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HELP! No video on Sony Vaio VGC-RA710G desktop

The power supply went bad so we ordered and installed a new one. Everything seemed fine but a little slow. However, when we moved the case to stand it upright, the power supply fell out of place inside the case. We secured the power supply and tried to power up again. It powers up now but we have no video. We've tried replacing the video card but no luck. Did we damage the CPU or motherboard when the power supply fell?

HELP!!!!

Thanks,
Wired and Worried

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  • dirk boon
    dirk boon May 11, 2010

    it could well be , buliding your own system is always tricky i, know because have have done it unvountable times.



    what was the watt count on the orginal power supply and what is the current watt count, have you checked that teh graphics card is properly seated in the slot? , check if it need additional power , more and more graphic cards do ..


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Since the power supply wasn't secured properly it actually contacted the motherboard while it was still carrying a charge. For next time, I use zap straps for all of my wires and to secure components. Try removing the motherboard and doing the power supply self test, most likely you will have to replace both the motherboard and CPU though. 

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