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Graphics PC loses video output

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by pfalcini, 1 Jul 2009.

  1. pfalcini

    pfalcini New Member

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    Help

    A PC I have had for a few years now has lost video output. The machine uses an old Socket A Gigabyte mobo, an Athlon 2200 and has 1GB of PC3200 RAM. Mainly used for email and TV.

    It has worked well for along time but today it produces no video output from either the integrated mobo graphics or the FX5200 card. I have confirmed the monitor is not faulty and tried another monitor too.

    The machine boots up fine as I can access files on it across my network even video files so hard drives etc are not a problem.

    In testing I have got it to display the BIOS on start up, but not everytime, then on exiting the BIOS the machine boots up into Windows (2K) but the monitor just goes blank and shows it has no signal.

    Any ideas as to what has killed the video?:eeek:
     
  2. superseagull

    superseagull If it aint broke, fix it ;-)

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    i gues its possible the board has given up the ghost but i would try reseating the graffix card first.

    if that does'nt work, see if you can borrow a pals card to try - AGP & PCI if poss.

    best of luck with it

    ps. check all the pins on the vga/dvi cable are all present and correct!
     
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  3. Aracos

    Aracos New Member

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    You tested the PSU? I had a problem with my old PSU where I would lose video output every now and again from lack of amps (and lack of good quality PSU lol)
     
  4. pfalcini

    pfalcini New Member

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    After further testing/fiddling I am sure the problem is a dead graphics card. That being installed stops the on board graphics working. I think the card died because the cooler came loose and it must have fried when it over heated. It was about six years old. Bit of a jinx as three cards have packed up in the last month or so (not all on this machine). I will have to soldier on with the on board, which is rubbish as they won't drive my 19" widescreen at full res.
     

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