Custom Search
Join the PC homebuilding revolution! Read the all-new, FREE 200-page online guide: How to Build Your Own PC!
NOTE: Using robot software to mass-download the site degrades the server and is prohibited. See here for more.
Find The PC Guide helpful? Please consider a donation to The PC Guide Tip Jar. Visa/MC/Paypal accepted.
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: No Video

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Brooklyn, NY, USA

    Post No Video

    My monitors are known tow work but nothing is being displayed on them whan the system starts booting. I have tried 3 monitors with the cpu. There are grinding sounds coming from the cpu but no beep. What can I do to boot system?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Stanley NC


    are you sure the grinding noise is from the CPU? sounds more like the fan or Hard drive,if it is the fan and it's not working you may have fried the CPU
    Hang out for a while some one will figure this out

    Death has come to our windows.

    -- Jeremiah 9:21
    (undoubtedly a Biblical reference to a Microsoft product!)
    Want my weapons molon labe

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Milwaukee Wi


    When you say the grinding sound coming from the CPU you are talking about the system case

    The first thing you need to check is the fans,
    When you power up the system do the fans start?
    Including the Power supply, cpu and case fans
    While you have the case cover off you will or should be able to get a better idea of where the sound is coming from.

    IF it is any one of the fans they need to be replaced.
    If it is the CPU cooling fan then the chip needs to be checked,
    It may be cooked. And need to be replaced

    To ERR is HUMAN
    To REALLY screw things UP, YOU NEED a COMPUTER !

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    trenton, NJ, usa


    You need to track down which component is failing - must be either cpu, memory or video card, right?

    If you have spare components, try this; otherwise, take your mobo to a shop and ask the tech to check it for you. he/she should have spare memory, cpu and vid cards around.

    if you want to try this yourself, do this:

    1. remove mobo from case, and place on nice clean piece of cardboard (to keep from shorting out connections on back),
    2. keep power supply cable connected, and keep speaker connected (to hear the beeps --- think positive), and
    3. connect only the video card (remove all other cards and connections to devices: floppy, hard drive, etc).

    you can switch mobo on (or short out switch connector), and replace one component at a time (cpu, memory, video card) until you get it working, then you should be able to figure out which one is busted.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts