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Steven Dajka Jun 27, 2006, 07:13am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 27, 2006, 07:15am EDT

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a friend of mine was using my computer to play some mmorpg but then it froze on him.

so i shut down the computer and turned it back on and i heard a long beep(it sounded a bit like one long and two short beeps thou) and all the fans were functioning but there wasnt any image at all on the monitor the monitors light went Orange (what usually happens when the computer is off or when i leave it alone for a while) i switched monitors to see if it was a monitor problem but i still had the same problem...

i dont know what else to do

My computers specs:

AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 2.16 ghz

512 DDR SDRam

160 GB harddrive

Nvidia Geforce 6200 128ram

Dynex 400 Watt Powersupply

Compaq Presario SR1055CL

(5 months ago i put in the Geforce card and PSU)


i hope i can get this fixed >.<


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8o8 Jun 27, 2006, 07:51am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
beep beep lol well imma newbie but if all motherboards beep error is the same in my motherboard manuall it says 1 long beep and 2 short :monitor or display card error ............well prabably someone that knows alot more will tell u wat to do

cpu-intel core i7 2600k oc 4.5ghz 1.28v
cpu cooler- corsair h50
mobo-asus sabertooth p67
ram-some generic kingston lol
psu corsair 600watt
video card- pny gtx460
case- thermaltake v9
Steven Dajka Jun 27, 2006, 08:16am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
Alright thanks


i tried plugging my monitor into my onboard video with no sucess so im guessing its my mobo that went

not sure thou :P

8o8 Jun 27, 2006, 08:37am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
hold and wait till one of the peeps that knows more about this kine of stuff than me and see wat they say ...maybe u can try another monitor if possible ...wen i first made my comp i turned it on but nothing happend no screeen image nothing then wen i checked my mouse and key board wasnt hooked up so i hooked it up then i booted..lol dunno y weird lol...well hopefully one of the pc know it alls logg on and help u out

cpu-intel core i7 2600k oc 4.5ghz 1.28v
cpu cooler- corsair h50
mobo-asus sabertooth p67
ram-some generic kingston lol
psu corsair 600watt
video card- pny gtx460
case- thermaltake v9
Steven Dajka Jun 27, 2006, 08:41am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
ok thanks

heat sink Jun 27, 2006, 09:08am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
Its not the monitor. Find a working computer and turn it off then unplug the monitor and try turning it back on again......Magic it still works BUT what do you know you can't see anything?!?! Could that be because the monitor is unplugged??

A64 FX-55
msi ms-7093 mobo 3.9 bios
2 gigs dual channel ddr 400 mhz @ 2-3-2-6
2x 160gig 7200rpm sata drives
nvidia Gf 8800gts 320
audigy 2
heat sink Jun 27, 2006, 09:14am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
Ok now all sillyness aside "1 Long, 2 Short on both an AMIBIOS or AWARD BIOS mean video subsystem failure." So that would lead me to believe that your video card is having a problem. You can't see bios flash at all right? Because you would need to enable integrated video again for you to be able to use that. I would try using another card and see what happens.

A64 FX-55
msi ms-7093 mobo 3.9 bios
2 gigs dual channel ddr 400 mhz @ 2-3-2-6
2x 160gig 7200rpm sata drives
nvidia Gf 8800gts 320
audigy 2
Steven Dajka Jun 27, 2006, 09:28am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
how could i enable integrated video if i cant see anything in the first place? i tried putting the monitor cable into my orignal slot where the intergrated video is but still it didnt work

i will try using another video card if needed

Ian Yeoh Jun 27, 2006, 09:40am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 27, 2006, 09:41am EDT

 
>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
Switch to another video card. If you want to try onboard video, remove that errant video card.

heat sink Jun 27, 2006, 09:54am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
I would go ahead and try it with another card, you are lucky i bet your geforce card is still under warranty. So once you find another card you will be able to get into bios and enable integrated for the time being. Let me know how it goes.

A64 FX-55
msi ms-7093 mobo 3.9 bios
2 gigs dual channel ddr 400 mhz @ 2-3-2-6
2x 160gig 7200rpm sata drives
nvidia Gf 8800gts 320
audigy 2
Steven Dajka Jun 27, 2006, 12:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
Alright thanks

but one question

What do i need to send the card back for a new one?


heat sink Jun 27, 2006, 04:13pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
That depends on where you got it from. Find your instruction manual and look for support numbers. You might be on hold for a while but it is deffinitly the video card that needs to be replaced.

A64 FX-55
msi ms-7093 mobo 3.9 bios
2 gigs dual channel ddr 400 mhz @ 2-3-2-6
2x 160gig 7200rpm sata drives
nvidia Gf 8800gts 320
audigy 2
heat sink Jun 27, 2006, 04:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
Actually try http://www.nvidia.com/support i believe all of their products come with a 1 year limited warranty so you should be good to go unless you dunked your computer in a pool and didn't tell us.

