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I have no video output on my desktop, a gateway media center GT5034. all the lights blink, showing haddrive activity. I have tried to different monitor and another video card.

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    Have you plugged the monitor in the onboard VGA connection? Have you tried turning off the onboard VGA in the BIOS? Can you see the start up when the computer runs?



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Try removing your RAM cards leaving only 1 at a time in a try to boot until you figure out which RAM card is causing it. Sometimes bad RAM can cause issues like this.

If that doesn't work, try unplugging the power from the tower, and then open up the case and remove the CMOS battery which is on the main board (motherboard). It's a little flat round battery. Leave it out for 30 seconds or so, then put it back in, close your case, and try to boot up. What this does is clears the CMOS so it will be set to default bios settings. After you do this, it may show a picture on the screen, and then you can go back into your bios settings and set anything you need to back up. Or you can just load "Optimized Defaults" and then press F10 to save the settings and reboot.

I hope this helps. If not, let me know and I'd be glad to further assist you.

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