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Q: on board video dead, no signal to monitor

trying to salvage a Packard Bell Windows 98 machine. The on board video (driver/card) appears to have died. The monitor does work (tried it with a different computer).

How do I install a new video card when a can't see to change drivers/Cmos/bios/etc.

I did try to plug in a new video card into the PCI slot. Of course the machine never seemed to detect that it was there.

Any suggestions.

Preferred Solution: on board video dead, no signal to monitor

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: on board video dead, no signal to monitor

Putting a new card in may not work as some BIOS's require you to tell them that there is another card there. You could try finding the CMOS reset jumper, which is usually near the battery/BIOS chip on the motherboard. Using that may reset it and tell it to use the card you put in.

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One day when i turned on my inspiron 530 computer from DELL (Windows Vista), the computer was telling me that something was very wrong with my computer. Before "Setup", it was saying that with my permission it would set itself back in time to a time when it was working properly. I didnt see any sign of error prior to this so i said no, and did so for the next few days. Then one day, i said yes. The computer was working well for the rest of the day.

The next day, i turned on the computer and the Monitor has no signal from the mother-board, the mouse was dead and so was the keybord. The fans in the box were spinning very fast and very loud. There were lights on in the mother-board and there seemes to be an alarm going off inside the box.

My questions are what happened and what can i do?

I send you this e-mail through an alternate computer.

CARL Danzel In Distress!

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In a prior post, I spoke of issues with video driver. I had a screen that looked like "safe mode," but was not (intentionally) in safe mode. But that seemed to "heal" itself, so I stopped looking for solutions - if it ain't broke..., right?

This past weekend, the 'exception' message that titles this post appeared. This was not a bsod event, in spite of terms used. Additional message in separate window:

"Could not load task list. All task entries have been lost. The error returned was: 'attempting to deserialize an empty stream'. "

On re-boot, those messages did _not_ reappear, and system seemed OK. But now I'm in serious trouble, and it appears related to the earlier issue. Machine sounds like it's booting, fans running, lights on, etc -- BUT I HAVE NO MONITOR. No error messages, just black screen as if it weren't even plugged in.

I have tried another good monitor, and that doesn't work either. Seems like the original video driver problem is at the heart of this. So I tried booting to the original driver install disk, but that won't work. I cannot get to cmos to check boot sequence; cannot even raise a DOS command line.

The machine is useless now, and that's unacceptable.

Also, obviously, I cannot provide basic sys info. It's now running W10 ("up" from v7), x64, all updates, including Norton antivirus, etc. More if needed.

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A:system service exception; dead on-board video...?

Also, obviously, I cannot provide basic sys infoClick to expand...

Certainly you can; open the case and look. Nothing replaces the Mark 1 mod 0 eyeball.

If it is a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever, then it is even easier. Post the make and model# along with the service tag#

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I have a really strange problem, after a while (1-2 minutes) Windows just seems to freeze, the monitor signal dies and so does the keyboard and mouse. This seems to be pretty much random and does not occur at a specific time. Safe mode works well without the problem. This problem occurs both during the installation and on the installed OS. I managed to install Windows using safe mode (multiple times). I have been running XP and Linux on the same machine for a long time without any problems.

I have tried to install it multiple (allot) times, using different CDs and USB memory, same result. Even different isos. The iso I'm using is from MSDNAA and it's CRC checked. I have removed all "extra" hardware, disabled BIOS integrated hardware and usb stuff. No luck. I only have 1 monitor connected so it's not a multiple monitor problem, even tried booth DVI connectors. Have installed all the latest updates and tried different nvidia drivers.

Windows 7600 professional 64bit
Intel q6600 quad 2.4 ghz
Asus Geforce 8800gt
Corsair 2gb (mem test ok)
Gigabyte p35C DS3R
Maxtor 300gb

A:No monitor signal, keyboard and mouse dead at random

Hi Zodox
Please check if you have BSOD .dmp files. There are some users in this forum that are very good at analyzing them and tell what is happening. I would have guessed it is a driver problem (given the normal operation in safe mode), but you already said you updated them all. Have you used the Win7 x64 drivers?
Also, if you can load your system specs in your profile, that permits other users to accesss them directly, without having to refer to your Original Post. You can just click on "My system specs" on the left lower corner
Let us know

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I'm having to swap out a dead mobo: MSI 770-C45 DDR 3 for a Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 w/ no video signal to the monitor from the dead beast & (preferably) w/out doing a clean install of OS , which, given that is the reason I"m replacing this 3 yr old board, makes retrieving any information from the system or affecting any kind of device /driver uninstalls or alterations beforehand unlikely. (A prior post, w/ video available) mentioned switching the sata controllers to IDE in Device Man. (I"m a little spoofed at this level, TBH) I assume the device drivers are interfacing with the mobo thus making slaving the h/d to my laptop a non-viable option. The drive containing the OS--Wn XP- is SATA ONLY. Any Help Appreciated. Txs-

A:Dead Mobo swap out- no video signal

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I want to install a new monitor but I don't know what video board to get
my motherboard is GA-990XA-UD3 (Socket M2)
please help!!!
I am using windows 10

A:New Monitor - What video board?


