Not able to install graphics card

  valkeyrie 11:34 01 Oct 2005

My daughter-in-law opened up her desktop to change graphics cards, now neither card works. The monitor says 'no signal input' althought the fans on the cards is working. What could she have done wrong? I cannot see any burn marks on the mainboard to indicate any problem. Can anyone resolve this?

  johnnyrocker 11:38 01 Oct 2005

check in device manager and try removing and re booting and see if windows will re install.


  Magic Hobo 12:09 01 Oct 2005

They might have been both damaged by static electricity?

  dan11 12:13 01 Oct 2005

Are you sure that the new graphics card is compatible with that motherboard. They come in different styles and speeds.

If you are; when you have plugged the graphics card fully in, was there a little plastic tab that clicked at the back of the card. Some times these do not fully lock, this could make the fan spin but have not enough connections to send a signal to the motherboard.

By the way, do you know the specifications of both graphics cards and also the make and model of the motherboard? This may help if things get complicated~~))

  gudgulf 12:45 01 Oct 2005

The card might not be fully seated in the can take a fair amount of force to do this.

If the pc has onboard graphics as well then check that the monitor is connected to the graphics card and not the "onboard" socket.

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