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Screen is black, even when plugged into power source

Do you sell the "video card"?

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  • ltoso May 11, 2010

    do you see the power LED on when you start the system

    if the power led is in do you see any thing on the screen or it is blank always not for even a second you see any thing.

    if you see windows logo at computer start and then it goes blank it might be a driver problem.

    awaiting clarification


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Sorry buddy we dont really sell any thing on fixya.. just we give technical support.. we can help u in finding the best place to find a compitable V- card if u let us know the the place u reside and also more specification of the product u talking about.. cheers!! Do rate me i need it boss!!

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