[kwlug-help] Fw: "No Signal;" on my monitor

Ellen Mably embiolaw6 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 1 15:19:15 EDT 2012

Hi Paul:

Thanks for your reply.

The HD makes all the usual sounds and flashes when I turn it on. I will
check if the memory has loosened (but I didn't hear anything extra). The
inside of the HD is the same configuration (minus dust) as when I
previously used it, no extra externals- simple. I had never opened it
before . . . I'll check the fan; I believe it was running. If none of the
above helps, I'll take out the floopy drive if I can.

 The K7 Triton Series Users Manual (GA-7VM400AM(F) VAI KM400A chipset) and
the AMD Athlon XP Processor installation instructions have surfaced. Maybe
now that I've looked at the Manual, I should try reading it before Tues. to
see if it will enlighten me.
Thanks for the info about the Working Centre. If all else fails, I'll take
it there Tues.



On 31 March 2012 20:28, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> I believe that Ellen joined the kwlug-help list, so responding to that
> request here should be fine.
> In my experience "No signal" could mean a number of things:
> - The memory is incorrect or not seated properly. (In that case you
>  usually hear beeps, though.)
> - If you have an external video card, it is not seated correctly
> - If you have two video cards (one built in, one not) the signal is
>  going to the wrong one
> - There is some other card in the system that is preventing your
>  machine from booting
> You will want to check that the CPU fan is going (or that the power
> supply fan is going). If your machine is not getting power properly
> then nothing will work. Do you see any LEDs lit up? Does the machine
> make any initial beeps when you turn it on?
> The usual advice in these situations is to simplify: try to remove as
> many extra expansion cards, hard drives, floppy drives, etc. as you
> can, and then boot the machine. Does it boot up?
> There is a place (not officially affiliated with KWLUG) called
> Computer Recycling, run at the Working Centre. There may be a chance
> that you could come in there and get some help in getting your
> computer booting again.
> http://www.theworkingcentre.org/at/comp_recycling/comp_recycling.html
> - Paul
> ----- Forwarded message from embiolaw6 at gmail.com -----
> emably sent a message using the contact form at http://kwlug.org/contact.
> Hi K-W Lug Members:
> I moved across the country and when I finally put my 'puter together,
> all I get is the "No Signal" pattern and message on my monitor. I have
> an old puter that was destined for recycling. The Dell monitor is not
> as old as the HD, but is not quite a flat screen.
> I contacted my computer angel in the Calgary LUG and did check the
> 15-pin connection and tapped the boards and whatever is behind the
> 15-pin onto the motherboard as he suggested. I also cleaned the air
> intake, fan and vacuumed the unit gently, but nothing has changed.
> Barring a break in the 15-pin cable (It was bent fairly sharply to
> connect it at first), I don't know what to do. I realize this is not
> exactly a Linux problem- but I can't even get that far. If anyone has
> any suggestions, or know someone who could come and look at it, I'd be
> most grateful.
> Sorry if there are typos; I ran out without my glasses.
> See you at the meeting Mon. eve. in any case; shall be glad to meet
> you, I'll look up more info on the equipment details for tomorrow.
> Ellen
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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