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#1 djd1

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 01:43 AM

I have a 5 year old HP laptop computer that has started showing lines across the monitor and after a while the screen goes black. I hooked it to another monitor that works and it did the same thing. My question is, I have a integrated video card that is bad so is it possible to hook up a external video card say to a usb port and change the settings in the bios to use it to avoid having to replace the motherboard?

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 03:07 AM

i believe their is no usb video card
you will have to buy a new internal (post your mother board model and we can find out what works with your computer)

do remeber that if the onboard card is dying then the mother board may be dying or may die in time


EDIT:
their seems their is usb video cards

am not sure how they work but and not sure if you can tell the bios to make it display thourgh the usb card

Edited by starcraftmaster, 15 October 2009 - 03:13 AM.


#3 djd1

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 05:39 PM

Thanks starcraftmaster, I was just wondering if anyone on the board has ever done a repair of this nature (replacing bad internal video chip with pcmcia or usb video card) and what the results were. Thanks to any and all replies.

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 05:48 PM

Chances are if its 5 years old you can find a good used motherboard. Maybe cheaper then the external video adapter. Personally I have never used an external graphics adapter, I have used an external audio adapter with great success.

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