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Old 10-08-2007, 04:39 PM   #1
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Okay, so here's the scoop: sometime early this summer, the power supply went poopy on our 3 year old gateway desktop running xp home. Basic system, nothing fancy or added extra except my husband's nvidia graphics card. anyway, got a new power supply, got everything hooked up, and am getting nothing on the screen except for that stupid monitor self-test message that tells me the monitor is fine, check the power cable yadda yadda. monitor is fine, i hooked it up to another computer and it worked. when i turn on the computer, everything turns on, runs nice and quiet and smooth like you think it should, but NOTHING shows up on the monitor. No error beeps when i boot it up. i've tried hooking the monitor up to the graphics card port, to the regular monitor port, still nothing. any suggestions?
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When this happened to me, the motherboard was funky. I brought it to a local computer store and they ordered me a new one and replaced it, and that solved my problem.
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i've been told by some of the hardware gurus at my college that it could be a fried motherboard due to the power fluctuations from the bad power supply...oh well. my husband has been begging for a new computer for a while now!
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