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No video signal

I installed a video card but forgot to disable the onboard video for the motherboard (Gigabyte GAM61SME-S2). The monitor only says "no signal." I took the video card out and plugged the monitor in to the motherboard's connector, but now I still get no signal. I've tried (among other things) clearing the CMOS, but I still can't get a signal to the monitor.
All I can think is that the motherboard was damaged when I started up with the video card installed and the monitor hooked to it.

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That does not sound likely. how old is your computer? if it is more than about 5-6 years, it may have a blown power supply(basically your computer is dead) this happened to my friend's computer while i was there and he blamed it on me, if you think you caused it, don't sweat it. it would have died anyway! to prevent this from happening in the future:

-get a high powered one(450-800watts)
-replace it before it goes, not when it goes(so, when the pc reaches the 5-6 year mark)
-back up all your data to a usb hard drive that is not connected to your computer(network storage, etc.) make sure it is at least 250gb, if not 500gb to make sure you have enough room.
-make sure the computer doesn't get too hot. if you are not too sure, download a program called speedfan. use it wisely, and if you don't know what something means, don't touch it until you know what it means.

hope that hepls, cheers!

Posted on May 25, 2008

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