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Old May 22nd, 2006, 05:54 AM
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Black Screen of Death

Not exactly,

My old computer will not output video to the monitor on boot. When i turn it on there are no beeps or any sign of malfunction, only the standby yellow light on the monitor stays, it doesnt change to green like with a normal computer.

Its onboard graphics though, but all the fans spin and everything.

If any more info is needed just ask, i really have no clue whats wrong, other than a possibly dead graphics chip.
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 07:26 AM
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Sounds like power supply is not sending volts to the motherboard. If this is an old, backup system, it might not be cost-effective to replace.
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 07:32 AM
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It is an old system, however i was going to use it as a Periminant BT box.

I dont understand how it could be a psu problem though, the mobo led's come on, hdd spins, cd rom works. The only problem is no video output.
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 08:45 AM
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PSUs have different volt outputs for different apps. If the supply for fans, hdds and cd drives are working, doesn't mean volts are getting to the board.

Do you have a cheap vid card you can put in? That's if your board has a slot for AGP or PCI if you have a PCI vid card.

No beeps is the key. You should always get that one beep that says everything is working right.

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Old May 22nd, 2006, 09:40 PM
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Ok im not sure exactly what i did, but i took everything out, and started putting it back in. With 1 stick of ram it worked after a couple trys. Now the problem is the hdd is dead.
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