internal monitor card bad

October 27, 2009 at 06:44:37
Specs: Windows xp

my video connector to the monitor is broken. I have another video card in the system I connect the monitor to it but get no signal. The computer is booting but I see nothing. How do I switch to the other video card? Is ther a function key I can hit to switch so I can see the boot happening?


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October 27, 2009 at 06:49:07
You need to disable the broken one in the BIOS. Hopefully you can connect the monitor back to the old video card, if you can't, then you are stuck. I don't know weather your card is onboard or a PCI one. Usually if you upgrade your video card to PCI Express, the motherboard automatically disables the onboard video and enables the PCI Express one.

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October 27, 2009 at 06:57:41
thank you for your information. The external connector was ripped off I suppose I could solder the connections back on but I was lookig for an easy way out.

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October 27, 2009 at 07:32:41
You *should* be able to access the BIOS using either the onboard or the video card. The only problem you *might* have is when you try booting into Windows. If the onboard port was ripped off, the motherboard itself may be damaged.

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