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My 2 year old out of the box Gateway GT5220 boots up as usual but there is no video signal from the onboard video card. No modifications to this unit at all.

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    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    Hi, When you first turn the computer on do you see a splash/post screen or is the computer beeping at all?

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After verifying this issue with a second monitor, it would seem a new video card would be in order. As far as I cant tell this model has built in video, often referred to as integrated. therefore replacing the current video component will not work. You will need to install a PCI-E video card. Often referred to as PCI express. This computer has one slot available for a PCI-E card. If that doesnt solve the issue then the problem extends past simply the video signal.

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