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No video The computer was rattling and once the side panel came off the video card was partially out and the blue piece that holds the video card in was just tumbling around inside. There was also a little metal piece but I have no idea where that goes. Its like a clip with a weird screw looking piece in the middle. The thin tin metal that went around where you plug the monitor in on the inside was all crinkled up & I tried to flatten it back out. Do you think it may need a new video card or more extensive repair?

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  • cat1370 Nov 24, 2008

    thats what I thought too Thank you



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It looks like you need a new video card.

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Pull the video card out away from the pc towards you. Sometimes you need to wiggle it in order to get it out. Some cards have additional cords which connect other places. The majority that I have seen do not. If your card does, take a permanent marker in order to mark where they connected so that you can remember later.

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