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graphics card problem/broken?

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#1 sirhc1210


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Posted 02 May 2010 - 03:46 PM

I went to use my computer earlier and i think my graphics card got fried.

The computer was already on but the screen turned off. When i turned the screen on all that showed was a red, blue, yellow etc static (like the snow that shows up when your tv gets no reception...but multicolored). So i restarted the computer and then my monitor was displaying that it wasn't picking up any signal.

When I go to restart it the windows startup/shutdown music plays like it's working fine but nothing displays on the screen.

Has this ever happened to anyone before?
Does this sound like a simple video/graphics card problem where i can just replace the graphics card?
Is there anything i could do to test to make sure it's the video card before going out and buying one?

thanks for the help!

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#2 the_patriot11


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Posted 03 May 2010 - 12:16 AM

it does sound that way. either that or the monitor/cable. I would try swapping it with another card or putting it in another computer if possible, also try the monitor on another system if you can.



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