Can't remove graphics card

  caris 00:52 01 Sep 2006
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I bought a refurbished pc from Morgan Computers last summer approx.

It recently started to act up and the monitor kept telling me there was 'no signal'. Sometimes the pc would reboot itself. I was told by MS that there was a serious problem concerning the graphics card. Suggested I update the drivers or decrease the acceleration.

As I've no viewable screen and the pc won't stay booted for long... first click to try and get back on the net to look for the drivers and I lost all of the graphics again.

Eventually I had to give up. Then I thought about trying to take the graphics card (old Nvidia 2 .. but it works well)

Opened up my pc and saw the graphics card but can't see how to remove it. No usual little screws etc to undo. Also noticed there are no free pci slots either.

Now I'm using an old computer with much lower specs.

Is anyone able to advise what I can do to solve my problem so that I can use my newer pc again.

Thank you ~ Caris

  caris 00:57 01 Sep 2006

The computer is a Packard Bell...

  sean-278262 01:00 01 Sep 2006

On the motherboard there should be a little pin like one of these

click here
click here
the white box here

It may however not have one at all and just pulls out

click here

OR if it is like my gigabyte board have a different pin type

click here

Just needs you to move than undo the back plate screw or clamp (the bit that attaches it to the case) and then a good pull to the left side of the case.

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  sean-278262 01:01 01 Sep 2006

Also are you sure it is a graphics card? What packard bell model is it. click here will help you find this out. We can then tell you exactly what it is.

  caris 01:33 01 Sep 2006

Erm... Thanks Creature of the Nite...

....but if I click on the Belarc site it will just give details of this older pc that I am only able to use just now..

What a pain this graphics card is!

Thanks for your help though I much appreciate this.

Kind regards ~ Caris

  caris 01:40 01 Sep 2006

I can perhaps identify it by those great pictures there.

I did wonder about pulling the graphic card out but was/am a bit scared incase I really mess it up.

Erm... I knew you were going to ask me about PC model etc....

I'll have to disappear and try and find the purchase note.... with all of the details on...

It's Pentium4 2800 (I think) and the graphics card that I remeber is a Sapphire Radeon one but can't remember which model.

Sorry for the lack of information...best I can do just now...

Be back when I can find these things.

Thanks again The Creature of the Night.

Erm.. you're not the sparrowhawk that keeps swooping round here, are you?

  sean-278262 01:41 01 Sep 2006

No Im COTN as I have been for as far as I remember 3 or more years.

  caris 00:26 02 Sep 2006

Have had prior appts today so haven't been able to do much searching for the details of PC that you asked for.

However tomorrow I am going to bite the bullet and check out the inside of my pc against your very detailed piccies nad get to work.

Watch this space....

Thanks again COTN

Caris

  Stuartli 00:38 02 Sep 2006

click here will tell you all you need.

  caris 03:57 04 Sep 2006

Stuartli

Thanks for that. Did you mean for me to go into System Inf to find the info I need?

COTN

Still searching......don't give up on me everyone. Not yet anyway.


Regards ~ Caris

  caris 16:48 11 Sep 2006

Have just found the required details on the original box...

iMedia 1801
CPU Intel Pentium 4 processor 515
CPU Speed 2.93gh
Memory 512MB DDR

Video ATI Radeon x 300 SE (128MB)

Hard Drive 160 gb SATA
CDROM DVD+R9 & DVD-ROM
Soundcard Realtek RT48100c
Fax/Modem 56K &NIC

Windows XP Home Edition

Sunshine Motherboard

Also noticed in small letters that not necessarily new parts have been used in refurbishing this pc.

I have spotted a possible replacement graphics card at
click here

Would this be good for my pc? Let me know and I'll get it asap.

Thank you ~ Caris ;o)

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