Solved No display on monitor after reseating graphics card

January 11, 2014 at 14:57:35
Specs: Win7Pro, I53570k/Asus z77 extreme 4
I recently got a GTX 670 from a friend, my current card is a GTX 260 connected to my monitor through a VGA cable.

As the 670 doesn't have a VGA connection I used my DV-I adapter

Anyway, the card fitted fine and when I turned it on it powered ok, all the fans were spinning but I got no display from my monitor. It didn't bother me as I thought I will just get a proper DV-D or DV-I cable later that week.

As I refit my old card and plugged everything back in as it should be and turned it on I still didn't get a display through my monitor even though it was on the VGA and nothing was changed. I tried plugging it onto my motherboard but I still didn't get a display and it doesn't sound like the system is fully booting up.

I have no idea what I've done


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#1
January 12, 2014 at 15:56:22
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Sometimes when you remove and replace a graphics card you get a poor connection due to it being moved just fractionally onto a tarnished area. Try cleaning it's edge connectors with a pencil eraser, then pop it in and out a few times to clear any oxide off the socket itself. Same applies to anything else you might have disturbed (such as RAM). Sometimes even a very tiny movement can cause this if the computer has been running for years. DO NOT USE ERASER ON SOCKETS.

Otherwise, ensure no connections have been disturbed, particularly signal connectors and even SATA power connectors. Make sure they are pushed firmly home and if in doubt remove them and put them back in again.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
January 12, 2014 at 17:07:03
Thanks for the advice. Ill try it out tomorrow! The error code my mobo is giving me is 'pci bus enumeration' does this mean the card isn't sitting right?

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#3
January 12, 2014 at 18:48:18
I think it might well do (it is looking for something), so let us know how you get on.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#4
January 13, 2014 at 11:19:19
Cleaning it with the rubber and plugging it in and out worked! I screwed it back on and restarted but it didn't work again but I did the same without screwing it and hopefully it will be fine on the restart. I'm guessing the connection was just tarnished then?

The only thing is why the other card didn't work when connected to the VGA through the DV-I adapter?


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#5
January 13, 2014 at 13:17:35
It's just possible that the screws are shorting something out but far more likely a connection fails when it is screwed down. You could use canned air on the socket with the card removed just in case some dust is getting in the way. Even a bent socket connection is possible (not so easy to fix).

If you have socket troubles that could also be why the other card played up but obviously there is additional scope for contact issues with the DV-I adapter too.

So you have a "look carefully and try to deduce something" sort of situation which is tricky to say too much about from afar.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
January 13, 2014 at 14:25:45
Thanks a lot Derek, I think Ill just take it to a shop for the other card issue as after this I'm afraid of causing anymore damage haha. You've been a great help, thanks!

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#7
January 13, 2014 at 14:39:49
Good luck and thanks for popping back to let us know.

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