PC Hardware forum


Is my graphics card broken.

by skcw2tfc / November 1, 2011 8:04 AM PDT

I have a Dell Dimension with an Nvidia P280 graphics card. When switching on I get the following message on the monitor. "2. Digital Input In Power Save Mode, Press Computer Power Button Or Any Key On The Keyboard" I press various keys and nothing happens, I connected our laptop to the monitor and the monitor is working. Do I need to replace my graphics card or is something more serious going on.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Is my graphics card broken.
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Is my graphics card broken.
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Re: graphic card
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 1, 2011 8:12 AM PDT

Certainly worth a try.


Collapse -
(NT) Thanks
by skcw2tfc / November 2, 2011 5:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: graphic card
Collapse -
Sorry but that message only tells us
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2011 8:14 AM PDT

The message tells us the computer in question didn't produce an usable video signal. More clues such as the machine beeping, fans whrring or more would be needed but nothing of that is here.

All it means is the PC didn't produce a signal. It can't be used to diagnose it further.

Collapse -
Is my graphics card broken
by skcw2tfc / November 2, 2011 5:44 AM PDT

The system seems to be making all the right noises to boot up, I cant be sure though as I obviously cant seeanything.

Collapse -
Many Dells had onboard graphics.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2011 12:13 PM PDT

And folk may plug into the OTHER video connection. Try both?

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?