Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-27-2009, 09:54 PM   #1
BSOD
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 144
Default Monitor doesnt work..

hello. i just bought a used 501 Inspiron laptop for $30 because the monitor doesn't work. when I press the power button, i can hear the laptop boot for like a couple of seconds (nothing on the monitor tho) and then it shuts off. I can also hear the fan go off. Ive also noticed that the monitor is somewhat loose from one side (not much tho). What do you guys think it may be.....? thanks!
__________________

flxjones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2009, 07:44 AM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
jmacavali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,867
Default Re: Monitor doesnt work..

Well the first thing I would do is hook it up to an external monitor. At least you can see how far it boots. Then I'd see about reloading it and see if that takes care of the not-booting issue.
__________________

__________________
****************************************
Don't take life too seriously -- no one gets out alive. Plus, who wants to arrive to the hereafter in pristine condition wearing a suit and tie?
I want to slide in sideways, worn out, used up, hair a mess, clothes tattered, & screaming, "Whooo! What a ride!"
****************************************
jmacavali is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2009, 03:51 PM   #3
BSOD
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 144
Default Re: Monitor doesnt work..

sorry but what do you mean reloading in? do you think there might me like a loose cable or something?

someone help... please??
flxjones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 07:20 AM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
jmacavali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,867
Default Re: Monitor doesnt work..

No reloading means to reinstall the operating system.
__________________
****************************************
Don't take life too seriously -- no one gets out alive. Plus, who wants to arrive to the hereafter in pristine condition wearing a suit and tie?
I want to slide in sideways, worn out, used up, hair a mess, clothes tattered, & screaming, "Whooo! What a ride!"
****************************************
jmacavali is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 05:59 PM   #5
BSOD
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 144
Default Re: Monitor doesnt work..

but i think it has something to do with the monitor. the laptop turns on for a second or two and then automatically shuts off
flxjones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 06:02 PM   #6
Golden Master
 
sniperviper21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 5,438
Default Re: Monitor doesnt work..

PSU or Mobo failure id say.
__________________
You got to have a Fiddle in the band!
sniperviper21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 06:59 PM   #7
Site Team
 
berry120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: England, UK
Posts: 3,425
Default Re: Monitor doesnt work..

Why do you think it's got anything to do with the monitor if it turns itself off? I'd say that was possibly the least likely thing to be causing that issue!

I agree that the most likely option is either a PSU or motherboard failure, perhaps even a CPU issue. Whatever it is it does sound like a lost cause to me... if it's not even turning on for a few seconds it's probably not even posting, let alone getting to the stage where it tries to boot from somewhere.
berry120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 07:28 PM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
jmacavali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,867
Default Re: Monitor doesnt work..

^Agreed but I didn't want to go that far until we could see what was happening on an external monitor but i figured we would get to that at some point.
__________________
****************************************
Don't take life too seriously -- no one gets out alive. Plus, who wants to arrive to the hereafter in pristine condition wearing a suit and tie?
I want to slide in sideways, worn out, used up, hair a mess, clothes tattered, & screaming, "Whooo! What a ride!"
****************************************
jmacavali is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 07:47 PM   #9
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 732
Default Re: Monitor doesnt work..

try to constantly start it up over 5 minutes, i used to have a problem like this where my 1501 wouldnt boot up when it had been off for more than 30 minutes
shozzking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 07:59 PM   #10
Golden Master
 
sniperviper21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 5,438
Default Re: Monitor doesnt work..

Quote:
Originally Posted by shozzking View Post
try to constantly start it up over 5 minutes, i used to have a problem like this where my 1501 wouldnt boot up when it had been off for more than 30 minutes
In that case for that PC, it was probably a Heat issue, this is something different.
__________________

__________________
You got to have a Fiddle in the band!
sniperviper21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0