Solved

Onboard Graphics failure

Posted on 2007-03-22
4
523 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I got a PC here which has suddenly failed to turn on the system monitor. According to the owner, he was working on it and then the monitor switched itself off and went onto standby.

I have tried the machine with another monitor and there is still no action. The graphics are integrated on the mainboard, therefore I installed a PCI graphics card in an attempt to bypass the onboard graphics. However, it is still not switching on the monitor...or any monitor for that matter.

Any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:paulmac110
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:PUNKY
ID: 18772231
Did you try disable video onboard while using PCI video? Hook up monitor on other system to sort out issue with monitor, then try back.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:paulmac110
ID: 18773451
Didn't disable onboard before trying PCI card. I am assuming that onboard would have to be disabled in BIOS. How would I do that if I can't get a screen to begin with. Can onboard graphics be disabled physically? On the board?
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:PUNKY
ID: 18774245
I would open the case to inspect see if any bad cap on motherboard.
0
 
LVL 92

Accepted Solution

by:
nobus earned 250 total points
ID: 18778100
the only thing i can suggest is testing with the minimum :
mobo + cpu + 1 ram stick, video card, keyb + mouse if still no displey, swap ram, video card or  cpu. this leaves ove the mobo then (which is my vote)
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A little history Back in 1997 when I built my first custom computer using the revolutionary Gateway website I didn’t have much to choose from except for the CPU. The race between computer manufacturers was held back by processor manufacturers. They…
System overheating may become a serious problem if not taken care of at the proper time. I am writing this article because I faced a similar problem. Intro All electronic devices produce heat, but computers are a special case - the processors bo…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

685 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question