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Graphics PC outputs nothing to screen with either onboard or discreet GPU.

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Timmy_the_tortoise, 25 Aug 2012.

  1. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

    28 Feb 2008
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    Okay, so a couple of months ago, I packed my PC up to go into storage before moving house. During which, I opened it up to get rid of some dust since it had been a while since I last did so.

    At one point, I dropped a screw inside, and it even went underneath the motherboard... afterwhich I realized I had left the PSU on! I switched it off, and used a paper towel to clean dust off the CPU heatsink... and maybe a little off the PCB.

    Now, after 2 months in storage, I have reconnected my PC and I am getting no video output. I have tried both GPU outputs, I have tried the motherboard output with the discreet GPU plugged in and with the discreet GPU taken out. I can hear the HDD being accessed, so I know that at least some of the Motherboard and the CPU must be working.

    Has anyone heard of a similar problem? Does anyone have an idea what it might be? I think it's something around the northbridge of the motherboard, but I'm not sure.

    Sorry, specs are in my sig.

    EDIT: fixed. One of my RAM sticks had died. Didn't consider that possibility until somebody told me it happened to them.
    Last edited: 25 Aug 2012
  2. chrismarkham1982

    chrismarkham1982 Well-Known Member

    1 Apr 2010
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    Ha, was just about to say that ram would most likely be at fault if the pc is working otherwise, glad you got it sorted :)

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