Okay, well I built a custom system and it had been running fine for months. I decided to get a new heatstink for my CPU to try and lower the core temp. That wouldn't fit right on the CPU so I went back to the old one I had been using. I was using a screw driver to get the clamps to snap back on and a couple times it had slipped. Once I had finally snapped it on, I plugged the power cord back in and booted the machine. The monitor was blank and all it said was Self Test - Check Your PC And Signal Cable. So, I checked and double-checked to make sure the video card hadn't slipped out of place while I was installing the new heatsink. I had also tried my computer with another monitor and it did the same thing, blank screen. I have tried many other things to try and get this to work, but still no luck. My spec's are below for future reference. Any suggestions will be appreciated, thanks.
> MB/CPU - Abit KD7-A Motherboard | AMD Athlon XP 3000+ Barton CPU > Memory - 512 DDR400 Kingston RAM > Storage - 120GB Western Digital HDD | 80GB Maxtor HDD > Media - Lite-On CD-RW 52x32x52x | SONY DW-D22A-B2 16x DVD+/-RW > AGP/Display - Saphier ATI Radeon 9200 128MB DDR Pro | 15'' LCD MAG Innovison Monitor > Sound - SoundBlaster Audigy 2Z SoundCard | Logitech 5.1 Surround Sound Dobly 140 Watts Subwoofer > OS/Misc - Windows XP Pro with SP2 > Network Interfaces - D-Link DWL-520 802.11b Wireless Adapter > Broadband Router - Belkin 802.11b Wireless 4-Port Ethernet Router > Bandwidth - 3mbps Downstream | 256kbps Upstream
QUOTE (DmD @ Feb 14 2005, 11:23 AM) I guess my question is, could it be the CPU that causes the problem because I've already sent in my omtherboard for a new one? Thanks.. No, your CPU is fine. You would get beeping if it wasn't. You shouldn't have sent in your motherboard, but oh well.
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If you disconnect every device, take out the ram and boot up, what happens? does it start to beep like [content edited]?? If it still doesn't do anything, can you try to test the cpu in a different mobo? if not, my money would be on the mobo. (same thing happend to me 4 days ago: pc didn't boot, no beeps, took at ram, nothing, tested cpu in my pc, fine: result => mobo. swapped with new mobo: all is fine
I refitted the RAM and moved it into a different DIMM slot and the screen was still blank. Also I forgot to mention I tried a different PSU and video card from a different computer...any ideas of what may cause the blank screen? If not I am going to call AMD tech support and see if I can ship my CPU in. Thanks in advanced.