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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cassie69emt, Oct 1, 2006.

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  1. cassie69emt

    cassie69emt Thread Starter

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    Our kids computer keeps saying check video cable connection. I tried hooking it up to another monitior and same thing .I am assuming I need to buy a new video card . Does it matter which one I get. It is a hp pavilion 6640c running win 98 se ,384 mb ram, 30 gb Hard drive and I believe the processor is 500mhz . It is not hooked to the internet the kids need it to type up their reports for school and such . Geeeeeez what ever happened to writing it with pen ????:rolleyes:
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    Cassie
     
  2. pugmug

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    Looking at the age and what the computer is used for I would buy a dirt cheap pci vid card to put in it. It may just be a corrupt file in the 98 o/s. Do you have a 98 o/s install disk and key code?
     
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    Are you getting any post display ie see the HP logo or post data? If not, it is NOT a windows os problem. If it were, you would see everything up to when the bios hands off to the os.

    Post back with exactly what you see when you power it up. I am thinking all you see is the message to check the cable. That is generated by the monitor itself; not your system and would point at failed hardware.
     
  4. cassie69emt

    cassie69emt Thread Starter

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    I only get check video cable connection on a black screen.
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  5. crjdriver

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    If you are comfortable opening the case, you might try reseating the video card. If your system has onboard video, this would not apply. If you post the make and model of your system ie dell xxxx or whatever, I can tell you if it has onboard video or not.
     
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    Make and model are in the first post of the thread,hence my responce in post #2.
     
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