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Self check, check your PC and signal cable, monitor is working

Question: Self check, check your PC and signal cable, monitor is working

My daughter called me and asked what was wrong with her monitor. She said that when she starts her computer she gets this message "Self check, check your PC and signal cable, monitor is working" and no other display...

kds x-flat monitor, onboard video, XP, AMD

She has unplugged and replugged the video cable several times... any ideas why this is?

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Answer: Self check, check your PC and signal cable, monitor is working

That suggests that the computer is not booting, or if it is, there is no video output.

The monitor is simply saying "I am OK, but the computer isn't sending me anything"

A simple check to see if the computer is booting is to try the CAPS Lock key. Pressing it will toggle the CAP light on and off each press, if the PC is running.

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When i tried to boot up my computer I got this message "Self Test check your PC and signal cable monitor is working"...

I've wiggled and tightened all the monitor and computer connection and rebooted but i still get the same message.

Also... when I turn on my computer.. the hard drive runs (as if it's booting) for about 40 - 45 seconds. However, this message appears on my screen after about only a few seconds.

UPDATE: Even without booting the computer (when it's turned off) the monitor displays this message.

Any ideas as to why?



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the monitor works fine(tried it on another computer)
all cables are good
the AGP video card works(tried it on another computer)
mother board gets power, u can hear the HD and etc startup, but i get the error message on the monitor "self test check your pc and signal cable monitor is working"

my knowlege is that, since the monitor and video card worked with another computer, and in my main computer the video card is powered, and the fan is on, somemother thing is not allowing the signal the mother board to the video card to the monitor

Answer:self test check your pc and signal cable monitor is working

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Hi all, I bought a 2nd-hand Windows XP eMachine PC a week ago. It worked OK for a few days then when I went to turn it on yesterday morning I just got a message on the monitor saying, "Self test, check your PC and signal cable, monitor is working".

The PC seems to be on but all that shows on the monitor is the above message.

I tried unplugging everything and plugging it back in to no avail. Thats the extent of my skills level. (If you can access my previous thread, you will see that thinking of turning off and on again is actually progress for me.)

Anyone any (polite) suggestions?


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Just got a 3k gaming pc from scorptec with windows 8.
Booted up when connected via hdmi perfectly, could see desktop perfectly.
Installed my norton, xbox pc drivers and what not perfectly.
Issues started when i downloaded steam.
Downloaded, went to the extracting screen and appeared to stop extracting/be stuck on some sort of loop that wouldn't allow me to proceed. Uninstalled and reinstalled steam several times to fix and still got stuck on the loop.
Read an online thread that suggested i boot pc in safe mode whilst giving firewall permission to steam.
Restarted the pc in what i thought would be safe mode.
My lg monitor now states that i need to "check signal cable" and even though pc sounds like its booting and running from the box still no image or windows desktop screen.
Tried out 1 or 2 different hdmi cables and still no connection. Also tried the d sub cable and screen just went black and showed nothing whilst pc whirred round.
Even tried plugging into tv via hdmi and detects nothing.
Tried same monitor via hdmi cord on anothet desktop and it shows pc running perfectly.
I am about to have a fricking meltdown since i spent so much on this pc, does anyone know what to do.
I don't think ive unseated anything as i haven't moved the box enough likely to unseat anything in the first place!

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I purchased a new Samsung B2030 monitor today. I have a two year old or so HP Nc6230 laptop. I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate and I am getting the check signal cable from the new monitor. Now I understand this has to do with installing the latest software from ATI which is my video card manufacturer. But it seems as though they do not have drivers for a Windows 7 equipped laptop. I am already not able to experience the "Aero" graphics features because I have an older video card. Am I out of luck here and need to purchase a new laptop? If not how can I get my laptop to work with my new monitor? Thank you.

Answer:Check signal cable with new Samsung monitor

Which cable are you using to connect the new monitor? Try both the combinations, that is VGA and DVI.

