video card ?

By g2jayk3 ·
I recentley moved a computer to another workplace. After connecting it up and turnig it on, the monitor will not display anything. I tried the monitor on another computer and it works fine. Replaced the monitor to the previous computer and got no display again. Could there be a problem with the video card and if so, how can it be checked. Any chance the cmos battery would be involved? Noticed that there were two 'beeps' instead of the one 'beep' I'm used to hearing when turning on the computer. All help/advice is highly appreciated...

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give this a shot

by SystemCheck In reply to video card ?

try to connect monitor to onboard video verify video card is enabled in device manager and/or connect to it remotely and do it from there, you may need to update the video and/or display drivers.

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I would...

by ---TK--- In reply to video card ?

replace the graphics card, or swap it out with a known good one... If you are not seeing the POST test then my guess is that the graphics card is done.

Now if you are seeing the POST test, and it stops showing the display at windows load screen, then I would lean towards a driver issue.

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by josecbrr In reply to video card ?

Try to removed the video card from the slot where is connected and plug the video card again and see if the computer can reinstalled the video card or replace it with a new video card.

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If this has a AGP or a PCI E Video Card

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to video card ?

It is possible that it was moved in it's socket during the transport.

You need to open the case unscrew the Video Card and pull it out then refit it. Refit the screw that holds the bracket and try again to see if it works now.

Just be aware that the most AGP and PCIE Sockets have a Locking device at the front of the card to hold it in place and this has to be released before you can pull the card out. That is the end of the card closest to the front of the computer.


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Video Card

by g2jayk3 In reply to If this has a AGP or a PC ...

Thanks for the heads up. I took the card out and put it back in - first, no luck. Tried it once more - also used a bit of electrical contact cleaner followed with an eraser(suggested by a friend). Everything seems to be just fine now. Perhaps the card got bumped in the move from one place to the other. Glad you all were there to help.

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Your Welcome. EOM

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Video Card

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