Monitor says "no signal"

CyraxHB

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I have just removed my second hard drive from my PC and when I turn it back on the monitor says no signal and goes off.

I have checked all the connections and have connected the monitor to my laptop and it works fine. I've also tried connecting it to the onboard graphics card on my desktop pc but it still says no signal.

Does anyone have any suggestions of what I should try next?
 

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The HDD that's still in the case, is it IDE or SATA?
 

CyraxHB

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are you switching where you plug it into for the onboard gfx?


Im not quite sure what you mean but it is usually plugged into my 8800 GT. After the problem started, I plugged it into the onboard card but nothing changed.
 

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ok ............... hmm ......... wait for the more experienced chaps to help then :eek:
 

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Its a 750 gig SATA.
Was there an OS on the HDD you removed or did you just use it for data storage?

My guess would be that the PC is trying to boot from HDD2 but it's not there any more.
 

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then it would at least show the bios.

U may have damaged something whilst removing ur drive.

Do u hear any beeps? or does the fans just keep on spinning with led lights on?
 

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If you using a Gfx card I had the same problem. Its when your gfx card is only making half connection. Try taking it out then putting it again. Just my 2c
 

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Was there an OS on the HDD you removed or did you just use it for data storage?

My guess would be that the PC is trying to boot from HDD2 but it's not there any more.

The second HDD is an IDE drive and is completely empty. Its only a 160 gig so not worth keeping in the PC.
 

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You've probably bent the pins in the screen plug.
Take it out and check the pins.
Use a long nosed pliers to bend them straight again and do insert carefully.
 

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The second HDD is an IDE drive and is completely empty. Its only a 160 gig so not worth keeping in the PC.
Well, then Nameite is probably right when he says that you may have bumped off one of the SATA connectors accidentally from HDD1 when removing HDD2. Did you double check the connectors on your 750GB to make sure they're in properly?

Also, since your monitor works fine with your lappy, I doubt you've bent the pins of your monitor.
 

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then it would at least show the bios.

U may have damaged something whilst removing ur drive.

Do u hear any beeps? or does the fans just keep on spinning with led lights on?

No beeps and the fans and lights all come on as usual.

Ive also tried disconnecting the hdd, dvd writer, and removed the graphics card and then plugging the monitor into the onboard card. but still no luck.
 

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No beeps and the fans and lights all come on as usual.

Ive also tried disconnecting the hdd, dvd writer, and removed the graphics card and then plugging the monitor into the onboard card. but still no luck.
Try pressing the "Source" button on your monitor. If it's an LCD, it might be looking for a signal from VGA when you probably have it connected through DVI or vice versa.
 

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You've probably bent the pins in the screen plug.
Take it out and check the pins.
Use a long nosed pliers to bend them straight again and do insert carefully.


Checked the pins, all straight. Even tried another monitor and its cable but still the same problem.
 

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last time I had something similar was when my gfx card was borked .......... (but the O/board should still work)
 

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No beeps and the fans and lights all come on as usual.

Ive also tried disconnecting the hdd, dvd writer, and removed the graphics card and then plugging the monitor into the onboard card. but still no luck.

I had a problem like this with an almost dead gfx...

try resetting ur bios, ur board could still be looking for ur 8800gt.
 

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Ive now reset the bios and tested the monitor with another graphics card and still no luck.

Im starting to think it might be a motherboard problem.
 
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