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?
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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Re: Monitor not getting info from computer
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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If I understand your issue, it sounds like the display works fine until it loads Windows, and then it has the error? It sounds to me like the video card drivers are crashing. This may be the case if you have recently updated them, or installed a new video card. I would recommend getting the latest drivers from the manufacturer's website on a CD, SD card, or USB drive, and then boot your computer in safe mode. Once in safe mode, install the new drivers, and see if that will help. You could also try using your onboard (integrated) video card if your motherboard has one. This could help rule out if the monitor is at fault. Just make sure your BIOS has the integrated card as a secondary video device if it the (I'm assuming PCIex16) peripheral card isn't found.
It is possible that you picked up a faulty power supply, slim, but possible. Chances are pretty good that you have one of your components drawing too much current on your power supply. The largest power drain comes from your processor and the graphics accelerator cards, however it could be a faulted motherboard or hard drive. You can replace your power supply with a larger capacity unit from a known good manufacturer. If you increase the wattage capability and look with the side off to see if any component is generating a lot more heat than usual. A larger capacity power supply should be able to handle the unusual current draw.
Fist touching anything on the motherboard without a anti-static strap can kill the motherboard.
The fan running at full speed is no big deal. If you took out the video card how do you expect to see anything on the monitor.
You need to plug the monitor you have into a working computer, this will rule out the monitor. If the monitor died, you did all this for nothing.
Now unless the motherboard has onboard video you have to put the card back in, if it does have onboard, even without the drivers installed you still see the post, because windows will let it run at post, and with the video card, it will still show post without drivers.
Do this,check monitor, try both ports and post back and tell us whats going on.
find out the price and then compare... but in my experience... its cheaper to get a new mother board with the chip and then just install it... in the end... all you are really concerned about is the hard drive... becuase thats where your data is...
What is the type of connector for the dell monitor? IS IT VGA or DVI. The HP computer is a notebook or desktop. Are you connecting to the onboard video or video card.Check if the monitor is passing self test feature. Then try connecting with HP computer. Good luck
On your Dell computer is a service tag. Contact dell with that number and they will tell you what card is installed in that computer.
XPS usually contain either an ATI or an NVidia card. Thats about all I know. I had to replace one with a newer video a few months ago for a client of mine because Dell didn't support the machine and couldn't pinpoint the model number of card. I know on the website there are about 4 to 6 of them to choose from.