Computer powers on but no signal to monitor [Solved/Closed]

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Hello,

My computer is not turning on and has a green light blinking on back of the power supply. I ran a diagnostic test where I plugged in each component to the power supply 1 at a time.

The one that makes the light blink is bad. It was the motherboard. I installed a new motherboard and nothing has happened. I purchased a new and more powerful power supply. After installation of the power cable, the lights are on, fans are running, but there is no signal to monitor.

I have an HDMI card installed. I also removed it to check whether monitor is getting signal. The result remains the same. I have reset the BIOS, changed the RAM, and still, nothing is happening.

I have tried to unplug and held down the power trick too. The result is still negative. Also, the DVD drive will light up and open if it is unplugged from motherboard. It does nothing while plugged in.

Both the old and new motherboards give the exact same symptoms. Also, I have tried 2 new power supplies. Nothing has happened so far.

Please help!

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Greetings,

Please try the following method to fix the problem:

Remove your power cord and hold the Power On button for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then connect the power cord back again. Turn it on to see if the problem persists.

Good Luck!

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Please, look beyond the monitor.

Is the PC actually booting (fans running is no guarantee of a successful boot)
When you think it should have booted, try the CAPS Lock key, every time you press it the CAPS Lock light on the keyboard should toggle off and on. If this does not happen, the problem is that the PC has not booted, so naturally the monitor cannot display anything.

If it was just the hard drive, you would still see the BIOS screen, so its probably deeper than that, based solely on your brief description. Some obscure HDD problems can prevent a boot however, and that type of failure could mean a thousand $ or more to recover the data (failed on-drive electronics).

It could be the PSU, CPU, Motherboard or ....

If you have access to another PC, I recommend removing the HDD from the failed PC and fitting it as a slave (make sure the jumper is set OK) and recover all your important files.
In this situation you will need to "take ownership" of the files and folders on the old drive to get access from the host PC, that is done as below:
http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-FR/windows-vista/Troubleshoot-access-denied-when-opening-files-or-folders

Good Luck!
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I suggest you connect to an external monitor to see if you have a graphic card issue. If you don't get a signal on the other monitor, then it's the graphic card.
I just connected to a monitor which is brand new and the massage when started was:
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NO SIGNAL
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There are two possibilities,

Your cables are faulty or

Your graphic card is fried.
PC power cord n hold for 30 worked for me cheers
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Thanks but do not work for me ...looks like I have problem with the motherboard.. :((
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Thank you so much, it worked for me too!