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By cute_d ·
My pc got this weird problem, when i turn on the pc, sometimes got display sometimes don't, sometimes even got beep sound and sometimes don't. Sometimes it even hang one half when booting to windows. But when i reboot it many times or don't use it for few days, then later i on it then ok, then sometimes use the pc one half then hang, when reboot then no more display. What happen to my pc actually? is it display card, main board, RAM or what? someone pls help me, i don want to waste money to replace the wrong stuff...

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by TheChas In reply to Display Problem

Start by checking that the RAM modules and video card are fully seated in their sockets.

Next, check the CPU and power supply cooling fans.

Then, it is time to start swapping parts.

Power supply
CPU
RAM

If there is any chance that lightning hit a phone line near you, try removing your modem and see if the problems go away.

Chas

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by fred07 In reply to Display Problem

Hi and on older ISA cards and PCI cards I remove them and use a pencil eraser on the contacts as well as use a shaped by knife eraser on the MB PCI or ISA contact points.
If my above does not work do as TheChas above says as he is the GURU of hardware. fred

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by Tim.Doyle In reply to Display Problem

Sounsd like an issue I've had about 100 times with Compaq Deskpro EP machines that use the Matrox video card (I forget the specific model). The solution in those cases has always been to replace the video card.

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by djent In reply to Display Problem

Get some good contact cleaner, pencil erasers only clean one set of contacts. Then spray slots, cards, cable connectors, power supply, ram and CPU contacts. If the problem persists you may have a hardware problem but you will have resolved potentialconnection issues as the first step of the troubleshooting process.

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Display Problem

Mostly covered above, but also check if the video cable is properly socketted into the video card socket. I have seen similar problems when one pin got slightly bent and the socket did not seat properly, caused intermittent connection and thus intermittent problem. If it is not seated check that all the pins are correctly aligned before trying to seat properly, once a pin is bent flat it is near impossible to fix.

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