Computer turns on, but not the screen

By kashamalasha
Jan 16, 2015
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  1. Hi guys :(
    My desktop computer started acting weird after the move
    first it started freezing after around 30 sec of playing games.
    Then it started freezing after about 30 sec after start
    I removed all the viruses and malware, and it got better, but once I opened a game, the problem returned
    and now even better, the computer will turn on, but not the screen
    sorry, I'm a computer noob, is it a video card failure, or something?

    Win7 64bit

    Thank you

    P.s motherboard ASROCK FM2A85X EXTREME6 is showing the error code 99
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 17, 2015
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    If you can, open the case and remove the video card if it is removable and re-install it. If you can't do this have a friend help you do it
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  3. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,213   +200

    That sounds good to me because they are easily dislodged by a bump. Make sure you ground yourself first because static can cause major damage. If problems persist you may need to replace the graphics card. I've found they need replacing more often than other components in my desktops and I'm no gamer.
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  4. kashamalasha

    kashamalasha TS Rookie Topic Starter

    You guys were right, it got dislodged during the move!
    I though it was dead honestly. I re-installed it and it works perfectly fine again.
    Thank you very much for help
    Tmagic650 and bazz2004 like this.
  5. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,213   +200

    Splendid news and thanks for letting us know.
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Yes, good work. Thanks for coming by :)

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