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I have a Gateway DX4200-09 - Vista OS with ATI Radeon HD3200. Connected via a DVI/HDMI cable to a Samsung Syncmaster 906BW. Was all working just fine until I moved it aside to clean. When I turned the PC back on, everything comes up with the exception of the monitor which displays a moving box labeled "Analog" instead of "Digital" and another box that says, Check Cable Signal or Check Signal Cable (can't remember). I called Samsung support and was told to change to 75hz and 1440/9?? resolution. I have connected the two with analog cables and it worked fine. I'm sure when I moved the monitor I more than likely pushed on the buttons underneath the front of the monitor which adjusts the settings. Samsung support again told me to adjust the monitor using the menu keys on the monitor. I would be glad to do this but nothing is displayed to know what I'm chanigng it to. Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

Answer:Monitor Not Coming On-Check Cable Signal

Shut system down. Re-connect the analog cables, go into Device Manager & uninstall the video adapter
START | devmgmt.msc

Shutdown system. (Vista will re-install upon start-up)

Unplug the monitor from elec supply & computer after it is off. Wait 30 secs; reconnect other cables. Start system up & see if it works.


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Got an old pc for one of the kids. I had to renew the P.S.U . Now I'm getting the " No connection check signal cable " when I switch the monitor on. It sounds like the machines firing up. Green light on Hard drive, fans etc. Any ideas.Thank You

Answer:Monitor showing "No Connection Check Signal Cable"

If yes, then you will need to check your connections from the Monitor right back to the PC, also re-seat the Graphics Card.

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I just installed my ATI Radeon X1950 XT sapphire graphics card to my computer. I inserted it into the slot and plugged it in. Now when I turn on my computer the monitor keeps getting the Check Signal Cable error. I have it plugged in properly and everything not sure what is going on.

My computer is a HP Pavilion a1740n.

any ideas??

Answer:Installed graphics card, monitor error (check signal cable)?

Hi, it could be a duff cable or there may be a damaged pin... can you try another one?

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I found something similar in archives from Nov. '04, but no follow-up beyond what I have already done.  I was given a P III 450 MHz tower that was supposed to be working.  When I hook it up and turn it on, all I get is, "PLease Check Signal Cable" and a long, quiet beep, over and over.  I have tried it on other monitors and get the same results.  I have swapped out the video card - no change.  

Answer:Please Check Signal Cable

l8rg8r.......Several things ......Is it possible to check with whoever gave you the pc and confirm it was working ok ?........ I would open up the case and remove any cards that are installed and reseat them .....and remove and reseat the sticks of Ram as well you have any idea what kind of bios is in that pc ......because it would help to narrow down the beep code your hearing ......It sounds like the beep code is either for the video or the Ram ..........Have you tried the monitor your trying to use on another pc ( just to confirm it's ok ) and the keyboard and mouse as well. If you have access to another pc , I would test the hard drive as well .........then that pretty much narrows it down to either the motherboard , the power supply .  When you attempt to power it up ( with the case off ) the cooling fan running in the power supply and is the cooling fan running on the cpu ? Is there an led on the motherboard and does it light .......Do any of the leds on the front of the case flash or come on .......Does the led in either the hard drive , floppy disc drive or the cd flash at all when you try to power it up .Let us know dl65  

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Whenever I boot up my Win98 machine now, a screen appears that reads, "Please check the signal cable."

How do I fix this? My CD-ROM and Floppy drives are now inaccessible. Whenever I double click on them I get the message, "A-D;\ is not accessible; the device is not ready."


Answer:Please Check the Signal Cable

The "Please Check the Siginal Cable" message is usually displayed due to the monitor not getting a siginal from the computer video out. Check that the cable from the monitor to the video output is attached securly to the back of the monitor. In the post you say you cannot acess the drives. Does this mean that Windows eventually load after the siginal message appears?

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Question: Check Signal Cable

I'm putting together a new system for a friend, and when I have everything properly installed, when I boot up I get a message on the screen saying "Please Check Signal Cable." I hooked the monitor up to my notebook and it works just fine. I've got an eVGA 6800GS and a DFI LANPARTY UT 915P-T12 motherboard.

Answer:Check Signal Cable

Reseat the video card. Make sure it is in snug. If that does not work, remove the watch battery for 1-2 minutes while you have the power cord disconnected from the PSU. Reconnect and try again. Post results please.

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Question: check signal cable

i have 2 graphic cards in my desktop pc:
1-intel HD graphics 4600
2-Nvidia GTX 960
but i have a relatively old monitor, samsung syncmaster B1930N

when i connect my vga cable to the intel card,it works fine
and in device manager i find my monitor detected with its model and everything
but when i connect vga cable to my Nvidia card,pc works but monitor says "check signal cable"
some times it might work but in device manage it says "non pnp monitor"
tried changing vga cable and disabling intel graphics in bios but still nothing

please help

Answer:check signal cable

You didn't say if the driver is installed for that NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 graphics card.

