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Hi, I just got an old computer from a friend, that i'd set up. At first it wouldn't start at all. After removing some parts, resetting the bios and changing ...
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- 08-09-2009 #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2005
- Roskilde, Denmark
No picture on old computer
I just got an old computer from a friend, that i'd set up. At first it wouldn't start at all. After removing some parts, resetting the bios and changing to a different (and weaker) power supply it now runs (fans going, LEDs on).
The problem is that there is no signal to the monitor, no matter which graphics card I use (onboard or AGP).
Could it be that the first PSU (230W) was fried, while the second is to weak (145W)? Or is there another explanation?
- 08-09-2009 #2
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
Putting a too-weak power supply in a system is a sure way to fry its components. Recycle this "doorstop" and get a new system. You can get a very nice system these days for well under $500 USD, especially if you don't need to get a monitor to go with it. They all have some sort of built-in video and sound card, and most will support Linux without much problem.Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!