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It worked in the past, but now it doesn't work at all...

Here is how it started.. My computer was full of dust, and I decided to clean it out. So, I took the shell off my hp pavilion a635w and cleaned it out with that electronic cleaner stuff...as soon as I plugged the monitor connection to the graphics card, it only said entering power saving mode.. BUT>> when I plugged it into the regular plug, it worked but it was in VERY low detail... When I used it before, it worked fine... I tried to fix it, and no one seems to have a solution to it... I have no idea what's going on... It can't be virus', and I tried to reinstall it... but it wouldn't work.. Any one have any solutions!!!???

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  • joemalola Oct 15, 2008

    I think my graphic card is glitched, and it just wont work anymore. Really, what started all of this was the fact that this graphics card (a e-GeForce FX 5500 256 MB) was too low for what i had on my computer... If there are anymore solutions, please feel free to type it. I don't think it has anything to do with the connection because i tried that.... :(

  • joemalola Oct 17, 2008

    My graphics card gathered too much dust at the fan and overheated.. Eventually it corroded... Thanks, anyway =)

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Pls make sure that your graphics card is well inserted to the slot. check other parts also like ram for loose connections. you can also clean them by removing them and cleaning the metal pins with a pencil eraser, just be sure to take note of the gap when you insert them back to the slot.

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  • cpenny29 Oct 16, 2008

    replace your video card

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