Monitor won't turn on when the system boots
Posted on 2004-10-15
I have a Gateway 500 SE and I can't get the monitor to turn on when I boot the system.
Here is what i have tried so far:
1) Swapped monitors with a working machine, the monitor is fine.
2) i swapped harddrives with an identical 500 SE and when i took the harddrive from the machine i was having problems with and put it into the working machine, it worked fine. I put the harddrive from the working machine and put it into the nonworking tower and same problem.
3) Purchased a new PCI video card. The 500 SE has an integrated video card - i put in the new PCI card, plugged in the monitor, hit the power button and the machine seems to boot - makes the usual noises and tests the CD and floppy for media. After it seemed to boot, i put in a CD that i knew woudl auto run and it seems like it did because of the noise and activity light on the CD drive.
What else can i do to troubleshoot the problem? Thanks!