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    One port broken?

    After moving some furniture around and leaving my computer off for a few days, I connected it all back together and have a weird problem. I currently have an 8800 GTS, connected to a TV and a monitor. When connected, the TV displayed weird graphical artifacts and the whole screen was weird colours and stuff -the monitor was unaffected. After switching the cables round (tv now connected to the second port), the TV displayed the picture fine, but the monitor didn't show any picture. After swapping them round several times and repeating the results, I'm pretty certain there's something up with just 1 port.

    Anything I can do to fix this? Any recommendations? Or is it a new card if I want to continue to use dual monitors?

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    Re: One port broken?

    Quote Originally Posted by Haiku32 View Post
    After moving some furniture around and leaving my computer off for a few days, I connected it all back together and have a weird problem. I currently have an 8800 GTS, connected to a TV and a monitor. When connected, the TV displayed weird graphical artifacts and the whole screen was weird colours and stuff -the monitor was unaffected. After switching the cables round (tv now connected to the second port), the TV displayed the picture fine, but the monitor didn't show any picture. After swapping them round several times and repeating the results, I'm pretty certain there's something up with just 1 port.

    Anything I can do to fix this? Any recommendations? Or is it a new card if I want to continue to use dual monitors?
    What resolution+freq does the card claim it is trying to put down each port for any given connection combination?

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    Re: One port broken?

    Bent pin?

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    Re: One port broken?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
    What resolution+freq does the card claim it is trying to put down each port for any given connection combination?
    Just the normal - I think it's 1440*900 @ 60Hz to both, which is what it always output. I've checked the pins and can't see that any are bent, tried different cables with the same results as well.

    Is it weird that the TV has a picture (even if it's messed up and unusable) whilst the monitor doesn't? The monitor is connected with with DVI-DVI, whilst the tv is DVI-HDMI.

    Cheers for the help.

    Edit:
    It's as if the monitor is searching for it, then finding it, searching, finding it. Instead of having the "Analogue, Digital" flash alternatively for 10 seconds then going into standby, it flashes from "Analogue" to "Digital" then the screen goes black for a few seconds, then flashes from "Analogue" to "Digital." It's recognised in the nVidia control panel as being connected completely fine. Very weird.
    Last edited by Haiku32; 03-08-2009 at 10:03 PM.

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