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My Computer Turns on But Doesn’t Display

Q: My Computer Turns on But Doesn’t Display

Hello! I?m going to keep this thread pretty quick, my computer started acting very strangely, turning on/off rapidly, and through a little internet searching, found that the quick fix was to reset the CMOS on my PC. After doing so, my computer finally turned on, but now doesn?t display, or give power to my RGB keyboard and mouse, although the RGB in the system works. I can?t get into the BIOS or anything, as it seems that the keyboard and mouse aren?t getting power, and the obvious display issue. However, the Bluetooth light on mhm Bluetooth adapter (also USB) does have a light on, so power is going to the USB ports. So, I?m thoroughly confused, and I?m wondering if anyone has a fix unknown to me as of yet, before I ship it out to somewhere for the next 3-4 months for repair (a horrible experience). Thanks!

OS:Windows 10
I?ll put out more info from the PC if needed.

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I have a lenovo v110 for 2 months and I?m having many problems with it such as usb ports not working or stuck pixel on screen and it turns on randomly what can I do

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I don?t have a removable battery, I tried cleaning the plug that?s used for power (without water) and everything I also checked and cleaned the ram and hdd which wasn?t the solution either, the last thing I saw was a blue screen that said IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL then my screen wouldn?t turn on btw the power wire was plugged in during all of this

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I have a Dell Inspiron desktop that is about 3 years old. The computer is starting & fans spinning, but no display on the screen. I have tried with two different monitors, therefore ruled out monitor failure.

I am also going to put in a another PCI Graphics card to test if there is a problem with the integrated GPU.
What else could it be? Failing Motherboard, faulty RAM, PSU. Any troubleshooting tips would be much appreciated.

A:Computer Turns on, but no display!

First step in troubleshooting is to swap in a known good pw supply for testing. Note you do not have to fully install the test unit; simply connect atx and aux pw. Hit the ON button and see if the board will post. If it does, shutdown and fully install a new pw supply. If it does not complete post, we can do more troubleshooting.

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Hi guys,

I was on my computer the other day surfing the net and my screen just went blank for no reason and my monitor displayed an error saying that it has lost connection but the computer was still running. I restarted the computer using the power button and it was fine, so I went on a game and after like 5 minutes the computer blue screened. I thought that my graphics card has come out of it's slot so I took it out and put it back in. I started the computer but I couldn't get a display. I thought I fried my graphics card so I put my old 9600 GS in and I still get any display. So I assume maybe it is something to do with motherboard.

Because I got the PC from PC World I took it back to them since it was still under the warranty. They have had the PC for over a month now and they still haven't diagnosed it. They probably have the worst customer service, they keep on lying to me about when they will fix it. I was thinking of taking it back and fixing it myself because I've had enough of waiting.

I just wanted to know if this is a motherboard problem and if it is what motherboards will fit on my system.

This is my current motherboard/computer:
Core - Diego S Motherboard - spec_diego_s - Information and Instructions - IXTREME X9610 - PB81X14901 - iXtreme - platform_amadeus_ixtreme - Desktop

Sorry for making this long, and thanks in advance.

A:Computer turns on but no display


Better late than never!

Sounds a lot like a driver issue. Can you get the latest drivers from the manufacturer's site?


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A client brought an HP probook-corei5
It turns on but won't display on monitor, 
i tried replacing the RAM severally, after many trials, it came up and works perfectly for hours.
When the client came for pick up it refuses to display. i have tried repeating the previous process but the problem still persists.

A:Computer turns on but won't display

What is the full model of this probook? Have you tried using an external monitor to see if this persists?   Set the computer to boot into Safe Mode. Open the Search charm and type in msconfig. When System Configuration opens click/tap on Boot Click/tap on Safe boot, then Apply, and OK. See if the problem continues in Safe Mode.  Safe Mode uses a limited number of applications and drivers.  The graphics driver used in Safe Mode is a native Windows driver.  If the problem doesn't reoccur in Safe Mode the problem this would be an indication that the problem is driver related. Look in the Device Manager to see if there are any yellow warning icons or red error icons under Display Adapters. To open the Device Manager press press the Windows key and the X key at the same time.  In the menu that opens select Device Manager.

