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Acer Aspire E360 Video Card

I have an Acer Aspire E360 and the monitor died. I can connect it to another machine and it works just fine leading me to believe that it must be the video card. When I go inside the machine it appears that the video input is interfaced with the motherboard. I'm at a loss here and any advice would be greatly appreciated. It's tough diagnosing a problem with no monitor. If a video card were present, I would simply replace it.

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The problem could be

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Thanks Bob

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My thoughts exactly concerning the new box. Problem is, without video output, i have absolutely no idea what the box itself is doing, which makes this a very frustrating issue. Have no idea whether or not the motherboard itself is bad. I'm am going to follow your links now.

Thanks! Gary

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It has a PCI slot available. How about CHEAP?

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Let's find the cheapest PCI video card but first. Did you pull out the CMOS BATTERY for about 10 minutes and stick that back in? Worth a last shot.

Cheapest PCI video card I could find for trouble shooting only.
http://www.geeks.com/products_sc.asp?cat=861

Even with the 1.99 shipping you are just under 20 bucks and no assurance that it could help. I'd think about alternatives.

1. FREECYCLE (see google)
The Free area on craigslist.

Every week I see machines given away. You have a monitor, keyboard so for 20 you could get a free machine and see item 2 to get your data out.

2. Some USB hard drive case. Here's a generic takes all kinds model.
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=BLK-35U2-IDE-SATA&cat=CSE
Which is 16 bucks with shipping today. I think this is a better idea than the PCI video card.
Bob

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I suggest...

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Are you sure you get no display, NOTHING as in no initial boot-up display, anything???

If you get nothing, then as Robert offered get your hands on a cheap video card and install it. You should see the initial display then when booting but it may later disappear. That's because it has to be finalize in the install using whatever s/w provided and check the BIOS area. Disable the integrated video port in BIOS. Of course, if you still see nothing its more than a display problem its a system problem. If your system is that old, then think, replacement. good luck

tada -----Willy Happy

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Power Supply

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It was the power supply. I work in IT here at Clemson and I brought it in for someone to look at. It was replaced and I'm good to go.

Thanks for you input!

Gary

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