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Micjones
04-07-2009, 02:43 PM
Help!

My PC won't come on the last couple days.
No lights on my keyboard and when I power on the monitor it immediately goes into standby (amber light).

When I turn on the CPU I can hear the fans going.
Seems that there's no trouble there. Just can't get anything from my monitor.

I tried a different (working) monitor to no avail.
Did the same thing.

Any ideas?

Lumpy
04-07-2009, 02:45 PM
Did u try starting up in DOS mode?

Micjones
04-07-2009, 02:46 PM
Did u try starting up in DOS mode?

No luck with BIOS. Can't get the monitor to come on to even see it.

Molitoth
04-07-2009, 02:46 PM
Do you have 2 video cards?

Use the on-board video card and see if that works.

Gonzo
04-07-2009, 02:47 PM
Did you try buying a MAC?

MIAdragon
04-07-2009, 02:47 PM
open up your tower and pull the battery for a min then reinstall it.

Lumpy
04-07-2009, 02:49 PM
No luck with BIOS. Can't get the monitor to come on to even see it.

That is not a good sign. It could be that ur video card took a crap, (just a guess).

Micjones
04-07-2009, 02:49 PM
open up your tower and pull the battery for a min then reinstall it.

Pull the battery off for a second then try powering on again?
Okay... I'll try that.

MIAdragon
04-07-2009, 02:50 PM
http://ramanathan.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/cmos_battery1.jpg

Micjones
04-07-2009, 02:50 PM
That is not a good sign. It could be that ur video card took a crap, (just a guess).

I thought that was it, but when I tried another monitor (I know it's fully functional) the same thing happened.

Besides... No signs of life from my keyboard either.
I think it's the computer itself that's stuck in standby.

Von Dumbass
04-07-2009, 02:50 PM
Help!

My PC won't come on the last couple days.
No lights on my keyboard and when I power on the monitor it immediately goes into standby (amber light).

When I turn on the CPU I can hear the fans going.
Seems that there's no trouble there. Just can't get anything from my monitor.

I tried a different (working) monitor to no avail.
Did the same thing.

Any ideas?

Sounds a lot like what happened to my computer. http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=204211

I took it into the computer shop, and the guy replaced the fans, motherboard, and ram.

EDIT: I took it into the computer guy after my monitor wouldn't show anything like yours is doing. I could hear the fans running to, but it never "beeped" on.

Micjones
04-07-2009, 02:51 PM
http://ramanathan.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/cmos_battery1.jpg

On the motherboard, right?

Micjones
04-07-2009, 02:51 PM
Sounds a lot like what happened to my computer. http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=204211

I took it into the computer shop, and the guy replaced the fans, motherboard, and ram.

Two questions:
1. Was that expensive?
2. Did you lose everything on your PC?

Saggysack
04-07-2009, 02:53 PM
On the motherboard, right?


Yeah, the CMOS battery on the MOBO.

Make sure to disconnect the main power source and drain the residual power by pressing the power button for about 10 seconds. Good luck.

Micjones
04-07-2009, 02:54 PM
Thanks I'm going to try that when I get home tonight.

Von Dumbass
04-07-2009, 02:59 PM
Two questions:
1. Was that expensive?
2. Did you lose everything on your PC?

I didn't lose anything he backed up everything somehow. It cost around 200 bucks for parts and for the time the guy spent working on it.

Joe_Camel
04-07-2009, 03:04 PM
Make sure to disconnect the main power source and drain the residual power by pressing the power button for about 10 seconds. Good luck.

If you just do this step it might start working. I had the same thing happen to my computer and I called the company and this was all that I had to do.

Micjones
04-07-2009, 03:06 PM
Good thing I bought a laptop 2 days ago.
I'd be sunk.

Even better that most of my hard drive is backed up on my external HD.

I've got a friend who'll probably take a look at it for next to nothing so...
I'm gonna defer to him. I don't know the insides of a PC very well.
I don't wanna fuck anything up.

ferrarispider95
04-07-2009, 03:23 PM
Good thing I bought a laptop 2 days ago.
I'd be sunk.

Even better that most of my hard drive is backed up on my external HD.

I've got a friend who'll probably take a look at it for next to nothing so...
I'm gonna defer to him. I don't know the insides of a PC very well.
I don't wanna **** anything up.

Is your video on the motherboard or separate card. Either way it sounds like your video card is fried. The video card sends the signal to monitor and if the monitor does not receive a signal, it displays no signal.

buy another pci video card, slide it into an empty pci slot

Coach
04-07-2009, 03:25 PM
Is your video on the motherboard or separate card. Either way it sounds like your video card is fried. The video card sends the signal to monitor and if the monitor does not receive a signal, it displays no signal.

buy another pci video card, slide it into an empty pci slot

But keep in mind that he's not getting anything from his keyboards and such.

Lumpy
04-07-2009, 03:26 PM
Did you try buying a MAC?

That's ur answer for every thing...

"Got crabs?... buy a MAC."
"Sickle-cell anemia got ya down?... buy a MAC."

Hog Farmer
04-07-2009, 03:30 PM
Defenitely try unplugging your computer, but you need to wait a while to turn it back on.


Like 5 years.

Micjones
04-07-2009, 03:33 PM
That's ur answer for every thing...

"Got crabs?... buy a MAC."
"Sickle-cell anemia got ya down?... buy a MAC."

ROFL

Sounds like one of my guy friends.
That's part of the reason I haven't told him about my issue.
I swear. He's a regular Steve Jobs.

morphius
04-07-2009, 03:37 PM
Is the machine beeping at all? There would be a certain number of beeps if it was a RAM issue, some number of beeps for a video issue, etc.

Micjones
04-07-2009, 03:42 PM
Is the machine beeping at all? There would be a certain number of beeps if it was a RAM issue, some number of beeps for a video issue, etc.

No beeps that I can recall.

Caseykid
04-07-2009, 05:19 PM
I had an issue like this on a P4 machine. Thought it was a bad on board video card so bought another motherboard. Same problem. Ended up being bad RAM. Why both sticks went out at the same time, who knows.

Jim

Ultra Peanut
04-07-2009, 05:29 PM
I had two separate video cards crap out on me a few years ago, and what you're describing was exactly how I knew things were fucked.

googlegoogle
04-07-2009, 06:18 PM
sounds like powersupply

KcMizzou
04-07-2009, 06:21 PM
That's ur answer for every thing...

"Got crabs?... buy a MAC."
"Sickle-cell anemia got ya down?... buy a MAC."LMAO

Dinny Blues
04-07-2009, 06:34 PM
Another thing you could try is blowing the schmutz out of the cpu heatsink.

Dinny

XXXshogunXXX
04-07-2009, 07:20 PM
is it an HP?? if it is, I know the fix.

And its not in standby..