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Graphics Card Stopped Working?

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    I've purchased an nVidea GeForce 7600GT graphics card about a year ago, and installed it on the Gateway PC I purchased about the same time. The graphics card was recommended to me by a friend, and I couldn't be happier with it for the money I paid. However, I let me Uncle use my computer, just to check his mail then he shut it off, and the monitor was no longer getting a signal from the graphics card. I unplugged the monitor input cable from the nVidea card, and plugged it into the original graphics slot that the computer came with, and everything works fine. I don't believe he did anything, it was just bad luck he was the last one to use it. After my mother used it, same problem. Frustrating that it wasn't me. I finally got it running after taking the cover off and just pushing it in a little more (though it didn't feel loose, so I suppose I didn't really do anything). It worked fine for a day, and again I had no signal! :mad: I jiggled the port in the back a bit and somehow that fixed it. Now, it has once again stopped.

    I haven't owned the graphics card but a year, and I don't believe it is of a cheap quality that it would suddenly stop working. I've tried installing the latest drivers incase that was the cause, but to no avail. Does anyone know a reason why this would be happening? Thank you very much for the support, and I apologize for the length of the post.
     
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    I jiggled the port in the back a bit and somehow that fixed it. Now, it has once again stopped.

    Sounds to me like you have a short somewhere in the connector. Look very carefully at those connectors to make sure there are no bent or broken pins.
     
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    It worked for a while, then suddenly stopped working again. I can plug it into my Gateway graphics card and it works fine. There are no bent pins on the adapter.
     
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    If it works in your onboard card, then likely your cord is OK. That would indicate that the problem is with the 7600GTcard itself.
    Check in Device Manager to see if the card is even listed.
    If there is a yellow ? mark for Video there, you probably need a driver.
     
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    I start up the computer and I get no signal to the monitor. The thing is, it was plugged into the Gateway graphics card. By chance, I figure I'll try it into the nVidea, and sure enough it works. I'm really not sure what to do at this point..
     
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    Leave it alone and keep your fingers crossed.
    I think you fixed it when you reseated the card.
     
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