You didn't describe the power supply (brand name, model number, wattage) in your computer.

You didn't say which Windows version and bit number is running in your computer.


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Pc:evga geforce 7950 gt ko 512 graphic card500 w ultra power supplymsi ms-7185 pci-e sli ready mother boardathalon 6400 processorwestern digital 500gb hdOk i know this sounds like an easy solution but hear me out. I hit the power button Fans turn on lights are on but no beeps, cd drive wont open i get a check cable signal. I replaced the power supply (another 500 w ultra) and tried again, didnt help. I then replaced the video card (another evga geforce 7950 gt ko) and no help. i have no other monitor to test it on. I dont know what else to do, can someone help? thank you.

Answer:check signal cable... :(

Check connections.

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Question: Check signal cable

Hi - this has just appeared on my desktop monitor and from what I can glean, seeems to be a graphics card problem?I've checked all the external cables are plugged in properly, but as I've got two monitors and the other one displays what it usually does (a blank desktop, no icons) does this indicate a problem with the internal connection to the graphics card, or could the card itself be knackered? (a technical term for malfunctioning equipment,I believe)Once again, why do these things happen overnight...

Answer:Check signal cable

Could also be the monitor. Change monitors over if same problem its likely to be the graphics card.

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Question: check signal cable

i have gigabyte nvidia gtx 960 4gbs gpu
samsung syncmaster B1930 monitor
gigabyte H81 s2pt mobo

when it first boots i get "check signal cable" messenge on screen
turns out integrated intel HD graphics was part of the problem so i disabled it in BIOS
problem still persistent
so i found no way but to flash my gpu bios with a certificated version from gigabyte website

and followed all the instructions before flashing
and it did solve the problem for about 2 months
but now its back again
so i tried some temporary solution which is:
disconnect my HDD
connect VGA cable to integrated hd graphics
turn on
wait for 5 seconds
pull out power cable and VGA cable without turning off
remove usb cables
keep pushing the power button for 40 seconds to deprive the pc from chrage
reconnect power cable and vga cable and turn on again

it does the trick every time and works without flashing gpu bios
but i cant do that each time i turn on my pc
so please help thanks in advance

Answer:check signal cable

I would try another monitor if you can. I believe your problem may be the monitor and not the PC. The samsung syncmaster's are notorious for the capacitors going out, so this may be a symptom of that,

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Question: Check Signal Cable

I have a computer and it started to boot up sometimes with the message on a blank screen "Check Signal Cable" I have tried to wriggle the monitor cable and all, but got no luck. I've also completely got a new cable for the monitor and computer screen. This didn't really change anything. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Check Signal Cable

if this is a VGA cable - take the plugs off and check no bent pins- they easily bend and the plug still goes right into the socket

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Hi everyone,

Anytime I start my computer, I get this message:

Self Test G

Check Your PC
And Signal Cable

Monitor is Working B

I've done some internet searches to figure out what it is, but I've ran out of options.

Here's what I've tried so far, from different solutions I've found online:

Switched the monitors
Switched the monitor cables
Switched the power supply cords
Checked the cords a hundred times
I have an onboard video, so it's not a video card problem
Tried the monitor on another computer, so it's not the monitor
Took out a battery on the motherboard and put it back in after waiting awhile

Some other people I've read that have had this problem heard some beeps when starting their computer, but I don't hear any.

Has anyone ever seen this before? Any other ideas on what I can do to try and get this working again?

Computer is eMachines C2480, Windows XP Home Edition.

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Self Test Check Your PC And Signal Cable...

how do know its not a card problem cas its onboard? the onboard card could be shot, have you tried borrowing a graphics card off someone? id suggest borrowing one and sticking it in the AGP and pluggin the monitor in, if it works, u no wot u need to get.

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Hi everyone,Anytime I start my computer, I get this message:Self Test              GCheck Your PC                           RAnd Signal CableMonitor is Working BI've done some internet searches to figure out what it is, but I've ran out of options.Here's what I've tried so far, from different solutions I've found online:Switched the monitorsSwitched the monitor cablesSwitched the power supply cordsTook out a battery on the motherboard and put it back in after waiting awhileSome other people I've read that have had this problem heard some beeps when starting their computer, but I don't hear any.Has anyone ever seen this before? Any other ideas on what I can do to try and get this working again?Computer is eMachines C2480, Windows XP Home Edition.Thank you in advance!

Answer:Self Test Check Your PC And Signal Cable...

