View Full Version : Computer turns on but no monitor

01-18-2009, 02:13 PM
So lets start with i believe i was statically charged and touched a cd rom on the front and shocked it. The computer was off when this happened. I turn on the computer all the fans work, cd rom eject, and mother board lights up, but no output to the monitor. I tried replacing the video card with another PCI-E one and same thing. Would the motherboard be fried? also my USB connection for my wireless keyboard doesn't light up, might be because it doesn't boot up into windows, even though USB is enabled in BIOS before all this.

Suggestions / Ideas


01-18-2009, 02:29 PM
Does the computer otherwise sound like its booting up normally? (ie beeps, hdd flashes, etc.)

I'd do a complete unplugging of all perhiperals (USB devices, VGA, etc.) and pull the power cord on the back of the machine.

Then push the power button (this should discharge the mobo and PSU).

Now plug every thing back and try again.

01-18-2009, 02:38 PM