moniter blank

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by james, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. james

    james Guest

    hi having probs with grand daughters pc the moniter is blank but when i set
    it up on my pc it works
    on her pc it says (no signal)
    can you help thanks jc
    james, Aug 2, 2005
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    Swiss Tony Guest

    Open the case up and make sure the graphics card is seated properly.
    Does it beep at all when it starts??
    Swiss Tony, Aug 2, 2005
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    james Guest

    hi thanks for info no bleeps shall check card and let you know jc
    james, Aug 2, 2005
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    pcbutts1 Guest

    pcbutts1, Aug 2, 2005
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    The One Guest

    Not even a POST beep?
    The One, Aug 2, 2005
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    Harrison Guest

    Many possible reasons for this.
    Was the monitor working on her PC previously, or is this one new to her computer?
    Has it been disconnected and re-connected? If so, make sure it's connected to the proper graphics adapter. Some
    computers come with on-board graphics, but may have a graphics card added on. If an add-on card is installed, but the
    monitor is connected to the onboard, it may not display. Simple, but it happens quite often.

    As another suggested, try a known good monitor on her system, after checking the card (if there is one).

    If it is onboard graphics, and is bad, you may still be able to add an AGP or PCI card to bypass the onboard and get it
    going again.
    Harrison, Aug 2, 2005
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    pcbutts1, Aug 2, 2005
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    G Guest

    I suggest this if the PC seems to make the normal PC startup sounds and
    there is no video. Try to start the PC in safemode.
    To do this press F8 as soon as the BIOS screen goes away after you first
    turn it on. (or RIGHT when the Windows 98/2000/XP screen comes up.
    This should allow for loading safe mode.
    It could be that her PC is set at a resolution that is higher than the
    monitor can handle and thus will not show any picure.
    If it works in safe mode then go to the device manager and remove the video
    adaptor and reboot.
    This should fix the problem if it is the incompatable resolution settings.

    G, Aug 3, 2005
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