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f2bnp
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Posted - 18/08/2010 :  01:38:11  Show Profile  Visit f2bnp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello to everybody, I would to introduce myself. My name is Nick and I'm a big fan of 3Dfx. So I finally got a Voodoo 5500 AGP for my Retro PC. The motherboard is a Slot 1 one with support for AGP 2x so it's definitely ok for the card.
Now the problem is that the card won't work. Simply put, if I connect the needed power cable, it refuses to power up at all. I see some slight movement in the fans of both the card and the cpu, but it just stops. If I remove the cable though it powers up but of course it doesn't post.

I tried 3 more motherboards and a couple of extra PSU's and it still produces the same problem. I tried disconnecting every other extra device and it still stays like that. I emailed the seller and he told me it worked fine last time he checked, and that nevertheless he would give me a refund. Thing is, on the back of the card and on the far right, where the vga out is located, "DEFECT!" is written with a green marker. This makes things even weirder!

What do you think is going on?
Got any suggestions of what might be wrong?

ms-dos
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Posted - 18/08/2010 :  01:43:27  Show Profile  Visit ms-dos's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by f2bnp

Thing is, on the back of the card and on the far right, where the vga out is located, "DEFECT!" is written with a green marker. This makes things even weirder!


can I get a pic of this

Edited by - ms-dos on 18/08/2010 01:44:56
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f2bnp
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Posted - 18/08/2010 :  11:22:01  Show Profile  Visit f2bnp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sure mate. I took 3 pictures of the whole card, but they're a bit low res, excuse me for that they were taken with my cellphone.

http://img696.imageshack.us/i/0162j.jpg/
http://img687.imageshack.us/i/0159l.jpg/
http://img696.imageshack.us/i/0162j.jpg/

Edited by - f2bnp on 18/08/2010 18:50:25
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f2bnp
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Posted - 18/08/2010 :  18:51:03  Show Profile  Visit f2bnp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oopsss!

Check them out now.
Thought that embedding the thumbnails would allow you to see the bigger ones.
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ms-dos
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Posted - 19/08/2010 :  19:53:21  Show Profile  Visit ms-dos's Homepage  Reply with Quote
looks like someone wrote on it with a sharpie marker
I'd return the card and get a refund for it

Edited by - ms-dos on 19/08/2010 19:55:41
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f2bnp
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Posted - 19/08/2010 :  20:11:35  Show Profile  Visit f2bnp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The seller told me he doesn't need me to return it and he'll give me a refund on it so that's why I'm trying to find a way to fix the problem. Any suggestions?
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ms-dos
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Posted - 20/08/2010 :  07:21:04  Show Profile  Visit ms-dos's Homepage  Reply with Quote
seeing that the card dose not work you could try baking the card
this may fix it

Edited by - ms-dos on 20/08/2010 22:10:04
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Rolo01
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Germany


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Posted - 20/08/2010 :  21:02:57  Show Profile  Visit Rolo01's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Maybe the card won´t post because of a bad bios flash.
Read here :
http://www.3dfxzone.it/enboard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1077
Scroll down to the post of HankSemenec and do as he suggested.
Be sure to boot the pc with a non-3dfx primary graphics card.
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f2bnp
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Posted - 20/08/2010 :  22:53:47  Show Profile  Visit f2bnp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thing is the computer doesn't power up at all if I connect the required connector. If I remove it it just doesn't post and no beeps are coming from the speaker.
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Rolo01
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Germany


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Posted - 21/08/2010 :  13:25:55  Show Profile  Visit Rolo01's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks like a dead card then, sorry.
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ms-dos
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Posted - 23/08/2010 :  00:23:21  Show Profile  Visit ms-dos's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by f2bnp

Thing is the computer doesn't power up at all if I connect the required connector. If I remove it it just doesn't post and no beeps are coming from the speaker.

sounds like baking the card may fix it
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1421792
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=606658

Edited by - ms-dos on 23/08/2010 00:26:54
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