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Video Card Has...no Video


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#1 PhantomaZero

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 07:20 PM

So I was dusting my old PC and I removed the video card (Geforce Ti4200) to give the fan a little compressed air spray. Well, I plugged it back in and presto, I am rewarded with no display at all, although the fan still works. I do recall slipping my hand a bit on the gold bottom, but that's about it. Any ideas? I'd love to use this as an excuse to go out and get a new card, but I'd be even happier to save a few bucks by figuring out what's wrong with this.

Also, the card is plugged in all the way and I've repeadetly plugged and unplugged it from the AGP slot. I also tried using another video card (Voodoo 2) and I actually got a display, although the card stopped working after that.

So, I am either giving these video cards AIDS, or the AGP slot is broken, which would be extremely odd.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 10:59 AM

I had this problem recently. I had a spare video card - and when I installed it I got a flash of screen but it stopped working again! So, it was either my BIOS or my memory.

To fix it I replaced the memory and then reset the BIOS (didn't think of the BIOS reset until after I got the memory! :thumbsup:

Try zeroing out your BIOS according to the manufacturer's recommendation. Also, check the AGP slot for dust and wipe the card fingers off with a clean, lint free cloth.
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Posted 19 January 2006 - 07:18 PM

How would I zero out the BIOS? I don't have the mobo manual either.

Also, I tried a PCI card and didn't get any video either. Any ideas?

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 10:38 PM

Did you try resetting the memory and to reset the BIO, you can take out the battery on the motherboard and let it sit out for 5 or so minutes, then try it. When cleaning out your computer did you take out all the cards of your computer? If so, do you have a modem, if so, remove that and try. For some weird reasons modem can cause a whole computer to not boot up at all or cause other problems. Let me know how things work out!

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 11:42 AM

Also, for some systems, you've got to unplug the system from the wall before clearing the BIOS using this method. Otherwise a trickle of current may prevent the BIOS from resetting.
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