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Old 01-12-2006, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It turns on all the time its just that sometimes the graphics card isn't read!!! I tried 5 different cards!!!
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does it have onboard graphics? is so, use them

check in the bios and make sure its detecting the video card and its firmly placed into the PCI slot
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It doesn't have onboard graphics and the pci slot graphics cards don't work!!!

I got it working but then something bumped it and the agp port came lose from the motherboard!!!
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how old are the graphics cards? if they are old, they may be broken

go to your local computer store, and look for a 5 year old gfx card. that should work
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have you tried accessing the bios, if you can?

if you cant even get into the bios, then i would get a new mobo.
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Originally posted by ikillyou61
It doesn't have onboard graphics and the pci slot graphics cards don't work!!!

I got it working but then something bumped it and the agp port came lose from the motherboard!!!
Wouldn't that make you think that its time to buy another motherboard and thats your problem?
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how old is this PC? from 1980?
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Old 01-17-2006, 12:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Sounds to me like a new mobo is in order.
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Old 01-17-2006, 01:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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TallDude, Its the CMOS not BIOS...........

Ikill: When you say its not read you mean? You get error code beeps or you get no display at all. Have you tried reseating the card and making sure the spring loaded clip is working?
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