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I just spent close to 800 on computer parts to build myself a new PC. Ambitiously, I went for the Thermaltake VE2000BWS chassis with a liquid cooling system (hereafter: LCS), even though I have never even seen one before - and I think this might be the route of my problem.

Here's the internal parts I bought for my new computer:
Thermaltake VE2000BWS
Intel Core 2 Duo (2.33GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 1333 MHz Fsb)
MSI P35 Platinum Combo Motherboard
400W PSU
ASUS EN8800 GT Graphics

So I put the CPU and RAM in the motherboard and screwed the motherboard into the computer. I then connected the fans and put the graphics card into the motherboard.

And it worked. The computer booted and I could see the screen, where it (naturally) complained about not being able to find a bootable device. So far so good.

Then I tried to set up the LCS. I took the massive fan off the CPU chip, carefully spread a thin layer of the provided white paste as I was told and connected the cooling system's "water block" to the CPU instead. I cut the pipes and used them to connect the pump to the water block, the water block to the radiator and then the radiator back to the water tank (which is connected to the pump).

I then attached the pump and the radiator to the PSU, filled the liquid tank with coolant and turned on the computer (as instructed) and kept adding coolant as the tank pumped it around the system, so there was enough to keep the tank full. We had a bit of a ... Read more

A:Computer turns on - no display

I think its best you take your PC in and get them to check it for you, fearing that
something might go wrong and you could end up losing your warranty or even the
PC components.

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Ok to start off I have a HP pavilion elite HPE-000
Ok so here's the story my mom hasn't turned her computer on in like 6 years and finally turned it on 2 days ago and it turns on and everything fans run graphics card runs also but no beeps no display nothing
Now I have tried to take ram out place it back in ,replace the rams,check crords place display cord it both parts ,remove graphics card and turn on, reset the bios .....so now I have no idea whats worng or what to do so please help me if possible !?!? Thank you c:

A:Computer won't display but turns on help me plz

could be the graphics card which may be defective.
6 years stored can happen too many things like insects or ants bitting on something inside the computer.

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My computer turns on and sounds normal but there is no display, I've bought a new graphic card thinking it might be broken but it still hasn't fixed the products. I've tried plugging into another monitor so its not the monitor problem. Is my motherboard fried or my power supply not strong enough. My power supply fan looks like its spinning quite slow too. I was wondering if the power supply is too weak to power my graphic card that I currently

Motherboard: ASUS P5Q se2
Power Supply: Coolermaster 550w

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when i turn on my computer it turns on and beeps 3x with no display

anyone know why

all cables are connected

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Hi, i have a problem with my conputer. It turns on but there is no display on the monitor. I have disconnected everything and waited a while and than connected back together but it still didnt work. I have also tried to disconnect the graphics card and connected it back which also didnt help. Another thing which i noticed is that my hdd light doesnt flicker it turns on but doesnt flicker. I conected a differend hard drive but it dodnt change anything. Will be thankfull for a quick reply. :)

A:Computer turns on but no display on the monitor.

Try a new monitor signal cable. If no change, the graphics card may be faulty, in which case it may just be the card's edge connector which isn't making good contact, so pull it out then push it back in, taking care to discharge static from your body before touching the card.

If still no change, the graphics card may be "dead" and needs replacing.
The system won't boot if the graphics card isn't working, hence no activity from the hard drive indicator light.

Another possibility is that the monitor itself is dead, but that alone wouldn't stop the system booting up so you'd still see activity from the hard drive light.

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Ok i have a problem, i recently replaced my mobo in order to use a dual core i have, while installing it, everything seems to go fine, i do not see any loose connections or anything of the sort. So i hooked it all back up and turned it on, then i waited for a couple secs and no display came up, so i tried to turn it off but the power button will not turn it off and the reset button does nothing, i do not know what could be causing this but the cpu is running and everything i just cannot get a display and im hoping i did not fry anything...any ideas what can cause this/ and how to fix it?

