Storm Fried Video card? 4 replies

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Takametru

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30th July 2004

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#1 15 years ago

Well the other day there was a thunderstorm, and when i went to turn on my pc, you can her it working, but the screen gets no signal.... I bought an APG Video Card, but my motherboard has no APG slot. I have a PCI vid card, but it is not good. I havent tried booting up with the new pci card, do i have to manually disable the internal card? or not? Thanx in advance...




nighthawksolo

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#2 15 years ago

is their a on board graphics already? if not all you should have to do is place the pci card in the proper slot and you should be able to boot up... if not thier might be more than a graphics problem...




Takametru

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#3 15 years ago
nighthawksolois their a on board graphics already? if not all you should have to do is place the pci card in the proper slot and you should be able to boot up... if not thier might be more than a graphics problem...

Yeah it is an on board.. so do i have to disable it?




emonkies

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#4 15 years ago

Go into the BIOS and look for a setting that tells the PC to boot from onboard video or from card. If it wont boot from either you may be in trouble. This is one of those cases where you amy have to bereak down and get it checked out at a shop. If its bad and you lie at home you might be able to get them to claimit on homeowners insurance. If not my condolences on your system.

Be prepared for the fact that you may have a bad mobo from a lightning strike. I once had a Tstorm coming in and unplugged everything but forgot to unplug the modem. Guess what got hit?

I was lucky as mobo was new and I knew manager at shop and he went ahead and warrantied it as defective.




Takametru

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#5 15 years ago

Yeah, but the problem is the onboard video card is not giving out any signal to the motitor, in other word, i cant see a thing, but i know that the cpu is working....