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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2005, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone fix computers here?

My computer doesn't connect to my monitor. The monitor says no signal. I think the monitor port has gone out. I dont know if a new port can be soldered on there, or the comp is useless.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2005, 05:45 PM
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Na, it is most likely something minor.

1. Do you have another computer to test the monitor on? A friend's computer?

2. Is it a laptop? If so, it might be useless now.

3. If it is a desktop, you'll most likely just need a new video card.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2005, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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I have tried it on 4 monitors. It is a desktop. It worked fine one time and then 30 mins later, nothing. Where is the video card? Is it soldered on the mother board? I dont see one in a slot.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2005, 06:32 PM
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What are the specs of your machine? It sounds like what is called onboard or integrated video. Meaning, yes, it is soldered/built into the motherboard. If you give us your computer model at least, we can recommend an video card that'll match it....assuming it has an AGP slot....first the specs. It really seems like a video card problem to me, if no monitors work.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2005, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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its a HP Pavillion 8480z I think the card is intergrated.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2005, 06:48 PM
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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/g...bph04597&lc=en

Here is your computer. You have AGP, ISA and PCI slots. Pretty much any low end graphics card that has 16 mb or memory would be an upgrade, and likely fix your problem. I highly recommend you get a second opinion, although I don't see how it is not your card. (Check for bent pins and stuff too)

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2005, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you very much for your advice
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