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video problem..please help

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by braunerf1, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. braunerf1

    braunerf1 Member

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    hey guys, i recently went to turn on my computer and i found out my psu was dead. before that everything worked fine. i went out and bought a new psu. everything works fine only i am not able to see any video whatsoever. i have tried both the onboard video and my radeon x1950pro. neither make a difference. i have also removed the cmos battery and cleared the cmos many times. still no change. any help would be greatly appreciated. i dont know if this will help, but when i turn it on i am not able to open my cd or dvd drive.

    thanks.
     
  2. Waymon3X6

    Waymon3X6 Regular member

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    Could be that when your PSU died, it took other things with it, like the mobo. (This is fairly common)
     
  3. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Failed power supplies can destroy other components. However, just as common is that you've missed a connection when plugging everything back in. Make sure you've plugged in the 4 pin connector for the CPU, and the 6 pin connector for the graphics card.
     
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    braunerf1 Member

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    thanks for replying, i do have everything connected again, but i gave it to the tech guys to help me determine what the problem is. if the motherboard went how would other components be turning on then?
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    There are thousands of components on a motherboard. Depending on which one(s) failed, different problems could arise.
     
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    braunerf1 Member

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    ya..figured out that it was the mobo..too bad..im going to go with an asus board..i was going to upgrade to am2 but i cant afford it right now..now that i have the opportunity should i go vista or xp pro?
     
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    That's really personal preference. Most people prefer XP, but if you go Vista you will have lots of new technologies open to you, Directx10 and so on.
     
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    Stick with XP as long as you can.
     
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    That's my philosophy, but Vista does have some advantages...
     
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    Estuansis Active member

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    This seems like a similar problem to a computer I've been working on.

    I made a thread for it. The PSU never died on that one though. No video on either the onboard or video card but everything else powers up fine. So I'm thinking that the motherboard went "kaput" all on its own.

     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    But how do you know everything powered up fine? If you've no video it could be a failed POST, in which case video is not the issue.
     
  12. Estuansis

    Estuansis Active member

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    We'll talk about it in my thread >.>
     

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