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Small video image on screen and will not detect video card.

This is a used computer. I don't understand how the video card would show a small picture on the screen, but drivers will not load for the video card. I took the computer apart and am replacing the charger jack. So, I'm not sure, but maybe there was some generic vga software loaded.

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Your motherboard needs to detect the card first; so get your hardware chipset drivers downloaded; then next; get the VGA drivers (latest). Here re some tips that have always worked for me:

1. Download HWINFO; this precious software will tell you everything about the chips and hardware on your system.
2. Look for the chipset name, the video card name and search for the drivers online.
3. You may have a little issue if you go to manufacturer's site as they don't keep updated drivers for older laptops. I am guessing most of the drivers you need are intel, the graphics, chipset, wifi; so go to intels driver download page; they support device drivers long after OEM manufacturers stop listing drivers.

Intel also has a driver detection software that can scan the hardware and download the drivers that are missing or need updates.

Start with HWINFO and proceed.

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Are you 100% positive that you are installing the correct driver for the vga?

google "siw" and hit the first post, download it and check under PCI on the left side.

you are from there able to see what chipsetdriver you need to download. (just google for the modell when you find it under PCI)

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