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My Hp Pavillion's onboard video card is fried!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BOmbu, Nov 1, 2004.

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  1. BOmbu

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    We unplugged our hp for about a week and when we plugged it back in the power supply fried (making all sorts of horrifying fan grinding noises! :eek: ), we found another one for it and it's the right voltage but when we turn it on the computer attempts to boot (it beeps like it's supposed to) but the video card doesn't send any signals to the monitor. Does anyone know how to disable the onboard ati rage turbo pro video card so I can use an expansion slot one?
     
  2. norton850

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    Have you gone into bios and tried to disable onboard video?
     
  3. BOmbu

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    I can't, the monitor displays nothing, you can only hear the boot sound. Is there a jumper to do this (I know it's not the monitor)? I tried using another card but the built-in card seems to overide it.
     
  4. moebius

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    maybe its a BIOS problem have you tried resetting the BIOS to default settings?
     
  5. obvious

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    couldnt you just remove the chip and put in an expansio slot card? or would that just mess up the whole mobo (and warranty)
     
  6. BOmbu

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    I don't know how to reset bios by jumper and I think removing chip would wreck it, also the waranty has expired.
     
  7. obvious

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    no no, not the bios chip, the gfx chip! anyway, may as well get a new mobo now, as it sounds like the whole lots gone. and get an expansion slot card this time! lol, its all up to you m8. this is just advice
     
  8. junglejeff

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    When the power supply goes it often takes more with it as you have found. I would try another video card & if that doesn't do it replace the mainboard.
     
  9. BOmbu

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    I meant the video chip and I don't think the motherboard is dead because it makes it's usual bootup sounds, I just don't get anything from the ati rage turbo pro internal video chip/card. What would the jumpers for resetting bios or overiding internal video card be?

    Also I tried another card but the internal card seems to override it and the 2nd card doesn't get a chance to send a signal, it still makes the bootup sounds though...
     
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