The problem is that almost every time I move it, I then have trouble with the display. Windows will boot up fine, but the monitor won't be getting any signal. It will just remain black and eventually go into standby mode.
I've tried using different HDMI cable.
I've even tried hooking up to a different monitor
But the problem is definitely with the computer, not the cable or the monitor.
What I usually do is open up the computer case and start fiddling around with the cables and pci cards, making sure all is secure and in place. Then I try to boot up again. If the display comes up - then great! All is fixed. If not, I completely remove the graphic card from it's slot and reinstall it. Sometimes that helps.
The only problem is that I haven't been able to really isolate the problem. I mean, once I have the computer off and the case open, I'll do more than just one thing. I'll possibly remove the graphic card, check that connections are secure, press on the processor and make sure it's firmly attached to the main board, etc.
Another strange thing is that I've never noticed anything clearly out of place or any loose connections. Nothing has ever suddenly snapped into place, or clicked or moved. So once again, I can't really say what it is I do that eventually gets things up and running normally.
At first, I thought it was just some rare occurrence, but this problem comes up almost every time I move my computer, hook up all the gear and power it up. Sometimes I manage to solve the problem after one attempt at opening up the case, other times it can take three or four or even five attempts to finally get something on the display.
Windows definitely boots up. I can hear the Windows XP boot start-up chimes and I have even managed to shut down using keyboard shortcuts. The problem is that the monitor is not getting any signal for some unknown reason.
My knowledge on these technical stuff is kind of limited. I'd really appreciate some help and advice before I decide to give my computer to a technician.
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Edited by adifrank, 12 July 2011 - 11:06 AM.