no signal! help please!

February 7, 2011 at 06:59:24
Specs: windows xp, 2gb ram
So I hope you guys can help, in desperation mode here as I need my comp for nursing school...I have a Dell Dimension 2400, upgraded ram 2gb, and upgraded graphics card (EVGA e-GeForce 6200, ddr2, 256mb, pci.) It has been like this at least 2 years and has worked fine until friday...here's what happened.

I was on the school website looking up class materials and info for lab when my screen suddenly froze. My mouse pointer wouldn't budge, any moving images, stopped, no keyboard, and if i moved the mouse or typed the computer tower would beep like crazy. THEN the screen went black for about 20 seconds...came back up for about 20 again and everything worked fine again for about 2 min before freezing again! Except this time instead of turning to a black screen , i get a “no signal“ message...and that is all i get even after restarting :(

Any ideas what is wrong?? I was thinking maybe the graphics card blew? Any and all help would be much appreciated as i've found here before! Sorry, for the novel, just trying to be as detailed as i can.


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#1
February 7, 2011 at 07:55:20
Do u hear anything when u start the system(fans spinning or beeps)? Try to remove a v-card and use IGP aka onboard video(intel xtreme graphics).

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#2
February 7, 2011 at 09:26:12
yes, seems to start fine other than no signal

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#3
February 7, 2011 at 10:18:52
Do u hear fans spinning or beeps or both? Did u try to remove the v-card?

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#4
February 7, 2011 at 11:41:59
no beeps, fans spin, leds come on and hear working. Didn't remove vcard yet cause i can't locate original yet...very frustrating

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#5
February 7, 2011 at 12:35:32
OK so i was dumb, thought i took an old v-card out to put the new one in. Just took the e-geforce out, plugged the monitor into original one and it works fine. So i'm guessing the new one is fried?

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#6
February 7, 2011 at 20:17:11
"plugged the monitor into the original one" that system doesn't come with the v-card, it came with IGP(intergrated graphics processor) or onboard(intergrated isn't a card). yes i think geforce 6200 is bad but there's chance u can fix it(by baking it into oven). U need to un-install geforce 6200 driver and install intel xtreme graphics driver(go to manufacture website).

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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