Since it says RGB, can you pull up the OSD and set it to a different input? D-SUB fore example?If you only have a D-SUB connector; can you replace the videocard?

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i am getting a "check signal cable message" can anyone help. i get no picture so i cant go into the bios and such. i have swapped video cards and monitors. and i have singled out the mobo, but still not sure. any suggestions? thanks

Answer:Check Signal Cable Message

test the RAM. try the memory in different combinations of slots and if there is more than one stick try them seperately. does it sound as if the hard drive is loading windows? could you please describe in more detail if possible, how and when this started.

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Greetings to the community of Techspot i am here to ask you for a solution to my problem.
(To be honest i dont even know if this is the right thread for my post but i couldnt find a categorie which fit better to it!
So let me get to the point.
The whole deal is about a wierd message that is appearing to the screen after i shut down my computer and this message is no other than "Check signal cable"
Before u propose me anything let me tell/ask you 1-2 things
1:This is not the monitor''s malfuction ( tested it with another monitor)(dont know about the graphic's card thought)
2:Lets say i cant find how to repair the problem is this something that can be harmfull for my monitor?
3:If yes why ?

So pretty much thats it!

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Check Signal Cable problem

"Check Signal Cable" is a perfectly normal indication. All it means is that the computer has stopped sending the video signal to the monitor. Why?...Because the computer has been shut off, and the monitor isn't quite into its power save mode. No harm will come form this, I promise you. Different monitors act differently to a computer shut off. They are all normal and safe

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When I turn on the PC I get the above message sometimes, in my previous XP PC also. It's showing as a floating box on a black screen. It's happening more often lately. Don't know what the problem would be. I have to turn off the machine and check the ISP modem connection and the cable that runs from the monitor to the PC. But have no clue what the problem could be. Most often after I unplug the plugs and put them in again it works again and get a screen to start Windows normally.

Don't know whether it's the modem plug or the other one. Can someone pinpoint me what causes this and how it can be corrected? I've attached 2 pics to show what message I get in Administrative Tools to clarify what happens. TIA

Answer:No Connection, Check Signal Cable

I get a message like that if I turn on the monitor before the PC, or when I turn on both at the same time by having both plugged into the same power strip. On my PC the monitor is looking for a signal well before the PC can give it one, hence the message on screen. Then mine says in disgust "going to sleep" and then it does until the PC catches up to it.

With your PC off, try turning on your monitor and seeing if you see the message you described. If you do, it's normal. Perhaps your PC sometimes boots faster than at others is why you see it only occasionally. Since you're seeing it more frequently, that means your boot time may be slowing down.

I'm not sure that the 'event' you provided a pic of is related to the message you see, but perhaps I'm missing something.

Did you use the same monitor on the XP system you mentioned? If the message is identical on both OSs, then, yeah, the message is from the monitor, not the PC.

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I just bought a new computer with a geforce 570 GTX with a mini hdmi output. This i wanted to connect to my samsung TV. First off, my PC only recognises a second monitor when my TV is connected at boot.

When i try to select HDMI source on the TV it's greyed out and i can't select it, because the TV doesnt detect a signal. I found a workaround for this, as i connect my laptop to my tv through HDMI (which works flawlessly), select source --> HDMI, then unplug my laptop, and plugin my new computer to the same input - meanwhile not touching the channels on the TV.

Now i get a picture on the TV from my new computer, it's crystal clear and actually works - but there is an error message across the TV screen: check signal cable - which never goes away. In addition the source HDMI is greyed out again, so if i navigate away from the source, i can't select it again. It seems like my TV doesnt detect that there actually are a signal, even though it's displaying it.

For troubleshooting i tried this: Tried 3 different cables of different lengths. My laptop to TV works flawlessly through HDMI - so it's not the port on the TV thats faulty. I tried connecting my new computer to my friends TV (a prosonic), and it works.

So i think it has to do with the combination of my new computer and my TV - as they apparantly works separately.

I also tried updating the firmware on my TV to the latest version. I tried updating GTX drivers (even tried a few older versions as well).

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Answer:Nvidia GTX HDMI to Samsung TV, check signal cable

Welcome to Seven Forums letifere. Yours is a common issue, which you may have discovered in your search. I'm a TV tech, and I have run into this many times. It is not really a TV "problem", as the TV is working as designed. As you know the input will not show in the input list if there is no signal. Your TV also needs to do a "handshake" with the PC (any HDMI device).