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I recently installed a new Acer Model S211HL monitor and a new Nvidia GEForce 6200 video board. I'm running 1024x768 mode with True Color-32bit with large fonts. Everything on my video screen seems wider than normal and the height seems shorter than normal.

What could be the cause of this?

Thanks for any help.

A:Monitor/Video Board Problem

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Maybe a dumb question for you experts : does a bigger monitor require a more powerful video board ? Specifically a 22" Samsung 226BW LCD and a Nvidia GeForce 8400GS 256MB for Vista - no gaming .

A:Video Board vs Monitor Size

No, those will be fine together.

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I recently got a computer. It was working fine until yesterday. First, I will tell you how this computer works. It is one of those where you turn it on with the on button, but to turn it off you have to go to windows shut down. Also, the monitor comes on automatically when you turn the computer on, and turns off when you turn it off. anyway, yesterday I turned on the computer, and when I did this I couldn't move the mouse. I checked the connection, it was fine so I figured that the computer had crashed. So I pushed the reset button. The computer restarted but the monitor powered off and did not power back on. so I unplugged the monitor and replugged it in and it came on but in the middle of the screen it says no signal input or cable not connected. Well, the cable is connected! I then pulled out my old monitor, plugged it in to the computer and it was not showing anything either, so I know the monitor was not the problem. Do you have any ideas? I can usually figure out how to troubleshoot, but it is kinda hard when you can't see anything. I don't even know what the computer is doing, if it is booting up or what...I hate opening computers but I know I may have to in this case. I am waiting for a response from the manufacturer, but I thought I would see if you guys had any ideas. Thanks!!!

A:No video signal to monitor

Most likely cause is a loose connection inside the PC. Remove the cover, touch the frame or some part of unpainted metal and check to make sure all cable connections are secure. The video card could also be loose. Check to make sure it is pushed in all the way. I have also had this problem and removing and reinstalling the memory chips fixed it.

Worst case is the video card is bad.

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I have a Dell Studio XPS Desktop (W7) computer that is not working. All of a sudden I kept getting a entering power saving mode on the monitor. I instantly thought of a cable, monitor or graphics card issue. I checked all the cables inside the tower and everything seems plugged in. I tried on a number of different monitor's, but all gave me the same problem (does pick up on the video signal). I tried another Graphics card that I know works, but this did no good. I have tried connecting with HDMI, VGA and DVI. Faulty RAM or hard drive should let me see some kind of Bios or windows logo prior to the error. Faulty PSU would not mean the computer would power on at all. It starts up running everything like it is working, but nothing translates to the screen. I would appreciate any help. Thanks.

A:No Video Signal Going to the Monitor!

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I was recently having some problems with my pc randomly shutting down particularly when running high memory usage programs. If I turned it back on immediately after shutdown it would shutdown pretty much on starting windows - I would have to wait a good few hours before I could use it again properly.

I therefore opened up my computer to check that all the fans were working. No problem there. I then thought that the fans may be inhibited by dust. So I removed the CPU and removed any dust that was blocking the fan. I also did this for both of my GPUs.

I have now fitted everything back together and I went to boot up my pc but for some reason the monior isn't receiving a signal from the gpu. It's definitely not a problem with the monitor as ive plugged this into other pcs/laptops and it works fine. The fans on both GPUs are spinning indicating that these are fitted properly. Ive tried just using the one gpu thinking that one may be malfunctioning and also tried to alternate the gpu slots but still no luck. Monitor won't pick up signal.

I'm using 2x 7600GT gpu. And my psu is an arctic 600

A:No video signal to monitor

Try another power supply

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I just bought a new PC when I connected it to monitor I am getting no signal, instead of a green light on monitor I am getting a yellow light and a message that says power saving mode, the PC is a HP and the monitor is lenovo, I checked all connections and unplugged everything, the monitor was working with my old PC
Thanks in advance

A:No video signal on monitor

With respect you having been a member since 2004 and with over 1000 posts
I thought you would know that meaningful assistance is well night impossible without knowing vital details
Does the computer have a graphics card or is it using integrated graphics from the CPU
If it is using a card is the monitor connected to the actual card as against to the integrated graphics on the I/O plate that is where the keyboard mouse and Ethernet connect

How is the monitor connected to the computer HDMI - VGA - etc
Because it worked with the old computer does not mean it will work with this if the connections are not correct for the monitor

What is the full model of the HP and the serial number
What is the full model of the Lenovo monitor

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Hi everyone.
Yesterday I bought a new monitor (Packard Bell viseo 190W), I've plugged it to my computer, but something is not working: while windows (I've XP pro) is loading the logo appears and everything seems to be ok, but just before the "user-interface" loads, the monitor goes black showing a "NO SIGNAL" message. I tried to uninstall ati-drivers (my graphic card is ati radeon 9250, 256MB ram), it works but obviously is in low mode graphic. If i try to reinstall catalyst + drivers the problem comes back. I tried Omega drivers too, same problem :\

What should I do? Any suggestions?

