Integrated video connector problem

  cliveyb 15:53 23 Mar 08

I have just inherited a Packard Bell i-media 5061. The problem is that the monitor says there is no signal to it. Trying a monitor that I know works makes no difference, however the tower doesn't beep, the lights come on, and the Windows tune plays. The integrated video connector at the back of the tower is "loose". What I would like to know is;
Is it possible to confirm if the connector is dodgy? (Or has the info given above already done that?)
Is it possible to replace it?
Would installing a graphics card bypass the integrated connector?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  DieSse 16:58 23 Mar 08

It sounds like you've already established that the connector may be faulty. It's not difficult to break the solder connections when plugging/unplugging monitors - especially if you do it often, or are a bit heavy-handed.It might be possible to resolder, by someone fairly skilled at soldering.

Yes - installing a graphics card would bypass (ie not use) the problem connector.

  cliveyb 21:01 23 Mar 08

Many thanks for the info. I'll start looking for a graphics card tomorrow. Soldering is not a realistic option as it's something like ten years since I've touched one!

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