A:Computer Turns on but no display, then will not turn off

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I have a lenovo all in one desktop computer, and for some reason it did an update or something yesterday afternoon, it switched off on its own, tried to turn it back on and the display doesn't come on and none of the hardware will turn on either. The only thing that will come on is the light coming from the power button and the computers built-in fan. I don't know why the computer won't display anything or turn any of the hardware on, I don't understand why it's stuck in a state of being on but at the same time not displaying anything. It has been nearly a full day and it still will not turn on? 

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I just built a computer, here's the specs.
EVGA nForce 680i SLI Socket 775 Motherboard - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz OEM, 500GB SATA HD, 20x DVDRW, 2GB DDR2 PC6400, ATX Mid-Tower Case, Ultra 650 Watt Power Supply and a Sapphire Radeon 4850 512mb.

It turns on and remains on but the monitor does not detect any signal. I'm afraid the motherboard or gfx card may be shot.

A:Just built a computer, turns on but no display!

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So I build my first computer a few days ago and the fans and the green lights (on the gpu and the motherboard itself) turned on, but when I tried plugging in the HDMI cable into the monitor, nothing displays. I have looked up so many solutions. I have tripple checked all my wires, reinstalled my GPU, reinstalled my RAM, checked to make sure there was no damage, and checked for damage on my CPU, but nothing seems to work. Everything looks fine to me. Its not my monitor because I plugged in the HDMI cable into my laptop and it displayed what was on my laptop. All my parts are new so I don't think it could be a dead motherboard. I really don't know what to do. I have searched the web for hours and repair shops asked for $100 to just look at it. Like wtf. Please any suggestions??? Thank you so muchh.

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Every time i go to turn on my pc it would turn on then it turns off then it turns on and stays on and then i look at the my tv and it wont dispay nothing

A:Computer turns on but won't show display

List all the computer specs

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I am using Windows 7 Professional with the HP ENVY 34c Monitor.I am having a problem with my HP My Display Functionality.I installed the drivers and the software and nothing works on the MY DISPLAY Program.Partitioning does not work, App Sync does not work, even the screen rotation feature does not work.HP My Display is updated to latest version. The only thing that does work is the Wizard, which allows me to adjust the Screen Brightness and Contrast. The main reason I purchased this monitor was to use the Partitioning features, so please someone help. Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

A:ENVY 34c - Partitioning - HP My Display doesn´t work

Hello @MiRoCZ73, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I have read your post on how your monitor is not able to access the HP My Display software for the purpose of partitioning and App Syncing, and I would be happy to assist you in this matter! To correct this issue, I recommend removing all of the My Display Software from your computer, and re-installing it. If you do not have the software on hand from a CD, I suggest downloading and installing the software by clicking on the link below: sp70687.exe If the issue continues, I suggest following the steps below: Step 1. Unplug the power cord from the back of the monitor and the wallStep 2. Hold the power button down for at least one minuteStep 3. Plug the power cord back into the monitor and then into the wall outletStep 4. Press the Menu button on the monitorStep 5. Navigate to the Factory Reset option and select itStep 6. Try a different cable connecting your monitor to your computerIf the above steps did not resolve your issue you can try the monitor on a computer or other device to see if the issue persists. If your monitor is still not able to use partitioning, please contact our technical support for further assistance in this matter by clicking the link below to get the support number for your region.www.hp.com/con... Read more

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Exact same problem on Windows 10.
Tried all of six steps above, including buying three new cables in step 6 one of those was the specific cable recomended by HP support.
Make 9 calls to HP  and 4 calls to Microsoft. HP signed me up for their paid Freinds Support and I called them 5 times.
I tried the monitor on a surface Book, and Asus Desktop and a Dell Destop. Did not work on any of them. I have installed the latest drivers multiple times and update the firmware in my laptops, Surface Dock and Asus Desktop.
HP connected to my Surface Book several times and installed two different - third psrty partitioning programs. One didn't work the other did but it was a trial version and wanted more money than I felt it should cost.
I'm using it as a single monitor with no partitioning. It mostly works but has some strange events where the mouse clicks are off by several undred pixles. rebooting fixes that.
Now I have atiny little spider runing arround under the front glass. Very distracting. How did it even get in there? I would have thought the area between the glass and the disply would be sealed arround the edges. 

