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    Im trying to sell my pc, its probably about 4 years old now. Has been working, but the other day i switched it on, it powers up and everything, no beeps, doesnt restart, but it says no signal on the monitor. I've tried a new psu, a different graphics card, and ram but still says it. Really annoying because i need to sell it. Thankyou

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    Tried a different cable?

    have you got another monitor to try?

    Sounds like the VGA cable, have you tried a different one?

    Original Poster

    Sorry forgot to mention i've tried a different monitor. Dont think i have another cable, hopefully its something silly and simple as a new cable

    Original Poster

    Took the vga cable from a working pc. Same problem

    Vi3us, are you getting lots of Hard disk activity (like windows is booting), if not then the PC may be stuck at BIOS.

    If you are and... may be a stupid question but have you in the past upgraded the graphics card (ie does it have one built in AND another one in a card slot), if so, ensure the monitor cable is plugged in the correct one (The extra one in the slot!). Bit of a long shot, but you never know.

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    if its external graphics card remove give the slots a blow. Then reseat. If that doesn't work remove the CMOS battery for 5 minutes to reset the BIOS.

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    sorry just read no beeps . The mother board is dead. Check to see if any of the capacitors have leaked. Or are bulging.
    Edited by: "lumoruk" 30th Jan 2011

    I had that too about a year ago. I replaced about half-a-dozen capacitors that were visibly corroding due to leakage.

    Original Poster

    Cant see that anythink has leaked :s

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    tried onboard gfx slot?

    Try this - have had a similar problem before on a friends pc and worked for them . Unplug the pc from the wall and remove the CMOS battery for about 3-5 mins to reset the bios settings - replace the battery and then try again - as you have exhausted the options of gfx cards, monitors etc it maybe worth a try

    perhaps its got a vir3us?

    dcx_badass

    I'm sorry, but that is a ridiculous comment, a lot of mobo's don't even … I'm sorry, but that is a ridiculous comment, a lot of mobo's don't even have speakers anymore, I know I had to buy one from ebay for mine so I could check the beeps.


    In my experience it's normal for the speaker to be part of the case, not part of the motherboard. I'm assuming that the OP hasn't unpluged any cables so it's fair to assume that no beeps is a motherboard/processor/memory problem.

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    dcx_badass

    I'm sorry, but that is a ridiculous comment, a lot of mobo's don't even … I'm sorry, but that is a ridiculous comment, a lot of mobo's don't even have speakers anymore,



    I've never bought a motherboard with a speaker, it comes in the case. Don't skimp on the case next time.

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    dcx_badass

    Because an Antec 300 which is ebuyers best selling case and has fantastic … Because an Antec 300 which is ebuyers best selling case and has fantastic reviews is buying a cheap case.....



    looks overpriced to me.

    dcx_badass

    Best stick to your budget cases then.

    £50 for a case is absurd. It doesn't even have a PSU!

    Usually the only problem with cheap cases is the ventilation of the drive bay area. That doesn't bother me because I always fit hard drive coolers to the underside of everything in the bay area anyway. (On my current PC I've never seen the hard drive temp over 38 ºC even after hours of sustained use.)

    Original Poster

    If i had the money and a decent pc then i would pay that for a case, you gotta have a nice case to go with your components.

    Hi Vir3us, did you do as Kessa instructed?

    - Also, just because there is no beep doesn't mean the motherboard is dead, neither does it mean there is no speaker attached. Some motherboards will come with a speaker built in, or a little speaker on a wire that you plug in, some will even output their beeps through its audio port at the back. I have had computers that failed to boot and beep though that worked fine once I figured out what the issue was.

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    PhearFactor

    Hi Vir3us, did you do as Kessa instructed?- Also, just because there is … Hi Vir3us, did you do as Kessa instructed?- Also, just because there is no beep doesn't mean the motherboard is dead, neither does it mean there is no speaker attached. Some motherboards will come with a speaker built in, or a little speaker on a wire that you plug in, some will even output their beeps through its audio port at the back. I have had computers that failed to boot and beep though that worked fine once I figured out what the issue was.



    Yh i did thz, still the same gave it to my mates dad who builds all of his pcs and has stuff to text bits with. think he is taking it apart and rulling out the problem.

    That is the best way for sure. Good luck, hope he sorts it.

    Original Poster

    Cheers matey, me two

    Original Poster

    Mate says its the motherboard, hes gonna put in another one and it should hopefully work. He says everything else works so im happy. Cheers guys for your help
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