Monitor issue

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Paul Kersey, May 1, 2005.

  1. Paul Kersey

    Paul Kersey Guest

    Gave my brother a used pc. When sent the PC worked perfectly. BTW just a
    Computer, Keyboard, and mouse. No Monitor was sent.
    Any way, he can not get any of his monitors to work with the PC. He has two
    functioning monitors, verified with other PCs in his home.
    He gets the yellow stand by light on the monitor when it is plugged into the
    PC. He opened the PC to verify that the video card is seated. Which it
    was,...it fact the small processor fan was running on board the card ...so
    the card is being powered..
    What are some of the possible resoultions to this problem?
    Is it possible that his monitors will not support the video card?
    One question I did not ask, was if there were any beeps when he attempts to
    boot. He didn't mention it, so I assumed there was just the standard beep at
    boot.

    Any suggestions are appreciated.
    PK
    Paul Kersey, May 1, 2005
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  2. Paul Kersey

    me Guest

    did the pc have onboard video? I had one once that did not give any
    indication whatsoever that it had gone bad--no series of beeps, no
    nothing--just turned on the computer and there was no video.
    me, May 1, 2005
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  3. Paul Kersey

    Paul Kersey Guest

    +No the computer has a upgraded to a AGP 32MB NVDIA RIVA TNT2 Model
    64/64pro.
    it is powered because he confirmed that onboard card fan is running.




    "me" <> wrote in message
    news:V0cde.150581$...
    > did the pc have onboard video? I had one once that did not give any
    > indication whatsoever that it had gone bad--no series of beeps, no
    > nothing--just turned on the computer and there was no video.
    >
    >
    Paul Kersey, May 1, 2005
    #3
  4. Paul Kersey

    David Hough Guest

    Could he be using a couple old monitors, that are too slow to sync, on
    your newer PC. I had a couple monitors that worked fine on a couple old
    DOS PCs. ie. CGA or VGA Neither would sync on a newer SVGA video board
    Dave
    David Hough, May 2, 2005
    #4
  5. On Sun, 01 May 2005 21:04:30 GMT, "Paul Kersey" <Paul
    > wrote:

    >Gave my brother a used pc. When sent the PC worked perfectly. BTW just a
    >Computer, Keyboard, and mouse. No Monitor was sent.
    >Any way, he can not get any of his monitors to work with the PC. He has two
    >functioning monitors, verified with other PCs in his home.
    >He gets the yellow stand by light on the monitor when it is plugged into the
    >PC. He opened the PC to verify that the video card is seated. Which it
    >was,...it fact the small processor fan was running on board the card ...so
    >the card is being powered..
    >What are some of the possible resoultions to this problem?
    >Is it possible that his monitors will not support the video card?
    >One question I did not ask, was if there were any beeps when he attempts to
    >boot. He didn't mention it, so I assumed there was just the standard beep at
    >boot.
    >
    >Any suggestions are appreciated.
    >PK
    >
    >


    Probably you need a bit more information, like the identity of the
    monitors being used. If they are fairly new, something may have
    happened to the PC while in transit.

    Tom
    Tom MacIntyre, May 2, 2005
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  6. Paul Kersey

    MF Guest

    Did you try another video card in the pc?

    "Paul Kersey" <Paul > wrote in message
    news:yvbde.4127$...
    > Gave my brother a used pc. When sent the PC worked perfectly. BTW just a
    > Computer, Keyboard, and mouse. No Monitor was sent.
    > Any way, he can not get any of his monitors to work with the PC. He has

    two
    > functioning monitors, verified with other PCs in his home.
    > He gets the yellow stand by light on the monitor when it is plugged into

    the
    > PC. He opened the PC to verify that the video card is seated. Which it
    > was,...it fact the small processor fan was running on board the card ...so
    > the card is being powered..
    > What are some of the possible resoultions to this problem?
    > Is it possible that his monitors will not support the video card?
    > One question I did not ask, was if there were any beeps when he attempts

    to
    > boot. He didn't mention it, so I assumed there was just the standard beep

    at
    > boot.
    >
    > Any suggestions are appreciated.
    > PK
    >
    >
    >
    MF, May 3, 2005
    #6
  7. Paul Kersey

