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Pavilion a288n video loss

Tried working monitor, adding video card but still no video

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  • bozzie Aug 17, 2008

    Thank you for your advise. I have no additional PC2700 DDR RAM other than the one stick the I placed in both slots; but I tried some standard DDR 333 with no luck (just a long shot...is there a difference?). I tried other electrical outlets and they had no effect. I am reluctant in spending $ on new PC 2700 for this system but I have had several RAM related problems over the years.

    I tried to use the on board video also with no luck. Do you have any other ideas? What about the power supply?

    I still have the option of getting the new PC2700 RAM and trying it out on the machine tomorrow.

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Check your memory. Memory is one absolute sign for no video. Also check the pins on the video plug to make sure none are bent or broken. You must make sure the pc is turned off when doing these things. And make sure your video card is seated all the way down. No gold showing outside of the pci slot. Also you can try another pci slot. Sometimes they fail. You can also try plugging your pc and monitor into another wall outlet. Believe it or not it is not uncommon that one wall socket will put out more power than another. I've seen it 1/2 doz. times myself in older houses.
If none of these suggestions work & you don't mind letting me know I could give a few more in depth possiblities to try.

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    Theresa Smith Aug 17, 2008

    You have to use the ram that your system supports.Get the same kind that worked before. You can ask first but I think your can return, at least for store credit if not cash, the ram if you need to.

    The on board video could be bad. You can do the same (returning) a video card if not the problem. Just don't let them talk you into one more than around $30.00 or you could go to comp. row: Miliam Dairy & N.W. 31st street by the airport. I just got a 64mg. video for $10.00 for a customer. You didn't say if you've tried a video card.

    It wouldn't be your power supply I'm pretty sure or else other devices wouldn't be running. I think unless you have ruled these two issues out you might be still in luck.

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