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Monitor screen blank

  1. #1


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro

    Monitor screen blank


    After a lightning storm, computer has no display at all on monitor. On boot, hard drive is running, but not even a post screen appears. There is a discrete video card, so I removed it and plugged the monitor in to the onboard VGA, still no image. Power supply voltages are good. I removed all external connections/devices, still the same.

    I am wondering if bad ram could make this happen. I don't have any spare ram, there is only one ram module. I did remove the ram and tried to start the computer, still no display.

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    To check your RAM try the Memory Diagnostic tool.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks, but this computer is unusable with no image on the monitor. And I don't have another computer that takes DDR3 to put it in to test it.

    BTW I forgot to say, I did try another monitor. did not help.
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