what is going on - 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 07-26-2007, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
DawnOfDoom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 998
Send a message via MSN to DawnOfDoom Send a message via Yahoo to DawnOfDoom
Default what is going on

Ok well i went into my bios on my custom computer and i changed settings like FBS and Voltages because i was trying to overclock it .... and when i went ot save the settings the screen went black what happened..... how can i fix it the computer turns on when i power it up like all the lights come on and all the fans are spinning but the screen continues to stay black.... please help me i can hear my hard drive spinning and i know my CDdvd drive works because the lights are comeing on in the front and it sounds like its trying to work.... my graphics card has to be working because when i plug it into my monitor the monitor stops doing the disconected cable box thing and just goes black.... and the power button on the monitor is orange ...... my mobo isnt fried because the RJ-45 port lights come on and my CPU fan spins up because its also connected to the mobo which is getting power..... what is this is this a dead processor? dead graphics card? dead mobo? please help me figure this out i've put way to much money and time into this computer for it to not work like this......
__________________

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oreo View Post
That was an epic forum speech, Doom is tech-forums very own Martin Luther King.
Don't Tell any one but I know who Crunch is...

I Do accept support requests via PM, MSN, and e-mail

If I have been helpful to you in any way please click the scale under my name
DawnOfDoom is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Delaware
Posts: 3,475
Default Re: what is going on

Reset the BIOS (unplug the power, remove the battery, move the jumper)
__________________

turtile is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 10:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
DawnOfDoom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 998
Send a message via MSN to DawnOfDoom Send a message via Yahoo to DawnOfDoom
Default Re: what is going on

where is the battery? where is the jumper? pics would be really nice
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oreo View Post
That was an epic forum speech, Doom is tech-forums very own Martin Luther King.
Don't Tell any one but I know who Crunch is...

I Do accept support requests via PM, MSN, and e-mail

If I have been helpful to you in any way please click the scale under my name
DawnOfDoom is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 10:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
Retired.
 
peterhuang913's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 8,076
Send a message via AIM to peterhuang913
Default Re: what is going on

It's a shiny metal circle on your motherboard, you can't miss it. It is roughly an inch in diameter.
For the illiterate:
__________________


My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Norcent View Post
I need to stop using the internet.
peterhuang913 is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 11:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
DawnOfDoom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 998
Send a message via MSN to DawnOfDoom Send a message via Yahoo to DawnOfDoom
Default Re: what is going on

thx alot man i found the battery anyways before you posted that so lol my dad was like..... battery well that thing right there looks like a battery and im like O.o wtf yeah it is so i took it out for 3 seconds like you said and it cleared CMOS!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oreo View Post
That was an epic forum speech, Doom is tech-forums very own Martin Luther King.
Don't Tell any one but I know who Crunch is...

I Do accept support requests via PM, MSN, and e-mail

If I have been helpful to you in any way please click the scale under my name
DawnOfDoom is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 11:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
Retired.
 
peterhuang913's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 8,076
Send a message via AIM to peterhuang913
Default Re: what is going on

So it worked?
__________________


My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Norcent View Post
I need to stop using the internet.
peterhuang913 is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 11:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 122
Default Re: what is going on

Congrats, on your fix... and yes clearing the reseting the BIOS is done easiest the way you did it, pull the battery for 10 - 30 seconds, theres usually no need to move jumpers around. Good Work
Wverb0783 is offline  
Old 07-27-2007, 02:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
DawnOfDoom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 998
Send a message via MSN to DawnOfDoom Send a message via Yahoo to DawnOfDoom
Default Re: what is going on

thx guys i'll use this knowledge to help educate others that are less comptuer educated like i once was
__________________

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oreo View Post
That was an epic forum speech, Doom is tech-forums very own Martin Luther King.
Don't Tell any one but I know who Crunch is...

I Do accept support requests via PM, MSN, and e-mail

If I have been helpful to you in any way please click the scale under my name
DawnOfDoom 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




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:35 AM.


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