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Etribe99

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but thought I'd give it a try.
I have a 5 year old emachines desktop. The computer boots up, and will run a music cd, but I have no display. I checked the monitor and it is working properly. I purchased a new graphics card and tried to install it myself. I believe that I did it properly, but the monitor is still not working with the computer. I'm pretty sure we need to get a new computer and I've been looking at a few at Best Buy. I'm pretty sure we're leaning towards an all-in-one touch screen. I think we'll be over what we'd like to spend, and I just don't want to pay Best Buy's geeks to transfer files if I can help it. If I buy a hard drive enclosure, do I need anything else to transfer my files from my old computer? Thanks so much!
 

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Do you want help fixing the display issues on the old computer, transferring files, or both?
 

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I think you'll be happier with a desktop/flatscreen monitor combo instead of an all-in-one touchscreen model.

Besides the touchscreen models being noticably more expensive, they don't have the upgradeability of a desktop, and any hardware issue is going to effect the entire computer.

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Etribe99

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I think the old computer is probably done. I've tried a new graphics card and it's not working. I feel fairly confident that I put it in correctly. I'm mostly concerned with how to get the files off of the old computer and onto the not purchased yet new one. I have no display and I'm wondering what I need to do to transfer the files. Also, I'm still up in the air about what kind of computer we should replace the desktop with- laptop, desktop or an all in one. I spent 2 hours at Best Buy the other day and walked out more confused about what I wanted than when I went in.
 

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What series is that eMachines desktop, and what model number is it?

If it has an Intel 845 series motherboard and chipset, upgrading the integrated graphics to a video card can be problematic.

Did you install an ATI or NVIDIA video card?

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