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No video signal. What type of video card should I

No video signal. What type of video card should I buy?

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    joecoolvette May 11, 2010

    I would like to know what you have based your diagnoses on first, before I give a solution. Why? When your monitor shows No Video Signal, it could be several things, and not just faulty Integrated Graphics. (If you have a Gateway GT4023E Desktop computer, it has an Nvidia GeForce 6100 GPU for graphics. {GPU. Graphics Processing Unit) 1.Could be a bad video cable from monitor to computer. 2.Could be a bad power supply. If the power supply has a bad voltage power rail, it isn't providing enough Wattage for the processor. Lights will light up, fans will spin, and harddrive sounds like it's running. ALL the lights for your computer use less than 1 Watt. EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts. Your AMD Athlon 64 4000+ processor uses 89 Watts. If there isn't enough wattage for the processor to run, the computer will not work. This = No Signal to the monitor. (Volts X Amp's = Watts)



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First check the connection cable to the monitor from the CPU

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The 'test screen' of the monitor means only that the monitor would display if it receives an input signal.
Make sure it isn't something simple like dislodged video connector on the back of your system box.
You may even want to removed the plug and reinsert it several times in case a sync signal contact hasn't taken a hike.

If this doesn't help, your restore CD won't help either; it means that the video signal (there are several: Red, Green, Blue plus two synchronization signals) is incomplete or missing altogether.

If the video connector is attached to the strip with many others, then the video is on the main board (common on lower end systems) and the chip supplying video has failed.

This doesn't make the system worthless as you can buy dozens of different video cards to plug in to the main board and disable the on-board chip.

I don't know how old your system is but you will likely need a PCI video card (check your manual for the types of buss available for 'add-on' cards) to install and then possibly new drivers from a supplied CD.
This is a pretty simple procedure and even the Chinglish instructions are normally enough to guide you.

Until you can see your system's boot sequence appearing on screen again, you won't be able to restore anything.

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