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February 15, 2013 12:40:21 PM

I think I need a video or graphics Card for an old Compaq Presario E85-00970, S6010V.


The monitor keeps saying its going to sleep. I have tried several different monitors and cords. I have reset all the sleep/hibernation settings. It has to be the computer. Immediantly after booting up we get the message that its going to sleep.


I stole the power supply out of an old HP and eplaced it. Still get the sames results. If I new what the graphics card or video card looked like I would steal it from the old HP too.



How do I find out for sure if a Video or Graphics Card will work?

Where can I buy a replacement Video or Graphics Card?



Any and all help appreciated.

Laura

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February 15, 2013 1:41:00 PM

It dosn't sound like a graphics card problem. More like a corruption on the hard drive which a full reinstall would fix or it could be corrupted memory then the pc will shut down to protect any curruption being saved or faulty power switch on the base unit or stuck power button on a multimedia keyboard.
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a c 82 U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 1:43:24 PM

whats the full specs

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February 15, 2013 3:34:14 PM

Thanks,

E85-00970 compaq presario
55274-oem-0011903-00106
00045-434-607
S6010V
part # P8657E
Serial # MXP405071C

Compaq Presario S6010V-P8657E Desktop PC
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a c 82 U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 3:36:29 PM

whats the problem exactly?

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February 15, 2013 3:36:38 PM

I hope it doesnt mean wiping and reinstalling because that means I will loose the mapping to the sever (which is not that big a deal) but our mfg software is networked and that is difficult to redo.
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a c 82 U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 3:38:09 PM

cantyou backup your settings for ur software?

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February 15, 2013 3:38:14 PM

She turns it on, logons on the network, she gets to the desktop and then KABOOM ... you either saee a message saying the monitor is going to sleep or the monitor just goes blank.
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a c 82 U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 3:43:13 PM

can you link me to the specs as ive tried looking and cant find the info.

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February 15, 2013 3:46:15 PM

I found a thread from 2006 which said this computer didnt have a video or graphic cards because it was integrated into the motherboard.
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a c 82 U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 3:46:46 PM

do it have pci slots avaible?

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February 15, 2013 3:47:03 PM

what do you mean "link you to specs"
this is all Ihave:
E85-00970 compaq presario
55274-oem-0011903-00106
00045-434-607
S6010V
part # P8657E
Serial # MXP405071C

Compaq Presario S6010V-P8657E Desktop PC
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February 15, 2013 3:48:32 PM

PCI slots? I dont know how to tell.
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a c 82 U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 3:48:34 PM

i cannot find specific info on all whats in ur pc.

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a c 82 U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 4:20:06 PM

can u find me this pls

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a c 82 U Graphics card
February 15, 2013 6:05:21 PM

that still doesnt tell me the specs.

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February 16, 2013 12:04:09 PM

Is this the specs?

XP pro
Version 2000
Celeron R
2.50 Ghx
1.99 GB
30 GB

Compaq Presario S6010V
E85-00970
55274-oem-0011903-00106
00045-434-607
S6010V
part # P8657E
Serial # MXP405071C
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February 16, 2013 12:04:57 PM

Is this a clue.... most times the monitor goes blank a minute or two after rebooting, but every so often the machine will run an hour or two before we loose the monitor

Also I was told that even if the graphics card is integrated...as long as the motherboard has [available] expansion slots you should be able to add an OEM graphics card. ...and if it's not too old, your local Best Buy may have one on the shelf ???

And I was also told that it is a bios issue....
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February 16, 2013 12:53:36 PM

PCI vs On board
I did F1 and went into BIOS and changed the video card from PCI to onboard. (I have no idea what this means) I reset the computer a couple of time and it appears to reboot just fine,

So far I have not lost the monitor (but I only made the change 3 minutes)

I will keep you updated.

Thanks,
Laura
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a c 82 U Graphics card
February 16, 2013 2:38:29 PM

alright. yes most likely ull need a new videocard. pci only as uve got limited options for upgrade.

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