a good known second monitor or one same age as 1st.
made from 2000 to 2010 with burned out CCFL lamps inside.?
if a good monitor known so then the PC is bad. easy no?
Is the monitors, CRT or LCD/??
"i get power off message on the screen"
you said the screen is dead then contradict with about.why?
a screen that shows text from the PC is not dead.
sure, what brain did it matters, (Screen brain or PC brain)
my guess is you saw the Monitor brain tell you the VGA cable is dead, (no video, no sync, signal, going to sleep, or to power saver mode, why not tell the helper what screen is there, HP ? and what model>???
Im shooting from the hip, if this is 1995 CRT ,well, gee. it be dumber.....
all LCD screens sign on, most with a nice logo like HP or Dell
or Viewsonic, like mine... then if the VGA is dead or DMI
it tell you that fact , all do. 2000 year up, for sure.
we can go all day on just screens but did you know the early ones 2000, and tad later have a silly power saver inside and RTC
that turns it off, all by itself ? and owners never read that in the CRT or early LCD manual>/ turn that feature off in the monitors,
OSD screen menus,. that is right it has its own brain and its own menus... ills stop here guessing what screen you you have of 10 or more generations._+
this PC is relic, Legacy, called Pentium 4 (old)
HP Pavilion Media Center m1170n - Photosmart - tower - P4 530 3 GHz - 512 MB - 200 GB
with XP on it or windows 2k or 98.
unstated OS, most these are not in the junk yard, or $1 at garage sales...
for 15 years , you say this, for sure..
"hit F10 for setu
p" (means bios) as seen all those years now.
1: so clean vents and fans yet, and heatsinks inside. that be first. always, dont let it overheat,
is the PSU fan working, it must of the PCU is no good.
then CPU fan ok, and its heats sink clean?, my PC overheat if not cleaned every year. so... do you?
next is the coin cell, the RTC CMOS NVRAM coil coin cell is dead
not one ever lasted 15 years, not one, so that is next. for $3 put one in, and now the BIOS CAN LIVE AGAIN.
note ive not said replaced the video card yet, if in fact it is a card.
if you cleaned the Pc first you'd know that. look'ng inside
The Puffer mobo has no GPU chip onboard.
Id need to look first. as mobo can be swapped out.
this media center
came with 1 or 2 GPU cards.
- plug-in card
- Interface Type PCI Express x16
- Graphics Processor
ATI Radeon X300 SE
- Video Memory
128 MB DDR SDRAM
- Video Interfaces
some x300 have a fan, does yours,is it PACKED in LINT?
best I can tell (HP docs are gone, long gone now.)
ASUS PTGD-LA the PUFFER MOBO.
the PC came with this, but can be anything there, look first
my PC has been changed every 3 years, with newer faster card.
many have. the card is $5 used on EBay.
ill lay odds the card IS NOT BAD, these dont ever overheat is why.
the beauty of old, no excess heat, no early *****,
no fan to fail either, and overheat, but if the case fans fail.
or PSU faN!!!
VGA, USE GOOD KNOW LCD DISPLAY.
MAKE SURE THE psu fan spins.
no beeps from MOBO?
dvd drive ejects, good. some power i there./
but fans, what about the 3 fains, Upto 3. for sure 1 in PSU and 1 on CPU and one case front or rear.(case fans can be optional, but not on any of mine, ever)