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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:16 pm 
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We were looking today for a base unit for downstairs, the kids computer, but we cannot get one till May. I think the Dell downstairs must have heard our mutterings as it's committed suicide :(

You can hear it start up and bing but there is nothing on the screen, the monitor seems OK but not the 'puter.

This is such a pain

Alison


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:40 pm 
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Check it with a known good monitor.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:55 am 
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Dead video card probably.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:45 pm 
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We think it's the graphics card as the monitor works on my son's laptops

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:35 am 
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How many pings do you get? If you need a PC and are ever near Brum, give me a shout, and I'll sort you something out. Stu


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:08 am 
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Does your Motherboard have onboard graphics? If it does you can switch it in the BIOS.

If not, check to see if your PC uses AGP or PCI-E. If it's the latter you can pick up a cheap AMD card for 20 quid.


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