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07-01-2009, 05:23 PM
An HP desktop system. When the PC is turned on, the display lights on the screen light up. Just as the PC starts the POST routine the screen turns off. I have tried a second screen, same thing.

Does this sound like a graphics card problem or simply a dud battery?

07-01-2009, 05:23 PM
Sounds like graphics card to me

07-01-2009, 05:32 PM
Try going into the BIOS - See if it stays on when entering that - On startup keep tapping either F1 or F2 - Being an HP - one of them should take you into the BIOS - different HP's have different BIOS entry keys.

If that doesn't work try DEL Key.

Does the PC have onboard Graphics or a dedicated Card ?

07-01-2009, 05:38 PM
Is there an integrated graphics that you can try out?

Cheers :)

07-01-2009, 06:18 PM
I will be getting the PC on Friday so I will check if it has an intergrated or add on card.

However, we don't even get a thing on the screen when we turn the PC on, the screen just turns off before even the POST messages start. Might be a job for an expert tech.

08-01-2009, 02:42 PM
A crook display card [or on-board H P graphics] can do this. You might need a tekkie.