Solved Can an external graphics card replace a built in card?

August 14, 2012 at 21:56:02
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a lap top that is about 5 years old, so the warranty ran out a while ago. Recently, when I tried to turn my lap top on, the screen stayed black, there were no lights on the screen anywhere. The other lights on my laptop turned on, and the fans turned on, and there was a beep code. I looked up the meaning of the beep code and discovered that something was wrong with my graphics card.

My question is, can I just buy an external graphics card so I don't have to take my lap top apart, or do I need to get an internal one?


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August 14, 2012 at 23:19:46
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It can be done If your laptop has the necessary connectors - for example http://www.villageinstruments.com/t... - but TBH it's probably cheaper to have your laptop repaired, or to buy a new one.

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#2
August 15, 2012 at 06:12:30
An external graphics card would cost almost as much as a new laptop.

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