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I have an old compaq presario 5000 series with a triplex xabre pro 64 mb video card.the problem is that when i connect everything to hook up this computer it doesnt detect the monitor.i am trying to fix it for my mom ,but i cant get the computer to detect any monitors.can you help me out thanks from kathy
Hi kathy, please
give some more details:
does the monitor switch on without the computer? (press the menu button to access the menu for contrast, colour etc... to find out)
if yes, good.else get another one with vga plug( 9 pins), not the new HDMI...
the machine is like 10 yrs old,
now replug, turn on machine and wait if it does give you a boot screen
if not the graphics card might be broke and must be replaced.
- try to get an older graphics card (AGP)
plus drivers suiting the operation system
(like win2000/ win xp home)
u want to install (you'll need an original installation cd of that windows version,
as well) at ebay or in computer store or ask some tech freaks u know
if they do have left over one.
then you'll have to remove the old one...
if you got it:
switch off the machine, unplug all cables,
unscrew the chassis, remove old card carefully from slot, put in the 'new' one
reassamble everything, replug and turn it on.
it could work now...
when facing the windows installation, even if ti is win 98, please post another request on fixya.
hope i was of a help
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