Computer was working fine only last week. It's been turned off since then, but now when I turn my computer on, there's no output to the monitor.
I've opened her up, and all the internal circuitry lights and fans seems to be working fine (including the fan on the graphics card), and there are no bios beep sounds.
If I go through the bench test malarkey (although I did leave the motherboard in the case) I get system beeps when the RAM is taken out, but none when at least one of my two RAM sticks are put back in. I presume, therefore, that means there's some failure to POST after the PSU/Motherboard/CPU/RAM is checked?
I've tried different monitors, cables, checking all internal connections, checking remaining power in CMOS battery, resetting CMOS, etc, but without luck. Is it most likely to be the graphics card? I don't have access to spare parts to make sure, and I can't really afford another as it is, never mind if I buy the wrong thing. Has anyone got any ideas?
Intel Core 2 Duo 6300
1GB RAM (over 2 sticks).
Nvidia Geforce 7300.
Seagate 250GB HDD.
No output to monitor Watch
- Thread Starter
- 28-12-2010 20:22
- 28-12-2010 20:24
It does sound like some kind of POST failure, yes. It's behaving correctly when there's no RAM detected so I'm also going to put money on the dead GPU idea.
- 29-12-2010 05:03
Same problem I had. Sounds like we tried same diagnostics too, to the same results.
I'd go with failed GPU. I had to RMA my card to get it working again. Good luck