Fix a GeForce 4MX

MatthewLTL

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Well after getting my new MDD board i was hoping it would fix everything... All it fixed was giving me my ATA100 bus back. It didn't fix the GPU issue of no digital video. I can ONLY get video via DVI-VGA adaptor. Since the board did not fix this any ideas on what will? Perhaps a Re-Flashing? Corrupted ROM?
 

Altemose

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The loss of digital video out is likely due to bent or damaged pins or broken solder joints for the DVI port that VGA does not require.
 

MatthewLTL

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The loss of digital video out is likely due to bent or damaged pins or broken solder joints for the DVI port that VGA does not require.
i noticed the DVI port has some play in it (can wiggle it) is it normal to have some play? I never paid attention with other GPUs
 

bunnspecial

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I'm a big proponent of fixing things where possible, but honestly I'd be inclined to just throw in the towel and replace a $10 GFX card rather than spend a lot of time tracking down what could be one of many problems with it.
 

Altemose

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Sounds like the connector has been abused and some the joints are shot on it. If you don't play with it then it will likely run forever as a VGA only card.
 

MatthewLTL

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Sounds like the connector has been abused and some the joints are shot on it. If you don't play with it then it will likely run forever as a VGA only card.
I am fine with that the most PITA thing about that is the VGA adaptor does not detect the monitor so OS X boots with 800x600 res Even the Leopard and Tiger Installers do which makes that annoying. I plan to flash my VGA only FX 5500 so i can flash my AGP 9550 or maybe i'll just buy a 9700

EDIT: Do you think the card will put out Digital Video with the ADC port?