Monitor

Question

A child unplugged our computer from the wall outlet while it was on (by tripping over it) and now there is only power to the computer tower. Nothing to the monitor, keyboard and mouse. The light on the monitor blinks then goes orange, like it does when it sleeps, or hibernates or whatever you call it, so it is getting electrical power, but no signal. The keyboard and mouse don't do anything. The fan runs on the computer, and the cd-rom's light up, and I can hear the hard drive cycling. I replaced the power connector box, but that made no difference. I read elsewhere to remove the battery and power supply from the motherboard for about 15 minutes to reset the cmos, but that didn't work either. I'm stumped! Help! If you respond, please explain in simple terms. I'm a rookie.

Answer

This question was answered on February 18, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The power supply was disconnected and reconnected You confirmed that you is having power to your PC, but the monitor is not lighting up Since you described that a yellow light is blinking on the monitor, it means that the monitor is receiving power The only reason the screen is not displaying any information is that the video cable is not connected to the video card, a pin is broke on the cable connector or the video card is damaged Try the following:

1 Check to see if the video cable fron the monitor to the PC is connected.

2 Ensure none of the pins are broken.

3 If the above steps did not work, then the video card is damaged.

Good Luck!

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 18, 2004