Now You See It, Now You Don't: Video Cards and Monitors



Students will learn to identify video cards, video card interfaces, how to replace the video card in the computer. They will also learn how to troubleshoot and replace a monitor, how to set screen resolutions, and how to deal with monitors that flicker or have poor image quality.

Lesson Time

Time Needed
1 - 2 Class Period

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (1)
California Academic Content Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will understand the role of the video card in the computer system.
  • Students will be able to identify video card types, location in the computer system, and common problems associated with its malfunction.
  • Students will be able to identify common monitor malfunctions and how to resolve these issues.

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