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boots w/no display

By sham7usa ·
My computer is booting but, there's no display, it works sometimes however.I have to turn the switch on the back to shut it off then turn it on in the front.I installed a new display adapter and this did not fix it.Same symptoms.I tried the reset button a few times and now the hd LED stays lit and cant get it to come on at all.Also when it did come on, I could'nt restart it,no display, I could here it rebooting but no display.It's a pentium 333mhz w/ win 98se
I did install the display adapterproperly.

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by sham7usa In reply to boots w/no display

I also tried 2 monitors.

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by dsd_b In reply to boots w/no display

I had the same problem with a compaq deskpro en recently. Check the CPU & make sure that it is not loose & while the cover is open check all cables & power connections.

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by sham7usa In reply to boots w/no display

thanks I was thinking of the same thing turns out to be bad ram.

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by roland63 In reply to boots w/no display

I suggest you try ANOTHER video card but I have a suspicion your power supply may be the culprit for your power problems (it sound like you have two problems right now)

Give the video card a try and see how things work out.

Good luck.

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by sham7usa In reply to boots w/no display

thanks I was thinking of the same thing turns out to be bad ram.

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by dcosgrove In reply to boots w/no display

Have you checked the monitor? If it were the video card it would not boot.

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by sham7usa In reply to boots w/no display
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by dmiles In reply to boots w/no display

Sounds like you have a bad power supply,listen for a low pitch whistle,the light staying on indicates that it is the power supply

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by sham7usa In reply to boots w/no display

thanks I was thinking of the same thing turns out to be bad ram.

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by BuffaloDan In reply to boots w/no display

I like answer 1 the best, I seen this happen many times in smaller "bookshelf" pc's that do not dissipate heat very well. A buildup of heat would cause minor expansion of the cpu and ZIF socket. Eventually, the CPU would become unseated just enoughto cease functioning. Releasing and reseating the CPU resolved the short term problem...

The manufacturer recommended adding Heat Sink Compound between the CPU and the heatsink, I would prefer to add or utilize a larger fan, or some better cooling around the CPU as well. This solved the thermal cycling problem that causes "socket creep"

Good Luck....

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