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HP Pavilion Slimline video card?

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#1 itbookham


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Posted 25 October 2008 - 05:54 AM


I am working on an HP Slimline Pavilion system, which is connected to an HP LCD monitor. When you power the system unit, the monitor displays: No input - VGA mode. The monitor then goes to sleep. The monitor has a VGA cable which connects to a VGA/DVI converter which seats in the DVI port of the system unit.

I have tried connecting the HP monitor to another computer just using the VGA cable and it works fine. I have tried using two VGA/DVI converters on the HP Pavilion unit and both do not work. Does it seem as if the PCIe Video card in the HP computer is unserviceable? Presumably, you can buy these cards with both DVI and VGA ports?

Any suggestions will be welcome. Thanks.

P.S. As a corollary to the above. I noticed that there is an integrated VGA port on the back of the computer, but it was covered with a plastic cover labelled 'Do Not Remove'. Does anyone know if this port can be used and why was it labelled as such?

Edited by itbookham, 25 October 2008 - 06:21 AM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 25 October 2008 - 08:12 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

If a different monitor encounters the same problem on the Slimline..that's a clue.

At that point, I would check to see if there is an actual video card installed...or whether it's onboard video. Actually, a user can tell that just by looking at the rear of the system and seeing where the video connector is.

If there is a card and onboard video...I would try the onboard connector, regardless of any "warnings." The onboard probably won't work as long as a physical video card is installed...so I would remove such if it exists.


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Posted 25 October 2008 - 08:54 AM

there is an integrated VGA port on the back of the computer, but it was covered with a plastic cover

That's just to protect it while not in use.
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