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My computer will power on but will not display anything. The monitor continues to tell me it is in power save mode. I have tried multiple monitors and even tried using hdmi through my tv. Is this a problem with the graphics card.

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  • phillipgacct Jan 01, 2011

    Thank you for your help. I actually found out that it may be the power supply because I realized that it is in power save mode and will not kick out of it. I guess it is a problem that has come up a lot on the gateway I purchased. But thank you for helping.

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It sounds like a graphic card issue. They aren't very expensive, Just go to your local computer store with the make and model of your computer and pick on up. The following link will explain how to install a new one.

http://support.gateway.com/s/tutorials/Tu_842283.shtml

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