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Old 08-30-2006, 08:21 PM   #1
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I've recently built a new computer and for some reason when I turn it on I get a blank screen with all fans running at high RPMs and the CD-Drive blinking on and off every 2 seconds.

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Old 08-30-2006, 09:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: Blank Screen. Custom Build.

does your mobo's speaker give off any beeps?
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:31 PM   #3
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No it doesn't
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:33 PM   #4
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Is like it hooked up to a monitor? Make sure if you got a seperate video card, that the monitor is plugged into the video card, not the onboard video for your comp.
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:36 PM   #5
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I never bothered to buy a new video card since the onboard is an nVIDIA 6100.
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:44 PM   #6
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Erm, did you install the OS alrite or you didn't get there yet? You might need newer drivers for your mobo. I'm not sure though, wait till someone else answers back.
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I haven't gotten to the OS yet since it happened the first time I pushed the power button. Should I take out the coin battery and put it back in to reset the BIOS?
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and I can't seem to open the CD-Drive either. When I push the button nothing happens.
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:53 PM   #9
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I dunno you can try resetting the BIOS, but since you never did anything in the first place I don't know why you would. As for opening the cd drive, when the computer is shut off, take a paperclip, unravel it so its straight. Your cd drive should have a lil hole near the tray, stick the paperclip in there and it should open. Put the Win XP install disc, and see if anything happens when you boot up. G'luck.
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Eh, I did that and still nothing. I left it open once and then when I booted it, it just closed then continued doing the same thing.
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