I'm thinking of buying a used Gateway 450 ROG laptop, but the video card is busted, so I'd have to buy a new one. Would I have to buy one specific to the Gateway laptop, and if so, how much would it cost? Also, how would I install the new video card? The laptop is selling for $150. I've asked for the specs to find out about how large the hard drive is, if there's a cd burner, and how much ram there is. What else should I be looking for? Would it be worth my while to talk the seller down to say $100 and invest in the new video card? Any input on the quality of Gateway laptops?
First of all the video card is built into the motherboard. not a seperate card to purchase. that means replacing the whole motherboard. very costly.
I am working on a clients notebook with the same problem. and replacing the mb only solves the problem for a short time.
Well you can buy a card for about 20 quid on ebay etc but new it will cost you a lot more ! YES THE HARD DRIVE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT AND 150 POUND THEN YOUVE GOT A GOOD DEAL IF IT IS MORE THAN 3 YEARS OLD YOU ARE BEING A BIT RISKY YOU GET A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE THIS SAYING ITS JUST THE CARD THATS BROKEN BUT YOURE NOT LOOSING MUCH FOR 150 QUID AND YOU SHOULD ALSO ASK THEM TO FORMATT THE LAPTOP ! E-MAIL ME IF YOU NEED HELP I COULD FIND YOU PARTS QUITE CHEAP !
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You have probably lost the driver for your sound card. You can download the correct driver at mpcdrivers.com under the downloads/notebook page. Also, check in your control panel/device manager and see if there is a yellow flag next to your sound card, or if it is even there at all. If it is yellow flagged, uninstall it, then reinstall the new driver
Both solutions are wrong. The Dell Inspiron 9400/1705 is a laptop. If you buy a Nvidia GeForce Go 7800 for this laptop, you need to buy a Dell Inspiron 9400/E1705 motherboard for a discrete video card. The integrated video is a Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The integrated video has the video chipset on the motherboard and the discrete video (GeForce Go 7800) has the video chipset on the video card.
looked over the spesifications of your laptop, the video card thats build into the laptop doesn't have pixel shader 2 support and it can't be replaced since its build into the motherboard.
noting you can do about it, other than buy a newer laptop with a better video card, almost any ati or nvidia card will do, if your going to buy one you can check in with me and I'll make sure its got what it needs to run the game or you can ask the sales people to check on it before you purchase it.
there are common factors why no video on your screen.,right one factor is ram,the other are video card,processor and monitor
you can't trouble shoot with out other computer available,tester cann't detected all this,it make easy to parts to parts.disconnect cd room,hardisk and floopy also disconnect your video card and memory card put video card and ram one by one (if youhave nultiple ran) to other computer ,be sure other computer is run good and observed, if no video take the previous video card and put back if there video,possible your video card is busted,or try to put other video card and ram to your pc be sure this are good,if ok select your own part that you think is busted since you said your ram is good,put back to your pc observed.....replace aby busted parts,
take all precaution avoid electric shock wear safety shoes.regards and have a nice day
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also have you gone into device manager and update your display driver
if this does'nt help i can give another solution
If it's still under warranty, it's definitely worth repairing. If not, get them to quote for the repair they say it needs before agreeing to it. If their quote is anything close to the current price, I would say it's not worth it.