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When I shutdown my computer my display turns off, so I am guessing that my graphics card shuts down, but nothing else shuts down, and I am forced to manually shutdown. I have tried to clear CMOS, as I have had this problem before and fixed it for a while by reverting back to default BIOS settings because I had an overclock, but it has come back again.

A:On shutdown, display turns off but computer doesn't

Maybe this is the problem?

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Recently I have put together a new computer (ordered parts from newegg woot) but after putting everything together and turning it on for the first time it gave out a loud long continuous beep with no display to the monitor. While troubleshooting I found out that my ******* forgot to plug in the PCI-E power to my graphics card. So round two I turned on my computer again and finally no long beep at all but still no display to the monitor. I've researched online for similar problems and did a number things such as replugging and reseating everything in the mobo along with taking the CMOS battery out to reset the bios. Still nothing. All the fans light up and work, hard drive feels like its working due to the minor vibrations I felt and even the CD drive works. PSU fan is running fine and even the video card is running. I tried reseating the video card and STILL nothing. I'm completely lost... I only have one extra video card that's in my roommates computer that I built for her so could test it if needed. I keep reading that it might be a different problem so I havn't tried yet. The only part that I didn't buy from newegg WAS the videocard because the card I have is the one from the old build. It ran WoW and starcraft but then one day my computer just shut down for no reason during gameplay and during normal activities. SO, I bought a whole new system since I figured it was time for an upgrade anyways and my mobo was getting old either way. Is it my vide... Read more

A:Computer turns on fine but no display on monitor

Sounds like the only thing not considered is that the monitor is bad. Try it with another machine, sometimes we overlook things like that, I had a very similar problem recently

As for the power button, I have no idea what in the world could be causing that to happen. That sounds like a really weird problem.

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Occasionally when I turn on my PC the LEDs light up and the fans turn on but no display goes onto my screen.
After I leave it for a day it will boot up as normal but once again I turn it off and the problem reoccurs.
I have tried to clear all the dust and unplugged all the wires inside the computer and connected them again, I reinstalled windows 10 for a fresh installation when it was turned on and I have also taken my cmos battery out.
Nothing seems to be working and I'm not even sure where the problem is coming from let alone how to fix it.

A:Computer turns on with fans working but no display

Please post the system specs so we know what kind of hardware we are working on.

Based on preliminary information, I would say you have a failing graphics card, bad monitor cable, or a corrupted/incorrect driver.

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I built my computer about 5 months ago everything worked fine and I quit using it for about a month ago and I had problems when I turned it on like it would turn on and off constantly so I replaced the psu and I got a gpu cause I got a deal on it but now the computer turns on right away when the switch on the power supply is turned and the power button on the case only turns the fan off and not the mother board and also doesn?t show anything on the screen I also tested the ram to see if they died but they were not the problem

A:Computer only turns on with power supply and no display

Hi Merktwisted, and welcome to TSG.

How about giving us manufacturer's names and full model numbers for ALL of the items you mention in your post.

How did you test the RAM modules to know they were not the problem?

Have you tried operation with the new PSU but without the new GPU?

I may not be able to come up with a solution, but the above information could help someone else here to help you.

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I have an Acer Aspire 5742G with an i5-480M and a GT 540M and the Intel display driver fails whenever the computer turns the display off after 10min afk no matter what power plan I'm on, it hapenned just now with Sleep Off in the power plan settings, it's just set to turn off the display after 10min. It's weird because I can turn off the display manually via the power button (set on the power plan) and it's fine. What's annoying is I have to restart the computer everytime it happens because it turns off my display's backlight. Anyone have an idea of what's going on?

A:iGPU driver crashes when computer turns display off

Actually, both GPUs fail.

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Here are some things I've noted.

It worked just fine on ANOTHER monitor. I just received a new CPU heatsink and installed that. Now tried to start up on a DIFFERENT monitor, and will not get a display, although the fans are all on. The output is through DVI and my video card only has 2 DVI outputs so I cannot test with analog.

