The computer died. Help needed for repair options

  Benontheroad 12:40 24 Jan 2007

Hello, my dad's computer suddenly stopped working. The screen went fuzzy and white lines appeared then it just stalled. I switched it off then on again and just got two loud beeps and no picture or boot options. The monitor just looked like it was switched off. I think it is the graphics card...

The system

Motherboard : GA-8S648
Videocard : Nvidia Geforce4 mx 440 (64mb)
Memory : 256mb ddr - 400mhz
Windows 98

I opened the case and the videocard and its agp slot were covered in dust.

Would I be right in thinking that I

1. I just need to replace the graphics card?
2. Or, has the whole motherboard failed. How do you find out?
3. How do I know how big a graphics card I can get for it to work?

-I am not sure what processor it had

I hope someone can help



  Batch 12:45 24 Jan 2007

Have you tried just re-seating the graphic card. Often the contacts get dirty and just pulling the card out anc pushing back again solves it.

  FreeCell 14:01 24 Jan 2007

The beeps sound like the POST check.(Power On System Test)
Check which BIOS you have and then the beep codes
click here

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