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Video Card Problems

By ptim
Sep 22, 2008
  1. I have my spare computer in my shop, in my garage, I use it for music, and a little limited Internet usage, over the past month, we've had some Hurricanes and Storms. I use it probably once a month, I tried it over the weekend, the power supply was bad, I put a new power supply in, everything worked fine, except for my monitor, I tried the monitor "via" my laptop, it worked fine. I took the video card out and reinstalled it, still not working, I'm assuming my card is bad. Any thoughts, would be great.

    Thanks
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Remove the power cord
    Take the addon Video card out
    Hold in the ON switch for 30 secs
    Put the card back in, securely
    Plug in, turn on
     
  3. ptim

    ptim TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 74

    I'll give it a try when I get home from work today.
    Thanks
     
  4. ptim

    ptim TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 74

    I tried this method, the monitor still doesn't come on. Should I go on the assumption that the video card is dead.
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Some addon Video cards have a power connector too
    If you have re-fitted the card properly, and the Power Supply is new.

    Then yes, I'd say, you are up to the addon Video Card
    A simple test would be to use the onboard Video, with the addon out (if it has onboard Video)
    Otherwise, yes I'd say the Video card too. (At this stage)

    Edit:

    Actually reset the Bios too (Just in case some setting has been corrupted)
     
  6. ptim

    ptim TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 74

    After trying another video card, the monitor still doesn't work, so I tried another Motherboard, the video card still doesn't work. Is it possible the power supply is causing the problem, it was one I had lying around.
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes it can be the PSU

    But that's assuming that the Video cards are compatible with those motherboards
    I don't want to check those specs out though, you just need to Google, and check for yourself
     
  8. ptim

    ptim TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 74

    The MB worked fine before I changed out the power supply
     
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

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