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I'm having an issue with my graphics card not being recognized

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June 6, 2014 5:59:50 PM

Last night I moved my computer, and when I was setting it up again I noticed that my graphics card had somehow popped most of the way out of its slot while I was moving it. I removed it and everything on the card and PCI E x16 slot looked fine (nothing appeared damaged), but when I started my computer up the graphics card was no longer recognized. I did notice that the fan on the graphics card was spinning though. I tried restarting my computer a few times and made sure the card and slot were clean, but I still couldn't get the graphics card to be recognized.

Does anyone have any suggestions for what I could try to get it working? I'd at least like to find out if the problem is with the graphics card or the PCI E x16 slot, but I don't have any other cards to test in that slot right now.

My specifications are:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
Processor: AMD FX-6300 Six-Core Processor
RAM: 2 2GB sticks
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Graphics Card: AMD FirePro W7000
Power Supply: Corsair CX750M

Edit: There are a few things I forgot to mention. Besides not being able to get my computer to recognize my graphics card, it is still working fine; I even have my monitor plugged into my graphics card and am able to get my computer to display so I know that the graphics card is at least working to some extent. It's obviously not working correctly though, because I can not use as high of resolutions as I used to be able to, and when I go into dxdiag everything in the video tab besides resolution says n/a, not available, or unknown. I've also tried running some games like Guild Wars 2 and Morrowind (with graphics mods) but they all crashed before they even started.
June 6, 2014 6:18:18 PM

It could be both , Mobo or GPU problem , can't tell.
But let me tell you something , I had a 9500GT , and once it slipped out from the lane while the CPU was running , I guess the screws weren't tight enough , then It made Like SPARKS inside my PC Case , I quickly fully disassembled it and It was no longer recognized nor It gave display, later got it fix for 5$ from an LCD Repair Shop.
I don't know what did they exactly do , but they were saying that they replaced IC or some thing , but It worked fine later on.
Best of LUCK Man.
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June 6, 2014 8:15:22 PM

FaqirKhan said:
It could be both , Mobo or GPU problem , can't tell.
But let me tell you something , I had a 9500GT , and once it slipped out from the lane while the CPU was running , I guess the screws weren't tight enough , then It made Like SPARKS inside my PC Case , I quickly fully disassembled it and It was no longer recognized nor It gave display, later got it fix for 5$ from an LCD Repair Shop.
I don't know what did they exactly do , but they were saying that they replaced IC or some thing , but It worked fine later on.
Best of LUCK Man.


Thanks for the response. I'm hoping I'll be able to get it working again myself, but if I can't I'll most likely try to find somewhere nearby that will be able to fix it
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June 6, 2014 11:41:42 PM

Update: I was just able to borrow a friend's graphics card (Nvidia 8800GT) and it seems to be running fine. It is listed in the video tab when I run dxdiag and I'm able to get games like Guild Wars 2 working fine. Therefore, I know that whatever the problem is must have to do with my graphics card. Why would my card not be recognized or working properly but still be able to display on my monitor? Can anyone suggest anything I might be able to try to get this working again? I'll most likely try finding somewhere to get it fixed if there's nothing I can do on my own.
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June 7, 2014 2:56:31 AM

darkdane7 said:
Update: I was just able to borrow a friend's graphics card (Nvidia 8800GT) and it seems to be running fine. It is listed in the video tab when I run dxdiag and I'm able to get games like Guild Wars 2 working fine. Therefore, I know that whatever the problem is must have to do with my graphics card. Why would my card not be recognized or working properly but still be able to display on my monitor? Can anyone suggest anything I might be able to try to get this working again? I'll most likely try finding somewhere to get it fixed if there's nothing I can do on my own.


I don't , or I can't say anything , I think It's a small problem , but I Think you should take the card to nearby Tech/hardware store , I Think that they will fix it easily.
BEST OF LUCK!
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