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hello evryone.. hope that u can udstand me since my english is not that good.

last time i switch on my pc, the monitor blown. i've replaced with new one. but my pc still wont start, not even into bios. each time i switch it on, the power led just blink for a lil moment and then everything stop. i can't find any short..
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my systems: compaq deskpro,p2,256ram.. very old one.

:tazz: plisss....
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Hi there

What do you mean 'the monitor was blown'? How do you know it was the monitor that was faulty, have you tested it on another computer?
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hiya..

yaa.. d monitor totally cannot be use anymore. i can even smell d burning inside there. it's fine if no monitor plugged to the vga card. i've changed the vga card but still it wont start with monitor..

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it's fine if no monitor plugged to the vga card.

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Sorry, can you explain what you mean by that?
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my pc will start if the monitor cable not connected to the graphic card. the power led will stay.. it works without d monitor attached.
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When you say it works without the monitor, do the keyboard lights flash once just after turning the system on & do you hear a single beep?

If the monitor is connected, does the system not power up at all?
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do the keyboard lights flash once
YES

do you hear a single beep?
YES

If the monitor is connected, does the system not power up at all?
IT WILL POWER UP 4BOUT 3-5 SECONDS
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If the monitor is connected, does the system not power up at all?
IT WILL POWER UP 4BOUT 3-5 SECONDS

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And then what? Does the power supply go off completely (ie does the fan inside the power supply stop etc)?

Can you also tell me, where does the monitor get it's power from? Most monitors are connected directly to a wall socket obviously but some connect to the back of the power supply in the computer. What about yours?
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yaa.. the power supply will go off completely, there's nothing moving/workin inside there.

and my monitor power is connected to the wall socket, not to d cpu.
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Ok, can you tell me if your video card is AGP or PCI?
Also, does your motherboard have an integrated video card as well? If you don't know, then look at the rear of the pc for a second connector thats identical to the one you normally use for connecting the monitor to.
It will be with the other ports (eg printer port, USB ports etc)
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Sounds like a psu problem to me or something with bios. So it the card agp or pci and what card are you using ie make of card and gpu make. What mother board do you have for the p2 also?
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Sounds like a psu problem to me or something with bios. So it the card agp or pci and what card are you using ie make of card and gpu make. What mother board do you have for the p2 also?

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I agree it could be the PSU, but the fact his monitor 'blew up' may indicate some other problem as well.
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your video card is AGP or PCI?
AGP (matrox millenium G200)

does your motherboard have an integrated video card as well?
No (only 2 serial ports, is that what u meant??? m not quite familiar with the term..) :tazz:

mainboard?
Compaq 041cH
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OK, you said before that you changed the VGA card.
Are you still using the old card or the new card now?

Also, can you tell me what the new monitor is & whether you changed the cables as well as the monitor?ie the power lead to the monitor & the signal cable from monitor to VGA card)
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