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Can't get any love from computer

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Duxx, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Duxx Guest

    The other day I was messing around with Ophcrack. I put it on flash drive, booted off of USB and recovered my password. (friend had changed it) Anyways, after it was done it asked me if I wanted to shutdown. I selected yes so I could change boot from USB to HDD and when I went to turn it back on, the fans, lights, everything came on except I cannot get anything on the monitor. The tracers I have all display the same light sequence(not sure if that matters) they change but they are always the same across the 4. This is the 2nd time this has happened. The first time was out of the blue when I came back from class one day. (I left it over christmas break and it miraculously turned on when I came back after letting it sit for 2+ weeks) I have taken out the battery, reset CMOS, reseated video card, checked the RAM and cannot get anything on my monitor. The specs on the right are correct and would appreciate anything to try.

    Thanks, Duxx.
  2. Ongaku New Member

    Apr 19, 2007
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    check the back of the monitor and see if the cords there are nice and snug. Mine refused to turn on one day because the cord in the back of the monitor had gotten loose when I moved it.
  3. punani


    Apr 6, 2009
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    I have the samsung 226CW and I did have the same power cord problem, it was loose and my monitor would sometimes just go black because of bad connection... I chanced the cord and now its all good :). Not sure it will solve Duxx's problem but I thought I'd share my experince :p
  4. Duxx Guest

    Checked the cables in the back, still nothing. The monitor light blinks, off, on, off on. :/ Any other suggestions?

    Thanks, Duxx
  5. Duxx Guest

    Bump... Anybody have anything? I'm sure someone out there knows more suggestions I can't think of!
  6. BradleyKZN

    BradleyKZN New Member

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    Try another monitor cable. Do you have another graphics card to try or another monitor?
  7. Duxx Guest

    Its not the monitor and since the same problem happened before(exactly same) without it being the graphics card I doubt that is the problem.

    Anybody else... ?:banghead::banghead::banghead:
  8. Duxx Guest

    Stripped it clean, unplugged everything, plugged it all back in. Re-seated CPU, used friends gfx card tried every stick of RAM by itself. Still nothing... Need suggestions!!!
  9. Braveheart

    Braveheart New Member

    Mar 26, 2008
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    mine did this, press "Source" a few times on the monitor (assuming you have normal on-bezel control buttons) and that should do it...cause sometimes the computer will change the video output to analog from digital or vis versa.
  10. Duxx Guest

    Well it cycles from analog to digital as soon as i turn it on, so it recognizes digital and then goes black and stays black. It's not the monitor as I have tried another one with no problems. I swapped HDD's, tried clearing CMOS again left battery out for 2 nights... and did everything again twice.

    Is there any reason that the program I used could have an impact on the system? It was only after I re-booted from Ophcrack that this happened..

    Shameless Bump!
  11. Flyordie

    Flyordie New Member

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    Does your board have a POST88 readout?
  12. Duxx Guest

    Say whatttt? Hah Since i dont know what post88 is... i couldn't tell ya. Is it something that displays on the screen because I get nothing:wtf:

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