No picture to monitor
Posted on 2004-11-06
Gulp. Why can't any upgrade go without a hitch?
Ok, my old monitor's picture was starting to get blurry, so I figured it was time to get a new monitor. At the same time, my power supply fan was making lots of nasty noises, so I figured I would get a new one of those, too. So, I turned off the computer, switched the power supply unit (made sure it was P4, 300W, just like the old one), put the new monitor up and plugged it in, then powered it up.
Well, the lights came on, it did it's "BEEP", heard the CD drive spinning, eventually the light and spinning sound on the floppy drive... so the boot up seems fine... but here's the problem... no picture to the monitor. Yes, it was turned on. The power light was flashing to show it was getting no signal.
SOOOOO, I turned it all off, and hooked the OLD monitor back up. Turned it on again, and the same thing happened (on the old monitor the power light is amber to show no signal going to it).
What could I have done??? I was very careful to make sure all power plugs are hooked in exactly in the same manner as the old power supply was hooked up... in fact, for every plug I unplugged of the old power supply into a device or on the motherboard, I replaced with the new one, to be sure I didn't forget anything.
Oh PLEAAAAAAASE help me. This computer is only 6 months old. P4, Win XP, 80 HD, blah blah. Oh, and I'm noticing right now the HD seems to be making slight grinding noises. Could it have crashed? After only 6 months, and for so minor an upgrade? I didn't even touch the dumb thing.
Any help, any at all, would be sooooo appreciated.