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Computer video went out while in the middle of something. Tried to restart- hard drive makes proper sounds but still no signal. Checked to make sure all cables were still in, turned monitor on and off. Opened up computer and made sure video card was not out of slot. Pulled out memory sticks and put them back in. Fan on video card is working. Motherboard is about 5-6 years old, video card and memory are under a year old as is monitor.

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  • ambergirl_14 Jul 17, 2008

    Yes. I used my husband's monitor.

  • victoria bennett
    victoria bennett May 11, 2010

    welcmoe to fixya



    have you tried a different monitor ?



    plz let me know

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More then likely then you will need a new video card sorry for the bad new

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One of the most intelligible questions I have read ALL DAY!
I diagnose failed video card. Call the vendor if it's still under warranty.
Depending upon the model of your PC you may have on-board VGA port that you can use instead of the (probably DVI) video card.
If not then swap out the video card with a new one.
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Buy a new PC.
Setup a little network in your home (using a $30 network switch) and **** the info from your old PC onto the new one.

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Pull out the memory modules and power up the pc. It should make a series of beeping sound, indicating the motherboard as operational, and it could be a case of defective memory. Otherwise, I would say the board is defective.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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