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mpyeman

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Hi

Hope somebody can help me, a friend gave me a pc to look at as it wont start up. When i switch it on all the lights flash but thats about it. The screen goes black and sometimes has flashing white boxes on it.
I have tried using a pci graphics card (was using on board graphics) in it but this had no effect. Running on windows 98
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have you tried changing the brightness of the monitor, making sure its not set to 0
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wel this could be several different things. i would first while the computer is on touch the screen to see if the monitor is good you should have stactic electricity when you touch it. then i would take every card out of the main board except the video and ram. unless it is on board. in this case it could be even a bios problem. i have also experienced black screens with ram failure. you could try new ram and make sure you have the right type installed.
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have tried the brightness no different.

when i turn it on i dont get all the bios infomation that normally comes up
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