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No monitors will work on my computer

I have just purchased a used computer and it will not send a signal to either monitor that I have. It has an Intel D845HV mobo, Nvidia Geforce2 MX 100/200, pentuim 4. I first hooked it up to my new monitor which is an HP w2408h LCD and it worked but then i turned off the computer because the keyboard would not work and after turning it on again, the monitor displayed that the VGA and HDI was not receiving a signal. So I then hooked up my old tube monitor to it and it also doesn't work; says ''Video cable connected?'' I know the Nvidia video card is ok because I took it out and put it in my older computer which works fine with its tube monior. So, with this newer computer I cant get to the desktop or even see it first boot up to use the F8, etc commands. Any help would be appreciated. TY

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  • boozaboy Nov 11, 2008

    Slick54, TY for responding. Im basically computer illiterate. I used wiki to research the AGP card and to my understanding, thats what the computer has. If the Nvidia Geforce MX2 card is an AGP, then thats it. I dont know if it has an integrated/built-in card. The Nvidia card has 2 notches and fits into a PCI slot(?). Also, how do I access the bios if I cant use a monitor to see what to do? Thanks for your assistance.

  • boozaboy Nov 11, 2008

    Slick54, There are 2 other connector ports, one is definetly not it cause its a lot longer and the other vga connector wont work with my monitor cable. That video connector port has the female end, the one with the prongs in it. Looking at it on the inside it is integrated to the mobo. Maybe that for the printer? And thats what the ends of my video cable look like too, so that wont work. Does it have a fuse or somehting?

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Hello Boozaboy,

Does the computer have a built in video card and and or an AGP card too? If so go into the bios and make sure the correct choice is selected. Let me know what you find.

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  • Slick54 Nov 11, 2008

    Hello BB,



    Look at the back of the PC case and see if you have two video connectors, you will know because they will look exactly alike. If you do have 2 video connectors then go ahead and unplug the machine and remove the PCI video card. Plug your video cable into the onboard video connector, this will at least get you to see a display on your computer. Let me know if this works and then we can continue getting the better video installed.

  • Slick54 Nov 13, 2008

    Hello BB,



    No problem we can solve this. Here is a picture of the back or your motherboard. The line pointing to the connector is your on board built in video card. Your vga cable has prongs so it wont connect to this connector. I have had this problem in the past too. You need to purchase a male to female vga connctor, costs about $ 3.00 us.



    Here is a picture of the connector you need and your Motherboard. This is a female to female converter. Your male VGA cable goes into one end and the other connects to the back of the computer.



    Connector you need


    Your Motherboard




    Let me know how it works out.

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