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#1 cghatton

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 11:47 AM

I just got this computer from my Uncle's home and set it up at ours. When I turned the Gateway computer on, it simply read DSUB powersaving mode, then went dark. I can hear the computer running and loading, but my display is dark. I tried using a different monitor, but that doesn't work as well. How can I turn off the powersaving mode, or how can I at least get something to show up on my display??

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 12:32 PM

Try to reseat you video card. It may have become loose in the move. You may be able to just push down on the card to seat it. Make sure you unplug the computer from the poer source.
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 12:50 PM

Go into the bios and see if the video is enabled.

Does it have a seperate video card or is it onboard?

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 04:20 PM

the video card is on board.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 04:37 PM

Hi,

Keep the computer off for a long time..say half an hr...while the PC is off..remove all PCI cards like modem and sound cards, etc. Also, disconnect all peripherals... then restart the PC.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 05:06 PM

Do you have another monitor you can connect to the computer to see if it's the monitor or the video adapter that's the problem - hopefully a crt monitor - not a flat screen?

Edited by Enthusiast, 27 March 2006 - 05:07 PM.





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