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When i install my new video card in the computer the monitor won't turn on. is there something wrong with the video card

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If you have an onboard video card that you are replacing you have to disable it in your device manager before you install your new video card or there will be an IRQ conflict rusulting in no video from new card. Hope this helps you out.....

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Try lowering the resolution on TV and raising on PC. Your video card my not handle HD settings such as 1080 dpi or higher. Also use the best input available on your video card. It goes from VGA to DVI to HDMI.

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Hi, I have tried 2 monitors with my HP Pavillion and keep getting NO SIGNAL INPUT. Any ideas what might be wrong?


The video card might be no good on your machine. If the video card is not integrated into the motherboard try removing and re-inserting it, then try to to see if you get a signal.

If the video card is integrated into the motherboard then you will need to purchase (or borrow) a video card, installing it into your computer plugging a monitor to that and try to see if you can get the power to turn on.

Of course first you should make sure that the computer is actually turning on before you spend money on another video card.

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Plug in monitor and light on monitor turns yellow unplug it says no signal so basically nothing coming from computer or something


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If your computer sounds like it's booting fine but you receive no video it's most likely one of two things.
-First, if at all possible, check another monitor hooked to your computer to be sure it is the computer and not the monitor. If it is the monitor, do not attempt to fix it, simply get a new. Attempting to fix a monitor or a power supply can kill you.
-Secondly, if the monitor is confirmed to be a good unit, then you will need to replace your video card.
-Depending on the model of your computer you may have built in video from *********** board or a video card. If you have a built in video card, simply buying and inserting a new video card (Be sure to open up your machine first and find out what slots you have open for cards to make your decision on what is best to buy within the limits of your technology.) Inserting the new card will supersede the old video card at which point you may get a crappy looking screen until you install the drivers that are specific to your model.
-If you have a card already, try moving the card to another open slot (or make one by temporarily removing your dial up modem or sound card, ect.) and test to see if it's the card or the slot. If it's the slot you'll have to prioritize what you want in your machine unless you want to buy a whole new motherboard. If the it's the card and not the slot then remove the card and replace it with a new one of your choice again according to the open slots and what you want to spend and then install the drivers for your new video card. Thank you and I hope this helps.

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Hp Pavillion a630n: I am installing a Galaxy Nvidia PCI Express 9500gt graphics on my computer which has never had a graphics card. It uses Chipsets installed on the motherboard. When I installed the...


Hey there,You are experiencing connection-problems,Just open up your pc and make sure that the video card is plugged in the slot properly(Or even try a different one if possible)..
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I'm getting wavy lines on my monitor. When I go into the menu of the monitor itself there's no lines so I'm thinking it's something with the computer itself. Perhaps the video card is going bad?


That's possible. I've had people send monitors in for service because of lines or distortion, but since the lines don't show up when they print they figure it's the monitor's fault. A new video card fixes that. Or the monitor might be at fault.

Test the monitor with another computer. If you don't have more than one, get a friend to bring over a laptop. Except on Macs, the external monitor connector on laptops is a standard VGA type, so you can plug your monitor in. If there are still lines, you'll know it's time for a new monitor or to see about service.

If you need a new video card, make sure you get one that will fit your motherboard. There are different slot types for video cards (PCI slots in older computers, AGP slots in newer ones, and PCI-E in the latest versions). This page can help you figure out which you have if you don't already know. Once you get a replacement card, all you need to do is plug it in to the appropriate slot. The motherboard will detect the new card and start using it. (I'm assuming you'll be installing a card where there wasn't one before. Most consumer computers have integrated video and that's what you're replacing with a plug-in card. If your computer already has a separate video card, obviously you'll just swap the old one for the new one.) Also - this will sound obvious but it's amazing how often it's overlooked - you need to connect your monitor to the video connector on the new card. People sometimes plug their monitors into the integrated video connector out of habit. On some motherboards the integrated video still works when you plug in a new card, but on others the on-board video is disabled. Then you either have the same bad video, or none at all.

With a new video card, your display may look funny when you start Windows the first time. Until you install the drivers that come with the new card, the color depth and resolution settings may not be right. But with the right drivers installed, your display should be back to normal.

Hope this helps. Thanks for using Fixya!

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I have a samsung 973v..the problem is that "there is no display"..what part of the monitor should i check..?


Cause:
  • Monitor failure
  • Video card or onboard video device failure
  • Driver conflict or improper driver installation
  • Power issue
  • Loose device connection

Resolution:
  1. Verify the computer and monitor has power and is actually turned on.
    • Not turned on? Well… turn it on. J
    • No power? – Make sure power connections are in and secure. Reseat them to verify.
    • Make sure their power bar is on. (If they have one.)
    • If the monitor still has no power, try it directly to the wall and another outlet.
    • Still no power on the monitor, RPL if in warranty and is the original monitor or Op sale a new one.
    • If the tower has no power, try step 5. If still no power see No power troubleshooting.
  2. Verify the connections are secure. Reseat them to verify this.
  3. Remove the monitor connection from the tower, check if the monitor self test appears. (If may take a few seconds) If it appears, the monitor is fine. If it doesn’t, bad monitor!
  4. Replace it if in warranty (and is the original monitor) or Op sale a new one!
  5. Does the owner have picture in POST (Power on Self Test) or in the Bios? Do they lose it as soon as Windows loads? (If the computer has no POST or Bios go directly to step 7)
  6. If they lose picture as soon as windows loads, boot to safe mode
    • Check for multiple video adapters, if there are two, try disabling the one the user is not using. (Usually a problem with onboard video overriding a video card).
    • If they are exactly the same try uninstalling one and rebooting. It might be a ghost driver.
    • If the ghost driver reappears after rebooting, try disabling it like it is a device. (Because it might be.)
    • If only one device is listed, uninstall the video driver. Reboot the PC and install the driver off of the driver disk.
  7. If the issue repeats, uninstall the video driver again, get the user into windows normally and Doc-express them the updated driver. Give the SR# and your audix. If this issue happens even with an updated driver, you are looking at service for a potential hardware issue.
  8. Do a hardware reset: Unplug the power from the wall and hold the power button in for 20 seconds. Try and boot. Check for onboard video as well as a video card. If the owner has both, try the onboard video. If it works. Check the device manager and try installing the video card properly. If it is installed properly, try disabling the onboard. Then switch it back to the video card. If the PC does not have both onboard and a video card. Proceed to the next step.
  9. Open the tower and reseat the video card. (Make sure the owner has the power off and unplugged. Also make sure they touch a metal part of the computer to discharge static (IE the metal frame or power supply)
  10. Still no video after reseating the card? It may be the video card or something on the motherboard.
  11. Remove the video card completely and try booting. Does the motherboard beep? If it does, the motherboard is fine and you should replace the video card if in warranty. If out of warranty, op sale a new one. If the motherboard does not beep, it may be a bad motherboard or something attached to it. (Note: Not all motherboards have beep codes, check the source!)
  12. If you are unsure if the video card is actually causing the problem, service may be the best option

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got backup for that E machine?

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Does the computer beep when it starts? Does the monitor work on another pc? Possible culprits with these symptoms are the power supply and video card.

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