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HELP RE: Replacing Video Card

I thought I was having a monitor issue - display comes and goes (receiving message that cable is disconnected). pc starts up and I can hear it running, but monitor is blank. Had Sony 19" flat screen. So yesterday I bought new Hannspree 19" - same problem. All cables have been checked so now wondering if the video card needs to be replaced. The PC (eMachines T3092) is 4 yrs old. I don't know alot about computers.........how do I know what video card to get? Thank you for assistance!

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You probably have a built in video card :( those are not replaceable. sometimes you can add one but all you need is a cheap pci graphics card for less than fifty bucks. go to newegg.com to see what they got. good luck

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