Thanks for help
@moderator can u change "video board" with "graphic card" in the thread title? thanks

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Got a pc the other day...a compaq p4, etc. It boots up, the hard drive runs, the disk drives are operating, everything seems to be fine, but the monitor is not getting any video signal so it just goes to standby after 5 seconds. I've tried 3 other video cards and nothing works, the second I plug in the monitor cable the monitor goes active but then loses signal again, same when I unplug the cable...can anyone point me in the right direction? I've tried agp video and pci video cards also...nothin....what is shot here? Is this thing just dead?
Sorry if this is a vague dumb question...

A:No video signal, no monitor, no nothin'

On Compaqs, there can be two video cards- one on the motherboard, and one on the agp/pci slots.

Check to be sure you're using the right port to hook your monitor to.

Also, can you verify that the monitor picks up a signal from a known good machine?

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I know this is a video card related problem, i've sorted that much out, but i've yet to determine whether it might be a cable problem or the video card itself. Currently i'm in normal windows mode with video card disabled, my computer recognizes new hardware ( video card ) but when i install it and restart the machine, monitor just shuts down exactly the same way as if i was actually shutting down my machine. I've tried re-arranging the wires, but nothing helped, i tried to physically clean it, but that didnt make a difference either. Coincidence or not, this happened to me precisely after i got my monitor back from repairs, apparently the capacitator was broken. And this started happening exactly after i got the monitor back. Slim chance, but the monitor could be the problem aswell. Altho it works currently and works fine in safe mode. Please, i'm gravely concerned, since video cards aren't really that cheap. I'd appreciate any feedback or things to try, before taking it for a repair again.

PC Specs:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual core processor 4800+ 2,51 ghz
2,00 gb of ram ( 2x 1gb DDR2 ) [ I've also had this replaced, before the monitor issue, one of the DDR2's was broken ]
Radeon x1950 pro
LG 1753TR monitor
Windows xp professional SP 3

A:Monitor gets no signal from video card?

If the monitor is able to display Windows running in Safe Mode, the monitor is fine.
The monitor only shuts down because your PC is shutting down, at which time monitor switch-off is automatic owing to the power-management feature of Windows. It doesn't mean the monitor is faulty.

The problem is either the video card or the driver you've installed for it.
I would say it's the driver. If it was a faulty card, Windows would not appear on screen in any mode at all.

In Safe Mode however, all third-party drivers are ignored (not loaded) and this is how Safe Mode is able to start when there's a bad third-party driver preventing it from starting in Normal Mode.

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Hi this is my first post here, so im kind of new. I have been looking for help all night, reading forums and cant find the right answer. So ill try to explain my problem the best i can.

I am repairing a teachers gateway computer, and i replaced the motherboard and cpu. Well im trying to use onboard video and i get no signal what so ever and this is a brand new motherboard brand new cpu. So, than i got another motherboard, same problem the onboard video doesnt work. I always have used agp slot for my video card, im not sure how this onboard video works but it shouldnt have to change any jumpers it should just work correct? I mean i turn the power on and all fans and hard drive is on just no signal sent to the monitor. NOTE* My monitor works with other computers.

Ill let you know i have an intel celeron cpu, and my power supply doesnt have a 4 pin connecter. Do i need a power supply with a 4 pin connecter or should that not matter?

Like i said, these are both brand new motherboards and the onboard video just doesnt work. Im using 128mb ram, i think im going to try and use different ram see if that matters. Other than that i have turned on the computer outside of the case and same problem. So if you have any idea's that might help please just throw them out at me. Thanks for reading and taking your time to help. Thanks again

A:Onboard video, no monitor signal!

What's the brand and model of the motherboard? It's entirely possible that you need the seperate 4-pin plug to power the cpu. If that's the case and it's not done, the chip won't fire, hence no vid signal.

BTW, Welcome To TechSpot! :wave: Hope we can help.

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I'm going to include as much information as possible, because I really don't know what's wrong here.

So a few days ago I updated a program, which resulted in it crashing on startup. I searched for a solution, and some people said to try reverting my video drivers and/or using "AMD Cleanup Utility" to uninstall my current drivers and then reinstall a different version. I used the program to uninstall the 13.6 Beta drivers and other AMD utilities and restarted the computer once it was finished to complete the process. However, once I tried turning the computer back on, the monitor said that there was no signal. This was fixed by taking out the video card and plugging the monitor into the VGA slot on my motherboard to use the integrated video (as for some reason it wouldn't work if my video card was still inserted in the motherboard).

