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Is my graphics card broken.

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.

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Certainly worth a try.


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(NT) Thanks

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Sorry but that message only tells us

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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.

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Is my graphics card broken

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

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Many Dells had onboard graphics.

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

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