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Monitor will not display

By slynnmac ·
The computer is a PowerSpec 4430, Intel celeron 333MHz. It sat unused for 2 months. When I started it up again, it would not boot Windows. Now, the monitor is black. The computer is running, no different sounds. The monitor power button blinks. I tried another monitor, it does the same thing. The power supply was replaced in it a year ago.

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by shakeelr7 In reply to Monitor will not display

Hello Friend,

After two month of sleep when you wakeup then what happen, i think you will not be able to do anything. so my friend your system is just machine.

See your system components. it may have some rust in their contacts. Remove your memory and other devices from system. then rub its contacts with any eraser or rubber. afte that place in your CPU with back and forth rule.

i think this will work. if not then contact some technician in your area because he/she is their for earinng.

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by Lizzy In reply to Monitor will not display

This problem is not your monitor, but in your CPU. I never heard of the eraser\rubber thing and have been working on computers for years. I would recommend taking the CPU to someone who works on computers to take a look at it. You don't say if the PC posts. The Power On Self Test will tell you if the power supply is the culprit again. If that's the case, the pc needs to be protected by a new surge protector once fixed again. Also, if the pc posts (there will be at least one beep from the CPU) then the problem is not the power supply but something internal. No display could mean many things such as bad mother board, bad RAM, bad video adapter, bad cable(s). You need to provide more information here for us to help you solve this.

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by dmiles In reply to Monitor will not display

Check the memory and video card,uninstall and tehn make sure they are secured properly in their slots properly

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by kimscomputing In reply to Monitor will not display

If your video port is located on your motherboard - not in a seperate slot then you my try resetting your cmos jumper.
If you can't find the jumper then remove the round battery for 5 minutes and put it back -then restart.

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by opatzg In reply to Monitor will not display

You got a number of good responses here. If all else fails disconnect the harddrive from power and the motherboard and reboot. This lowers the power consumption of the pc and removes the hard disk from being the culprit. If the monitor comes up leave a message and you'll get more help from there. Next disconnect/remove all other non-essential cards and ribbon cables excluding the floppy and try again. Still nothing, if you have more memory cards than one remove all but one and try again. Throughout all this try to do it in a static free environment and ground yourself by touching the pc frame/case often to keep your static level the same as the pc, also only do this with the pc unplugged. Normal rule of thumb with a computer acting up is check connectors, open case reseat boards, clean out the dust bunnies, and try again. If you get the machine running add 1 card/connection back at a time in case one of them is causing you problems in which case that's what you will need to replace. Power is still a possible culprit, there's no guarantee that a stock ordered part works, although if 2 or 3 fail odds are not on your side.
good luck, keep us updated.

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by opatzg In reply to Monitor will not display

F.Y.I. the eraser rubber thing is an old trade techie secret for revitalizing addon cards after they oxidize(rust). For some reason the eraser is soft enough to cause very little damage yet strong enough to remove the oxidized areas and make the connection work again, otherwise use contact spray.

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