No power to monitor, keyboard

  shogun100 11:08 25 Nov 2008

Went to turn on my PC this morning the tower(fans etc) all seem to be working fine but there is no power going to the monitor or keyboard (although if i unplug cable for kb and put back in the lights do flash) i have tried a different PSU but still same problem. Any other ideas on what could be wrong would be appreciated.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:16 25 Nov 2008

Sounds like its going straight into hibernation, try tapping F8 during boot up and select safe mode from the list if you can see one.

  shogun100 11:18 25 Nov 2008

no joy with that already tried it

  MAJ 11:20 25 Nov 2008

It nothing is happening with the monitor, no signs of life at all, check the fuse or move it's plug to a different power socket. Are you using a surge protector?

  shogun100 12:01 25 Nov 2008

sorry my mistake it's a no signal problem

  Switcher 12:44 25 Nov 2008

How do you know that the keyboard is not working since the screen is not receiving a signal. Check that the video card is securely seated and check all internal connections at the same time.

  shogun100 13:35 25 Nov 2008

have removed and reseated components, i know the keyboard is not working as the lights flash when power is initially on then go out.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:05 25 Nov 2008

Will it boot from CD?
Do a repair

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

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  shogun100 09:28 26 Nov 2008

I took out video card cleaned fan and seems to work fine since. thanks for reply's though

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