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No video input?

by RandyRos / February 17, 2014 4:14 AM PST

I've been given a computer that won't work (shows the No Video Input message on the monitor screen). I'm guessing that means the graphics card has gone? There are no onboard graphics. The computer is a few years old, it's a MESH ELITE Q4 FX if that helps? Can anyone please advise me? TIA

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Have you opened up the case and looked?
by glb613 / February 17, 2014 4:56 AM PST
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If it was me, I'd install a new graphic card and see what happens.

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by RandyRos / February 17, 2014 9:43 PM PST

the problem is, the graphics card is hard to source. I did find one for almost £100! This was built as a gaming machine, but I'm not bothered about games so would I be able to find an alternative graphics card to fit?

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Or the video cable is unplugged.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 17, 2014 5:05 AM PST
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I've lost count how many times one end or or the other is unplugged.

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by RandyRos / February 17, 2014 9:44 PM PST

computer came to me as the tower only, so yes the video cable was plugged in properly when we tested it

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OK, it's "THE DEAD PC."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 17, 2014 11:45 PM PST
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Google THE DEAD PC and follow along what others do to revive dead PCs.

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by RandyRos / February 18, 2014 12:46 AM PST

I will, thank you

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What have you done?
by Willy / February 18, 2014 12:46 AM PST
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Open case and remove video card and smash it with a hammer. You now need a new video card. The specs of that system will offer what it needs. Why play around figuring out if the video card even works, just get another card. If you plan to fix things expect swap parts to be part of repair or final fix. Since, you have no clue this maybe all over your head. the simple things as replacing the video card isn't that hard. What are the results with the PC case open what does the PC do, note the fans or LED, etc., Most answers all being forwarded to you has been posted for YouTube or googling similar for answers even if your brand PC isn't covered the repair results are very similar, you have to sort it out. So what sounds, LED lights, actions does the PC make when power is applied? Do you have basic volt meter? Got another PSU to try? Have you visited the MESH support website for that model# and check what it requires or any s/w for a later date to install such as drivers or what have you. I tend to use the Ubuntu Linux "liver version" bootable and check to see if it can do that. Generate one and check results, provided you get it to power-up. It allows some insight as to what maybe needed to fix the PC or narrow it down. Find a "flow chart" of repair procedures, that may help or allow you again what could be a problem area. Good luck and come back with results what you've done.

tada -----Willy Happy

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