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Solved: Installed a new Video Card, monitor does not display

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by LazyZee, Apr 22, 2013.

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  1. LazyZee

    LazyZee Thread Starter

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    Took an old Dell XPS 630i with ATI 4850 old card that crapped out on me and replaced it with ATI HD 7750. I am sure i properly seated the card but when i connect it to my monitor all i get is a black screen... When I boot up the machine i can't even see BIOS logo.

    Monitor settings itself can change from auto detect, Analog, Digital. Using a DVI to VGA adapter so im on Digital Setting - which should be correct because i see the floating color box...

    Card spins, pretty sure 750w PSU works fine, etc ... didn't touch anything else. Also I was reformatting windows 7 on this PC and didn't finish (It finished installing windows but i got to the screen where it told me to enter my Name for PC and i just turned it off) I doubt this has anything to do with it but thought i should mention this.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. dai

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    pull the card out and put it back in again

    are you hearing any bios beep codes

    check you did not knock the ram when fitting it

    uplug the power from the hard drive if you have not got post and see if it then posts

    psu

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  3. flavallee

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    You turned off the computer after it completed steps #1 - #18 and never allowed it to complete steps #19 - #29?

    Why? :confused:

    http://www.blackviper.com/os-install-guides/windows-7-install-guide/

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    What's the 7-character "service tag" number on the sticker of that Dell?

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  4. LazyZee

    LazyZee Thread Starter

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    My old card was displaying jagged edges so i had trouble with the display... I manage to put my old card back in and finished windows 7 setup. Afterwards put in new card reboot, reseated to make sure everything was in properly again. Still had black screen issue but somewhere along the line of swapping out VGA cable worked so i guess im all set now! Thanks!
     
  5. flavallee

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    Go to Control Panel - Device Manager.

    If any entries have a yellow ? next to them, you need to install the drivers for them.

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