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No Video, but sound

I recently received the above mentioned from a friend. the system boots up and you hear sound, but no video. Is this an easy fix or his it a boat anchor now?

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Re: No Video, but sound

This problem has been talked about much in the following area:

Looks like there is no real fix, only the "towel" trick has done anything for a few.

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