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post #1 of 11
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So on my friends fairly old pc (around 3 or 4 years) whenver he boots it up the computer seamingly post and beeps, but then the monitor goes straight to sleep mode and nothing ever gets displayed.

So far he has tried two monitors, i am going to try a different graphics card for him but if that doesnt work do you guys have any other ideas?

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post #2 of 11
if the motherboard boots like you suggest its probably not a mobo issue.
what you describe sounds like a graphics issue. does it have onboard graphics u can try? or maybe another card somewhere?
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So I went around and had a look, I have no way to try this and the motherboard gas no onboard video.

I am assuming the graphics card is dead.

    
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post #4 of 11
hahahaha that capacitor got messed up! im not an expert on vid cards but im pretty sure thats not gonna work anytime soon . you can get something mildly better than that for next to nothing nowadays or you could go with a bigger upgrade to a higher end card (which i think your friend might be due for).
What is that card?

ps thats a dusty ass fan!

and yeah like i said i dont think theres anything wrong with the mobo....
post #5 of 11
Those are capacitors and im pretty sure there job is to hold electricity, obviously the graphics card has blown.
post #6 of 11
theyre gonna have problems holding electricity if they have a hole :O
     
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Originally Posted by Socks keep you warm View Post
Those are capacitors and im pretty sure there job is to hold electricity
this is correct.
post #8 of 11
Those caps can be replaced. It's harder to do with a solid state cap compared to an electrolytic but it can be done.

If he doesn't want to replace the board, you can try to replace the caps.
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yeah just replace the cap
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Often you can even just remove the cap and it might make it functional. However you have to wonder what else got damaged when it blew.
     
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