Monitor Went Blank And Computer Makes No Noise

by on May 21, 2007

Q: When I was playing solitaire my monitor shut off and my computer stopped making any noise. If I turn the system off and then back on the monitor turns on and then off right away and the computer still makes no noise. What could the problem be?

A: We can figure out the problem is not your monitor. The fact that it turns on and then off is normal because most monitors will turn off or go into power saving mode if there is no signal being sent to them from the computer.

From the way you are describing things “the computer stopped making noise” we can narrow down the problem to your power supply. The reason for this is that it should at least turn on if the problem were with your motherboard or some other component in your system.

If you would like to fix the problem yourself then your best solution is to switch power supplies with a friend or go get one that will work with your system from a store that allows you to easily return in case that is not the problem. Other wise you can bring it to a professional and it should not cost too much but let them know you think it is probably the power supply. It will only take them a matter of minutes to test it.