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Old 08-24-2007, 02:26 PM
 
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My pc is dying ~ I’m loosing the monitor video card (I think). I’ve changed monitors and I’m having the same trouble. ,,,,, Next I got’a get a new video card if I can find one for this old thing? If I’m not back and drop off for any length of time you’ll know that I’ve crashed.

Anyone know if I can buy a new video card at the 99cent store? Guess I’v got to find someplace else… for now I’m out to lunch and looking for a store.
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:27 PM
 
Location: NJ for now
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What kind of a machine? What specs....Video cards can be baight from any walmart. Radio Shack or Electronic stores
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:29 PM
 
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Hope you get it fixed -

when mine start to go - and I can't fix them, nor want to. I buy a new one.....
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:31 PM
 
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They are very easy and Inexpensive to fix...Few screws from the casing. Unplug the old video card, plug the new one and your done.
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:24 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice Joe, I was having video card problems too.
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:25 PM
 
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Not a problem.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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My pc is dying ~ I’m loosing the monitor video card (I think). I’ve changed monitors and I’m having the same trouble. ,,,,, Next I got’a get a new video card if I can find one for this old thing? If I’m not back and drop off for any length of time you’ll know that I’ve crashed.

Anyone know if I can buy a new video card at the 99cent store? Guess I’v got to find someplace else… for now I’m out to lunch and looking for a store.
There are several places that sell video cards that are compatible with older motherboards. If your computer is about 6 to 8 years old, you'll be able to find them at PC Club stores. If there isn't one in your area, check out their website: Windows Vista, Laptops, Computer Parts & Help, Notebooks, PC Repair | PC Club - Your Local Computer Partner

Another places to look into are smaller computer stores or repair shops, they stock new and used video cards for older equipment.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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If the computer is much over 6-8 years old, it would be much cheaper to scrap it.

Find you a good solid barebones at some place like Tiger Direct and upgrade it to your specifications. Liz
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:24 PM
 
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My pc is dying ~ I’m loosing the monitor video card (I think). I’ve changed monitors and I’m having the same trouble. ,,,,, Next I got’a get a new video card if I can find one for this old thing? If I’m not back and drop off for any length of time you’ll know that I’ve crashed.

Anyone know if I can buy a new video card at the 99cent store? Guess I’v got to find someplace else… for now I’m out to lunch and looking for a store.
Are you sure you are not just preparing us for your sudden disappearance because you won the lottery and don't want to share with your BEST friends ever???
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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If the computer is much over 6-8 years old, it would be much cheaper to scrap it.

.... Liz
I agree, I wouldn't spend any money on a computer that's older than 8 years old at the most. I know Dell and Compaq made good computers in 1999 and 2000 (With Pentium 3 processors) and those are the only ones I'd waste time fixing, otherwise, I'd donate it to Goodwill and get a tax deduction.

You can also do yourself a big favor by building a new computer yourself. With new ones you buy from Dell or HP/Compaq, they'll load them up with a bunch of garbage software and advertising you don't need. When you build it yourself, you'll pick exactly what you want and you'll have a computer that's not loaded down with garbage you don't need.

If you have a Fry's Electronics in your area, that's a good place to go to get high quality computer components.
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