I tried reseating the video card and that doesn't seem to help.
I really doubt its the monitor because I have another computer just used to connect to it using the same DVI cable and it works fine.

Basically the only thing I've done is install this new heatsink. One thing I did note, is that this heatsink comes with a "backplate" that allows you to screw the heatsink in instead of using the crappy pushpins that are now standard for intel boards. The "backplate" has some double sided very strong tape and I placed it on the back of the motherboard as instructions noted. I noticed that the sticky part touched pins on the bottom of the board - Maybe the sticky tape was conducting electricity somehow? But then I thought - well then the computer would just short out and shut off.

I'm stumped...

appreciate any help, thanks!

A:newly built computer turns on but NO display on monitor

i'm very concerned now... I tried connecting to the monitor using the VGA-DVI adapter supplied with my video card... still no display.

Also I've noticed that my usb keyboard and mouse are not getting powered when the computer is turned on.

ALSO, if I push my power button, the computer is not shutting down like it normally should ( I have to hold it down for ten seconds to force it to shut off).

has something happened to the motherboard? Could the backplate that I put on for the heatsink really be causing this problem?

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After getting a couple blue screens I am having the following issue:

When I turn my computer on, the fans and drives all start up. After approx. 2 seconds the computer shuts itself off. After another 2 seconds the computer turns itself back on again. This time it stays on but i have no monitor output. I don't hear a beep which tells me it is probably not posting.

I have read a few other threads that have a similar issue but not the same. I am thinking it is either the mobo, GPU, or PSU.

I would like any guidance and assistance that you guys can give me on this specifically what i should look at first and how to diagnose. Thanks. system specs below:

ASUS P5Q Pro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896-P3-1265-AR Video Card
Antec EA650 650W Power Supply
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Memory

A:Computer turns on, turns off then turns back on but has no video output

Motherboard Short

I have helped somebody who had a similar issue and it was the motherboard being shorted out by the case. We took the motherboard out of the case and it booted up just fine. Something you might want to try before purchasing new components.

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The computer is a Dell Dimension 4700C. The computer starts up and boots ok. Usually, after a few minutes the monitor freezes up and the computer stops responding to any command. I have to turn off by holding the power button for 10 seconds or so. Repeat.

A:display turns into a screen of small shimmering colored patterns and the computer ceases to respond to any command.

Can you test this monitor on a different PC or a different monitor on this PC?
Are all fans working, including CPU fan and video card fan, assuming you have an add-in video card?
Assuming the monitor is ok, if you're using an add-in video card, you may want to remove it and connect the monitor to one of the on-board video ports (DVI and VGA) depending on what inputs your monitor accepts. The on-board video ports are disabled unless you remove the add-in card, so you just can't move the connector from add-in video card to on-board video.
Check the manual for instructions about working inside the PC and removing cards.

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Basically i can boot up my computer but as soon as i get to my desktop screen everything takes ages to load, i can?t really open anything yet i managed to open task manager and it said my disk usage is at a 100%, any fixes please?

A:Computer doesn’t do anything

Are all fans spinning, including the power supply.
Take the cover off, to check for dust.

Information about cleaning computer components, including the power supply.

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Computer about 6 years old working fine until now. I started with noticing the clock only working when the PC was turned on so I replaced the battery on the motherboard with a new to fix the problem. But now when I start the PC it first makes a long beep and then nothing else happens......no picture....

I tried with another video card but it made no difference......

INtel 440BX AGPset, PII 350MHz
Award BIOS

Please anyone, help!


A:Computer doesn´t start

You may try reseating the RAM and VGA card. Make sure they are securely seated. Also, make sure there are no PCI cards halfway in/out.
To troubleshoot, remove excess PCI/ISA cards like modems, NIC cards, sound cards. Once you get the computer to boot normally, reinstall the cards. Hope this helps.

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Tonight I was playing a good old game. I minimized to my desktop while the game was running and pulled open Windows calculator, did some calculator stuff, but then the computer goes into a blue error screen and then restarts. A few moments later, the display on my monitor suddenly turns off as if it were put to sleep. And even if I turn it off cold and restart the computer, nothing appears on the display at all, not even a BIOS logo screen. So weird.

