Computer does not display anything on the monitor

Question

My computer wont display anything on the moniter when i turn it on. I can hear the computer itself start up but it wont display anything. I tried all basic's like checking the moniter, the connections, etc and nothing changes. My guess is that the intergrated video card went dead so i bought a new video card but i doesnt work either, i guess because i dont have a way to install the drivers for it. So what should i do.

Answer

This question was answered on April 12, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Check the data adn power connections to the monitor

Verify the power outlet to the monitor is working

Make sure the on/off switch on the monitor is at the on position

If the monitor has a voltage selection switch verify that it is set to 110 volts

Smell the monitor over its air vents If it smells like something electrical is burnt have it servciced by a qualified technician

Verify that the brightness/contrast settings on the monitor are set correctly

Try a different monitor

Reset your video card, Move it to a different slot

Remove the card and check that each socketed chip on the card is seated securely

If you have recently installed new hardware devise I suspec a resource conflict If the video card is a PCI card, the problem might arise from the PCI slot using a conflicting IRQ

Try these things:

Move the video card to another PCI slot

Disconnect nte new device

Poor cable connectios cause many monitor problems Please check your warranty

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Posted by Otis of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 12, 2004