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Change to a new video card - Dell Dimension 4700


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#1 madoxnola

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 05:51 PM

I have a Dell Dimension 4700 and the video output is trashed on the motherboard, you can not read it lines and squares. I can't read the display, So I installed another video card PCI Express x16 video card in the slot and the only thing that comes up is the video card logo on the monitor. I can not see the video from the motherboard to change the BIOS setting to tell the computer to use the new video card as the primary output, or should a Dell auto sense this?

Can anyone have any ideas to get this new video card in the slow to show up.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:22 PM

find an old pci card or buy cheapest you can find. take out new card , install cheap pcl , should see and be able to access bios, take it from there.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:32 PM

I did purchase a cheap video card, but that didn't work.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:47 PM

a pci ? not a cheap pci-e. reset cmos jumper , onboard video is on pci bus so default bios settings should make video come out pci.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:38 PM

I tried a pic express x16 video card and reset the cmos jumper on the motherboard. Nothing...

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:36 AM

You sure it's the card...and not the monitor? You did try a different monitor, right?

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4700/sm/adtshoot.htm#wp1054305

Did you check the troubleshooting lights on the rear of the system?

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 06:11 PM

I tried 3 monitors and one of the monitors was on a working computer.
The lights are A-B-C Green and D-Yellow,
I double check every wire on each drive and all the connections on the hard disk I removed and re-plug each of them in, all the wires are connected, I even took out the ram chips and reset the ram in the motherboard. I guess the motherboard is dead.




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