    James C Guest

    Yeah sounds like a video card...try a different one if possible but if
    the one he has is really mucked up the PC *should* beep to say that it
    is defective

    give it a go anyway

    MF wrote:
    > Did you try another video card in the pc?
    >
    > "Paul Kersey" <Paul > wrote in message
    > news:yvbde.4127$...
    >
    >>Gave my brother a used pc. When sent the PC worked perfectly. BTW just a
    >>Computer, Keyboard, and mouse. No Monitor was sent.
    >>Any way, he can not get any of his monitors to work with the PC. He has

    >
    > two
    >
    >>functioning monitors, verified with other PCs in his home.
    >>He gets the yellow stand by light on the monitor when it is plugged into

    >
    > the
    >
    >>PC. He opened the PC to verify that the video card is seated. Which it
    >>was,...it fact the small processor fan was running on board the card ...so
    >>the card is being powered..
    >>What are some of the possible resoultions to this problem?
    >>Is it possible that his monitors will not support the video card?
    >>One question I did not ask, was if there were any beeps when he attempts

    >
    > to
    >
    >>boot. He didn't mention it, so I assumed there was just the standard beep

    >
    > at
    >
    >>boot.
    >>
    >>Any suggestions are appreciated.
    >>PK
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    James C, May 4, 2005
    #7
  8. If there is onboard video as well the PC may be set to put signal to
    the onboard video and not the AGP video
    the_angry_monkey, May 5, 2005
    #8
  9. Paul Kersey

    Paul Kersey Guest

    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    Brother removed and tested the video card and confirmed it is working.
    Placed it back in the PC and it refused to function. Disgusted, he tried to
    boot one last time,... after a late night battle with the PC,... it finally
    worked. It is not clear what resolved the problem. If I had to guess, I
    would say the card wasn't seated, but have no way to verify because he lives
    200 miles away from me.

    Thanks again for all the trouble shooting suggestions.


    PK



    "Paul Kersey" <Paul > wrote in message
    news:yvbde.4127$...
    > Gave my brother a used pc. When sent the PC worked perfectly. BTW just a
    > Computer, Keyboard, and mouse. No Monitor was sent.
    > Any way, he can not get any of his monitors to work with the PC. He has

    two
    > functioning monitors, verified with other PCs in his home.
    > He gets the yellow stand by light on the monitor when it is plugged into

    the
    > PC. He opened the PC to verify that the video card is seated. Which it
    > was,...it fact the small processor fan was running on board the card ...so
    > the card is being powered..
    > What are some of the possible resoultions to this problem?
    > Is it possible that his monitors will not support the video card?
    > One question I did not ask, was if there were any beeps when he attempts

    to
    > boot. He didn't mention it, so I assumed there was just the standard beep

    at
    > boot.
    >
    > Any suggestions are appreciated.
    > PK
    >
    >
    >
    Paul Kersey, May 6, 2005
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  10. Paul Kersey

    bopper2 Guest

    Have him put the Video card in another machine..(have drivers) see if
    it works..
    Having a standby light sounds to me like a card problem not a conflict
    with onboard. I'm not sure here, just offering info. DM doesn't see
    it?
    Try reboot to F8, select VGA mode. See if that gets you past any
    driver issues.
    bopper2, May 6, 2005
    #10
  11. Paul Kersey

    Paul Kersey Guest

    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    Brother removed and tested the video card and confirmed it is working
    (another pc).
    Placed it back in the PC and it refused to function. Disgusted, he tried to
    boot one last time,... after a late night battle with the PC,... it finally
    worked. It is not clear what resolved the problem. If I had to guess, I
    would say the card wasn't seated, but have no way to verify because he lives
    200 miles away from me.

    Thanks again for all the trouble shooting suggestions.


    PK












    "Paul Kersey" <Paul > wrote in message
    news:yvbde.4127$...
    > Gave my brother a used pc. When sent the PC worked perfectly. BTW just a
    > Computer, Keyboard, and mouse. No Monitor was sent.
    > Any way, he can not get any of his monitors to work with the PC. He has

    two
    > functioning monitors, verified with other PCs in his home.
    > He gets the yellow stand by light on the monitor when it is plugged into

    the
    > PC. He opened the PC to verify that the video card is seated. Which it
    > was,...it fact the small processor fan was running on board the card ...so
    > the card is being powered..
    > What are some of the possible resoultions to this problem?
    > Is it possible that his monitors will not support the video card?
    > One question I did not ask, was if there were any beeps when he attempts

    to
    > boot. He didn't mention it, so I assumed there was just the standard beep

    at
    > boot.
    >
    > Any suggestions are appreciated.
    > PK
    >
    >
    >
    Paul Kersey, May 6, 2005
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