From what I've read, I believe my problem is bad caps, but I'd like a second opinion. I upgraded a working sx280 from 2 512mb sticks of ram to 2 1gb sticks of ram. they are 400mhz non-ecc ddr2's. When I booted the system. The system comes up to the XP splash screen, then the monitor turns off. The computer is still running. If I hit f8 on boot, I can boot the system into VGA mode and it works fine.
I pulled the new memory out and reinstalled the 2 512mb sticks. The odd behavior still happens. I have not looked at the caps as of yet, but can anyone thing of any logical reason for the video to stop working? Nothing in the software was changed.
This is not the expected behavior for bad capacitors. Was the system running before you installed the new RAM?
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
Yes, the system was working fine. Then I upgraded the memory, the problem started, then put original memory back in and the problem stayed.
Another note, it will boot into safe mode just fine. I'm perplexed since I did not change anything in the Software at all.
Clear the NVRAM/CMOS using the jumpers on the motherboard:
And/or ... boot to Safe Mode and do a System Restore and/or a CHKDSK /R (from the Command Prompt).
I'll do that, I'll let you know.