Monitor won't turn on

I have an old computer that I can't get started. Owner said, tried to turn it on one day but nothing.  Power comes on and HD starts spinning up, but monitor won't turn on.  The main board has the video built in so I tried putting another video card into THE pci slot, but to no avail.  I reinserted the memory still nothing.  Does it sound like I have a dead board?

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sethagAsked:
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jarichCommented:
Make sure the monitor is working. Any beeps from bios?
Jerry
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jarichCommented:
Also double check all connections and reseat all cards maybe try anouther powersupply. Could try to strip down to just the motherboard, video card, ram and proccessor.
Jerry
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collinwingetCommented:
make sure monitor is working on another computer, check power cables, and check the video card(s) with a dif monitor. does the light turn on at all on the monitor? like the power light?? if not, the monitor is prolly just dead.
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Mikec200iCommented:
sethag, there are many reasons this could be happening. I would suggest removing all ISA,PCI and AGP cards. Then remove the hard drive and floppy cables (just disconnect one end) the idea is to get the board down to its barest - ie remove all varibles.  with just the following connected the powersupply connected to the mb and cpu and mem installed (disconnect everything else since motherboard has intragated video) do you gat a picture?  any beep codes?  also try reseating the memory and cpu.
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jarichCommented:
sethag,
You never replied to us, did anyone help you fix the computer or did you just trash this old computer?
Thanks,
Jerry
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sethagAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the long delay.  I haven't been around my computer much lately.  Turned out to be a bad motherboard.  Computer wasn't worth fixing.

Thanks.

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