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I have a E-machine t2240. The video output has stopped working. I have connected a known good monitor ands still there is no image. Help!

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  • Sameer Kashyap May 11, 2010

    any beeps or sound signal that you can hear ?



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If you are positive that your monitor is good, the cable is connected properly and everything is powered up and in working order, you may only have a blown onboard video card. If you have a free PCI slot available (I think it normally has only two free PCI slots) I would try to find borrow a used PCI video card to see if that will work before wasting any good mony on a new one. You would have to disable the built in video from the BIOS, but it would be worth a try if you can find someone with an old PCI video card willing to let you try it out. Given the age of the system, don't waste too much money taking it to a repair shop though as you can spend half the cost of just buying a newer and more capable new computer very quickly.

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