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August 8, 2009, 12:58 am
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Recently I bought a new computer. Intel Quad core :D
Anyways When I finally tried to set it up (three days later >_>),
nothing would show up on the monitor screen. Trying to figure out what
was wrong, I put the monitor cable into the old computer. Turns out the
cable had kak'ed itself.
Got new cable, still doesn't work.
Took the covering off computer, all the bits and pieces seem to be
Have tried using only power cable and Monitor inputs attached, boots up
but still no signal to monitor, only works with old computer.
tl;dr: Can't get new computer to work with monitor.
Specs: 1333 F.S.B. Motherboard, 2048MB DDRII RAM, 500GB SATAII HDD,
DVDRW+/-DL, ATX TOWER CASE, 1024MB NVIDIA 9500GT Video, 10/100 Network
Monitors an... LG thing...
I need help trying to get it to work >.>
Re: Intel Quad Q8200
It sounds like this is a pre-built computer. Did someone build
the computer for you ? Was it Dell, or was it a local builder ?
If you take the side off the computer, do not add or remove
any hardware components, unless you've unplugged the computer.
This is necessary to prevent accidents. Turn off the computer
at the back, then unplug it, before fooling around inside the
case. When you're finished inside, plug in the power cord again
and turn it on at the back.
Some computers come with a tiny speaker mounted inside the computer
case. If that is present and hooked up, the computer can "beep" when
it starts. A single "beep" is normal. More complicated beep patterns,
such a three beeps, a silence period, three beeps, and so on, indicates
hardware trouble. Using "beep" codes is one way to detect a problem.
If a computer has certain kinds of failures, you may get no "beep"
and that tells you something as well (for example, a stuck reset
button might do that, or a dead processor, or a missing processor
A single "beep" is normal and is what you want to hear.
The motherboard itself, may have a black round piezo speaker, about
0.75" in diameter. Those are used on OEM motherboards, to reduce the
need to wire it up. The round thing beeps just like the computer
case speaker would. So to verify there is a speaker, you have to
visually examine the inside of the computer case, but also consider
the beeper could be mounted on the motherboard itself. There
is an example here, of what a motherboard beeper would look like.
This picture is larger than scale.
(A motherboard piezoelectric speaker)
A few Dell boxes have four diagnostic LEDs and they can show a
code, indicating a problem.
Some computer motherboards have a two digit hexadecimal display,
and that has error codes on it. A PCI based "Port 80 diagnostic
card" does the same kind of thing, and offers a two digit hex
display, to display BIOS error codes.
If you're getting one "beep" and no other error indications,
the problem could be the computer thinks it is outputting a video
signal, but you're not seeing it. You've taken the first step,
by testing your monitor and cable. The video card has more
than one connector. You could try moving the monitor to one
of the other connectors. It could be that the failure is
just a failure to deliver the video signal to the monitor.
You could also test with another monitor.
If you post an update to your original posting, it would also
help to indicate whether the monitor uses DVI, VGA, or HDMI
for the connection. VGA is the most likely to work under
all conditions. There have been more problems lately with
some video cards and DVI monitors working properly. It is
unfortunate, that the LCD monitor makers now, only put
DVI on the monitor. Having a VGA as well, is convenient for
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