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ONBOARD video card broke and now i cant see anything on my screen

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  1. ace159357

    ace159357 Thread Starter

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    ok about a month ago my old ONBOARD video card broke and i bought a new pci-E nvidea 8600 and a new power supply......but heres the problem, how do i install a video card if i cant see anything on my screen....if it helps i have a gateway gt5034,,and the computer beeps once on startup.....someone please help
     
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  3. Bob Cerelli

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    You might try installing a video card into either the AGP or PCI slot. It may be possible that the computer will recognize it upon bootup. Could be cheaper and easier than replacing a motherboard.
     
  4. ace159357

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    no its a pci-E slot....it even has a sticker that says it
     
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    I thought pci-E was pci express, no? But isn't that still a pci slot you can, as advised above, install yr new card into and C if it is recognzied & embraced on boot?

    I would think express might make this more likely, no?
     
  6. ace159357

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    pci-E is pci-express but it doesn't recognise it
     
  7. Bob Cerelli

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    What doesn't recognize it. The computer or Windows. There is a big difference.

    Did you get a decent warantee with the computer. Most I recommend having a 3 years. Amazing how often it is needed. So much can go wrong in that amount of time.
     
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    i cant tell what isnt it recognising it because i cant see anything on my screen thanks to my broken onboard video card ......and i hade a 2 year warrantie that ended 3 months ago (bad luck)
     
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    And that's why I recommend three years or longer.

    So you hear the computer booting, the hard drive being accessed a normal amount of time but no video. Have you tried using a video card that has the drives included with Windows? Nothing fancy. Just to boot to. Of course the problem at this point is that you can't get to the BIOS to change the video priority. So another thing I recommend for people that have an on-board video card is to get another one and set that as the default. Saved many a motherboard and didn't cost them much.
     
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    All Bob"s observations/suggestions/questions=excellent.

    I don suppose trying to boot into safe mode would help, right?

    And even though re the usual irony, your full waranty has expired, aren't U eligible for some kind of limited, but maybe valuable support say by email using yr serial number?
     
  11. ace159357

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    what drives are included with windows
     
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    nope tryed that ill have to be charged
     
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    Rats. So sorry. But again, probably U still qualify for limited tech support by the Mfg. worth a try, no? The make the thing, they should know more specifics indigenous 2 your particular system. No matter how outsourced they probably R. Wut do U have 2 loose?
     
  15. ace159357

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    i have nothing to lose bu whats mfg
     
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