A64 FX-55
msi ms-7093 mobo 3.9 bios
2 gigs dual channel ddr 400 mhz @ 2-3-2-6
2x 160gig 7200rpm sata drives
nvidia Gf 8800gts 320
audigy 2
Steven Dajka Jun 28, 2006, 01:01am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
i got it from Best Buy and for a good price as well ( 105 $ )

and whats wrong with dunking your computer in some water? it cleans my computer pretty well

jk :P


Anyways thanks for the kind support i love this forum for it :)


tony turner Jun 13, 2007, 10:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 13, 2007, 10:22pm EDT

 
>> I got the same problem

tony turner Jun 13, 2007, 10:21pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
I am having the same problem. I cleaned my computer with those CO2 bottle spray. I get no video. I hear my computer start up (the HD at least), but no beeps. I heard a pop when I started the computer, but I check all the capacitators to make sure they aren't cracked. I tested my HD, Video card and monitor on a different computer that was the same as mine, and everything worked fine (HD, Monitor, Video card). I ran my computer open (it splits in half to open(dell)), and the green light on the MOBO comes on, and the fans on the video card and microprocessor run.

Tony Sodano Apr 21, 2008, 12:02am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
Crazy. My GF is having this problem now.
The past few days the screen would blink out here and there and then finally it just does not turn on. No beeps, fans work, I can hear HD going, I dont know enough to check out other gut parts. I tried to different monitors besides the original and nothing (on video card slot and intregrated video). Does one have to take out the video card installed for the onboard video to work?

Thanks for any info
tonysodano509@hotmail.com

Suspended User Apr 21, 2008, 02:44am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
Remove the video card, then reset the BIOS on your motherboard and plug your monitor into the onboard video.

To do this, it will be in your motherboard manual, it will be dip switches, a jumper or a button.

Then try turn on your PC and see if you get an image

john albrich Apr 21, 2008, 03:10am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 21, 2008, 03:24am EDT

 
>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
Kieran Blenkarne said:
Remove the video card, then reset the BIOS on your motherboard and plug your monitor into the onboard video...


Don't forget...very important...unplug the computer power plug from the AC mains BEFORE you remove the video card. Or, if your PSU has a rear hardware power switch, you can turn it off that way too (Don't confuse a PSU's rear voltage select switch for a power switch. They are NOT the same thing at all). Then, wait a few minutes* before you remove the video card.

Just don't remove the video card after all you've done is turned off the computer using the front panel button. If all you did is turn off the computer using the front panel switch, the PSU willl still be providing some power to the computer, and removing a card (or other device) while this power is still supplied can damage the card or motherboard.


Also, follow appropriate ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) procedures when your computer case is open.

Failure to follow any of these instructions can result in permanent damage to the video card, the motherboard, or other components in the computer.



*Some people suggest that after you've unplugged the AC mains, to push the front-panel button once. This will deplete any remaining power in the capacitors of the PSU. You may see fans spin or LEDs pulse for a second or two when you do this. Once this stops, the PSU residual charge is depleted and you can safely remove devices from the computer. In general, waiting a few minutes (after unplugging the PC) should provide the same function and also deplete the PSU's residual charge.


edit to add-comment on pushing front panel button to deplete the PSU residual charge.

Suspended User Apr 21, 2008, 05:20am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen
john albrich said:
Kieran Blenkarne said:
Remove the video card, then reset the BIOS on your motherboard and plug your monitor into the onboard video...


Don't forget...very important...unplug the computer power plug from the AC mains BEFORE you remove the video card. Or, if your PSU has a rear hardware power switch, you can turn it off that way too (Don't confuse a PSU's rear voltage select switch for a power switch. They are NOT the same thing at all). Then, wait a few minutes* before you remove the video card.

Just don't remove the video card after all you've done is turned off the computer using the front panel button. If all you did is turn off the computer using the front panel switch, the PSU willl still be providing some power to the computer, and removing a card (or other device) while this power is still supplied can damage the card or motherboard.


Also, follow appropriate ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) procedures when your computer case is open.

Failure to follow any of these instructions can result in permanent damage to the video card, the motherboard, or other components in the computer.



*Some people suggest that after you've unplugged the AC mains, to push the front-panel button once. This will deplete any remaining power in the capacitors of the PSU. You may see fans spin or LEDs pulse for a second or two when you do this. Once this stops, the PSU residual charge is depleted and you can safely remove devices from the computer. In general, waiting a few minutes (after unplugging the PC) should provide the same function and also deplete the PSU's residual charge.


edit to add-comment on pushing front panel button to deplete the PSU residual charge.



Should of added that, sorry.

Also, by ESD measures, keep the computer grounded by keeping it in contact with your arm while you remove hardware ( as long as your arm is touching the case, ESD will nto occur ).

tony turner May 01, 2008, 12:23pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer starts up but no image on screen, problem solved!
Wow! I have not been here in a long time. I actually fixed my PC! There was one thing I completely overlooked. So I thought it was a power thing, so I bought the replacement part for the front panel (USB, Power Button, front audio jacks), and still didn't get anywhere. What I did was look at my heatsink. The CPU was stuck to it. I know Dell applied an adhesive, but that adhesive created a very strong bond! I thought it was glued. I had to pry the cpu off of the heatsink. After doing so, I opened the ziflock (locks your CPU to the MOBO), reseated the CPU, and closed the lock. I placed the heatsink on top and locked it. plugged everything back and POOF, my computer was back to normal. Lesson learned: if you remove a CPU attached to a heatsink, make sure you can seat that CPU correctly.

I hope this helped.


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