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COMPUTER WONT TURN ON IF MY VIDEOCARD IS PLUGGED IN


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#1 FUNKYgroovy

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 02:01 PM

Ok. I have a Gatewawy GT5468 Computer.
I have a X-Fi Titanium Fatality PCI express soundcard.
I have an Nvidia 8600 GT graphics card.
I have windows vista x86.

One day my computer just turned off while i was on youtube, so I tried to turn it back on and it wouldn't work. I opened up the computer, and pulled out the Graphics card. (nvidia 8600gt) It worked after that. I tried putting in the card again, and it wouldn't turn on. The soundcard is in the whole time. It won't turn on if the soundcard is out either. I can't play nothin anymore help meeeeeeeeeeeeee :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 04:23 PM

Try using the card (8600GT) on another system...
If it does work :
Check your PC's PSU, it might be failing.

And if it doesn't:
Your card must be on the verge of dying, time to get a new one.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 20 December 2009 - 04:24 PM.

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 12:26 AM

that would be my guess, PSU or video card. if you have another system somewhere around, plug the video card into it, if it works in that its likely the PSU.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 12:01 PM

Hey what's a PSU?

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:08 PM

PSU - Power Supply Unit

You will find this component at the back of your PC cabinet. This draws the power supply form the mains and delivers it across the various components that are installed inside.

See this: PSU

Edited by ReviverSoft, 23 December 2009 - 01:09 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:30 PM

I thought about that when it happened, I didn't know what it was called tho. Ill look into it, thanks guys

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 02:07 PM

O.K so i got a new power supply, and it still doesn't work.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 04:05 PM

Then its either the motherboard or the video card. Do you have a different card you can try or is the video card under warranty?

Edit: to cover all bases you did connect all the power connections to the computer with the new power supply including the 4 Pin connector for the motherboard and any power connections for the video card. The new and old power supply do they have 20 or 24 pin main connectors?

Edit 2: Are both your PCI-E slots x16? Can you try your video card in the slot your Sound card is in?

Edited by Sneakycyber, 04 January 2010 - 04:08 PM.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:05 PM

I suggest you ensure all the power connectors are in order and try booting with the onboard graphics and audio (remove all PCI-E cards first).

If it boots up fine, you can boot up again with the video card first, followed by the sound card.

This way, you can isolate the problem and replace the defective component.
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