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My Video just went black.. I plugged into the monitor cable connect from my desktop monitor and nothing.. HDMI same thing.. is this a Mainboard problem?

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Hi There,

You've done the exact troubleshooting necessary to narrow down your problem to only 1 real possibilty.

Your video card has failed. If the 1537 operates off a "discrete" (separate and detachable) video card, it can be replaced fairly easily. If it's of the sort which is BGA (BAll Grid Array), meaning that it was soldered to the motherboard with high tech robotics (the video card attached on almost microscopic balls of extremely dense high melting point solder), then the only practical solution is to replace the motherboard.

I wish you well,

Selk

Posted on Nov 06, 2010

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