I tried restoring Windows to an earlier date but this made it so that neither the video card nor the integrated video could successfully send a signal to my monitor. After a few more restores, I tried plugging in a different HDD with a working copy of Windows 7 on it as well, and this let me successfully boot up with the integrated video. Switching back to my original HDD, I could now also successfully boot with the integrated video, even with the video card inserted. I'm not sure why this helped, but it did. I had been using a VGA to DVI converter to be able to plug the monitor into my video card (sin... Read more

A:No Signal to Monitor from Video Card

Plug the GPU into the PCIe slot, boot up your machine using the VGA graphics, then install the latest 13.4 stable driver. If that doesnt help, try another PCIe slot.

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I've been having this problem on and off for a long time and it's now reached the point of being a major hassle.

For months when I turn my PC on the system boots but the monitor does not turn on. When I turn it on manually it says on screen that there is no video signal. I press reset on the system and it boots. All is well PC runs fine all day.

Now however the PC starts up, I get about 4 post beeps and the monitor wont boot. Now it can take me 10 -15 mins to get the system up. Pressing reset no longer does the trick. I've found if I turn it on and leave it for a few mins then turn it off and on again it usually boots. It's almost like it needs time to warm up?

Any ideas?

I've got a NVIDIA TNT card, 1GB AMD Athlon, 512 RAM, Tiny Computer.

The thing that bugs me the most is when it does boot up, the PC is fine? if somethings damaged then why does it work at all?



A:No Video Signal , Monitor Won't Boot!

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ok heres the problem "MY MONITOR DONT RESPONSE" after i switch ram last night but first 2 time i failed to insert the 2 ram correctly so it make a big "CAAAKAAKACAKKA" sound on the tower. Then when i inserted corretly after few time monitor dont work anymore no signal or anything (i try myself to be as careful as i can), so is it that the video card is damaged??? or whats the problem??? i have try to insert different ram but none function *monitor ~ no input signal ~ monitor going to sleep*

im sure my monitor work properly and i have all cable connected tight.

A:Monitor no signal ~ video card broke?

Try another monitor.......are the fans spinning....can you hear the hard drive spin up

Try to see if yiou can get into safemode..........it maybe that you fried the motherboard also

How to Start in Safemode

1. Restart your computer.
2. Before the windows logo you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
4. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.

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Good day everyone,
I have an ATI 2900XT 512mb that has worked just fine on my PC until a few days, out of nothing it stopped sending the monitor signal. After disconnecting power cable from the pc and replugging it seemed to work again but lately it stopped sending the signal for good. I took out the video card, put it back in and it worked for just a few minutes. I've tried booting a few times and sometimes I get the monitor signal for just a few minutes, most of the time nothing at all and the mobo has error beeped a few times.

I've also noticed that when I boot pc and the monitor has no video signal the pc hasn't beeped, it's weird because it used to work fine and now if it does is just for less than 2 minutes.

I have a DFI P965 mobo and a Rosewill RP500-2 power supply.
Any clues on what could be the failure?

10x in advance!

A:Monitor loses video card signal

A new home from the video card?

I have had similar issues in the past when all it took was to move the video card to a different slot. Sounds as if there are issues that seem to be intermittent pointing back to the video card. I would remove the video card use a good air cleaner (bottled air if possible) clean out all slots prior to reinstalling the video and try a new slot for the video card. A frustrating issue to say the least.

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Hello, running out of ideas!  Envy Phoenix 810 running Win 10 (64).  Following regular Win 10 maintenance update, system suddenly started running fan at ultra high speed and lost video.  Geeks said replace M/B.  Swapped in new Pegatron Pittsburgh board - exact match with original build. Now fan runs at normal speed BUT no video or USBs. Did the usual: checked monitors, cables, power supply,  graphics card, popped battery to clear CMOS, reset jumpers for bios and password, swapped ram, disconnected HDDs to try boot, same issues.  So my sense is the BIOS is corrupted, but with no video or active USB slots, no way to see or do anything (MOB has no onboard video, obviously USB & wireless keyboards wont work) -- WHat can I do??  Thanks

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I recently installed a new hard drive in my computer and got the computer up and running. I installed Windows 98(2nd ed.) and I decided to take a break, so I shut the computer down for a few minutes and when I turned it back on, the Monitor was not receiving a signal. I had another computer here so I hooked it up to the monitor and turned it on and it worked fine. I know by that, that there isn't a problem with the Monitor, it is something with the computer. Someone suggested that the video card went out, could this be the problem?? If so, the video card is built into the motherboard, can I buy another video card that would be installed into a PCI slot or do I have to replace the motherboard???? Please HELP!!

A:Monitor not receiving signal--video card???

If it has the video built into the motherboard, you will need to install the driver for that. You should have a system disk that came with the motherboard to do just that. If not we will need to know what motherboard you have to help you find the driver.

If it is a name brand computer the make and model number may be enough to find it.

Welcome To TSG!

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I teach a computer class at a local high school and had a student build his own system. Following is the components we installed, all from Newegg.

