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Computer monitor no signal and can't force shutdown

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    Computer monitor no signal and can't force shutdown


    The other night, like any night I was on my computer playing a game. The game froze, I Ctrl+alt+dlt to close out and it is just comoletly frozen. I force shut down by holding the power button. Now whenever I start it up I don't get any picture on my screen and I can't hold the button to turn it off either. Is this a sign of a graphics card going bad?

    If you have any other ideas that could help in possibly debunking the graphics card as the issue.

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  2. #2


    Quote Originally Posted by Chickman95 View Post
    The other night, like any night I was on my computer playing a game. The game froze, I Ctrl+alt+dlt to close out and it is just comoletly frozen. I force shut down by holding the power button. Now whenever I start it up I don't get any picture on my screen and I can't hold the button to turn it off either. Is this a sign of a graphics card going bad?

    If you have any other ideas that could help in possibly debunking the graphics card as the issue.
    Yes, graphic card may have gone bad. Try booting in safe mode to see if it's because of drivers gone bad.
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    Windows 8.1


    Why would a graphics card go bad? Overheated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    Why would a graphics card go bad? Overheated?
    That's one of most common causes, some run very hot anyway and don't need much to overheat. There are also other causes. like cold solder joints. stopped ventilators etc. Pulling them out or installing with MB still under voltage (not disconnected from power) can kill them in a hurry too.
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    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks. The only reason that I ask is that I am new to home built computers and I am adding a cheap graphics card to my computer this weekend. It is this one;
    Amazon.com: Sapphire Radeon R7 250 2GB DDR3 HDMI/DVI-D/VGA with Boost PCI-Express Graphics Card 11215-01-20G: Computers & Accessories

    but I don't do any gaming. I just want it to burn out on me.
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    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    Thanks. The only reason that I ask is that I am new to home built computers and I am adding a cheap graphics card to my computer this weekend. It is this one;
    Amazon.com: Sapphire Radeon R7 250 2GB DDR3 HDMI/DVI-D/VGA with Boost PCI-Express Graphics Card 11215-01-20G: Computers & Accessories

    but I don't do any gaming. I just want it to burn out on me.


    Of course I meant to say that I don't want it to burn out on me.
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Computer monitor no signal and can't force shutdown
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