I have a custom built PC I bought off craigslist.
Parts are as follows:
1)Radeon HD 3870 512M Graphics Card.
2)AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core Be-2400 Processor
3) Windows XP 32-bit Service Pack 3
4) Bios Version P-02
5) Orion Power supply Model Number HP585D
6) The motherboard is made by Foxconn. Thats the only identifiable mark on it.
My problem is when the graphics card is plugged in, the computer has no video output. If I start the pc with the card out, it has video.
The graphics card is getting power, because when its plugged in and the computer is on, the fan mounted to the graphics card spins up.
Is this a dead card, or is there a way to fix it? How do I find out?