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mdoggy40

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i have a p4, windows xp pro, 512 ram, crashed and couldnt boot it up. i tried the hard drive on another comp. it worked fine. Took the ram strip out of bad comp and tried in other one and it worked fine.
Fans work, lights come on but nothing on screen. no beeps either. I am guessing mother board but was wondering if i could narrow it down. i even thought it might be the video so i put a video card in the screwed up comp, still no good.

So, any ideas on what to check, dont want to replace mb, if thats not what it is.
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Try your CPU in an other Monitor if it still not working the problem my be with the video card. :whistling:
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i tried a vid card in it and still no go. also tried 2 moniters. Any other ideas?
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you say you tried another video card in the thing...

does the computer have onboard video? or were you originally using an expansion card (agp, pci, pcie)? what kind of card did you test with...
can you see the bios information at all on the screen...or totally blank?
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screen is totally blank. It has onboard video, so i tried a working agp vid card on it. no luck.
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