If stopped working replacement graphics card in your computer has a built-in, you should disconnect the faulty device and plugging the monitor into the connector of the built-in graphics card. Typically, this connector is located next to the connectors for mouse and USB devices on the rear panel of the system unit. The computer will load and display the image on the screen, so you can continue working.
If you don't have integrated graphics, in order to turn on the computer without a video card you will need to enter the BIOS. Click Del to boot the OS during RAM testing. In BIOS go to Standard CMOS Features and look for Halt on – conditions for terminating the download. Item All Errors forces you to stop downloading in case of any error (including lack of keyboard). Select No Errors – then the system will continue to boot for any errors. In different versions of the BIOS should look for similar wording, e.g., Halt On Errors, instead of All, select None. But assuming that you have no graphics card, will not be able to output to the monitor.
Still, if you have an older computer, you can use a PCI video card or buy it from private stores to upgrade computer equipment. The cost of such cards is very small, but it is enough to work on the computer, if you burned your new video card. Yes, to play modern games you will not succeed, but to work with documents, install/uninstall FOR it is enough. You may have to work with the PCI video card, you need to configure in BIOS the initialization of the adapter with the PCI bus, but most likely this will happen automatically without your intervention.
Advice 2 : How to enable second video card
Standard on certain models of laptops include two video card. Usually it's integrated video card running due to the CPU separate adapter.
You will need
- AMD Engine Control Center.
The advantages of using two graphics cards can only assess people who frequently use the laptop without connecting the power. The fact that integrated graphics need much less energy. Consequently, it allows to extend the operating time of the device without recharging.
Some laptops have the operating system automatically switches between graphics card, sometimes it has to do on their own. And ways of the decision of this question quite a lot.
If you do not wish to use one of the adapters, then disable it. To do this, open the properties menu of "My computer" and navigate to the device Manager. Examine the equipment list and locate the video card. Click the right mouse button and select "Disable". Click Yes to confirm the operation.
If after turning off the adapter the screen goes blank, restart your notebook. The system will automatically switch to the second graphics card.
If you are using integrated video card, installed on the processor company AMD (Radeon), then switch the graphics card can software.
Visit the website ati.com and download from there the program that's right for your graphics card. We are talking about the integrated model. Install the AMD Engine Control Center and restart the laptop.
Click the right mouse button on the desktop. Select "configure AMD PowerXpress". You will see a menu displaying both video. So you can see which device is involved at the moment. Click on the labels representing the second video card, and click "Apply".
If you want to have graphics card changed automatically when connecting/disconnecting the power, then activate the item "Automatic selection of low power GPU when running on batteries".
Advice 3 : How to enable video card
Some notebooks have two different video cards. Usually it's an integrated chip and a discrete graphics card. The problem is that not everyone knows how to properly use these devices.
You will need
- - AMD Control Center.
Integrated graphics are installed to increase the life of the laptop battery life. Typically, these video cards have relatively low power. To enable integrated graphics card enough to turn off discrete graphics card. Open the device Manager.
Locate the "display Adapters". Click with the right mouse button on the name of your graphics card. Select "Disable". In the appeared warning window, click OK. After removing the external video card automatically starts the integrated video card.
This method is not applicable in that case, if you need to change the video card from integrated to external. Restart the notebook. Press F2 or Del to enter the BIOS menu. Find there your built-in video card and install it in front of the Disable parameter.
This method is recommended to use only in the case if the integrated video adapter is installed on the Intel chip. Be sure to check the option to switch off this option on the website of the manufacturer of your laptop. If you have an AMD CPU, use a special utility. Go to the website www.ati.com/ru.
Find the right side of the page is a menu "Download drivers". In the Category menu of the component, specify the parameter Notebook Graphics. In the menu "product range" select series discrete video card, e.g. Radeon HD Series, if you have a Radeon HD 5470.
Under product model, select the appropriate set of models. In the last menu, specify the operating system installed on the laptop. Find the program Catalyst Control Center and click Download.
Install the downloaded program and restart the laptop. Open the software and select AMD PowerXpress. Select "High performance GPU".
Advice 4 : How to enable integrated video card
Integrated graphics are a special chip that processes and conveys the video signal. The use of these devices allows to save on the purchase of a full-fledged graphics card. Typically, such chips can be used in office PCs.
You will need
- - Nvidia Control Panel;
- - AMD Power Express.
When working with a desktop computer generally use the BIOS menu to change the video card. Turn your PC on and press the desired key. Its name you can see in the starting boot menu.
Select Video menu Options or Advanced Settings. In submenu, find Video PCI (AGP). Set it to Disable. Note that sometimes, you must first enable the integrated chip.
Return to the main BIOS menu, repeatedly pressing the Esc key. Save the configuration. To do this, select Save&Exit. If this method did not help to activate the integrated video card, remove the discrete equipment.
Disconnect the computer from AC power and open the system unit. Disconnect the monitor cable from the discrete video card. Connect it to the output of the integrated chip. Remove the video card, pushing the locking latch. Turn on the computer and make sure that the monitor has the image.
In mobile computers often use two video card. To switch these devices, you must install additional applications. Update your video card drivers, using the resources available on the official manufacturers website of your laptop.
The choice of application depends entirely on the manufacturer of the CPU installed in your computer. Install the program Nvidia Control Panel or AMD Power Express.
Restart your laptop and open the installed app. In case of Nvidia, select your video adapter and go to "Activate." Wait for the change of the graphics device.
When working with AMD Power Express just click "Low energy consumption of the GPU." Change adapter, usually without restarting the laptop.
Advice 5 : What to do if not working graphics card
Productive operation of the computer depends on many of its components, crucial of which is the graphics card. If the video card is not working or is acting up, it is necessary to take a number of measures.
Failure of the graphics card can often be linked to its negligent operation. To see the status of the video card, you need to disassemble the system unit and clean it inside from dust with a dry cloth and vacuum cleaner (if dust a lot). Then we have to consider the graphics card. Mechanical damage can be expressed in a non-operational cooling system, bulging or leaking transistors, unpleasant burnt odor. If external signs of injury, we will have to carry the card at the diagnostic service center.
Much more wear than the card is exposed to the monitor and connecting cables from him. Before stating about the problems with the video card, you need to ensure good monitor and cables. This can be done by pulling and re-inserting the ends of the cables to the original locations. If this has not led to a positive result, it is possible to switch the cables swapped from one computer to another. The same can be done with the monitor. If nothing has changed, then most likely it is really the graphics card.
Repair and replacement
The test card may be performed, according to the law on consumer protection, for up to two weeks, after which the decision will be made about repair, replace or return the card to the buyer with regard to its serviceability. Repairs can be carried out either under warranty (if the graphics card you recently purchased) or on a paid basis if the warranty period has expired. If the graphics card is working, it will be returned to the buyer. The lack of pictures on the monitor, or incorrect display is not always associated with the state of the graphics card.
Selling for parts
If the graphics card is not repairable and its warranty has expired, you can try to sell it for parts. The price will be cheap, but it's still better than nothing. In such broken parts can be interested in various special service centers, independent from any stores or brands. To disassemble the graphics card you can own, with spare parts, fans, transistors, etc. are never superfluous.
Not the fact that the failure of one service center repair means giving and elsewhere. This can happen for a variety of reasons: the reluctance of the masters to understand the complex situation of long-term spare parts, the absence of masters needs qualification. Have to visit several shops, and probably one of them will take to fix a broken graphics card.