Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

help! computer won't display anything

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
thanks! fixed! it was just a graphic card going bad. replaced it

Edited by JDMs2000, 19 April 2012 - 12:43 PM.

  • 0




    Mechanised Mod

  • Moderator
  • 22,415 posts
:welcome: JDMs2000

First thing to check is the PSU, do you have or can you borrow one for testing purposes, if not you will need to get the present one tested by a tech who has the correct equipment and knowledge to test a PSU correctly.
As a PSU puts out various different voltages +3.3V, +5V and +12V it can appear to be working but if one of them is not functioning correctly or at all then the system will not boot.

You mention unplugging and replugging the Ram and video card etc but here are a couple of other suggestions;
1: Check that your main power and ATX sockets from the PSU to the MB are secure.
2: Remove all Ram and power up, if you get error beeps from the board it may suggest your Ram is ok but the video card has a problem.
3: Try one stick of Ram at a time in slot 1 until each stick has been tested, do the same for each stick in each slot and make a note of any results.
4: Try another keyboard as a bad keyboard can prevent a computer from completing the POST.
5: Check that your heatsink and fan are securely fixed in place.

Some of the above checks can be done at the same and I am not saying it has to be done in the exact listed order.
  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP