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On board Video card issues

By antil0ck
Jun 4, 2009
  1. My on board video adapter is non functional. I am trying to replace it with a PCI video adapter but the issue is that I cannot see the screen in order to gain access to the BIOS and disable the on board video adapter. Anyone have any other ideas other than replacing the motherboard?

    I have confirmed that the video adapter is broken at the motherboard.

    It is a Emachine desktop.

    Thanks!

    Antil0ck
     
  2. hahas

    hahas TS Rookie

    so you can't see any display?
     
  3. antil0ck

    antil0ck TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Hahas, That is correct, no display. I am assuming that I need to first go into the BIOS and disable the on board video in order to have the PCI video card working.
     
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    No...automatic should work.
     
  5. antil0ck

    antil0ck TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I decided to scrap that PC and salvage some of the parts for another PC. Thanks to all who tried to help. I tried a few PCI video cards with no success. Perhaps MB was damaged.

    Anitl0ck
     
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