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Posted on Monday, January 7, 2002 - 8:55 am:   

Computer stops responding shows nothing but vertical colored lines on monitor.Have to restart sometimes it does this every 3 or 5 minutes, sometimes not for hours.
Rob (Robwalk)
Posted on Monday, January 7, 2002 - 3:22 pm:   

Sounds like a loose video card. Turn power off, remove the video card and replace it making sure it is fully inserted. Also make sure the video lead is properly plugged in with no bent pins. If any are bent straighten them.
If problem persists borrow a card from a friend and see if this fix's. If problem persists, it may be the monitor.
Good luck,
Posted on Monday, January 7, 2002 - 9:35 pm:   

Rob is on the right track with a video card swap, sounds like bad video card memory.
Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 - 5:34 pm:   

It could be the monitor, but it is less than 9 months old. Also it may not do it for a day or two.
Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2002 - 12:20 pm:   

I have a Vega computer that no one has seemed to heard of, does anybody know how to get in to change the video card. It has like pop rivets holding the case on.
Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2002 - 10:39 pm:   

Is it the desktop or tower model?
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2002 - 8:48 am:   

It's a tower model. I purchased it about ten months ago. Can't even find the so called company that made it. Don't know how to take it apart to get inside.There are three rivets on the back at the top of the tower. I assume if i can get them off i can replace them with screws. I was thinking about filing them off,but i'm no computer wizard and i don't know if i would harm the tower by doing this,thanks for any information you can give.
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2002 - 6:06 pm:   

The only referance to Vega computer systems is a German outfit that makes a mid level server the specs are at
If these are the spec's of your computer the only option to opening that box up is with a dremel or small drill and ream out the rivets. Some sealed cases have screws on the bottom to remove so the case cover can be slid off but you have probably already checked that out. My brother in-law was stationed in Germany while in the Army and picked up one of these gems.

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