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I have a computer that is about two years old that I stopped using when I got my new one. I had palnned to use the old one to run a server but when I tried to turn it on nothing happened. My power supply turns on but nothing appears on the screen. Could I have fried the integrated video card or the whole motherboard?
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Hi,

What makes you think the mobo or video could be fried?

When you power on is there anything on the screen listing a post or logo?
Is the monitor light green and do the drives light up?

Try a different monitor and if possible a video card.

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When I turn it on there is nothing on my monitor but I know that the monitor works.
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Ok, if the monitor is good then are the drives spinning up/lighting up?

Open the side case and see if the cpu fan is spinning.

Are there any beeps and what are they?

If both of the above are try resetting the video card if it has one, if it has onboard video the you need to borrow a video card and try it.

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