Intermittent problem last couple of days the monitor blank and display wouldn't come up on moving mouse/pressing keys. Restart didnt help.
Then working fine. But now wont boot up at all. Nothing at all on screen no bios or windows. All fans working inc video card,mobo lights on. The hard drive light comes on and stays on permanently. No bios/windows sounds.
Have swapped monitor but no go.
Cant set to boot from CD as cant get to bios and havent got floppies to create boot disks.
No on-board video.
My thoughts are probably hard drive but wouldnt the bios start and then bomb out later. Have unplugged hard drive hoping that it would at least begin start up and come up with error but no go.
Or possibly the motherboard.
Any suggestions welcome.
In swapping monitors my sons monitor (CRT) is now displaying a green tinted screen. Cant change with monitor settings. It did seem to go wrong when plugging into video card (Ti500). But didnt break/bend pins
Any help on either greatly appreciated before I completely lose it...
If you did not get a Post Beep, then Motherboard is dead As the Hard Drive light is on all the time, and it should be off. Power should be on = the green light, but red light should only flicker as it reads the disc
PS the PSU may have blown and taken the motherboard with it. It did it on my 98se computer
Green Tinge Check the monitor's video lead plug which will have about 15 pins in it. If one of these pins is bent or broken, this will cause the tinge on the screen. You can try and straighten a bent pin. They may look alright at first glance but one may be bent
Have ordered replacement mobo. Something strange is that I have tried the PC this morning.
Sometimes when switching on at the back of the PC (switch by the power lead input) The PC switches on without need to switch on at front of PC. Also when this happened the first time I was getting continous beeps. (still wouldnt start boot at all). Is this suggesting an iffy PSU?
The green monitor is on way to the dump. Replacement working fine, so was prob pins on lead.