely allow you to boot the mother board. Remove the RAM as well. I'm aiming at the RAM is bad. But many things can have the same effect on the pc. If you have 2 sticks remove both and boot if you get lots of beeps it usually means it cant find the RAM or Video card. Attach 1 stick in and boot and will make a different beep code error. This prob means you dont have the video card put in the slot. It will not make a beep sound for video if u you onboard video.
You have two choices: 1) Insert your e-machine system disk and boot from it. It should ask you if you want to install Windows or repair it. Choose R for repair. Then when you get the black screen with white writing, choose your windows installation (usually #1) and then press enter when prompted for a password. When you get the c: prompt, type chkdsk /r This might fix it. If not, then try the process again and don't choose "r" but continue through the screen when it asks you to accept the Microsoft agreement by pressing F8. Then on the next screen choose to repair the existing version of Windows. It will reinstall the system files and may actually fix your problem.
Well the first thing is first. Usually depends on the Operating system. If it is a later version of XP or even Vista. Try to boot it from the restore cd. They will usually tell you if your going to lose important information and ask you if you would like to back up the information. Based upon that you can move forward or not move forward.