Posted 25 May 2005 - 08:51 PM
If PC1 has a plug-in video card then try this:
- Shutdown and switch off but do not remove the power cord.
- Take off the cover.
- Hold on to a metal part of the case as often as you can during the entire process.
- Undo the screw holding the video card in place and unplug it.
- If there is a lot of dust around use a can of compressed air to blow out the card slot.
- If the edge connectors of the card look tarnished clean them lightly with a pencil erasor.
- Firmly plug the card back in and secure it with the screw.
- Put the case cover back on.
- Check in the end of the monitor cable that there are no broken or bent pins (some pins are missing - that is normal).
- Connect the monitor and reboot.
If you still have the problem I think you need to replace your video card. If the your video was onboard and you cannot do any of the above, buy a plug in video card - that will take over from the on-board video (You may need to make adjustments in the BIOS -check your motherboard manual).
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