Why won't my computer work?

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  1. hip hippo

    hip hippo Eric Berry, son.

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    The computer starts and from what I can see all fans are working properly and all cables and jumpers are connected. However, I cannot get an image on my fucking monitor. I've used two different monitors just to see if one wasn't fucked. Any suggestions on what it might be?
     
  2. Shibboleth

    Shibboleth teh mad Plato skillz

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    any beeps when it starts up? if not you sound like you may have to take it in to a repair shop.
     
  3. mace

    mace i don't read

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    if you don't have any beeps then try clearing the cmos
     
  4. hip hippo

    hip hippo Eric Berry, son.

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    Nope, no beeps. Ugh. I don't have my motherboard manual at this house. Maybe I can find it online in a PDF or something because I have no clue how to clear the CMOS but I want to fix this fucking thing.
     
  5. hip hippo

    hip hippo Eric Berry, son.

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    I built this computer myself, by the way. :hs:

    Mobo is an Asus P4C800 E-Deluxe. :mad:
     
  6. Shibboleth

    Shibboleth teh mad Plato skillz

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    open up the case, make sure the red and black speaker cable is pluged in
    if it is, clear the cmos,
    if that doesn't work, it's probably your processor, but maybe your MB has gone bad, that or something silly like your PSU is out or it's not plugged in propery.
     
  7. Penetration

    Penetration OT Supporter

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    clear cmos. if you cant figure that out then just pull the battery for a few minutes. It sounds like your video card is not seated properly though.
     
  8. OmniFire

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    are just the fans working?
     
  9. mr.mister

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    hmm so fans/cpu fan/videocard fan all start up but no BEEp/no display

    clear cmos.. still nothing ?
    take the mobo out and place it on a cardboard box/non conductive surface

    it could be the mobo gaying it up with the case/standoffs

    if that doesn't work...

    then your cpu/mobo is in computer heaven :hsd:
     
  10. PC Principle

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    Perhaps the RAM went bad...?
     
  11. hip hippo

    hip hippo Eric Berry, son.

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    So many suggestions. Yes, the fan on the video card is functioning. It appears to be seated properly. I don't see how it would come unseated. I think I'm just going to take it somewhere to get it fixed. :sad2:
     
  12. PC Principle

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    If its the mobo just buy a new one. They are not that expensive.
     
  13. FreeSpace

    FreeSpace Guest

    Reseat the mobo. That's fixed my problems before.
     
  14. mr.mister

    mr.mister Guest

    try a working ram on diff slots

    could be one of your slots are bad and it's owning your startup procedures

    if anything.. save up a couple of bucks and buy a new one
     
  15. Shibboleth

    Shibboleth teh mad Plato skillz

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    people who are saying it could be video card or ram are wrong. it would be beeping insesentley if ram were off.

    it's a problem with the mb and processor for sure, be it not connected properly to the PSU or shorting out on the case. That is, of course, only if the speaker is working otherwise.
     
  16. mace

    mace i don't read

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    Did you clear the cmos?
     
  17. FreeSpace

    FreeSpace Guest

    Yeah, I had the same issue and reseating the motherboard fixed it.
     
  18. Penetration

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    Wrong.
     

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