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    It is a desktop. When i turn it off and on again both tower and screen are on but there is no video output. The screen is just black along with no usb ports working. I have no idea if windows starts since i cant see anything. Could it be the pci card?

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    I would try pulling all cards, blowing out the card slots, wiping the edge connector, and reseating them. That sounds like a video card issue, not a USB issue.

    If that fails, do the same with the CPU (no wiping of CPU pins!) and HD cables (both ends).

    If that fails, it's a general system failure. Prepare to pay out for a new system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 45calibre View Post
    It is a desktop. When i turn it off and on again both tower and screen are on but there is no video output. The screen is just black along with no usb ports working. I have no idea if windows starts since i cant see anything. Could it be the pci card?
    reading more carefully, it could also be a processor issue, or a partial power supply failure. (failure to supply both 12 and 5v)

    any beep patterns when you power it up? Or does the light come on, cooling fans spin, and then nothing happens?

    Does the monitor change at all? Most monitors when you power them up will start with an orange light when they are powered but no input signal is detected. After a few seconds you will see a message generated by the monitor that says something to the effect "no input detected" and it will go to sleep. Or it will change to a green or blue light to indicate it is getting a signal from the PC.

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    Is your monitor plugged directly into the motherboard, or is there a separate video card?

    If you look at the plugs in the back, you'll see one large rectangle with all of the motherboard ports. Then there will be slots below it, possibly with more ports. If it is plugged in to one of the independent slots, then it is a separate video card.

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    No beeps what so ever. The tower light is on as if you were using the computer it is not in sleep mode but the screen is in sleep mode however. The monitor is not receiving a signal no dvi, hdmi, or vga. On the back all of the usb ports, the speaker outputs, ethernet plug in, and both connectors for the screen are on one card.

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    Have you tried a different monitor/monitor cable?

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    I have not tried that. Im thinking that whole card is bad.

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    Is your monitor plugged into the wall outlet?





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    I am having the exact same problem with a desktop. I upgraded from Vista to W8. It worked well until a automatic update. It seems the update was released somewhere around March of this year. Believe me when I say you are not alone with your problem.

    Mine will work fine if I shut it down, kill the power to it and leave it off for a hour or so. Power it back up and all is well for about 30 mins. Then the USB mouse starts getting sluggish and finally stops working period.

    I was online with Microsoft a few weeks ago for over a hour. They were tapped into my computer somehow running through all sorts of stuff that I know nothing about. They told me that were working on a fix for what they think might be the problem. Have not heard back since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j706 View Post
    I am having the exact same problem with a desktop. I upgraded from Vista to W8. It worked well until a automatic update. It seems the update was released somewhere around March of this year. Believe me when I say you are not alone with your problem.

    Mine will work fine if I shut it down, kill the power to it and leave it off for a hour or so. Power it back up and all is well for about 30 mins. Then the USB mouse starts getting sluggish and finally stops working period.

    I was online with Microsoft a few weeks ago for over a hour. They were tapped into my computer somehow running through all sorts of stuff that I know nothing about. They told me that were working on a fix for what they think might be the problem. Have not heard back since.
    Yours almost sounds like something is over heating and then shutting down. Have you checked all of your fans?
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