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No signal from video card or what?

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April 27, 2007 12:02:45 AM

So last night while playing CS:CZ my screen dies, but the computer keeps running. So I force shutdown my computer, restart, still no screen. I reseated the video card and replugged the DVI and power cords. What else should I try?

I have an 8800 GTX and a P5B deluxe mobo. Also a sceptre 22" LCD.

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April 27, 2007 12:11:06 AM

Is the PC actually booting?

Have you tried plugging in another monitor?
April 27, 2007 12:14:33 AM

The PC is still booting, I'll try plugging the monitor into this laptop with a spare VGA
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April 27, 2007 12:18:15 AM

yeha it still works with the VGA and the laptop
April 27, 2007 1:12:31 AM

Does your mainboard have a speaker? If it does listen to see if it makes beeps. These beeps depending on if they are short, long, or how many often tell what the problem can be. Sounds like it could be the video card if it still is powering but no video. Easiest way is to swap another card. I had a 7800 GTX go out last month and pretty much same symptoms. Thank god for EVGA and life-time warranty.
April 27, 2007 1:14:44 AM

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Does your mainboard have a speaker? If it does listen to see if it makes beeps. These beeps depending on if they are short, long, or how many often tell what the problem can be. Sounds like it could be the video card if it still is powering but no video. Easiest way is to swap another card. I had a 7800 GTX go out last month and pretty much same symptoms. Thank god for EVGA and life-time warranty.

yeah I have an EVGA so I think I'll just RMA it. How fast is shipping and ETA on sending it out from say california and them returnin a new one?
April 27, 2007 1:50:35 AM

Uber fast for you because they're in Brea, CA. I think even cheapest ground takes 1 day. They approved my RMA the same day I registered the card. Make sure you submit your reciept using the .jpg option. EVGA have been stellar in my book from step-up to RMA. Luckily this is the 1st RMA I needed in a long line of their products.

Now, I would still test your video card before RMA'ing. Since it'll cost you a few bucks to ship it and PC downtime. The card you get back will most likely be refurb too.

If you have another compatible video card I'd swap it out and see if your system posts. Go from there.
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