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6/25/12 12:38 PM
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PrettyCoolGuy
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Hey guys.

First of all, my pc has been crashing then blue screening lately while watching videos. I think it's a video driver issue, but I just dealt with it.
Today, my pc crashed, but when it restarted, nothing appeared on the monitor. I tried the reset button, didn't work.
Held down power and shut it down. When I try and restart it, it turns on, lights come on, internal and processor fan both start, but no beeps and monitor remains blank.

I assume my motherboard is screwed? I know when your graphics or ram are the problem, there are 3 beeps and continuous beeps, but mine isn't beeping at all when I power it up.

Any help/advice would be great.
6/28/12 10:35 AM
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BigWilliam
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You are completely sure it's not the RAM or the video card? In that case I would say yes it's the mother board.
6/29/12 2:00 PM
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PrettyCoolGuy
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Thanks for replying Will.

I had unplugged the video card to check, still didn't start up. Then changed the CPU, still the same. Moved the RAM into different slots, didn't change it. I think even if the RAM was screwed it would still beep on start up right? I know it's 1 beep for good post, and continuous beeps / 3 beeps for video or memory issues?

I bought a new motherboard + processor now. But if there's anything you can think of to try, I'd like to salvage it and give it to my parents or something if it's not actually broken.
7/3/12 8:27 PM
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Grundy
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Not very new school, but have you checked your power with a multimeter or checked for swollen capacitors? I also had a case where the cpu fan and heat sink were a little bit(I mean tiny bit) loose and the computer would power for a minute and black screen(it was a dell not sure if it is a built in thing)
7/5/12 12:55 PM
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PrettyCoolGuy
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Thanks Grundy

Got my new one up now, old ones probably gunna go for scrap. Wouldn't work with a new CPU and the CPU it had won't work with another motherboard.

At least this gave me an opportunity to upgrade my machine lol. Thanks for trying to help guys!

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