COMPUTER PROBLEM : i need your help!!!
October 1, 2009 8:44am CST
yesterday i have shut down my computer at night and when i have switched on today than my moniter is creating a problem, my CPU is working but in my moniter there is a small LED only the orange one is blinking and the other light green one is not responding. what i should do now, please resolve my problem. it is a vast problem for me because i don't have not more knowledge about the sysem. now i am using internet from my brothers laptop. please give me a rid of this problem.
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1 Oct 09
The way you've stated your problem isn't too clear, it lacks a lot of detail so there isn't really a very specific solution to that. There could be a number of reasons it's happening and more ways to address whatever the problem is. Okay, so the way I understand how said it is that nothing is showing up on your monitor but your unit is working. I don't quite get the thing with your monitor having two LEDs but I think it's quite clear. Since there aren't much details to work on, I'll try to point out possible problems and solutions. First off, try to check if your unit IS working. It could be possible that you think it is because the fans are moving and LEDs are lit but it's not booting up. You might have plugged your unit in the wrong outlet. Probable under voltage so there isn't enough power to make it run. One way to know if your unit is booting up without the monitor is to listen for that familiar beep before or after the memory test and look at the HDD LED if it is blinking. If it isn't working, probable problems could be under voltage, loose power cable connection, defective power supply, or defective motherboard. There are also different beeps that correspond to which motherboard attachment is not functional. I don't remember them all but I think it's one long and two short beeps for the memory. If you hear any of those aside from the usual when it boots up, check the RAM and expansion cards (like video cards, internal modems, sound cards, capture cards and the like). If the unit is DEFINITELY working and still you don't have any output on the monitor, possibly a problem with cable connections, loose or defective video card (if you're not using on-board VGA), under voltage (if the monitor is plugged separately from the unit's power supply), or the monitor is defective itself. Best you could do is try to test the monitor first. Since your brother has a laptop, there's an auxiliary output somewhere behind it. That's where they usually plug video projectors for presentations. You could plug the monitor's data cable there and use your unit's power cable to plug the monitor's power to the AVR. Make sure it's in the right outlet. If there's no output on your monitor, then that's probably the one with the problem. It might be defective. Good for servicing or replacement. But it doesn't end there. Check your unit too. If you have a spare monitor that's working, plug it in. If there's output, you're good. If not, go back to the second and third paragraph. Hope this helps. Remember to always go for the basics first. Don't go tinkering with your computer's insides right away or else you just might end up damaging it more than its real problem. Good luck.
1 Oct 09
***Third and fourth paragraph, I mean. Sorry for the typo. And by the way, don't go replacing parts without knowing the real problem. You'll end up spending more than you should. Who knows, you don't even have to spend a dime to solve it. Again, good luck.
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10 Oct 09
I just want to ask you. Have you been inside your pc at all whilst it was working? I just want to know if you touched anything inside your pc before experiencing this problem. It sounds to me like there may be a problem with your onboard graphics or graphics card if you have one. With computer problems it all relates to the process of elimination! You have to remember what you did prior to the computer going wrong. Before going inside your pc you must ground yourself as it were, you do this by touching a metal port on the back of the pc. If you go inside the pc without grounding yourself then you can cause damage to your motherboard and chips and this relates to ESD or Electro Static Discharge. The best thing to do is to purchase an ESD or ground wrist strap. If you are not computer savvy, it's best to get your local technician in to have a look. Good luck. Andrew
2 Oct 09
well i also have that same problem like yours. i believe that your cpu has the error all you got to do is try to open the cpu side panel then find the memory then remove it and try to insert it again. thats how i did to my cpu it works! i hope it helps!
2 Oct 09
So, I think first you have to check your vga card inside the cpu, try to remove it and clean it. and also check the slot, try to clean it with slowly. than put it back again. and also check your monitor socket. than, if your cpu using onboard vga try using vga card for test.if your vga onboard, if not try using another vga card.if your's first
2 Oct 09
hey just check your vga card whether it is working properly,if not remove it n put it again then i think this wil solve ur prob dude..
1 Oct 09
If the LED is the one on your monitor that indicates inactivity, there could be a problem with your motherboard or graphics card. You may hear the fans running which makes you think the Mobo is OK, but I would be thinking about taking it to a repair shop. Personally I tend to have things like spare graphics cards lying around, but assuming you don't, you may be needing some outside help. If you have on board graphics, you could try putting a graphics card in to see if you can by-pass the problem with the mobo. If you have a separate graphics card, then I would try swapping it with another one - but like I said if you don't have access to spare components, it will mean a visit to a geek friend or the repair shop...
1 Oct 09
Hmm can you elaborate your problem i mean those LED's on your monitor what do they represent ? I am guessing that your monitor is not receiving signal from your CPU . . . that means actually CPU might not be functioning well . . . so if you can give in more details and i'll see if i can help you with it . . .
1 Oct 09
I think if the orange light is blinking then the reason is the computer is not getting any signals. The reasons may be the cable might be disturbed or the malfunction of graphics card. There is also a small chance of dust on your RAM. If dust accumulates on RAM then the monitor will not display anything. I have got the same problem and it was resolved by cleaning the RAM. Its worth a try
1 Oct 09
First of all check the VGA/DVI cable of monitor which is connected to the cabinet.check if it is properly inserted,it should not be loose or the video signals will not be received by your monitor and it will remain in "Sleep Mode" hence only the orange light. if the problem is still there try to connect your monitor with a different cabinet to check if your monitor is working or it may be the monitor causing the problem. the problem may be due to the graphic card/Onboard graphics which may not be responding. Hope it helps.
1 Oct 09
you say..that the led only the orange one is working..and other green light is not working.. so..i want to say. that please check your monitor VGA cable..that connect to cpu.. please reconnect it again..and then check your monitor.. and if now monitor is not working..then please check your RAM..and reconnect it to motherboard.. and after that start the system..now i think..your problem may be solved.. and if problem is not solved again.. then i think their is problem with your monitor.. and..probably any part of the monitor may be damaged..so now call to hardware engineer...