video card problems, i have no idea

February 27, 2011 at 06:21:47
Specs: Windows XP
last night while on the net i got a full screen of psychedelic colours, then followed by a screen of small white rectangular squares. This morning while starting up could see all the windows screens but now have a black screen, what do I have to do to fix this. I am old school, so simple terms please. Thanks

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#1
February 27, 2011 at 07:01:21
last night i got a full screen of psychedelic colours,

I used to pay good money for that :) It's possible your video on the board went south or the monitor is shot. If you can try the monitor on another system, that would confirm any issues with the monitor. As far as video on the machine goes, post back with your system specs, so we know what we're dealing with.


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#2
February 27, 2011 at 07:09:43
If not onboard video but you are usind a card.....then I would unplug "unplug not just turn off " the computer. Then remove the card and clean the contacts.
Pencil eraser should work.

Reinstall and give it a try......no joy........Ebay is buyer beware but a lot of 5-10 cards can be picked up for less than 1 retail card.

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#3
February 27, 2011 at 08:22:40
"I used to pay good money for that"

I still do ;-)


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#4
February 27, 2011 at 09:53:38
That would explain why we spend so much time on CN :)

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