Intel BOXDP45SG LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813121348

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9650 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115130

RAIDMAX RX-700SS 700W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817152030

A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model HY63I1B16KN - Retail
Item #: N82E16820211369

SAPPHIRE 100225L Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814102719

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116488

Hanns·G Hi-221DPB Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824254035

HITACHI 0A38016 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822145233

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136153

RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811156063

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A:Monitor lost signal from Video Card

Funny how computer class teachers are pretty much.. nvm.

The power supply propably blew out on you. It is propably still "alive", taking its last breaths, taking the cards or the motherboard along with it.
Get a quality unit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
And after that... You may need to replace: the motherboard, one or both of the graphics cards, a slight chance that the CPU needs to be replaced too, or any combination of these.

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I want to use my laptop to watch tv, but I don't know how to input video signals into my laptop's monitor..

I really need your help, thanks a lot!

A:How can I input video signal to my laptop monitor?

Welcome to TechSpot forums

It is unlikely that the laptop's video capability has a video in connection. So unfortunately I doubt this is a possibility. One of my workmates does have a USB tv card device which feeds a TV signal into the computer and this works with a laptop (aerial connects to device, device connected via USB connection to laptop).

Something like the devices for sale from this website would be required:

If you post details of the laptop model we will be able to confirm whether it does or does not have a video in capability.

If you think you might stick around at this forum please feel free to post a hello message in the Introduce yourself forum

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So I have been extremely frustrated with how things have been working out with me and my PC lately.

To start things off, my 9800gt OC card fries up so I RMA it for another card. In the meantime, I put in my backup Geforce 9600gtoc and everything is fine. All of my temperatures are well below 55 degrees Celcius---this goes on for about 2 weeks.
My original card which comes back RMA'd as a GeForce GTS 250-OC arrives from the BFG warehouse the other day and the temps sky rocket high during a few minutes of Crysis and a few more in Bad Company 2 so I take it out and put my 9600gt back in..
I uninstall my nvidia drivers and clean out the remnants in safemode using DriverSweeper. I install the latest NVidia drivers and restart.
Then, during post, some screen I've never seen before is on for a brief moment, it might have to do with CMOS because when I got to windows, the date was off a few years and the programs list in Start are highlighted as new. However, everything else works as it should and I continue playing Bad Company 2 without a problem.

So a full shutdown and a startup later, my monitor gets no signal at boot. I realized I get a signal when I push the restart button a couple of times instead of doing a full shutdown. The signal to monitor also works on just a regular restart from windows desktop.
Also, if I boot and leave startup to run through, it'll eventually catch a signal a few minutes later as if windows had to adjust the adapter for a restart to catch... Read more

A:Monitor not recieving video signal on first boot



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I have a Old Micron computer that was working OK when stored a year ago. Now the mounter is dead. Tried several good monitors and different cords. Is there any way to check the board or replace board from another computer ? Thanks Vic.

A:Ck Dead Monitor "Board"

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First of all, here are some specifications:

PROCESSOR: (Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 (2.4 GHz))
RAM: (2X 512 MB DDR2-667/533/400, PC2-5300)

So I bought the motherboard, processor, ram and powersupply new a few months ago and finally got around to building the PC. I've built
PCs before but I followed the instructions anyway and made sure all the connections were made in the right places. But my CRT monitor (my LCD is broken at the moment) is not receiving the video signal from either the onboard VGA or the PCI-E card (which I bought new a couple of years ago).
I tried removing and reinserting the RAM, removing everything nonessential, removing and reinserting the CMOS battery and clearing the BIOS (forgive my improper terminological grammar) and nothing seems to be working. I don't hear any beeps or sounds at all and the monitor light simply blinks as it does when the computer is off. I tried using my older motherboard (ABIT IP-95) and the CRT receives the signal from both the onboard VGA as well as the PCI-E from that one. There is a light on the motherboard which lights up to confirm that it is receiving power.
So what's the problem here?
I should mention one other thing too because it may or may not be related: When using my older motherboard, the computer boots to the Windows Vista screen and even occasionally lets me use Windows for a little while (5-10 mins) but the... Read more

A:Monitor not receiving video signal from onboard VGA or PCI-E card

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Hi, I've searched Google and Reddit for days but nothing worked. I hope someone can help.


Windows 7 Pro 64bit, purchased OEM version
Asus VG248QE 24" monitor
Asrock Z77 Extreme6 motherboard
Intel i5 3570k CPU, no overclock
8 gigs Corsair RAM
Gigabyte Nvidia GTX970, no overclock, no SLI, upgraded last December from Gigabyte GTX660
750w Corsair power supply
self built rig that's worked fine for years.

My Nvidia GTX970 is not sending a video signal to the monitor but my computer starts because I get the windows flute sounds when it goes to the desktop. I tested multiple Display port cables & monitors. video card power cables are plugged in and fans spinning.