System specs:
AMD E-350 Processor x2 (1.6Ghz)
4GB RAM (upgraded from OEM default 2GB)
500GB Hard Drive
GRAPHICS: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Acer (eMachines)-EL1360G UW12P
bundled with eMachines brand monitor/speakers

A:Monitor display suddenly turns off, can't get the display back

You can try:

- Remove the power cord of monitor and PC for a minute. Not just shut down.
- Clear CMOS if you don't mind reconfiguring the BIOS

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Heard about your web site on the Today Show this morning, so I figured I would contact you. I have a Toshiba M45-S269 notebook that works fine with just a few problems (running Windows XP). I have it connected to our home wireless network.

First is starting the Internet. Im running IE 8. Frequently, the home page tries to start up and seems to freeze. The home page doesnt start up, then I have to try and close the web page a couple of times until it shuts down. Then, I normally try to start it up again and it usually opens right away. Any ideas why this happens and what I can do to fix it.

Second is shutting down the computer. Usually, the computer goes through the shutdown process and seems to get hung up on the Windows screen that indicates the computer is shutting down. When this occurs, I then press and hold the power button to shut it down completely. When I do this, the computer normally starts right up (no indicator of any normal shutdown). Again, any clues to fix this?

Thanks. John.

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*I don't know if this is the right place for this, so if it's not, let me know and I'll post it in the "Audio and Video" forum*

(I?m pretty desperate to fix this thing, so I?m going to try to be as thorough as possible)

Before the problem occurred (this may not be important, but just in case): I took my hard drive out to hook it up as a slave (for storage) to a different computer. A new user account was made.

Initially: I hooked the hard drive back up (and the few other things I had to unhook to get to the hard drive when I was taking it out originally) to the computer it was in first. I may have switched some power supply cords around. When I turned the computer on, I heard three beeps. I then found out that three beeps meant a memory error. I didn?t understand how I could have gotten an error like that; because I didn?t even touch the ram when I was taking my hard drive out. I thought maybe the ram got loose somehow. I then took out the ram and the graphics card so I could get to the ram. Then I put the ram back in, in a random order. I didn?t think it would matter, because the ram sticks are all the same (brand and all). Before putting the graphics card back in, I saw a small piece of dust in the pcie port. I couldn?t get it out, and I didn?t think that is what the problem was anyway so I just left it and reinserted the graphics card.

I turned the computer back on and I didn?t get any beeps this time. The computer sounds... Read more

A:Monitor doesn’t show image but computer runs

"Does it sound like I should try using a different graphics card?"...

Yes, and if that piece of dust in the PCIe slot was big enough to see, you should try to get it out

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product number t6c49ua#aba ive tried everythng i can think of please help me

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My friends computer turns on for 5 seconds and turns off and during that 5 seconds preiod the computer makes a weird noise like beping sound.
His computer is Dell and its XP iam affarid i dont have much of his computers specs. If any one can suggest how he could solve it.

thank you for reading and helping

A:my friends computer turns on for 5 seconds and turns off again automaticly plz help

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My computer turns off then pressed again and turns on fine. This maybe due i went cheap and got a psu with case but i believe it needs to warm up for it to turn on.

Thanks for the help!

A:Computer turns off then pressed again and turns on fine?

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When I attempt to turn on my computer the power light comes on and I hear the fans running but after a second or 2 the light goes off and the fans stop running, after a count of 2 the light comes on the fans start up again and the same thing happens again, on off on off I don?t have to touch the button the only way I get it to stop is pull the plug from the wall. I thought maybe it was a power supply issue so I replaced this with a new one but I got the same results. Does anyone have an ideas????   

A:Computer power issues ! turns on then off turns on then off ...

