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Computer turns on fan runs but thats all nothing on the screen

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Try to connect external monitor and see if there is anything there. If not-your video card went south.And you need new computer-preferably with ATI video card.Check out the mess that nVidia has done.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

Testimonial: "still nothing so I figure its the video chip "

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