--------How it started:

It first happened a month ago when I tried to wake up my PC from sleep by tapping the space bar as I usually do. The computer woke up but the monitor stayed black and put up a little box saying "No Signal". I fixed it by putting in an older Video card (GTX660) and everything worked. so I reinstalled the GTX970 and then it worked fine.

A few days ago it happened again. But now both video cards won't work. I get no signal at all from my GTX970 but with my GTX660, I get to the Post screen and then the "windows starting" screen, then display goes black with no signal but I get the windows starting flute sound, so I know windows to the desktop.
--------Things I've tried but with no fix:

- Since I can get to post screen with the ... Read more

A:Motherboard problem, no signal to monitor from 2 different video cards

Tried unplug monitor as well? not just turn off/on - didn't see in your post

You can eliminate motherboard fault by booting with a live Linux CD/DVD - you can search for it. The LiveCD List ? The LiveCD List

Linux Mint is one of the recommended distributions Main Page - Linux Mint

Can you get to desktop when no drivers are installed with GTX 970? Can you check that card on another machine?

Did you try a CMOS clear?

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I have a Gateway DX4300-11 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, AMD Phenom II X4 805 Quad-Core processor
Windows Media Center
ATI Radeon HD 3200 Integrated Graphics,
1 TB Hard Drive

· A few weeks ago my monitor started to go black while computer was on. I would see it say “No Video Signal” I thought it was maybe going to sleep, so I went into the power management settings and toggled everything to not go to sleep or hibernate. Problem still persisted.
· I then thought it was the onboard graphics, so I bought a graphics card, installed it and problem still persisted.
· I then thought it was the monitor, so I swapped out the monitor to another computer, problem still persisted.
· I then changed from VGA cable to DVI cable, problem was still there.
· I then swapped out the original VGA with another that I had, problem still persisted.
· I’ve been into the BIOS and the settings seem to be appropriate to me. E.g., changed the onboard to PCIe or PCI. Whatever the case needed.
· Downloaded drivers for ATI Radeon HD 4550.

I’ve used to be able to get into Safe Mode, but now it hangs at ATIPCIE.SYS file.

I have spent countless hours trying to troubleshoot this issue, done a lot of research on the internet and still am unable to resolve this issue. I am left to think that the onboard graphics is damaged on the motherboard? I don’t know. Any suggestions?

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A:Solved: Hardware Issue: No Video Signal from Monitor

I finally got my issues resolved. I ended up doing a factory reset as when I tried to a Windows 7 repair, it would not finish. So I had no choice but to do a total reinstall back to the factory settings. After eight hours of being up and running I got the "No Video Signal" again. I then changed out the Power Supply Unit with another that I had, and have not had any issues since! So, it was the Power Supply Unit that was faulty. The PSU was a FSP Group, Inc, Model No. FSP300-60THA(1) w/noise filter. After doing intensive research on this issue, I found that a lot of users with this exact same computer model have had the exact same problem but no one has figured out the cause of the problem. So here it is. Hope this helps someone.


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I recently purchased a ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen connected to a Thunderbolt Dock. The display of this model is capable of displaying a maximum  resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (WQHD/1440p) using integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics. I have connected an external monitor - a Dell UltraSharp U2713HM - also capable of a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. If the integrated graphics processor can output 1440p on the Yoga, am I wrong to assume it can output 1440p to an external montor? The reason I ask is because I am only outputting 1920 x 1080 pixels (FHD/1080p) to the Dell. I have an HDMI cable capable of transmitting a maximum resolution of 3840 × 2160 pixels between the dock and the monitor. I've gone over all the settings I can find but cannot select anything more than FHD on the Dell. What am I doing wrong? 

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Just purchased a new Radeon HD 5550 PCI-E 2.1 video card. My mobo has onboard VGA but i want to add a video card to improve graphics. on the box of this particular gpu, it states the system requirements are a "PCI-E complient motherboard with one X16 graphics slot"

According to my mobo specs, i have one PCI-E X16 slot, which makes my mobo eligible to put in a GPU such as this one. My PSU is 450W, the required for the GPU is at least 400W.

When i hookup my GPU i get no signal from my monitor, even if i connect my VGA cable up on the on-board VGA port. when i remove my GPU from it's slot, instantly i receive signal from my monitor and my onboard VGA.

What could be the issue?

Thanks in Advance!

A:Solved: Brand new Video Card - No monitor Signal

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I was wondering how to check to see if I have a dead monitor or video card.
My friends monitor doesn't show anything when the computer is started. Any ideas?

A:Solved: Monitor or onboard video card dead

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so the problem is that about four people went through troubleshooting this PC before it finally came to me. The backstory is one day computer is turned on, hard drive not reading, person #1 gets her to buy a new HD and so they install. Person #1 can't seem to get it to read, so person #2 starts putting software on it. Approx. 2 hours into it, computer just powers off. Person #2 passes to person #3 who says bad power supply and replaces it.

