no output to monitor

By bootiesama
May 20, 2007
  1. My monitor stopped displaying anything. I didn't instal any new hardware or take anything out. Just one day it stopped. Is this probably because of the video card? I just want to know before I go out and buy a new video/grafix card. What other solutions could it be?
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    do u have an other monitor as it could be that or it could be the cable that runs from the monitor to the computer.
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    before you go and get another card, swap out the monitor first
  4. bootiesama

    bootiesama TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh, yeah. Forgot to mention that its not the monitor. I tried another one, same deal. Plus as soon as I disconnect the monitor I get the 'nothing connected' display so the monitor does work. I get an audio error message when I turn on the harddrive. Says 'System failed VVA test.' That's why I thought its either the ports or the actual card. Its just a little hard to believe that something burned out within my computer without anything as far as I know happening externally.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Ok bootiesama,
    try another video card. You don't have to spend a lot of money either
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