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PC won't start (did graphics card die?)

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#1 PhoenixBlue


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Posted 28 September 2014 - 06:21 PM

Last few days, computer hasn't been able to start up. Safe mode works and safe mode has lots of lines across the screen. Do you think this is a graphics card problem? I see a lot of bars and graphics problems.

I have a video of the start up, when I try to start it normally, the screen goes black and nothing happens.


HP Premade computer

Windows 7

AMD Phenom 2x6 1065t

ati radeon hd 6850

8 gb ram


I had this computer for 2.5 years.

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#2 ElfBane


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Posted 29 September 2014 - 09:42 AM

Switch to integrated graphics if you can, and see if the video is normal.  If you don't have on-board video capability, then you will need to try a known good vid-card.

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 10:50 AM

Seems like it's happening at POST or right after it. It's definitely hardware most likely the video card. I did have a weird issue once with POPPING sounds coming out of the speaker. Turned out the card was so close to another card that it was getting EMI. Once I spaced them out further it worked great which I did by using another BUS. 


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