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Windows 7: Lightning storm troubles

01 Aug 2013   #1
Starchaser02

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Lightning storm troubles

Well I was shutting down my computer due to a toronado was in my area and a strong power surge or something happened and my computer kinda went crazy after. Went i loaded it back up the colors are washed out and went i boot it usually show the logo in red it is washed out. I can't figure out what the problem is. I have two vga cables i tried both and still the same result is it my video card or both vga cables bad. I'm so depressed now right before i started going back to school too.


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01 Aug 2013   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Welcome Starchaser02

It could be the Video card or the monitor. What is the make & model of them ?
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01 Aug 2013   #3
Starchaser02

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Intel graphics media accelerator and the montior is a hp 1707 and i have a split-er hooked up on to my tv as well. I'm hoping it is the cable T.T i can't afford a new card and thank you.
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01 Aug 2013   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Is it red & washed out on the TV also ? Are you confident enough to shut the computer down, remove the video card and reseat it. Then power back up to see what it does.
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01 Aug 2013   #5
Starchaser02

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I can't tell where the video card is i opened it earlier it is like that on the tv is well i think the video card is integrated. Everything was fine before the lighting storm.
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01 Aug 2013   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Is the VGA port located similar to this pic and not vertical in relation to a MB slot?

If it is located in this cluster type config it is integrated into the MB.

What is the make & model of the desktop ?


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01 Aug 2013   #7
Starchaser02

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Yes the vga is like that. Screenshot by Lightshot I think this is the a picture of the motherboard i'm gonna open up the computer and try to re seat it. Compaq Presario SR5410F Desktop
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01 Aug 2013   #8
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

If that is the MB & the VGA is horizontal, it is integrated & you can NOT reseat it.
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01 Aug 2013   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Intel graphics media accelerator is an integrated graphics processor (IGP).
You can't re-seat it, as it's built into the motherboard.
Can you test with a different monitor, and/or borrow a GPU (video card) that you can test with?
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01 Aug 2013   #10
thudpucker

W-7 Home premium
 
 

Normally a lightening hit will take out whatever voltage is came in on.
Of course it took the Strike a mile or five to get to your PC. You cannot tell what its gonna do.
You might find a bundle of loose Krispy Kritters in the bottom.
If you see damage, you will just have to trouble shoot it with known good parts to swap.
The Condition wont get worse.

I was unhooking my Satellite cable when I got hit. It was a Shocker too!
For as long as we've lived in the South, I've unplugged EVERYTHING when the Light shows come over us.
You cannot trust lightening arresters. Not even the expensive MOV absorbers.
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