I replaced the motherboard on my Gateway Gt5220 this summer after the mb mysteriously fried, then had the power supply replaced from a local computer shop. Since the replacement though, the high level graphics won't work as well as the graphics on the dvd player. Is it possible that he hooked up wires incorrectly when he replaced the power supply, or that I hooked up wires incorrectly to the mb when I replaced it. I was very careful to note which connections went to which pins.
Gateway was absolutely no help although the computer was just out of warranty. I appreciate any help!
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the graphics on this specific machine are integrated onto the motherboard, it's not removable, so you'll have to live with it unless you get a more powerful addon graphcs card and put that into the orange slot on the motherboard (the specific slot type is PCI-e 1st generation (GEN1) 8x) and upgrade the graphics to a more powerful nVidia or ATI(AMD) one!
If the issue was the video card then there would be no display. If there was any display it would be discolored.
Try unplugging any removable media that's hooked up to the computer. After that try to boot it up.
If it still doesn't go anywhere then you most likely have a power supply issue on your hands. try unplugging an unnecessary components inside the computer such as any CD/DVD drives and removing any cards installed. Pretty much everything but the motherboard and the hard drive. If it still doesnt boot properly then you might either have to buy a new power supply or a new motherboard as long as you know your hard drive is good.
The thing si if it was an issue with the hard drive you would get an error message. If you seemed to have left out any error messages please post them.
check on device manager, click on start then right click on your MY COMPUTER icon in the start menu and then click on MANAGE. now click on DEVICE MANAGER and double click on the DISPLAY ADAPTERS to see your graphic/video card name.
How did you determine that the MB was dead? Do you know how to use a post card and do you have one? How old is your computer and is it worth it to replace the MB? It is usually fairly easy to find a replacement MB on Ebay. Although, today desktops are so inexpensive that you may want to try that route. If you do replace the MB make sure that your power supply is adequate. We build systems every day and we never use less than 450W. If you do decide to replace the MB email me if you run into any problems and I'll see if I can assist you.
The 9600 video card, I am fairly sure, has a connection on the card itself for power. Have you maybe fogotten to connect the power supply to the video card? If not , try reseating the video card. A third possibality.. Some MB, if they have on board video, require you to turn off the "on board video" in order for it to use (see) the New PCI video card. Hope this helps.