Really strange problem... - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-29-2007, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 678
Default Really strange problem...

Today I took out my GTS that I sold for (400$...im happy about this..) and put in my 8400gs + 2gb more of ram..

For some reason I push the on button on my computer, the computer boots up... the fans are spinning, the LEDs are nice and bright...
but my LCD monitor says "No source found".

Strange, I thought.
So I took out the two gigs i put in, tried my computer. Same thing.
Tried a CRT. Doesn't work (could be CRT though...)
Tried another Videocard... doesn't work..

I dont know what else to do.. the computer doesn't even post because I can't see the screen!

But I can tell that it's not halting anywhere, you can hear the harddrives running... im going to try another computer with my 8400gs.. if it works then its something between my computer and my LCD..

i need help, advice, or some insight.. thanks!

Is there some fix for this? or is karma getting to me, and fried mobo?
__________________

andrewsvalesen is offline  
Old 11-29-2007, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
I know <html>, do you?
 
SYL\X/3K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: 127.0.0.1
Posts: 1,646
Send a message via AIM to SYL\X/3K Send a message via Yahoo to SYL\X/3K
Default Re: Really strange problem...

try using the onboard video thats built in the motherboard and go to the BIOS and go to the Primary Video Adapter section and set it as PCI-e instead of Onboard save and exit

If it doesnt have onboard video, then try resetting the BIOS by popping the battery from the motherboard for a few minuted and then plug it back in
__________________

__________________
P3 Setup- Intel 1.0ghz , 512Mb SDRAM , ATI 9200 128MB, 2x 40GB HD, Asus CUSL-LV

.....:::::POST Troubleshooting Steps.___.My Rig.___.Memory Test:::::.....
SYL\X/3K is offline  
Old 11-30-2007, 12:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 11
Send a message via AIM to veri745
Default Re: Really strange problem...

Might be tough to root cause this one; I've had a similar issue before and never quite figured out what was wrong (problem went away though). I'll second the suggestion to reset the BIOS.

You may have done this already, but double check your PSU connections all around.

There's no onboard video on that board, so that limits your options. Hopefully it's not an ESD problem with the mobo. Good luck.
veri745 is offline  
Old 11-30-2007, 09:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 678
Default Re: Really strange problem...

The thing that worries me is that my motherboard no longer beeps when something is going wrong. I took all of my ram sticks out... Before when I first got it, it made wierd beeping noises.

I took out my videocard, ram, everything... it just doesn't want to beep!
But for sure power is going to the motherboard.. And I know that my cards aren't bad beacuse the gts was working...

Yah, I tried resetting cmos. no luck.
any other suggestions?
andrewsvalesen is offline  
Old 12-01-2007, 11:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
I know <html>, do you?
 
SYL\X/3K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: 127.0.0.1
Posts: 1,646
Send a message via AIM to SYL\X/3K Send a message via Yahoo to SYL\X/3K
Default Re: Really strange problem...

when it doesnt beep it could mean its the motherboard dead or Ram sticks arent recognized
__________________
P3 Setup- Intel 1.0ghz , 512Mb SDRAM , ATI 9200 128MB, 2x 40GB HD, Asus CUSL-LV

.....:::::POST Troubleshooting Steps.___.My Rig.___.Memory Test:::::.....
SYL\X/3K is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
strange video problem paintballer Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 4 06-25-2007 01:32 PM
Very strange problem. Typing crashes computer!? mobkon Microsoft Windows and Software 1 06-07-2007 09:55 AM
I have an extremely strange problem saltynay Computer Audio and Multimedia 4 06-06-2007 09:26 PM
Strange Problem - Cannot get mp3 or wma files to play but wav files will play..read afulls04 Computer Audio and Multimedia 8 04-23-2007 04:57 AM
Very strange computer problem fangs2000 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 04-20-2007 09:52 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.