Black Screen


Old 05-08-10, 06:19 AM
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Black Screen

In my cool basement, my extra computer that runs Windows 98 and a crt monitor, works fine.
I wanted to know if two extra monitors that I have were in good working order.
I removed the good monitor and plugged in the first spare monitor. The screen remained black and the pc beeped abnormaly. I removed it and plugged in the second extra monitor. It also remained black and the pc beeped abnormally.
Then I removed it and connected my monitor that worked fine. Now it remained black and the pc beeped abnormally.
What could be the problem?
Thank you.
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Old 05-08-10, 09:21 AM
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Sounds to me like the video/ graphics card has gone out. If you do not have a video/graphics card then the video/graphics part of your motherboard has quit. First old monitor probably caused the problem.
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If it is video card, you probably dislodged it from the PCI slot on the motherboard. Open the case and reseat the card.
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Also ... it's never a good idea to change components while the power is on.
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