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Strange thing happen on the way to LAX!

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Well I thought that my video card died on me....After I quit out of FS2002, my video went very dim, lost all of the blue color in the picture. I rebooted....still the same thing...it even showed that way in DOS and the BIOS screens...checked the cable, not loose, same thing....I tried the monitor on another computer it worked fine....So I am thinking that its the video card....well I took out the video card, cleaned it, and reseated it....now its working.....What do you all think? Should I still send it in for repair? Allow Leadtek to take a look at it? It's still covered under warranty.[div align=center]http://members.cox.net/joshieca/fstimeslink.gif]CHINESE PROVERB"Man who walk through airport turnstile sideways going to bangkok."[/div][/font://http://members.cox.net/joshieca/fst.../i][/div][/font

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Hi there.See what happens after a few days, if it doesnt do it again then it might have been a loose connection with the card in the slot and when you reaseated it it worked or it could be a chip on your video card overheating in which case you will find out if it goes funny again.Just my opinion.Craig

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Hi!I've had similar experiences in my work. It has always been the monitor. If there is a bad commection on one of the pins you loose one color. There are pins for red, green and blue. I know you tried the monitor on another computer, so there might actually be a bad connection in one of the pin-holes on the female plug of the video card, but I don't think there is anything wrong with your card per se.Brgds, Frederick

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Today I will try out FS2002 to see if it happens again...its possible that it was a bad connection on the monitor...but more then likely I think that it was the card maybe came a bit loose in the AGP slot or that a chip on the card is/was overheating....Now I've got the Ti4600 itch! :) My friend said that he would give me $175 for my Ti500 (if I send it in for repair)....I can get the Ti4600 for around $325...so I would have to shell out only $150 for the Ti4600.....anyone think that its worth it??

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