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Monitor reads ( no signal )

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Hello . I am new to the computer world and have the following question . A friend gave me his old computer he was going to throw out . He told me he erased the hard drive . I put the hard drive back in and hooked up the monitor (which works on another computer ) but it reads no signal . The fan is running and thats all I know . Does the hard drive need to be loaded first or what ? Can someone help . Thanks , Mike
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do you see anything at all on the screen when you power up...if no..
do you hear any beeps at all...

Edited by happyrock, 12 July 2009 - 01:01 PM.

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