Dear Customer, Welcome to the HP Consumer Support forum. In order to isolate the issue, please try and perform few basic steps as follows: 1. Open the hood and ensure the 4 or 6-wire power supply cable is seated into the connector on the system board2. Check if a device is causing the problem by removing ALL attached devices (such as hard, diskette, or optical drives, and expansion cards).3. Power on the system.4. If the system enters the POST, then power off and replace one device at a time and repeat this procedure until failure occurs.5. Replace the device that is causing the failure.6. Continue adding devices one at a time to ensure all devices are functioning properly.7. Locate the header and jumper labeled CLR_CMOS8. Remove the jumper from pins 2 and 3.9. Place the jumper on pins 1 or 2.10. Put the jumper back on pins 2 or 311. Replace the access panel12. Reconnect all the disconnected devices one by one and then power on the unit and check if the issue persists. In case issue persists please get back to us and we would be glad to assist you. Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again. **Click the KUDOS star on left to say Thanks** Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GR1Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP 

I am an HP employee

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So, I installed Vista yesterday and it was working like a charm and last night I turned the computer off.

I woke up this morning, pressed the power button, lights/fans/computer came on for a few seconds (3 seconds approximately) and then the computer just shut off instantly, then another 3 secondsish later it turned back on and did the same thing, and it keeps doing it.
The only way I could fix it was by unplugging the power cable and turning off the switch at the power socket, I thought it may was a one-off thing.

I left the computer on, got back about 6 hours later and the computer was off (nobody turned it off, no power blackouts etc), I turned it on and it did the same thing. So I had to turn it off at the power etc and it boots up fine and it works.

This wasn't happening until I installed Vista.

Thanks in advance.

A:Computer turns on for a few seconds then turns off [loop]

I just realised, I haven't been shutting the computer down, just been clicking the power button in the Start Menu (which I have just realised isn't shut down - hovered over it: Keeps your session in memory and puts the computer in a low-power state so that you can quickly resume working). I'm fair sure this is "Sleep" (Vista noob).
I just went into Power Options and saw that Sleep was set to 1 hour, so I'm assuming:

* Last night I put my computer into sleep
* Today it went into sleep by itself (after 1 hour)

Therefore it's a problem with the sleep mode?

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So the PC turns on but no display
Gives out no beeps when I
- take out all the ram
- use only I stick of ram

Tried 2 motherboards still doesn't display
Use 2 graphics cards
Used onboard graphics
Still not displaying
Tried pretty much anything

A:PC turns on but no display

I am running an i7-3770
Dell optiplex board lga 1155 board 1
Intel desktop board lga 1155 DQ67SW
Board 2

RAM Patriot PSD38G13332H 8GB

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I have checked all my power settings, and yet, my display turns off, if I stop using the mouse after a few minutes. Why?

A:Display turns off

Hi, Sometimes it's worth changing the setting timings slightly in Power Options, save the changes, then put them back to the values you want and save again. Another setting to check that can sometimes cause this is from the Start Menu, select Settings, then Personalisation and then Lock Screen.  Near the bottom of this window, select Screen saver settings.  Make sure that the dropdown menu under the Screen saver heading is set to None - if it is already set to None, select another option, save the change, then re-select None and save again ). Regards, DP-K

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??????????? ??????????? ????? ????????! ???????? ???????????? ??? ????????? ? ???????? ?????? ????????. ? ??? ????? ???? ?????????Randomly shut down the laptop screen! It helps to restart or lowering and lifting the lid. What could be the problem? 

A:Turns off display!

Hi, One thing to check is the following. From the Start Menu, select Settings, then Personalisation and then Lock Screen.  Near the bottom of this window, select Screen saver settings.  Make sure that the dropdown menu under the Screen saver heading is set to None ( if it already is, select another option and the select None again ) - also remove the checkmark against 'On resume, display log-on screen'.  Click Apply and Ok to save any changes. Regards, DP-K

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My laptop is an HP Pavilion dv1000 (I know...OLD)

This problem only USUALLY happens once or twice a month.
Before, I believed that the computer had froze and would just restart it.

Today, while streaming an archived webcast, the screen went blank. It did not go completely black, seeing how the back light was still on and I was still able to adjust the back light intensity. The webcast was still playing, the laptop was still on (making same old sounds that it was indeed still running).

