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Installing AGP video card, blank monitor/cpu fan not spinning

By rogerkelsey ·
I have an Acer with an integrated graphics card. I installed the card than turned on the computer being an idiot forgetting to disable my integrated graphics first. So i took the card out, plugged the monitor back into the integrated graphics. I plug in and turn on my PC and the power fan spins, but the CPU/Processor Fan that is on my heat sink does not spin, except for probably 3 seconds every 1-5 minutes. Randomly the fan turns on and goes into over drive spinning like crazy, and than stopping.

Also, the monitor does not turn on or show anything, I get the flashing green light on the power button.

Like I said, the power fan works, i get a random spurt of power in CPU fan, and I can also hear the hard drive spinning/reading.

What can I do to fix this now? I cannot go on to the computer and check any BIOS and turn off the integrated graphics because I have no display?

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Failed power supply

by mjd420nova In reply to Installing AGP video card ...

This sounds like you may have taken out the 12 volt section of the power supply when you installed the AGP card. Depending upon which card you installed and the memory it has, it may have been too much for the original power supply. This is not uncommon and you should look at the size of the old PS and when looking for a new one, at least double its capacity to insure you'll have enough to run the new card.

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by IrishMike In reply to Installing AGP video card ...

Try an d remove the CMOS battery. Its a small watch like disc battery which you can pop out of the motherboard and leave it for lkike 30seconds and start over again. This sill reset any BIOS preferences you had and hopefully it will bring it back to live. Unless of course it is a PSU or even worse a motherboard failure then its going to have to be replaced but I would try removing the CMOS battery first and give it a go!

Good Luck!

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