I have a Sapphire Raddeon 9800 Pro graphic card. This morning, because the fan was making a terrible noise, I decided to install the ATI silencer 1 rev. 2. To take out the old fan, I had to force it a little bit :-(
After plugging in the card with the ATI silencer, I turned on the computer and the image was all distorted, with blue vertical stripes across the screen.
I decided to re-install the driver of the graphic card. Big mistake!! After that, when I turned on the computer, I could see the Windows XP screen (which was still slightly distorted) and then after that - nothing. The screen was black.
I thought that I had damaged my graphic card, so I decided to use the old one (Integrated Intel graphics card), but it was exactly the same as with the old one - a black screen.
What can I do? Have I completely wrecked my computer? If anyone can help, I would REALLY appreciate it!