Hello world. A few months ago I bought a open box MSI 880GMA Motherboard. Everything was working good, no need for extra graphics because the graphics that are built in (512MB ATI) are good enough for my needs.
However, one day, I decided to go with a new graphics card, to take some strain off of the motherboard and the built in GPU. So, I put in an inexpensive nVidia GT240 512MB. It was all working good. My cheap nVidia GT240 went out on me, so I figured no big deal I will just use regular integrated graphics again.
No problem, I thought... Once I took my GT240 out of my PCIe slot, and turned my PC back on, I got no display at all. None.
The only thing I can think of is that when I was messing with my BIOS settings, (I do not remember where in my BIOS), I ticked something to read my PCIe graphics only, and not my integrated GPU. I did this in order to properly read my graphics card.
Now, I think that this setting is not allowing me to show the display using my integrated GPU. I tried reseting the BIOS by removing and moving and moving back the JBAT1 jumper to reset my CMOS and BIOS settings, but there is still no display at all.
Does anyone have any advice, hopefully the MSI team can help here. Could it be the motherboard itself? Could it be the power supply? Could it be because the motherboard was open box, or could it be a BIOS error?
LOL, the funny thing is that I get paid to troubleshoot and go to school for it, but this one is really, really stumping my brain. I have never faced it before.
PS - I do not know what BIOS version it is. I looked at a thread in these forums that showed how to reset the BIOS, my problem is I can not get anything on the screen.