Graphics card problem

By spaztic24
Jun 6, 2008
  1. H have a 2002 hp 512c desktop running winxp.
    256 memory
    I went to shut down my computer and it wouldn't shut down.
    So unplugged it. The screen said something about not reading a graphics card.
    Tried turning it back on and nothing.
    There is no graphics card in there. It's hooked up directly to the motherboard.
    Is my computer trashed now?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Remove the power cord from the back
    Hold in the computer's ON button for 30seconds (dispersing all internal voltage)
    Let go of the button
    Plug the power cord back in (push it in hard)
    Turn on

    If that doesn't work, please let me know if there are any power lights whatsoever?
    If not, it can be the PowerSupply has gone.
  3. spaztic24

    spaztic24 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok, plugged it back in the lights on my cd rom drive and my dvd drive lite up then nothing. My monitor was black.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I still think Power Supply

    But at this stage you will need to open the case and remove all dust, reseat all cables and plugs, plus reseat all PCI devices.
    (Computer HardWare experience required plus electrostatic precautions)

    Here's a good BenchTest guide

  5. spaztic24

    spaztic24 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Can I just install a new graphics card in one of the empty slots.
  6. spaztic24

    spaztic24 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok thanks I'll take it into the computer store and have it checked out
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