DOA 9700pro?

claisen

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Hey guys. I bought a used 9700 pro off of eBay last week, and I received it today and I haven't been able to get it working. Everytime I power up the computer with the card in it's socket, no video source comes out of the computer and the motherboard beeps an error code (one long, three short = video memory error). I tried the card on another computer and the same thing happened.

Is there anything I could be doing wrong? Odds are it's a bad card, but maybe I didn't connect the power cable in the right way... anyone have a similar experience? Thanks.
 

sargeduck

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And this my friends, is why we don't buy stuff off ebay.
I've never had that problem, but one way to tell if it is the card is to take it over to a friends computer, and try it in his rig. If it doesn't work, well, sorry, but you've been suckered.
 

claisen

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alright... back in business. after some screwing around with the power cables, I was able to get the card to boot and it looks like everything will be fine.