|Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 - 7:16 am: |
just tried to mend and friends old pc (on board graphics motherboard). everything connected but when I boot up I get a flashing green light on the monitor but no signal. I did use my own newer monitor to do the upgrade - could this be a refresh rate problem ?
please any advice would be welcome
|Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 - 8:47 am: |
It sounds to me like the problem with your friends PC is the onboard graphics. Do you get any beeps from the PC when you boot it up? If so, write them down and listen out for beeps that are longer than others. Then check what they mean here http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm. They should pinpoint the problem for you.
|Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 - 10:27 am: |
No, The computer actually worked using my own monitor but this problem happens when swiched back to his original monitor
any other clues ?
|Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 - 12:44 am: |
Have you tried your mates monitor on any other computers? If the problem persists, your monitor is broken. I can't see how it could be a refresh rate problem because, as far as I know, the bios will use the monitors default settings to start up the PC. You could also try having a look to see if any of the pins are lost or broken in the blue connector at the end of your monitor lead.