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Monitor Flicker I recently got a new video card and while it was installed at my grandparents house, and worked there I bring it home to my house, the computer i mean, and now my monitor doesnt work, the on button will flash continously on the monitor and nothing else happens Thanks

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Hello, my name is Chris. This is a really simple fix. Please make sure that your VGA card (video card) is pushed in on the motherboard. Even if it's a PCI Video Card. Still check. And make sure it is screwed in as well. If it's none of the above, than your motherboard is fried.

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