Question Old PC Boots but doesn't display

strike2001

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My family has an old PC that wont post anymore. The PC turns and all the fans are spinning but the monitor doesn't display anything. I tried using a different PC with the same monitor and cable and it worked fine.

The old PC started doing a lot of problem in the last year, this isn't the first time it didn't display anything but in the previous times unplugging the display cable from the GPU and connecting it the the MOBO to use the integrated graphics of the CPU and then switching back to the GPU once the PC booted into windows would fix it, but now even the integrated graphics won't work.

PC specs:
I5 - 2500
8GB RAM
GTX 960
8 Year old cheap 550w PSU
120GB SSD
 

MadsModsat

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8 Year old cheap 550w PSU
Personally, this is the first thing I would look into as the possible cause. The symptoms you describe, both before it was put in storage and the current problems, are often seen in relation to a failing power supply or one of poor quality.

There are other possible causes, but this stands out in my opinion
 

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