I have a refurbished eMachine 3400 (Yes, it's old.) running on XP and this morning, the monitor received no signal from the tower. My son tightened all the connections, and it still didn't work. The monitor, a 19" Envision, comes up with no trouble and gives me the "no signal" notice.
I'm sure that the sound/video card (an ATI Radeon Express 200) is the culprit. My question is: is something like that usually integrated with the motherboard, or is it a separate card that I can replace. The motherboard already has a bad memory card slot, and I know I'll eventually have to replace the machine entirely. But if I can possibly just replace the video card so it runs just a weeeee bit longer (until back-to-school or Black Friday sales) I'd probably do it. One of my local computer parts stores has a do-it-yourself tech help desk, and I'd go there for the parts and the help.
So, opinions? Thanks in advance for your help.