My friend recently gave me a computer with everything in it except a graphics card. I borrowed a graphics card from one of my friends and tested the computer, when I turn it on, all of the fans work but when there is no video on my screen. Help? the monitor doesn't display no signal, but just a black screen. I turned it on twice before for less than 30 seconds. The second time i turned it on, i found that while I was replacing the RAM, one of the wires got stuck in the cpu fan so i quickly turned it off and moved the wire. the motherboard light is green. When I first turned it on, the computer was POSTing but that was when I didn't have a graphics card. But when I replaced the ram, the computer stopped POSTing, and this was without a graphics card.
RAM:Kingston HyperX DDR2- works, currently running it on my computer
PSU:400 Watt Ultra forgot what series
CPU: Not sure, didn't open it.
Harddisk:Works, tested it out on my other computer.
Do you get any sort of video output, like the BIOS post, or nothing at all?
I really dont think that a wire in the gpu fan for a few seconds, or minutes for that matter would damage the gpu.
Was it working for your friend before he gave it to you?
There is no video output, just a black screen. I tried 2 different graphics cards and still no image. My friend gave it to me with the display problem. Right now, I believe that the PSU is the culprit. Is there a way to test this out. My friend's say ultra is not a very reliable brand.