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No reboot and no screen.

My LCD screen has both DVI cable and VGA. I've been using the VGA that was plugged to my 8600GT PCI video card's DVI port via a VGA-DVI adapter. I decided to use a DVI cable so I remove the VGA cable and use a DVI cable to plug directly into my 8600GT PCI card. When I did that my PC asked for a driver so I reinstalled the driver for the 8600GT PCI card. When it was done. My PC freeze on the desktop (VISTA) nothing was working. I reboot the PC and now nothing comes up in the screen not even the ACER logo or any thing. The LCD says no signal.. My PC does not even shutdown the way it was. The fan was not even working except the built in fan on the PCI video card. Now my PC is completely dead. What should I do next? The only way to turn the PC off now is to unplug the AC cable. It wont turn off even if I press the power button for more than 5 secs.

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  • jsc_ny Jun 26, 2008

    What i tried: Removed the video PCI card and connected the VGA cable directly to the original vga port, pressed the power for 30 secs and power off the PC wont power off. Wont Reboot either. Only blinking LED light on the dvd drive.

    Re-install PCI video card and used the VGA cable with DVI adapter and plugged into the PCI DVI port using the VGA-DVI adapter. still nothing happened. Removed all the RAM and re install the original RAM (2x512MB). Removed the backup battery, pressed the power button for 30 secs with the power cable unplugged then plugged to power and pressed the power button, nothing happens but just a blinking LED at the DVD drive and the fan at the back of the PC and power supply running. Still wont reboot. Monitor says no signal and PC seems no activity except the fan and the LED.


  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    i have an acer 5620z laptop. no hdmi port. i have a vga/hdmi cable for tv. does my pc video card support digital signal output?

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Hi jsc,
try to use the VGA port again so that we can isolate the problem. hold the power button down for more that 5 seconds.

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Doesn't work that way Max.

You can use EITHER the OnBoard Graphics,
OR;
the Add-On Card graphics. (Graphics card)

BIOS will NOT support both at the same time.

If you wish to use dual monitors, get an AGP card that has more than one graphics port on it.

For example, although I'm using a graphics card based on the PCI Express technology, and not AGP technology; my card has a VGA port, DVI port, and HDMI port.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Male_VGA_connector.jpg


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RCA EN-V L26HD31, (26 inch HDTV) to the VGA port.
HP 2009M 20 inch Widescreen monitor to the DVI port.

Had to install drivers for HP 2009M.

Let's say I had two DVI ports on the graphics card.
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But I have a monitor with a VGA cable, and a monitor with a DVI cable.
I would (And have) use a VGA to DVI Adapter.
One example,

http://www.directron.com/dvi.html

Note that the DVI is Male, and the VGA is Female.
The graphics card DVI connector is Female.
The VGA Cable connector is Male.

So.............what is the manufacturer name, and model number of the graphics card; plus what type of monitors are you trying to use?
That is, what type of monitor cables do they have?

Know this;
My HDTV I'm using as a monitor is Digital. However I'm using a VGA cable on it. Best quality would be achieved if I got off my lazy rear, and attached a DVI Cable to it. It uses both.

VGA is Analog. A computer however puts out a digital video signal.
The computer has to convert the digital video signal to an Analog one. This slows the video signal down, and the quality is not as good.

Best to use a digital monitor. (Or a digital monitor WITH a digital cable. DVI Cable. Such as I need to do)

You are also using a PCI Express graphics card, NOT an AGP graphics card.

I'm wrong? OK.

In the meantime turn the computer off, unplug from power, and yank that AGP card out of the slot you put it in.

Tell me what expansion slot on the motherboard you put it in.

The Orange expansion slot on the motherboard, is a PCI-Express x16 slot. Uses a PCI Express graphics card -> ONLY

The white expansions slots are PCI.
Can use a PCI graphics card. CANNOT use an AGP graphics card.

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Or do you have one monitor with a VGA cable, and a monitor that has a DVI cable?

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6) Go below to the right, and left-click on Apply.
7) Go below to the left, and left-click on OK.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

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Doesn't work?
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It's kind of eerie your first time dragging the screen across.

You will also find out why it is best to use two similar monitors, when using dual monitors. The pixel resolution is different for both monitors, if they are different from each other.

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