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shanecam

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I picked up a used computer for my daughter and I hooked it up. When I turn it on the cooling fan comes on and I can open and close the tray for the cd burner but it doesnít seem to be sending signal to the monitor. I have the monitor turned on and the orange light is on but it doesnít turn green when I turn the pc on. I tried the monitor from my computer and got the same result. I got an old video card and tried it in my computer to make sure it was good then tried that in the used pc and that didnít work. I have limited knowledge about this stuff but I do enjoy playing around with it. If anyone can help me figure this out I would really appreciate it. The used pc is an e-machines h2341 AMD athlon2300+ with 128mb ddr ram.

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If the monitor failed all of these tests, I'm tempted to say that it's dead...
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not sure what you mean by dead. do you mean mother board? is there any way to test it?
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Well for instance, you said you tried the monitor on a few different computers which work fine with other monitors, but not this particular one. That leads me to believe that the monitor is dead, or broken. Please do correct me if I somehow puzzled the tests you ran.
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I am sorry I didnt do a very good job explaining my problem. the moniter actually works fine when I tried it on my own computer. the problem I have is with the used pc that I got. When I turn it on the cooling fan comes on and I can open and close the tray for the cd burner but it doesnít seem to be sending signal to the monitor.
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Ok, so it works on every computer except this one? It's probably your video card then. I suggest having a look inside... Do you know if you have on-board video or an actual video card? On-board means that it is built into your motherboard, and so you will have no actual card.
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the used computer that I got had on-board video and that was the first thing I tried, I got an old video card and tried it in my computer to make sure it was good then tried the video card in the used pc and that didnít work.
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does anyone have any ideas? is there any way I can narrow down the possibilities?
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So have you try the onboard video card
you have two monitors connectors,
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I did test the video card before I tried it in the used pc. the monitor that I got with the used pc does work when I hook it up to my pc. the problem is when I turn on the used pc there doesnt seem to be a signal sent to the monitor.
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I took a 256 meg stick of ram out of my own computer and replaced the one in the used computer but I got the same results cooling fans come on in the pc and I can open and close the cd tray but nothing on the monitor. Should I just give up and take it to a repair shop? I would love to try to figure it out. I am not afraid to open the case but I donít really know what to look for.
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OK
This happen to me
I got a PC with on board the motherboard
then I did buy a ati video card every thing worked fine until I did restore
the pc to an early day. I did have my monitor connected to my new ati video card
when I try to turn it on my monitor did not work
so I disconnect the monitor and I connected it to my factory connector it worked
so I install the ati drivers again
now I had two monitors on my PC
I hoped it work for you
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thanks for the reply elmundo I tried both the on-board connector and the video card and neither worked I also have no sound
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BEEP CODES:

No beep:Short,No power,Bad CPU/MB,Loose Peripherals
One Beep:Everything is normal and Computer POSTED FINE
TwO Beeps:POST/CMOS Error
One long Beep,One Short Beep:Motherboard Problem
One long Beep,two Short Beeps:Video Problem
One long Beep,three Short Beeps:Video Problem
Three Long Beeps:Keyboard Error
Repeated Long Beeps: Memory Error

Continous Hi-Lo Beeps:CPU Overheating



1 short beep
Normal POST - system is ok

2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen
No beep Power supply or system board problem

Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem
Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem

1 long, 1 short beep System board problem

1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)

1 long, 3 short beeps Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA)

3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card

Edited by elmundo, 01 October 2006 - 08:25 PM.

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I get two beeps when I turn on the power
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