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No picture on monitor

I bought a new video card and installed in expansion slot. The same problem. Is it possible I didn't plug power supply up correctly?

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Most of new computers recognize cards when we add them, but we should have install perfect drivers. Whether we install or not, display must show pictures with low resolution. Just check your CMOS settings. Select video card instead of on board video.

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It is more likely that the setting in CMOS is wrong

As computer boots ENTER SETUP Video choose PCI not onboard

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tell me if there is something i need to know like: what were the things that you've doing with your computer before the problem happened?? are there any recent hardware/software changes?? tell also your OS- is it XP or Vista...

first, let's try to check if the problem is with the monitor or not,okey? try unplugging the monitor blue connector at the back of the tower.and make sure that your monitor is turned-on.If you can see a colored bars monitor is okey.if not, try a known good monitor...if it woks the problem is with the old monitor.(resolved)

2 (if not)
Now, complelely turn off your computer and try reseating all the cables, and your hardware components such as memory,video card,IDE cable and so on. but before doing so, unplug the power cable and then push the power button to drain the power.after reseating everything, plug back the power cable and turn on computer.try listening to the tower,tell me if you can hear some beeps also.

if no video issue is still there, try putting a known good video card if you have any.if a known good video card works then the problem is with the old one..

if the problem is still there after everything that you've done try calling the manufacturer. this is lead to a motherboard problem but try to call them first.

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SOURCE: Can't get Picture on Monitor, replaced video card

Boot up into the setup, usually F2- in the video section look to be able to make a change from Onboard to PCI ...apply-save change and exit ...also make sure you have connected the monitor to the correct area...I , like a big dummy, have often just hooked it up to the first blue socket i saw and of course...not much happens.
I hope this helps you Fred, (if it came with drivers install them)
please leave rating, thank you kindly

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SOURCE: Video Card upgrade

as i can c you have a power suply of 200 wats in your pc (correct me if im not right) the GeForce 9400GT is proved not to use a lot of power. but the problem is that your pc is small and it would not get enough ventilation unless you buy a separate fan try it out

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SOURCE: New graphics card problems with my Presario SR5350F...

Make sure you plug in any auxiliary power cables are are required for the video card.

Is the card used. Has it ever shown signs of life?

Go into windows via integrated graphics and install the latest drivers.

After that I would go into your bios with integrated graphics and turn off intergrated graphics. Look around if there's like a setting that's like switch to PCIx graphics or something. After the restart try to use your monitor though your video card.

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SOURCE: replaced video card & power supply & still

possibly bad motherboard.

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Can I connect two monitors?

No John. You can only have one Interrupt ReQuest for graphics. (IRQ)

EITHER has to be for the motherboard's Integrated Graphics, OR a dedicated graphics card.

Moving on;

In reference to an Acer Veriton VX2610-UG850w, you cannot, if you are using the Integrated Graphics, from the motherboard.

That would be the blue VGA port coming from the motherboard, AND the white DVI port, coming from the motherboard.
You can only use ONE.

(Digital Visual Interface is the best choice. Why?

VGA is Analog. DVI is Digital.
The computer sends out digital signals. These have to be converted to VGA (Analog) for the VGA port.
This SLOWS the graphics signal down. Can also be said as slows the computer down. Use the DVI port )

Scrolling down a little shows me a back view of the computer.
I see the white DVI port, and the blue VGA port.

These two ports are in the I/O area, John.
Input/Output area.
Means they both are using Integrated Graphics from the motherboard. Both the blue VGA port, and the white DVI port.

What to do?
There is one major problem, and one I consider to be a minor problem;

A) Major problem:
The computer case is SO small, that I don't believe there is room to install a Low Profile graphics card.
(How small is it joecoolvette? The mice are hunchbacked, lol!)

Nice little computer, if one is referring to the hardware components inside.
Cr@p if one is discussing the arrangement of said hardware components, due to the small computer case.

Not is there no room, or very little room inside so much; as the air flow needed to keep hardware components inside cool, is down to a BARE minimum.

Bad design. Computer manufacturers have succumbed to what the masses THINK they want; or manufacturers are sly as a fox.

"Masses want smaller computers so they don't take up so much space."
Yeah right.

Computer components do not receive the needed air, to keep them at the needed operating temperature range.
Components heat up more than they should; and this leads to an early computer failure.

Less air flow inside also = less chance to b-low the dust, dirt, etc, out. Means computer will get dirtier inside faster.
Leads to early demise of computer.

Which leads to Acer authorized computer repair shops making more $$$$, and Acer making more $$$$ selling replacement computers.

I know. Don't hold back, lol!

Also there is a puny 220 Watt power supply! Got to be kidding me!

IF it were I John; I would remove EVERYTHING out of that demure little computer case, and install in at least a mid-size ATX computer case. Full tower computer case is the best option, IMHO.

Plenty of air flow through the computer case; plenty of room to install an economical ATX power supply, (With plenty of needed power), and room for extra optical drive/s, (CD/DVD drive), plus plenty of room to install an economical graphics card.

