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4870 no display

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August 12, 2008 10:43:39 AM

Jus bought a ATI 4870 512mb (Gainward) and I'm getting no display signal at all on either of my monitors.

I've tried; re-seating, using different PCI slots, different cable (including the adapter supplied), different DVI slots

Of note, one of the 4 red lights on te card isn't lighting up. I take it these are for power problems? (Should've have issues considering the wattage of the psu)

I have a corsair 750w PSU and a MSI K9A2 Premium mobo

Any help would be greatly appreaited

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August 12, 2008 11:18:28 AM

Did you connect the power cable to the card correctly?
August 12, 2008 11:43:14 AM

Well how else do they go in? I mean they're designed to go in one way and both cables I've forced in as far as they can go (the clip on the top of each cable end clips on to the card fully)
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August 12, 2008 12:03:40 PM

Any chance the manual indicates what those lights mean?
August 12, 2008 12:10:08 PM

Naw, but I rang up support an its getting RMA'd. Gotta hate computers sometimes >:( 
August 12, 2008 12:14:31 PM

noob question but what does RMA'd mean?? sorry
August 12, 2008 12:15:05 PM

Yeah, by the way, I tried googling for those red lights and this is all I came up with:

There are four LED's on the 4870/4850. I'm not sure what the order is per card but here are descriptions of each:

D1601 - Shows overheating

D1602 - Power connector #1 removed

D1603 - Power connector #2 removed

D1604 - GPU fail
August 12, 2008 8:50:31 PM

I had the same problem with my 4870. I don't think it is the card...For me it was a bad mobo.

RMA by the way means to return something basically