Computer not recognizing monitor

By jonathanfincher ·
Awhile back I installed a new stick of RAM into my computer. My computer then stopped displaying on my monitor. After fiddling with my machine for awhile, the computer suddenly started working perfectly, even with the new RAM installed. Then I went on vacation for a couple weeks, got back, and my computer again refused to display on the monitor. I've now tested a different computer on that monitor and different monitors on that computer. Everything seems to be working right, but nothing is displaying from that computer. I removed the RAM just in case, and I know power is getting to the video card, because it has a fan that switches on. Any ideas on something I haven't tried?

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If you have tried different monitors on that computer...

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Computer not recognizing ...

... and you still get nothing, chances are the video card has gone out. The fact that it's getting power means nothing. It's probably fried. But, you can make sure it's pushed down in the slot real good. You may have knocked it loose when putting in the RAM. If that doesn't work, try another video card.

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by jonathanfincher In reply to If you have tried differe ...

dang, i was afraid of that. thanks though.

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Follow Thumbs advice

by Jacky Howe In reply to Computer not recognizing ...

and reseat the Video Card. This is how you do it.

Start by turninig off the power to the PC from the wall and remove the power lead from the PC. Remembering to ground yourself by getting into a position that will allow you to access the components without moving your feet and putting the back of your hand on the PSU after you have removed the PC's Cover. By not taking this precaution it is possible that you could inadvertantly cause damage to the PC from an electrostatic discharge. Remove the Video Card and clean the golden edge of the card with a soft rubber, remembering not to touch the golden edge. Reinsert the card and see what happens. If it does'nt work you will have to replace it.

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