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Disabling A Bad Integrated Vga Adapter


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#1 Gene Keeler

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 09:59 PM

I have an e-Machines T1440 with an LM810E motherboard. I think the integrated or on-board VGA adapter has gone bad in that I cannot get a video display on my monitor. I have swapped monitors and still do not get a display. The little light on the video display that is green under normal working conditions (and when it is not plugged into the PC) turns orange when it is plugged into the integrated VGA port. I have a PCI based VGA adapter that I would like to install and use in place of the integrated adapter but I cannot get the PC to recognize the new adapter. Can anyone tell me how to disable the integrated VGA port when no display is available?

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 10:14 PM

If you physically install the PCI video card and connect the monitor to its output you should be able to see a display on the monitor when the computer boots - even if it's only using the basic video drivers that are in the bios before Windows boots.

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 12:03 PM

You'll have to go into the system's BIOS to disable it. Most references list the Tab key as the way to get in, but others do mention the Del key. I'd suggest checking the manual for your system to be sure (you can download a copy from the eMachines webite if you don't have a hard copy).
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