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PC cant run 2 monitors after installing new ssd card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Cal16, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Cal16

    Cal16 Thread Starter

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    I was looking to upgrade my storage so i added a new 1tb ssd to the existing 1tb hdd and 250mb ssd. I also gave the insides a clear out with a can of compressed air. After connecting it up and putting the case back, i noticed that when i plugged in my 2 monitors, only the primary monitor was working, i switched them round and which ever is set as primary will work but the other will just flash on for a bit then cut out. The primary monitor will also flash off every few seconds if a secondary is plugged in but works fine if alone.

    Both monitors were working fine before i installed the new ssd (which is working fine).

    Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Oddba11

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    First thought would be a video card fault. You could try manually updating/reinstalling the video drivers. But the best test would be a swap with a known good video card and/or test that card in another PC.
     
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