Broken monitor or graphics card ?

  Adam Patrick 20:03 04 Dec 2008

I have had a problem where I cannot get a picture at all from my monitor.

When I turn PC on there is power in PC and in monitor, but no picture at all, not even technical data or title page. But I hear the Windows intro music from speakers, suggesting it has loaded.

I phoned CyberPower (bought from then 18 months ago) and they told me to try another monitor, which I did (an old one - year 2001 Compaq monitor). This still gave nothing which suggests broken graphics card ??

Strangely though, Cyber Power are fairly sure it isn't the graphics card because they say you wouldn't hear any music at all and Windows would fail to load.

They suggest trying a new graphics card though. I have a Computer Exchange locally (sells 2nd hand components cheaply). Would it be worth buying one say for £30 just to try out, and is it really true you shouldn't hear any sound with broken graphics card as Cyber Power are saying ?

Any help would be appreciated

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