Just a suggestion,

'Rant' over.

IF, you can fit an economical Low Profile graphics card, in the PCI Express x16 slot on the motherboard, and get a better Power Supply, (500 Watts recommended), then you can use two monitors.

The motherboard part number is supposed to be Acer MB.VAM09.001,

Scroll down to the larger view.

If we were to believe this is an actual photo of your motherboard, (Which I do), there is a PCI Express x16 slot on the motherboard.

Hard for you to discern, in this excellent display of photography skills(?), but to the far right, and located close to the Bottom edge of the motherboard; is a long Black expansion slot.
(Has a White lever on it)

This is a PCI Express x16 expansion slot, and is used SOLELY for a PCI Express graphics card.
Better look at a PCI Express x16 slot, only the color is Yellow.
(NOTE* Color does NOT matter),

The longest Yellow expansion slots are PCI Express x16.
(You will also have a Lock on one end. { White } It looks as though you press down; but in actuality you gently pull up a little, to remove or install a PCI Express graphics card. After you open the computer case, and view the slot in question, it will become apparent )

See the expansion slot covers on the back of the computer? There are two of them. Both are on the Bottom.
Place a flat tipped screwdriver, that fits; in the + sign of the expansion slot cover.

Bringing the bottom of the screwdriver UP, then DOWN, twist the expansion slot cover back, and forth, to break the tabs on either side; remove the expansion slot metal cover.

L@@k first, to see which expansion slot on back, is for the PCI Express x16 slot on the motherboard.
You will find the PCI Express x16 slot, and the expansion slot on back of the computer; do NOT line directly up with each other.

Can be said as 'One over'. You will see what I mean.
Remove the wrong metal expansion slot cover, and you will be buying one to replace it. They have replacement expansion slot covers, that you can buy. (Pretty cheap)

Graphics card lines up with PCI Express x16 slot, and expansion slot at back. Push the graphics card straight down into the slot.
(Don't forget to raise up a little on the Lock lever, before you do)

The metal mounting plate at the back of the graphics card, is held in place by the computer case's metal frame. You will be able to figure out easy what device is used.

One example of a PCI Express graphics card, that may fit,

What? No sir. Do NOT underestimate this graphics card. Will support dual monitors EASILY.
It is NOT a gaming graphics card, however.

I, at present, am using an ATI Radeon 9250 graphics card. It is a PCI graphics card.
I am running an HP 2009m 20 inch widescreen monitor, and a Philips EN-V 26 inch HDTV; at the same time.

1) PCI graphics cards are cr@p, compared to PCI Express graphics cards.
2) The Radeon HD5450 is technologically way more advanced than the Radeon 9250.

(I am procrastinating. It's OK! I have a procrastina-ter's license, a poetic license, and an advertising license. What? YES, they're real! In MY mind, lol!

Haven't got off me rear end to install the PCI Express Radeon HD5450 yet. )

OK. That part solves the graphics card. Next though is the Power Supply.

The Power Supply case configuration is probably like this one,

Probably 3-7/8ths inches Wide, 6 inches Long, and 3-1/2 inches Tall.
You need room for an ATX power supply.
Approximately 6 inches Wide, 5-1/2 (5.5) inches Long, and 3.5 inches Tall.

They do not make more than a 300 Watt power supply, for that power supply case design, to my knowledge.
You need 400 Watts at least.

Can't upgrade Power Supply; can't install graphics card.
Can't install graphics card; can't use dual monitors.

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Nov 17, 2012 | Acer Veriton Vx2610-ug850w Desktop Pc,...

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Good Day,
Please check the connection of the display port, may it be VGA or DVI. Be sure to have it connected to the right port. If the Computer have a video card, usually placed at the expansion slots, the Cable for the monitor should be connected there, not onboard. Onboard display port is located just below the PS2 plugs,where your mouse and keyboard (violet and green ports) are plugged in.
Also you may try the computer using other monitor. Possibly the resolution the CPU / computer is so high, your old monitor can have it displayed.
If all fails, you may ask from where you have bought the computer for possible fault on the new system.
Hope this helps, thank you for using Fixya.

Jul 10, 2011 | ViewSonic Computers & Internet

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Plug in monitor and light on monitor turns yellow unplug it says no signal so basically nothing coming from computer or something

Please read entire solution before beginning:

If your computer sounds like it's booting fine but you receive no video it's most likely one of two things.
-First, if at all possible, check another monitor hooked to your computer to be sure it is the computer and not the monitor. If it is the monitor, do not attempt to fix it, simply get a new. Attempting to fix a monitor or a power supply can kill you.
-Secondly, if the monitor is confirmed to be a good unit, then you will need to replace your video card.
-Depending on the model of your computer you may have built in video from *********** board or a video card. If you have a built in video card, simply buying and inserting a new video card (Be sure to open up your machine first and find out what slots you have open for cards to make your decision on what is best to buy within the limits of your technology.) Inserting the new card will supersede the old video card at which point you may get a crappy looking screen until you install the drivers that are specific to your model.
-If you have a card already, try moving the card to another open slot (or make one by temporarily removing your dial up modem or sound card, ect.) and test to see if it's the card or the slot. If it's the slot you'll have to prioritize what you want in your machine unless you want to buy a whole new motherboard. If the it's the card and not the slot then remove the card and replace it with a new one of your choice again according to the open slots and what you want to spend and then install the drivers for your new video card. Thank you and I hope this helps.

