Graphics card failure

  mahalo 20:23 21 Jun 2005

Computer wont boot up, green light on, red light flashing as if searching. We have checked all the plugs etc, no cd in drive, still just the same. My nephew took it to the repair man and he says it is the graphic card failure, would this be correct ? Thank you in advance for your help.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:32 21 Jun 2005

green power led on

red HDD led flashing looks like harddrive working

if nothing on screen then

Video card US

mointor us (led on monitor lit?)

monitor cable US

I assume repair man plugged a good monitor to it to come up witj the diagnosis.

What machine is it? what op system?

graphics fitted--- card or onboard?

Open it up (with power off and uplugged, remove refit graphics card it may have come loose)click here

click here

  VoG II 21:35 21 Jun 2005

Which light - on the monitor?

  mahalo 19:00 22 Jun 2005

I am sorry I do not know the make it was "made" up by the computer shop. One the cpu there is two lights, one green and one red alongside each other. The moniter was switched on but not active because it was not booting up,it just appeared to be "searching" the red light flashing and nothing happening. I felt it possibly wasn't the graphic card, but he has charged like a mad bull for a new one plus installtion etc. My nephew has not got a lot of spare cash but he needs his computer. I just wondered if a graphic card would stop the computer from starting. Thank you all

  mahalo 19:01 22 Jun 2005

ps. "the computer just appeared to be "searching"

  DieSse 19:02 22 Jun 2005

I just wondered if a graphic card would stop the computer from starting

Yes it can - but of course it's not the only thing that can.

  mahalo 20:14 22 Jun 2005

Thank you DieSse, I hated to think he had been missled.


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