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i think i have a graphics card or video card failure


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mrq201

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Ok, im working on a dell pc... a dimension 2350 and my issue is whenever i try connecting the monitor, it stays black. There is no display at all. I try switching monitors and im having the same issue. An interesting fact is, im lookin at the monitor right now and nothing is plugged up to it and it is displaying the self test feature but when i plug in the chord into the back of the computer, it goes black and stays black. I thought i had a motherboard problem, but i hear no beep codes. So i am thinkin my graphics or video card has gone bad? Am i right to think this?
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Do you have a seperate video card or is it built in? If it is not built in try removing it and turn it on and see if you get any beeps... if you still do not get any beeps or cannot remove the video try removing all the memory and turn it on... if still no beeps then you may have a bad motherboard..... you may get it back by removing and reinserting both the video and memory... Oh and does it sound like it is booting but no display or does it just spin the fans etc..? if it doesn't sound like the hard drive is booting I'd go back to either a bad motherboard or bad power supply...

also try those monitors on another machine if they work there then that points back to the dell...
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