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    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?

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in 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!

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