Posted 10 February 2006 - 07:05 PM
Here's a blurb on reseating a video card, do this to all your plug in cards and to the RAM sticks and see if that helps:
If you have a plug-in video card (aka Display/Graphics adaptor or GPU) then here is a step by step to reseat it:
- Shutdown and switch off but do not remove the power cord.
- Take off the cover.
- Hold on to a metal part of the case now and as often as you can during the entire process.
- Pull out the power cord.
- Undo the screw holding the video card in place and unplug any cables going to the card.
- Unplug the card by pulling firmly upward. There may be a latch at the back of the card, press down on this to help eject it.
- If there is a lot of dust around use a can of compressed air to blow out the card slot.
- If the edge connectors of the card look tarnished clean them lightly with a pencil erasor.
- Firmly plug the card back in and secure it with the screw.
- Put the case cover back on.
- Check in the end of the monitor cable that there are no broken or bent pins (some pins are missing - that is normal).
- Connect the monitor cable, turn the securing screws finger tight only, reconnect the power cable, switch the monitor on and reboot.
Edited by Rimmer, 10 February 2006 - 07:05 PM.
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