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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-16-2007, 11:04 AM   #1
Fully Optimized
 
BrynF_UK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,574
Send a message via MSN to BrynF_UK
Question Need Suggestions...

I have an 3 year old eMachines PC, and it wasn't working i.e. the system would turn on but a message would come up saying "No Signal" on the monitor - but the HDD light was on and the system fans running.

Now it has a new CPU (Intel Celeron like the old one) and a new hard drive (IDE) but there is still the same error message.

Any ideas what the problem might be?

Many Thanks

Bryn


P.S. there really needs to be a place in the forum to discuss computer problems since this is after all a computer forum
__________________

BrynF_UK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2007, 11:11 AM   #2
In Runtime
 
shadygirl420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 238
Default Re: Need Suggestions...

I say the monitor was bad.
__________________

shadygirl420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2007, 11:20 AM   #3
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: Need Suggestions...

There is... its the Computer and Software part... haha.

Anyway, it could be your video card, but I'm guessing its probably onboard on the motherboard, but we'll throw this idea away for a moment.

Check leads, checking that they are going into the right place, and are tightly fit.

Try a different monitor. Borrow one if you have to.

If it works, its your monitor causing all the issues. If it doesn't, it could be your motherboard/graphics card (depending whats running it)

I hope this helps

-Moved this thread-
__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2007, 06:44 PM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
BrynF_UK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,574
Send a message via MSN to BrynF_UK
Default Re: Need Suggestions...

oh i didnt realise that there was a section in general discussion sorry

ok leads are all secure, PSU is fine and all the voltages are within limits...the GPU is the onboard type but i did consider buying a cheap PCI card just to test it..ive tried with sevral monitors both LCD and CRT incase it was an anolouge output and not digital...also the motherboard was replaced recently by the repair shop that the PC was taken to originally BUT it was a second hand motherboard so ? next to that...also both montiors worked fine before i used them to test it so thats not a cause either..

Thanks for your suggestions so far though

Bryn
BrynF_UK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2007, 06:48 PM   #5
Fully Optimized
 
FlightSimBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,114
Send a message via AIM to FlightSimBoy
Default Re: Need Suggestions...

i had the same problem with an eMachines that was about 2 years old. all the fans and hdds were working fine, but the monitor wasnt getting a connection.

i tried using 3 graphics cards (onboard, Radeon X1300 and Radeon X1650) nothing worked.

well, turns out the motherboard was fried, so i just bought a new computer and upgraded the hell out of it.

long story short, i think that the new motherboard you got installed went bad
__________________
My Computer: eMachines T5226 - Intel Pentium D Dual Core @ 3 GHz - Diamond Viper Radeon HD3870 OC Edition with 1 GB GDDR3 VRAM - 4 GB PQi Turbo DDR2-533 RAM - Corsair 650W PSU with 52A on single rail - TSSTcorp DVD-DL+-RW combo drive - Lite-on 52x CD-RW burner - Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi XtremeGamer - Logitech z5300e speakers - WinFast TV Tuner - Vista Ultimate 64-Bit. eBay name: Flightsimboy304
FlightSimBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2007, 06:53 PM   #6
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: Need Suggestions...

Yeah, sounds like the motherboard to me since the graphics chip is onboard.
Though, by the sounds of it, its not the graphics causing the problem, but something else making it not even get to the stage of graphic initiation.
__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2007, 06:59 PM   #7
BSOD
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 6,556
Send a message via MSN to Rudster816
Default Re: Need Suggestions...

try a different video card if you have one in a different computer before buying a new motherboard
Rudster816 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2007, 07:19 PM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
BrynF_UK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,574
Send a message via MSN to BrynF_UK
Default Re: Need Suggestions...

well im glad that all the stuff i got for it was from eBay now but i guess im just throwing good money after bad here but is there any chance that it is the RAM that isnt fucnitoning properly? Thing is the RAM may be the old one that was in before just a thought..
BrynF_UK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2007, 07:28 PM   #9
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: Need Suggestions...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrynF_UK View Post
well im glad that all the stuff i got for it was from eBay now but i guess im just throwing good money after bad here but is there any chance that it is the RAM that isnt fucnitoning properly? Thing is the RAM may be the old one that was in before just a thought..
Yes. RAM is always the first thing I check when I don't get a signal to my moniter. If RAM does not fix it, and you are on on-board video, your motherboard is fried.
__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2007, 07:30 PM   #10
Fully Optimized
 
FlightSimBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,114
Send a message via AIM to FlightSimBoy
Default Re: Need Suggestions...

oh, yeah, when my other computer wasn't working, an eMachine tech support guy told me to remove the RAM and then try to turn the computer on. if you get a beep code, its RAM. if nothing happens, the motherboard is fried.
__________________

__________________
My Computer: eMachines T5226 - Intel Pentium D Dual Core @ 3 GHz - Diamond Viper Radeon HD3870 OC Edition with 1 GB GDDR3 VRAM - 4 GB PQi Turbo DDR2-533 RAM - Corsair 650W PSU with 52A on single rail - TSSTcorp DVD-DL+-RW combo drive - Lite-on 52x CD-RW burner - Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi XtremeGamer - Logitech z5300e speakers - WinFast TV Tuner - Vista Ultimate 64-Bit. eBay name: Flightsimboy304
FlightSimBoy 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 11:35 PM.


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