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video card?...or power supply?

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  1. nuttyone

    nuttyone Thread Starter

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    while playing a game my screen went whacko! it was all scrambled an unreadable. I restarted my pc then everything was fine...for about an hour. then it got all scrambled again so I rebooted. Now I can not get it to come on at all!..Monitor is just blank. I have an acer aspire m1100. windows vista. Can anybody tell me what is wrong?
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  2. Chris A

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    Scrambled screen sounds like video card went bad. What kind of computer and what kind of video card?
     
  3. dustyjay

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    THe fact that you can not get it to boot at all now seems to be a Power Supply issue rather than video card issue. A power supply going out can cause video problems as well as other seemingly unrelated problems.
     
  4. nuttyone

    nuttyone Thread Starter

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    is there anyway to check before buying, which one it could be?
     
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    Is this a on board video or a card?
     
  6. dustyjay

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    As far as testing it. The best way is to attached a known good power supply to your system. see if it corrects the problem.
     
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