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I have a desktop that I am not getting any image on the monitor. I tested the monitor with a laptop and it is working just fine. I think it is the video card, but aren't they built into the board now, not seperate cards like they used to be? What is my next step? Thank you.

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If the video card is bad on the motherboard, you can install a pci video card on it.

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