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Old 07-14-2008, 09:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Computer was having heavy hiccups where it would start to reboot when running semi-intensive programs. I was going to reformat HD in a few days, and start over. But now the computer screen suddenly went black, if I reboot, nothing comes on the screen, and I can't get into BIOS. I hear nothing, no beeps, no post. The HD light comes on, stays solid, and goes off. and the floppy drive doesn't light up . Everything seems to be powering up. I reset the CMOS jumper, changed the CMOS battery, but still no post.
My CD and DVD drives light up, so I put in my XP install disk hoping to do a repair or install from that, but still no boot, just black screen and no beeps.
Computer was running well up until the hiccups, anti-virus was up to date, spyware, adware was under control.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-14-2008, 09:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's my thinking that either the Monitor has died, or the Motherboard itself has blown.

Need someone more technical to accurately figure out what's up with it, but that's my guess.

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Old 07-14-2008, 01:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's definitely not the monitor. I swapped out my monitor from my other computer, and that stays black too.
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