I was reading about similar problems online, but did not get a chance to test any of the simple fixes.
Instead of turning the laptop off this time, I merely closed my laptop lid and waited for it to switch to standby mode. After a few seconds I opened it back up and my screen was back to normal.

Does this sound like something is only l0ose within the chassis and is affecting the connection for the screen?

Thanks in advance!

A:Display Turns off During Use

have you made sure that your video card drivers are up to date? also can you post the Product number on the white label on underneath of the laptop?

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Running Windows 7 Ultimate on HP DFV6000 laptop.

Screen saver is set to blank screen. Computer is set to never sleep. Display is set to turn off after 10 minutes for both battery power and wall current. The display never turns off even though no programs are running. It will literally stay full on even after several hours.

Any suggestions?

A:Display never turns off

Just as an experiment, try setting your Screen Saver to None and see it that solves the problem.


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Please help me my computer turns on but no display.. The fans work and every thing but does not display in my monitor also i notice that when try to plug my mouse to a usb port their's no power but everything else works can somebody help troubleshoot

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okay so i am able to turn my computer on for a few seconds but then it automatically shuts itself off after a few seconds but the thing is after letting it sit for a couple seconds it says something about how the clocks on my processor have been overclocked too high and asks if it wants me to restore them, so i do that and then the computer works fine, but then when i turn it off and turn it back on it does the exact same thing until i get that message again.

any ideas on how i can fix this?

i've tried manually reducing the clocks on my cpu even though they were already at stock clocks and that didnt work

system specs:
windows 7 ultimate 64bit
intel core 2 quad q6600 @ 2.4ghz standard clocks
4gb ddr2-800 ram
ati hd 4760 1gb ddr3

please and thank you

A:computer turns on for a few seconds then turns off

Try resetting the bios on the motherboard.

You can do this by opening up the computer and remove the battery and then reinstall. There are also a jump to do the samething, but you have to look at your motherboards manual /user guide to see where it's located.

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When I boot up my computer or restart, and not always but most times, audio from my home web page of ESPN comes on. No web pages have been opened. I can adjust the audio. If I go to the web page I can see which videos the audio came from and if I open them they are behind. It just goes away after a bit 5-10 minutes. Any way to know which port is open or if there is a problem. I am on DSL.

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Ok so I'm having a problem with building my computer. I used to have a working gaming pc but i decided to upgrade so i upgraded my case my motherboard and my PSU. After i re-built everything and was planning on turning it on, all the fans started spinning and the Led's turned on but only for about 3 seconds. it then turned off. What i figured out is that whenever my CPU cable is plugged in this happens but when it is unplugged it doesn't shut off but also no Bios shows up. The HSF always spins very slowly and slowly stops working. My Motherboard doesn't have onboard graphics so i need a GPU. Pleeeeeaaaase help me!! i really want it to work and sorry for the nooby question.
I have seen similar problems on other Forums but i didn't quite get it and i thought with my specifications it would be easier for me to understand.
Here are my specs:
Motherboard: gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
PSU: Corsair RM 850
Processor: AMD FX
GPU: AMD radeon 7850 vtx 3d
and case (probably unnecessary): thermaltake level 10 gt snow edition.

And ps: Pleeeeaaaase help!!!!!

A:computer turns on and then turns right back off

Processor: AMD FXClick to expand...

You didn't fully describe the AMD FX processor you have. Here is the supported list of FX processors for that motherboard.

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I leave my computer on for a long times like 1-4 weeks at a time so that may be part of the problem but it doesn't get really hot (it has 7 fans so yea) but back to the problem when its started i turned it on and i wasn't looking and then it turned off (still not looking) and it turned off again and then it on (looking this time) and i saw it booting up then i saw it froze at the windows 7 logo and then either i turned it off or it turned its self off then. Now when i turn it on it turns its self off after few seconds. but when i leave it alone for a day it stays on for 5-15 seconds.
If you can please help me!
my specs: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-AMD-FX-8350-4-0GHZ-16GB-DDR3-500GB-38496000-/201156598215?

A:My computer turns on for a few seconds and the turns off

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