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Monitor not getting info from computer

I installed a 256 g-force video card about 2 years ago. I bought a new Dell xps last year and gave the 533w to a friend. My friend hasn't used the computer until today. when he plugged the monitor in, nothing happens. We have tried several different cords and monitors and nothing is happening. What do you think the problem is and can you help?

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Maybe you are plug a wrong vga card port. if you installed a new vga card rather, there must be 2 vga card port. one is on board vga which is you can see vertical position, usually upper. and the new ones is horizontal position (the new ones that you installed). make sure you are plug into the new ones if you installed (the horizontal position).

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Make sure the video card is seated properly. if there is 2 vga on the card try using the other one. Inspect the pins on the cable and make sure nothing is lodged in the vga holes. if its pci try using a different slot. when all else fails you can find an old card for cheap or free and try that card if it works most likely you have a bad card. on some cards they have to be powered through the mobo if thats so make sure its plugged into the board.

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Does the computer beep when it starts? Does the monitor work on another pc? Possible culprits with these symptoms are the power supply and video card.

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