PC Starts up POSTS then screen goes black
Posted 21 March 2006 - 04:03 PM
Posted 21 March 2006 - 05:27 PM
It sounds like the monitor does not have a signal when it alternates amber/green.
Posted 21 March 2006 - 10:27 PM
What you're saying seems to make sense. From looking at the monitor I am pretty sure I can rule it out as a problem because like you said, it isnt getting a signal which is probably why it is alternating amber/green.
The video card seems like the likely suspect because if it isnt sending the signal to the monitor, that would be a good reason why the monitor goes black. The problem I am having with your analysis is that if the video card is faulty, then why dont i continue to hear the hard drive booting up or working? Thanks...
Posted 22 March 2006 - 08:46 PM
It still could be the monitor, although not too likely, since if it can't deal with the signal it might just act as if it is not getting any signal. It is easy to try and while it might not be the case, easy things to try can be worth it if it happens to be the case. Sometimes cables fail in strange ways too, but if you assume that the cable will never fail you might try many things before you figure it out.
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