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Reason   Feb 15, 2006, 10:00pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 15, 2006, 10:04pm EST

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bought this thing two and a half weeks ago. finally arrived saturday (from san fran to san diego) and on my backup computer and my main computer the monitor gets no signal. i could hear the XP welcome wav on my main computer, and was able to use start>U>U>enter to shut down properly. on my sister's computer the monitor gets a signal, but it flashes multicolored lines for a sec and then it's just pure white. i left the keyboard unplugged so it wouldn't have booted into XP anyway.

i emailed the seller immediately after i installed it saturday in my backup computer. on monday seller suggested a mobo problem and to look online, but i didn't find anything about a biostar M7VKD (backup mobo) and Ti4200 conflicts. i'm 99% sure the card is just plain DOA, but i wanted a second opinion or three.

thanks.

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it's a gainward Ti4200 with 64MB, 4x AGP. none of the other video cards or computers are having any problems.


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kOrny Feb 16, 2006, 09:26am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: two black screens and a white screen with an eBayed Ti-4200
if your old agp card worked and this one doesnt.. it should obviosly be the card x)

Hans Moleman Feb 16, 2006, 09:48am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: two black screens and a white screen with an eBayed Ti-4200
Sounds exactly like what happened when my old TIi4400 died. Lucky for me it was still under a 3 year warranty. Did the mobo work fine with a different video card in it? I've heard bad things about Biostar mobos so I'd check it out to be sure. Just curious, how much did you pay for the video card?

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Reason   Feb 16, 2006, 10:13am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: two black screens and a white screen with an eBayed Ti-4200
yes, it works fine with the ti-4600 and the mx400 i got locally after i had won this one. my main computer is having no problems with my 5900. my sister's computer is fine with the 5200 i just took out and the 4600 i replaced it with (another eBay purchase).

i paid $12 + $8 shipping, so $20. pretty cheap, but i had seen a 4200 in the local computer zine for $20 so it didn't seem too low, and sometimes you just get good deals on ebay. guess not this time... :S

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Mat Nairb Feb 16, 2006, 07:00pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: two black screens and a white screen with an eBayed Ti-4200
Does it have two outputs and maybe the monitor is plugged into the wrong one? I'm sure you checked but just thinking out loud. Normally a dead video card will cause the mobo to beep and you wouldn't be get past the POST.

SuPeR Xp Feb 16, 2006, 07:32pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: two black screens and a white screen with an eBayed Ti-4200
Oh, Boy - you too ey ?

I also have a ASUS Ti4200 128MB DDR AGP from e-bay, and it did not work at all. The screan was like all black patches & such then finally it gave up.

It could be due to the shipping or who knows ?

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Reason   Feb 16, 2006, 07:41pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: two black screens and a white screen with an eBayed Ti-4200
it was actually packed pretty well - static bag inside bubble wrap inside foam.

the second output is DVI, and I don't have a DVI monitor to test it with. wait, that may not be true - my uncle's might be dvi, i'll see if i can get him to let me try it tonight.

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