Dell has Video Card failure;Help save this faithful PC! 2012
My Dell Dimension 8300, Pentium 4 Proc at 3.0GHz with HT 1024MB DDR SDRAM at 400Mhz AND.........
128MB DDR ATI Radeon 9800 Pro Graphics Card (with TV-out and DVI)
The diagnostic lights in back YGYG indicate a video card failure. This desktop has been awesome since 2004 for my very basic needs. Can we save her?
I thought my NEC LCD1712 was failing because I was getting stripes on the screen and finally couldn't see anything. I replaced the monitor with a AOC LED HD monitor model #E2243FWK. That worked for one day.
The next day the computer is "on" but won't boot-up, monitor says "No Signal", keyboard doesn't work. Other devises connected to via wireless network, i.e. printer are working. (there's life!!!)
I shut it down, disconnected everything, opened tower and cleaned out tons of dust. Didn't re-seat the card. Should I try that? (I don't think it has a AGP card as some say.) But I really don't know enough to know.
I know it's time to upgrade, even though this computer has been great & served me well. If I could fix it, I would continue using it for very basic stuff.
Any solutions? Thanks.
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