Note I don't know this dude, he's a friend on my family's, anyway this is the information he gave me about it, anyway can anyone here help?
I can't do anything Mike. What happen was I lifted the key board and moved it forward so I can type better, then the screen went black. I tried to re-boot but to no avail. I have tried re-booting and checking cables and nothing has worked. I can turn on and off the comp. by pressing the on/off button, but nothing happens. If I press one of the buttons on the monitor, a msg pops up stating the comp is in power save mode press a keyboard key or the on/off switch to get it out of save pwr mode but nothing happens. I'm not too comp savvy, I don't know what a OS is? Any help you can offer will be appreciated.
asked Jan 12 '11 at 16:53
screen is in powersave mode, because there is no signal from the graphics card.
either dead graphics card (like i just got) or dead PSU
should also check the data cable is connected securly to the monitor/PC.
also check if the power light comes on and if there is any hard drive activity (check the light) open the cd drive to see if it's power up, leave open and switch PC on see if it closes.
i recollect this happening to me about a year ago.
what i did was take out the Cmos battery and the power for 5 seconds, put it all back and it worked.
it could also be faulty ram, which i also had to repair had the same issue.
put 1 stick in, swith slots, try diffrent sticks and slots, might be a dodgy slot or ram stick gone bad
I wouldn't call this information, but anyways. The only thing I can think of - except a coincidence - is that if his keyboard had a power saving button on it that he pressed, it would've turned the PC off and by any reason it wouldn't turn back on. I've seen so many complainers who leave something very important out or they screwed something up themselves and don't want to admit it, therefor making it harder for the other one to help. It could, of course, be a coincidence. Usually when a monitor is not connected and you turn it on it would say power saving, or something like that. Only other thing I can think of is that when he moved his keyboard he loosened the cable to the video card (if it weren't screwed into the case). As many people have a cable mess behind the PC, which makes it hard to move any of them. I'd say to check the video cable connections and make sure they're properly connected. Good luck!
answered Jan 12 '11 at 17:29
Sorry for late reply, family problems. Anyway I just sent the dude a message at around 8 today, and I'm expecting a reply.
answered Jan 13 '11 at 16:12