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Monitor is blank when computer turns on.

By EtherealRaven ·
I have an ECS K7S5A SiS? 735 SOCKET A Motherboard, CHIEFTECH Server Chasis (Workstation Tower) Model CT1030 - Black with AMD Approved Power Supply (Enhance 300Watt (P4) Model# ENP-0730), ATI OEM Radeon 7500 64MB DDR AGP with DVI/TV/CRT-OEM, AMD Athlon 1700+XP.
Now on to the problem: When I turn on my computer, the screen stays blank for some reason. I have tested the gfx card with another computer and the same monitor, and it works fine. But maybe it is a compatability problem. I think itmight be a faulty AGP slot on the mobo. Has anyone had a similar problem, or knows how to remedy my predicament? Please help. I'm wagering all of my points, if that matters to anyone.

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Monitor is blank when computer turns on.

by dmiles In reply to Monitor is blank when com ...

One check the memory to make sure that it is secure in slots
Try downloading the latest drivers for W2K that will work under XP
If you think is may be a faulty slot check the slot with another board and see if it will work
Check to make sure thatyou have the correct display settings for the monitor,should be set to SVGA,then check the Refresh settings to see if adjusting would help

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by EtherealRaven In reply to Monitor is blank when com ...

The RAM is in there fine. This is a brand-new computer. I'm building it. It doesn't have an OS because I can't boot it up. I think now that it may be a faulty Power Supply Unit.

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by EtherealRaven In reply to Monitor is blank when com ...

the RAM is in fine. this is a first boot, so there is no OS. I think it's the PSU maybe.

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by EtherealRaven In reply to Monitor is blank when com ...

I think it may be the PSU. What is a good PSU that I could run out and buy?

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by mphoffar In reply to Monitor is blank when com ...

I would agree that if you've elimiated the obvious...socket lever slightly ajar, bad ram, bad video card...that you're looking at a screwy power supply. In all actuality, the power supply might be fine, but AMDs seem to be pretty touchy and requireat least a 300 watt for use with other periphials on it.

I just bought an MSI board with a 1500+, thought I was grounding in the case at first because it was powered on in the store, changed a power supply and all worked fine. Before. Before,nothing was happening with it.

I've never really payed attention to manufacturers, but a decent plain vanilla 300 watt should cost you around 30 or 40 dollars. Personally, if you have a couple of HDs, a CD and a CDRW, I'd be getting a 350 or 400.

Mark

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by EtherealRaven In reply to Monitor is blank when com ...

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by dmiles In reply to Monitor is blank when com ...

Now,I am confused to what you are trying to ask in your Post,you stated you boot the computer and it gives you a blank screen,then you mention in your comments that you have no operating system on the machine,if this is the case you will not see anything,load a operating system before buying a new PSU,after this then get a compatible one 350w

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by dmiles In reply to Monitor is blank when com ...

Check previous post by using the search in the upper right corner,a similar problem was posted and it had to do with a jumper on the motherboard,for the power settings

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by EtherealRaven In reply to Monitor is blank when com ...

You are mistaken. Even though there is no OS, I should still be able to see the BIOS. Do some research before answering problematic questions.

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by dmiles In reply to Monitor is blank when com ...

Thanks for the info and I will take your suggestion to do Research,sorrry I did not know this

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