Mar 03, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

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I recently purchased a new wide screen monitor. As the onboard graphics of my 4600 don't support the 16:9 format I wanted to upgrade with a video card. As far as I can see from the specifications required...

Hi there,I understand your issue and would be glad to help you..
Soloution 1:Make sure that your Video card is firmly fitted into your AGP slot and that if you have a DVI slot(And if both your monitor and system handle DVI)try using that rather than DVI..

Soloution 2:It could be possible that your video card is not campatible with your current motherboard,out of intrest,What motherboard have you got?

good luck

Jan 10, 2011 | XFX GeForce 6200 Graphic Card

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I attach my monitor and turn the machine on and I get a black screen. When I pull the monitor cable out of from the monitor connection on the motherboard I get a color display on the monitor. What is...

When you disconnect the monitor cable, the display you see is from the monitor itself. It's telling you that the monitor has power and is working, but that you don't have the cable connected to your computer. So the trouble is in your computer, which isn't sending anything to the monitor.

Your computer may not be starting up when you turn on the power. This is pretty common, and may be due to a bad power supply or system board. Or something may be wrong on one of the devices connected to the motherboard (one of the drives or a card plugged in to an expansion slot). You'll need to figure out what is keeping the computer from starting. The easiest way is to unplug all devices from the motherboard except for the power supply and try starting the computer. If the computer starts up you'll know that one of those parts you disconnected is at fault.

Another possibility is that the video card (integrated video on the motherboard in most computers, or a separate card) isn't working. The computer may be starting up and getting in to Windows, but you just never get any video to the monitor. If you are hearing all the sounds of a normal startup (disk drive activity and then finally whatever startup sound your Windows makes), then you need a new video card. If the board has integrated video you just need to install a new plug-in video card of whatever type fits the available slot on the board.

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Dec 14, 2010 | FIC VL35G Motherboard

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I added a new video card and the monitor wont come on

1) Did you plug the monitor into the graphics card?

(Hey, happens! Sometimes in our zealousness to see what that baby will do, we mess up a little)

2) Did you install the Drivers? First?

These will be on the installation disk that comes with the graphics card.
Recommend installing the software from the disk FIRST, then turn the computer off, unplug from power, install the graphics card.

3) Does the graphics card require additional power?

Some graphics cards will not receive enough power, from the graphics expansion slot they are inserted into.

[Gateway GM5084 uses a PCI Express x16 slot, for best graphics.

(Left-click on Specifications]

Some powerful graphics cards require additional power cables from the Power Supply.

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Sep 29, 2010 | Gateway GM5084 PC Desktop

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Old monitor wont switch on

hi friend,
First, try connecting your monitor to a known good PC, possibly the old laptop you are using now. If the monitor works, the problem is with the video card in your PC. If the monitor does not come on, it is the monitor. It is usually cheaper to purchase a new monitor than to have an old one repaired, unless the monitor is still under warranty.

Try plugging a known good monitor to your PC. If the monitor works, your old monitor is fried and needs to be replaced.

If Your monitor works when connected to another PC, the problem could be your video card. First, then you turn on your PC, do the power supply and case cooling fans run. If they don't, it could be the power supply.

Next, open the computer case. Before you do anything inside, unplug the power.

IMPORTANT!! Touch any metal portion of the computer case to ground yourself to the PC. The slightest static spark can destroy computer circuits.

If the video card is the card type that plugs into a slot on the motherboard, remove the retaining screw or fastener at the top of the card, carefully remove the card, handling the card by the edges as to not disturb the circuits on the card, and re-install the card. Sometimes simply re seating the card corrects the problem.

If that doesn't work, replace the video card with a similar type card. Maybe now is a good time for a video card upgrade.

If the video card is integrated into the motherboard, you can only install a new card into one of the PCI slots on the motherboard. When the PC boots for the first time, go into bios and disable the on board video card. hope this helps u
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Connecting extra monitor.

the videocard the monitor is connected to is active, this most likely is a upgrade and the onboard (on motherboard/integrated) is automatically DISABLED when you insert any pci-e video card in the expansion slot.
If you want to run two monitors, you need to remove the video card in the expansion slot and replace it with a dual monitor capable card.
these will range from 30 to 500 dollars depending with one you want.

Apr 14, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Monitor not getting info from computer

Does the computer beep when it starts? Does the monitor work on another pc? Possible culprits with these symptoms are the power supply and video card.

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New video card keeps monitor blank

you have to reprogram your pc. or try changing the jumpersetting. disabling your onboard video display. hop this solves the problem.

Jan 10, 2008 | E-Machines W3052 PC Desktop

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