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Old 06-01-2005, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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today when i was installing a usb2.0 card on my brothers pc, on first restart the machine powered up fine, HDD span up etc, no error beeps. but the monitor only showed a blank screen.
i know the monitor is plugged in etc, because otherwise it dislays a "no input signal" message, however all i get is a completely blank screen. any ideas? it is a pretty old pc so my first bet would be the gfx card just giving up. although any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


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Old 06-01-2005, 02:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you try taking the USB card back out?


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Old 06-01-2005, 02:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah that was the first thing i tried, also cleared CMOS, checked all the jumpers, took the card out and blew the slot incase it was dusty .
i'm fresh outta ideas!

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Old 06-01-2005, 03:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Try putting another gfx card in it to see if that is indeed the problem.
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Old 06-01-2005, 06:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, its always good to have an extra cheap videocard laying around... I got two just in case.. I wish i had a couple of processors though too.. even though they rarely ever fail.
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