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My monitor won't display anything

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November 10, 2009 3:09:34 AM

I came home today and restarted my computer. When I did, it said no signal, check cable. I saw that one of the pins on the cable was pushed in so I tried another cable, and now when I turn on my computer the monitor just stays on stand-by mode not picking anything up. It was working fine.

I went to Best Buy, bought another Video Card and popped it in but still no luck. It's the exact same. I have no idea what to do. I've tried different PCI-Xpress slots, I've checked every cable I can think of, but still no luck. I'm at a complete loss.

The fans turn on, the hard drive light turns on, the graphics card, heat sink, green light for the mobo. Any ideas?

And I'll let you know, F8, BIOS, all that is out of the option, as my monitor does not pick up anything.

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a c 196 C Monitor
November 10, 2009 6:22:12 AM

Some monitors also have dual inputs, so you try to connect to the other input if it has one.

You may need to buy a new monitor since even sticking a new video card didn't help.

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November 10, 2009 6:26:28 AM

Try reseating other parts of the computer. Usually lose ram sticks will cause a blank screen. Reset the CMOS if you have to by taking out the battery on the mobo for a few seconds.
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November 10, 2009 4:49:55 PM

I've reseated my RAM and even put them into different slots. I'm going to try resetting the CMOS and see if that helps.

I've tried hooking up my PC on both my monitor and HDTV but it gets no signal.
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November 10, 2009 5:10:39 PM

What video card is it? does it use a PCI-E connector? it's possible you lost a 12V rail. What PSU do you have?
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November 10, 2009 6:31:26 PM

Also, I've reset the CMOS, and nothing comes up.
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November 10, 2009 6:46:05 PM

Have you tried letting it sit for about 5 minutes after you turn it on to see if it goes to Windows? Or constantly pressing the DEL key for the first 30 seconds? It sounds like a hardware issue other than the GPU.
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November 10, 2009 7:17:31 PM

Let it sit for a long time without any result of windows showing up, as well as pressing DEL key and F8 key when it boots up.
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a b C Monitor
November 10, 2009 9:15:04 PM

Have you tried a VGA cable to your monitor? or your TV?
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November 11, 2009 1:31:55 AM

Yes, both to my monitor, and my TV, and with a new VGA cable and with my new Graphics card.
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November 21, 2009 1:12:24 AM

It was the RAM. Bought some new RAM and waiting for it.

Thanks for the help everyone.
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