Onboard Video and VGA display problem

August 10, 2011 at 00:37:37
Specs: Windows XP, ddr2
My friend is using a HP Pavilion A6323W and is having problems with his display. He thought that his hard drive died on him but I knew that wasn't the case. I've checked and cleaned his memory and its slots. I have noticed that his VGA is loose and shaky. When he connects his computer to the monitor it says that there is no VGA being plugged in even when it is plugged in.

Computer Specs:

MCP61PM-HM (Nettle2) Motherboard:
Manufacturer: ECS
Form factor: microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Memory sockets: 4 x DDR2
Front side bus speeds: 2000MT/s (2.0 GT/s)
Processor socket: AM2
Expansion Slots:

1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card
1 PCI Express x1 slots
2 PCI slot

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Processor:
Operating speed: Up to 2.6 GHz
Number of cores: 2
Socket: AM2
Bus speed: 2000MT/s
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 5600+ (up to 89 watt)
Athlon 64 less than 4000+
Sempron less than 3800+

Amount: 3 GB
Speed: PC2-5300 MB/sec
Dual channel memory architecture
Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
Supported DIMM types:
PC2-4200 (533 MHz)
PC2-5300 (667 MHz)
PC2-6400 (800 MHz)
Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
Supports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs
Supports up to 8 GB on 64 bit PCs
Supports up to 4 GB* on 32 bit PCs
32 bit PCs cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.

Integrated video graphics using nVidia GeForce 6150SE:
Integrated graphics using nVidia GeForce 6150SE
Uses up to 256MB of PC memory (with 512MB or more total PC memory)
Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards*

Integrated Realtek ALC888S Audio:
8 channel high-definition audio
Audio CODEC: ALC888S

Interface: Integrated into motherboard
Technology: Realtek RTL8201N
Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100Mb/s
Transmission standards:10-Base-T Ethernet
56K WinModem
Interface: PCI 2.2
Data transfer speeds: up to 56 kbps for V.92 connections*
Transmission standards: V.92, V.90, V.44, V.34*

Size: 720 GB (2 x 360 GB drives)
Interface: SATA
Transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

SuperMulti 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe SATA drive:
Interface: SATA
Data buffer memory: 2 MB
Maximum storage capacity: 8.5 GB
Must use Double-Layer media discs in order to take advantage of the DL technology
Must use LightScribe-enabled media discs and supporting software in order to take advantage of the LightScribe technology
DVD-RAM up to 12x
DVD+R DL write once up to 8x
DVD-R DL write once up to 8x
DVD+R write once up to 16x
DVD+RW rewriteable up to 8x
DVD-R write once up to 16x
DVD-RW rewriteable up to 6x
DVD-ROM read up to 16x
CDR write once up to 40x
CDRW rewriteable up to 32x
CDROM read up to 40x

15-in-1 multimedia card reader supports the following cards:
Compact Flash I
Compact Flash II
IBM Microdrive (MD)
Memory Stick (MS)
Memory Stick Duo (Duo)
Memory Stick Pro (PRO)
Memory Stick Pro Duo (Pro Duo)
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
MultiMediaCard Mobile (MMC mobile)
MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC plus)
Reduced size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)
Secure Digital (SD)
Secure Digital miniSD (Mini)
Smart Media
xD Picture Card (xD)

Front I/O ports:
USB: 2
1394: 1
Headphone: 1
Microphone: 1

Back I/O ports:
1 - PS/2 mouse (green)
2 - SPDIF coaxial out
3 - Video Graphics Adapter
4 - IEEE 1394
5 - RJ-45 Network (LAN)
6 - Audio: Center/Subwoofer (yellow orange)
7 - Audio: Rear Speaker Out (black)
8 - Audio: Line In (light blue)
9 - Audio: Line Out (lime)
10 - Audio: Microphone (pink)
11 - Audio: Side Speaker Out (gray)
12 - USB 2.0: 4
13 - PS/2 keyboard (purple)

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August 10, 2011 at 05:58:22
Are you referring to the on board graphics post as being loose and shaky or an add in graphics card?

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August 10, 2011 at 15:28:06
I'm talking about the onboard video being loose.

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August 10, 2011 at 15:29:48
It displays sometimes when he gets lucky but most of the time it doesn't even have a signal.

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August 10, 2011 at 16:00:56
Then an add in card should be installed before you ruin the entire motherboard.

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