Having problems with your Gateway Profile 5XL PC Desktop ?

Profile 5XL My monitor will not come on. The other lights work and I can hear it power on but there is no video.


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I hooked up a new monitor and it works
CRT? - could be bad tube. LCD? all kinds of possibilities. Could be a bad video card in your PC, one way to check is if you have another monitor to try - if it works, the problem is in your (first) monitor, if it does not, your video card is probably shot, or would need new drivers. Tough to install without a second machine. When buying a new card, make sure you get one that is at least as good as the one you had (e.g. e-geforce fx 256MB 5500 works good for most applications, if you have more memory than 256MB on existing card, get that...)
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