mbucari1
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2008-06-11T08:58:15Z

I woke up this morning and went to check my email.  When I moved the mouse, the monitor didn't wake.  I rebooted and still nothing.  I turned it off for a few minutes and then back on but still nothing, not even a post screen.  I can only access my computer through remote desktop.  I tried plugging the cable into the other DVI slot, but still no luck. 

 I Don't have another DVI cable to test with, nor do I have another monitor or video card to test.  My monitor's works with VGA.

 

Any suggestions? 

Der Meister
2008-06-11T14:32:39Z

 Check the power? or a diffrent PCI-E slot. thats about all i can think of. Is the card fan truning on?

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2008-06-11T14:56:42Z

Thcard is receiving power and it's fanless. I only have one pcie16x slot. I'm going to purchase the cheapest pcie16x card I can find and test it, I'll reoport the results.

 

EDIT**  Local stores are priced too high, ordering online now. 

Der Meister
2008-06-11T16:17:47Z

did you do any thing unuisial lastnight before shutdown? 

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2008-06-11T16:22:47Z

 I didn't shut down last night, it was running. The monitor shuts off after 20 minutes of inactivity.  I was encoding a video which generates a lot of heat, but I've encoded many times in the past without incident.

Der Meister
2008-06-11T20:32:07Z

The bios say anything? As in post beeps? or any thing at all? 

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2008-06-12T04:00:37Z

 nada, boots normally just no video.  I find it hard to believe that my video card could just burn out overnight with no stress.

higgamo
2008-06-13T03:34:41Z

try resetting the bios (with removing battery for 4 min) then boot, and if ur card needs exteral power try switching cables

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2008-06-13T10:06:56Z

 reset bios and changedplug, still no go :(

nelsoncp21
2008-06-13T21:08:54Z

 Did you say your monitor works when hooked up with a VGA cable? If I am reading your original post right then I am assuming it works with your vid card and a vga to dvi adapter with a vga cable. if that's the case then it sounds like the dvi port on the monitor went out as strange as it sounds. did I read into that right?

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2008-06-13T23:21:03Z

Yes, my monitor works when hooked up to VGA.  However, the VGA is through another computer, not the one that stopped working.  So right now I know that the VGA on my monitor works, and that's about it.  I don't have another DVI video card to test the monitor with, so I can't tell if it's the monitor or not.  I think the only option right not is to test my rig with another video card.

 

ice91785
2008-06-16T09:37:11Z

Let me clarify one thing: you say you can still access the PC remotely? meaning that the PC is obviously still booting and running but no display.......

If this is the case I would say most certainly it seems to be a video card issue or possibly (worst case) a bad slot on the mobo.

If I mis-read it and you are not getting the PC to boot then you can always just try to re-seat the RAM and re-seat the video card also, sounds dumb but has worked for me many times

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2008-06-16T09:49:56Z

yes, you understood correctly.  The computer is still booting and running.  The replacement video card I ordered is on it's way as I type, so I'll know today weather it's the video card or not.  I pray to god it's not the mobo :(

 

 

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2008-06-16T11:05:10Z

Well, I just installed the new video card and still no output.  I guess the only explanation is a bad slot?

Der Meister
2008-06-16T17:35:07Z

Thats what it sounds like to me, Or the Vrail, but im thinking the slot