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Old 10-19-2009, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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To start off, Iím not too computer savvy. I have some general knowledge, but still just a novice.

Iíve had a PNY XLR8 geforce 9800 GT video card for about 6 months. A few days ago, while I was playing a game, the screen goes black and says no signal. I turned off the computer, turned it back on, and still no signal. I switched to the onboard video card and the computer turns on (I kept the geforce 9800 gt in the computer, I can still hear its fan.) If I go into device manager, and look at the universal serial bus controllers list, it shows up as an unknown device.

I think I may have fried it. Anyone have advice for the problem? Or should I start looking for a new card.

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Try reseating it. Try a different power cable if you have one available. Try a different slot if one is available.
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