Power Cut - Monitors wont come on

  Lazzer 19:31 12 Jan 05

Hi we had just had a power cut and the power is now back on but when i boot my pc up neither of the monitors are comming on, im using an ati radion agp card and a matrox pci gfx card, ive tried taking one out and putting the other in to no effectm any ideas or have both the cards fused?
any ideas??

cheers Steven

  jack 19:38 12 Jan 05

Do you not have Antisurge protection to PC and associasted kit?
It it possible either the power being knocked off abruptly and/or the power coming, put a surge up the wire and did your stuff a mischief.
Of this much more I guess,
But what are you working with now?

  Lazzer 19:40 12 Jan 05

im on the pc downstairs, it seems to have been unaffected

  Kodan 20:04 12 Jan 05

Carry the affected monitors downstairs and try them out, to check if it is your monitors or the PCs internal gubbins that is unhappy.

Maybe the graphics card is poorly.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:15 12 Jan 05

LED lit on monitor when plugged in?

No signal message on screen when monitor powered but PC switched off?

  Lazzer 20:48 12 Jan 05

both monitors are on standby and when i boot the pc up the remain on standby

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:31 12 Jan 05

Could be graphics card, cpu, psu or mother board

Do led light on PC does fans run and harddisks any beeps?

  Lazzer 00:24 13 Jan 05

ive tested what i can and i have a feeling its the mobo ill be gutted it if is it cost me a fortune :(

  fitshase 08:51 13 Jan 05

Same thing has just happened to a friend. I stripped the computer down and narrowed it down to the motherboard.

The keyboard lights would not come on (mobo controller). The monitor had power but there was no picture (the mobo has a built in graphics card). The USB ports would not work (again, mobo controller).

New motherboard needed now.


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