Monitor beeps when turned on

Question

My computer when I turn it on make 8 or 9 beeps and the monitior is white. What is the problem and what do I need to fix. To me it seems like the monitor and screen can't progress the information. Please email asap. Thanks Danielle

Answer

This question was answered on September 22, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hi Danielle

It would sound like the 8 beeps that you hear will be the issue An 8 beep error code means that there is a problem with your video card,and that is why your monitor is not functioning There are two ways to fix the problem.The first is to remove the cover off the computer with the power supply unplugged, trace the monitor cable to the back and find the video card inside Make sure that the video card has not come loose by gently pushing it into the slot If it is loose, power up and try it If it is not loose then you will need to install a new video card Make sure the power is unplugged and you are grounded properly for this type of work.One little spark of Electrostatic Dischage and it would more than likely destroy the video card.

Good Luck

Scott

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Posted by Scott of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on September 22, 2001