I am new to this board and need your help.
I have had this problem for a while now but it seems to come and go and lately has been more of a problem.
When I start up my computer the computer appears to start-up fine but the monitor will now show a display and stays in standby mode(the light blinks on the monitor). To fix this I have to hold in the power button to shut down the machine and then push it again. Usually it will work the second try but lately it is taking up to 10 tries. It can be very frustrating. After I start it this way I will here the computer beep twice just before the monitor turns on, it does not beep when it stays in standby mode.
When the monitor stays blank and remains in standby and I unplug the monitor connection to the computer, I get a message on the monitor that says check signal cable. It seems like the computer is not telling the monitor to turn on.
The computer is a EMachine T6534 running XP
The Monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster 920Nx.
I upgraded the memory by adding another 512MB,
I should also note that I added a graphics card, XFX GeForce 7300 GS, When I originally installed the card it worked great until this problem occurred, sometimes switching the monitor plug between the graphic card and the onboard video would make the monitor work. I recently un-installed the graphics card and ran the monitor strictly from the onboard video and the problem is still occurring.
Here are the specs on the computer;
CPU: AMD Athlon™ 64 3700+ processor with AMD 64 Technology
(2.20GHz, 2000MHz system bus, 1MB L2 cache)
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home (SP2)1
Chipset: NVIDIA® GeForce® 6100
Memory: 512MB DDR (1 × 512MB), 400MHz (PC3200)
Expandable to 4GB
Hard Drive: 200GB (7200rpm, 2MB cache)2
Optical Drive: 16x multiformat dual-layer DVD±RW
(Up to 8.5GB with dual-layer media)
Write max: 16x DVD±R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 4x DVD+R DL, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW
Read max: 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-ROM
Media Reader: 9-in-1 Digital Media Manager™ (Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro®, MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital™, CompactFlash®, MicroDrive, SmartMedia, xD-Picture Card™, USB 2.0)
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 6100 integrated graphics solution
Up to 128MB of shared video memory
PCI Express (PCIe x16) slot available
Sound: 6-channel (5.1) high-definition audio
Network: 10/100Mbps integrated Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
Modem: 56K ITU V.92-ready fax/modem (RJ-11 port)
Peripherals: Premium multimedia keyboard, 2-button wheel mouse, amplified stereo speakers (USB powered)
Ports/Other: 5 USB 2.0 (1 in Digital Media Manager™, 4 in back), VGA external connector, parallel port, 2 PS/2 ports (keyboard and mouse), 5 audio ports (2 in front, 3 in back)
Dimensions: 14.25"H x 7.25"W x 16"D
Weight: 22.5 lbs
Software: Microsoft Works® 8.51, Microsoft Office 2003 Student Teacher Edition trial3, Microsoft Money 2006, Adobe® Reader 7, CyberLink® DVD Solution Suite (PowerDVD™ and Power2Go™), Microsoft* Windows® Media Player 10, Microsoft Digital Image Starter Edition (60-day complimentary trial), RealNetworks RealPlayer®, Quicktime, Napster 3.0 (30-day trial)4, Microsoft Internet Explorer, AOL® 9.0 (6-month membership included )5, Google Toolbar™, McAfee® Internet Security Suite™ (90-day complimentary trial)6, BigFix® 7 (identifies and resolves problems that affect the system before they occur)
If you guys could help in way, Please do. I am sure you could imagine how frustrating it can be waiting up to 30 minutes for your computer to turn on.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by NewOney, 24 January 2008 - 07:48 PM.