No Input Signal - New Video Card, No Success

September 15, 2011 at 22:39:54
Specs: Windows Vista, Intel Core 2 Quad ProCQ6600 2.4ghz / 4GB DDR2 667mhz
HP Pavilion Elite M9000T
- 4GB DDR2 667mhz
- Intel Core 2 Quad ProCQ6600 2.4ghz
- *****512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT****** (replaced with 1GB NVIDIA GT220 DDR3)
- 500GB 7200rpm SATA HDD
- Windows Vista Home Premium
- 350w PS

Basically I turned the computer on one day and the monitor said "No Input Signal", fooled with it for a while with no luck, tried hooking it to my TV, and still no luck. I removed the video card assuming that was the issue, couldn't believe it because the computer has barely been used to its potential since I had first purchased it 3-4 years ago, had used it on/off but not a daily machine. Anyways, took the video card out and stopped by BB and had Geek Squad pop it in their machine just to confirm that was the problem, they wouldn't say 100% but believed that was indeed the problem, don't worry I'm not dumb enough to pay them to do that.

So the machine sat and sat, I grew more frustrated and finally just went ahead and ordered a new video card so I went ahead and replaced the 8600GT with a GT220, got it in the mail today popped it in the machine and hooked everything up, turned it on, and....."No Input Signal", tried it on the TV, the Monitor, VGA, and DVI with no success. The computer sounds as if its booting up and everything is normal I'm just not getting and video output on any screen.

Getting very frustrated because I never really got to fully use this machine before this all happened and now its just sat and sat collecting dust. I wonder if it may be a compatibility issue or what, and now I wonder if the other video card is even bad.

Any help is appreciated and take it easy on me lol

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September 16, 2011 at 05:06:49
Going from an 8600GT to a GT 220 isn't much of an upgrade, it's more of a lateral.

"No signal" doesn't necessarily mean the video card is to blame. What other troubleshooting steps have you taken? Did you try using the onboard video? Does your system emit a single beep at startup?

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September 16, 2011 at 23:16:09
Yea I didn't mean upgrade, I thought it was the video card so I replaced it with something similar in specs.

I don't know what else to I came here lol normally I could figure it out but I'm not great on the hardware side of computers.

It doesn't beep or anything and it sounds as if its starting up normally with no issues.

I'm stuck and don't know what else to try.

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September 17, 2011 at 02:26:49
did u try onboard video? try checking the monitor on another computer and check if this happens, try the gt 220 on another pc so that we can rule out the video card.
if the monitor did not work on another pc than the monitor is the issue.
and post back results. and please do try enabling the onboard graphics if u dont know how well tell u

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September 17, 2011 at 02:42:52
Suspect the powersupply. If the store said "probably the video card" after they tested it then you can be sure there was nothing wrong with the old video card. They just wanted to sell you a new one. There is no "probably" It either worked or didn't when they tested it.

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September 17, 2011 at 02:52:17
As long as there is no integrated video card installed it should default to onboard video, correct?

I will check the monitor on a diff comp when I get home.

I really appreciate your guy's help!

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September 18, 2011 at 00:47:23
i doubt the psu, i mean he is using a low profile card a gt 220 does not require that much power.
first of all its not called integrated video card its called dedicated or just graphics card, an integrated is the onboard itself. some cards when inserted disable onboard and some dont. remove ur card and make sure the onboard is enabled in the bios.
post back results of ur tests

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