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Old 09-23-2005, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Black Screen of Death then OK?

The past few times i've turned on my computer it seems not to start as usual and it just gives me a black screen. I then press reset and it boot's up fine.WTF? Any suggestions on what to check would be greatly appriceated. Thanks in advance
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Old 09-23-2005, 09:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Could be a dieing PSU. Could be a failing CMOS battery.
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Old 09-23-2005, 09:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just bought i new MOBO a few months ago so i don't think it's the CMOS battery. And i've only had this computer just over 2 years so i really hope it's not the PSU.
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Old 09-23-2005, 09:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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just because the battery/motherboard is new doesn't rule it out though, it does make it unlikely.
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Old 09-23-2005, 09:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Great! so basically i just have to wait and see if my computer dies? Great news
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not neccessarily. just do the usual analysis. try different parts known to be good, if possible and you may find something that works
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