Now, I being #4, have a comp with a new HD and new power supply. When you hit power switch, all of the fans "twitch" for less than a second and then silence. That makes me think bad board, but due to the infinite things other people may have done so far, I hesitate to replace until I'm sure I've got a good grip.

Any ideas? Any direction would be sweet.


A:Dead PC - thinking dead board.

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Yesterday, I purchased an Nvidia 8800 GTS SSC video card to replace my old radeon 1600x pro. My original computer came from CyberPowerPC, so I did not do the original wiring for my system. When I went to install the new video card, I had to unplug the SATA cable to my hard drive and another cable literally taped to the old video card that had a tag labled "VGA don't pull!!". Now, I have noticed that type of cord is taped randomly through out my computer case, so I would imagine it has something to do with the computer LCD heat screen.

I inserted the new nvidia card, but realized I needed to replace my power supply because the watt value wasn't strong enough. So, I gently removed the card and reinserted the old one back into its slot. I then plugged the SATA cable back into where I believed I removed it from on the motherboard. I closed the case and then the computer boots up, but the monitor reads "No Signal". While I would LOVE to fix this until my new power supply (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817162014) gets here tomorrow, I am very curious why my monitor won't recognize the signal.

Is it possible that I have plugged the SATA cables back in wrong or would this have any effect? Did I short circuit my original video card? Is my guess that the "taped" VGA cable actually for the heat sensor?

Does anyone have any suggestions or advice?

Thanks for your reply in advance.
Quick system parts:
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Just got a used AMD64 3200 and a B-stock(claimed to be working) MSI Neo FIS2R. Put it together with 512MB DDR3200 ram and a Radeon 9800 pro. pressed the on button and nothing. No screen, no beeps, no IDE activity, not even the GFX card fan was turning. Just the CPU fan and the PSU fan and the light on the HD was on. Does this sound like a motherboard problem or a CPU problem?

A:Dead Board or Cpu?

no post?

first thing video Radeon 9800 pro has no post issues with some power supplys
don't know much bout the board can it handle the speed of the DDR

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Every now and then my monitor looses it's signal "no signal" is only thing on screen however when shut computer down and restart it the monitor is fine.

Would this be my video card going? or just the drivers?

I have Geforce 8800 GT (512 mb)

also I have a
geforce GT 220 is this one better than the 8800?

A:Monitor "no signal" and video cards?

DLambie said:

geforce GT 220 is this one better than the 8800?Click to expand...

The 220 is less than half the performance value of an 8800. Of the 200 series, you would need a 260 to better a 8800.

Personally, I'd go for GTX 550Ti or better as they are the newest GPU's and use less power for their performance level.

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Hello there,
I recently swapped out my HD 6450 for a GTX 460 and after about two days I noticed my windows had done a auto-update and rebooting itself and was at my login prompt and my USB keyboard and mouse suddenly were not working at all the keyboard had no lights on either. I then proceeded to reboot the computer when I did this I suddenly had no signal coming from my video card. The card was still running its fan and everything else on the motherboard was running as well but no video.

I then thought it might be a video card problem so I re-installed the HD 6450 and it seems to be doing the same thing.... I have been researching every thing I can possibly find on how to fix this issue however nothing seems to work and im almost thinking the PCI-E slot may be dead however the HD6450 runs its fan directly from the mobo through the slot and when I power the computer up with that card in it the fan spins like normal.

Things I have tried so far...

1. Ensured everything was seated properly and all cords were in the proper places.

2. Reseated / Cleaned any dust off my RAM , HDD , Proccessor , all PSU cords going to mobo as well as USB cords. As well as did a mobo test by removing the RAM and booting to see if it beeped and it did ( with the RAM in place its giving me 1 short beep but thats been like that for a long time ).

3. Reset my BIOS by removing the CMOS battery for abit as well as doing the jumper reset on my mobo.

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A:No signal to monitor after installing new video card or re-installing old one . . .

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I have a customers eMachines T1840 with a dead motherboard. Its a socket 478 with a Intel chipset:

The computers part# is 511453

Trying to locate a replacement.

If you need more information from me let me know.

A:Another dead emachines board

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hey yall whats good. I was wondering since i use my built in Bluetooth on my mother board p9x79 deluxe which is in the back of my tower i was wondering if their is a way to boost the signal to make it better.

A:boost your on board bluetooth signal

Hi, Welcome to Sevenforums.

If by "boost" you mean increasing the range, then you can read this article and get the idea.

Hope this helps.

