I have a Gigabyte M61P-S3 Motherboard and my gfx card died. I kept using the machine for about 2 weeks - because I could axs videos and such from my PS3. So that's what I did.
But my monitor never worked - there were lots of colors and pixels on the screen, nothing of sense. i.e. a lot of colorful, visual noise.
So today I just put in this XFX Video Card and when I turn on the computer I hear no beeps, but I see no picture on my monitor.
First I tried the monitor in the VGA port, then I tried DVI and nothing.
Edit 1: I don't ever see a picture - not even a BIOS screen or a the pre-OS stuff. Nothing at all. The monitor just looks like it is about to turn on, and then goes into 'power saving mode'.
Edit 2: So I took out the video card, and plugged the VGA cord of my monitor into the on-board gfx port and reset the CMOS. Still no video to my monitor. The issue is that I think my on-board gfx port died about 2 years ago. Not 100% sure, but I think so.
Edit 3: So I tried putting in my old video card, and I get a signal to my monitor - but the monitor looks like this . So I am not sure why it won't POST with the new gfx card. Also, I believe that if I let it...the computer will boot to Windows. I can then blindly type in my password and my computer will boot to Windows, and I can axs files via the network. I just can't see anything on the monitor.
Edit 4: I plugged out all peripherals, from the back of the computer, except for the monitor and power cable....for what that's worth. I have a few other things in my PCI slots and such as usual. None of that has changed or given me any problems.
Edit 5: So, I checked my case and I don't see an internal speaker - so that's prolly why I am hearing no beeps. But what else can I do to get this working.
The thing is, I know it sounds like my mobo may be fried - but why would I be able to use it with my other video card for 2 weeks without getting monitor, if the mobo is fried? I am stumped!