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New to this but here goes.I have read all the help there is but this has me stumped.I have an Asus A8N Sli Deluxe mobo AMD64 3200 with two 6800 Ultras and 1gb Corsair memory and 2x Maxtor 80Gb in raid0 run on a Antec truepower 2 550w Psu.Have been running for 2yrs now. Recently my power switch seemed to give trouble wont start then does temperamental as hell.Now the system wont start at all.Tried to bypass switch with reset one tried to jumpstart with screwdriver no luck.Used a piece of wire in pins 14 and 15 and psu powers up all pins giving right current.Used an old 350w psu and everything powers up but now no post.Cleared the cmos with jumper pulled out mobo and set up outside case with only memory and graphics card plugged in still same.Antec wont fire up and old psu works but no post screen.I did flash bios a month ago with asus update and the machine has been purring beautifully.Only thing i can think that was different was our lovely South African load shedding that crashed my PC during a game.I then replugged in antec to mobo and placed the wire clip in from behind forcing power on but it wont post or stay on without wire clip.

Why can i jump my Antec to work but it wont power up with switch?
Why no post screen now i know the mobo has something like a crash free bios2?

A:Asus A8N Sli Deluxe Dead board

Your psu is failing.

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I have trouble shooted my hp a4316f to find that the main board. M2n78-la has died this is a link to the board i currently have.


This is the board i am looking at replacing it with just wanting to make sure it should work


Thank you

A:Main board m2n78-la dead

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ASUS p4s133
no built in video card

when i connect the power supply, the board seems to be gud because the green led, lligths. . but when i switch it on, it doesn't turn on. pls help what seems to be the problem. . .
plssssssssssssssss heeeeeelp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:[SOLVED] board is dead plsssssssssss

if the computer doesn't power on, then the PSU has failed and needs to be replaced.

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Hi techies,

My dell inspiron 4000 laptop is not powering up. When I plug in the power supply to the wall outlet the battery lights up but as soon as I plug it into the laptop the light on the battery goes out. The part on the laptop where the battery is plugged in also smells burnt when I plug it back out.

Is this a battery problem or is it as I feared, the power section on the board is fried? Do I have to get a new laptop or can that part of the board be replaced?

Your help would be greatly appreciated.



A:Dead Laptop Power Regulator on M/board?

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And now, according to the support rep, I have to mail it in, and be without it for another 2 weeks?? I got my T440s in November, used it every day for work and loved it, until about a month ago when it simply didn't turn on, and then the nightmare begins: 1. I took it to a Lenovo certified warranty shop, who replaced the system board, but still couldn't get it to power on.  He noticed I had on-site warranty, so suggested I use that. 2. A certified repairman came to my workplace, replaced the system board, and was able to make it turn on.  It worked for about a week, until one morning it no longer turned on. 3. Yet another certified repairman came to my workplace several days after that, replaced the system board, got it working again.  Less than 24 hours later, it no longer turned on. At this point, most companies I'm used to dealing with would send me a brand new product, with instructions for me to send in my broken laptop (which is clearly a lemon).  Yet instead I'm told I have to send in my laptop, and be without a computer for TWO weeks, and then they MIGHT send me a new one if they can't fix it. I'm generally a very patient person, sometimes to a fault, but this is unacceptable to me!  I paid a good amount of $ for this laptop, including extended warranty, because it's my work computer and I didn't want to risk being without it.   Does anyone have a suggestion for getting a better resolution of this issue?

A:T440s dead again after 3 system board replacements

As much as I hate to say it. Escalate, Escalate, Escalate. Get ticket numbers and be a pitbull. I don't know if that will work but that is what I would do. Frankly, I am awaiting my delivery of a customized T440s, 3/24 is the delivery date, and I am getting nervous about quality and support. Like everyone else, we all paid good money for a premium laptop and the quality and support is dubious at best. IMHO. I am an avid Thinkpad user and have used many during my career. They used to be quite solid and trouble free. I am starting to wonder. It may have been better to have gone to BestBuy. At least there would be the option to walk in and tell them "I want a new one!"

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The logic board on my Maxtor drive drive died and the drive no longer spins up. I replaced the board with one from a drive of the same model number and now the drive spins up but the heads thrash back and forth. I'm pretty sure this is because of different firmware etc.

Seagate says I have to have the same PCBA number from the same drive family, but there are a dozen different numbers on the drive and I don't know which ones to use. Can someone tell me which numbers I need and where to find them? My drive is a...

MaxLine Pro 500 SATA
Model: 7H500F0
P/N: 118032509 A01
TLA: 7H500F008A5EE AAA
Code: HA431DD0
LBA: 976773168
WWN: 500107507401825A1

And if anyone happens to have the drive I need I will buy it from you

A:Maxtor drive dead. Need new logic board.

I suggest you try a data recovery service, or get the board from Maxtor.

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Hi, I wonder if you guys can help me out on this:-

I recently switched on my PC & it showed the following on it's screen:

Delete: Setup F8: Boot Menu F12: Network Boot
CMOS/GPNV Checksum Bad

Press F1 to Run Setup

Press F2 to load default values & continue

Then it just sits there....... without any response from the keyboard.

If I unplug the keyboard & plug it back on, the Num Lock, Caps Lock & Scroll Lock lights ons & Offs & still

If I switch off the power, the screen shows CHECK SIGNAL CABLE inside a red box.

A:Solved: key board not responding, check signal cable

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