It's possible if you boot the laptop with the TV already on, you may find the HDMI input becomes available (much as when you trick it).

1st off, are you plugging the HDMI from the PC into HDMI1 (DVI)? This is the input for connecting a PC.

I hate to say that many give up on HDMI from their PC and resort to DVI to HDMI adapters (there is a PC/DVI Audio in mini jack next to the HDMI1 (DVI) input).

I'd suggest speaking to Samsung customer support, as they have no doubt dealt with this many times, and might know a "trick"

A Guy

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Hi, I wonder if you guys can help me out on this:-

I recently switched on my PC & it showed the following on it's screen:

Delete: Setup F8: Boot Menu F12: Network Boot
CMOS/GPNV Checksum Bad

Press F1 to Run Setup

Press F2 to load default values & continue

Then it just sits there....... without any response from the keyboard.

If I unplug the keyboard & plug it back on, the Num Lock, Caps Lock & Scroll Lock lights ons & Offs & still

If I switch off the power, the screen shows CHECK SIGNAL CABLE inside a red box.

Answer:Solved: key board not responding, check signal cable

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Hi all, I have just bought a second hand Dell Dimension 2200. When I switch it on the monitor is displaying
No Signal input, check video cable. I was using this computer at the home of the person I bought it from without problems.

When I have hooked the monitor to a laptop it is displaying on the screen for a couple of seconds the showing me the same error message.

As soon as I switch on the computer it give four short beeps, a short pause then another two beeps.

Any ideas as to what this would be or how I could fix this would be greatly appreciated.


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So yesterday I was on my computer and my monitor started displaying a "check signal cable" message on my screen. First thing I thought was oh snap my video card took a crap on me. So I plugged the monitor into the built in vga port. Still same thing. Then I thought, I would try plugging the monitor into my laptop. So I plugged it into my laptop. The laptop registered it was there so I set up duel screens. The laptop knew that the monitor was there, you could scroll of the laptop screen to the desktop screen, but still the monitor reads check signal cables. I then decided that my VGA cable must be faulty, so i replaced that. Still same error. I really don't want to get a new monitor, I have fallen in love with this one.

Any Ideas?


Answer:Samsung SyncMaster 940BW - Check Signal Cable

You have done decent trouble shooting... Replace the monitor or have it repaired

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I am a computer tech, supporting a local small business who needed a memory upgrade.

The motherboard is: Gigabyte Technologies GA-7VKML. I purchased a 256MB -PC2100 184 pin DIMM from OEMPCWORLD.COM

I installed the memory in the available slot next to the original memory...

I turned the PC ON and the BEEP CODES (3 consecutive ones - each about 1 second long) occurred but...

...The screen flashes and displays a CHECK SIGNAL CABLE message and of course I cannot do anything without a monitor... (however the CDrom responds and the fans etc are working fine). The "light" on the motherboard also flashes once I believe.

So to test further: I removed the new memory stick, tried again (with only the original memory installed) and the same thing happened.

I then switched the sticks and tried a variety of scenarios like "either stick in either slot" but nothing is making a difference. I also changed monitors - not expecting a fix, but hoping anyway.

I now have a PC that is virtually un-usable. I'd like to get the BEEP codes or any other help you can give me.

My gut tells me the video card is bad, but why now? It has been no problem at all.

Please don't tell me that I need a new video card... the one that's in it is onboard (integrated) and I have never messed with BIOS or CMOS settings before... I'm just a little nervous about it. (And that brings up: why did that go bad?? it had no problems before?!)

Also the BELARC ADVISOR report... Read more

Answer:Check Signal Cable message after memory installed

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Hey all, i'm building a new comp. Check sig for hardware.

Anyways, my monitor isn't showing anything when i turn on the comp. just says no connection etc....

Mobo shows both red and green lights which i think is good from reading the manual.

It show c1 on the display which is normal but it never moves beyond c1... ???

Answer:New Comp having trouble..... No connection, check signal cable... No Post or no conne

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I recently tried to boot my computer, but instead the monitor showed a check signal sign with the three colors.  After reading I figured out it was the monitor's self test.  I've switched systems and my monitor works fine, so I figure it's not the monitor or cable.  I reinserted the video card and it didn't work.  I bought another video card (an upgrade for me anyway) and it still doesn't work.  Is it the motherboard? Powersupply?I don't know if this helps but when I boot the computer all the fans start to run.I've had this computer for two years now.CPU : AMD 64 x2 4200 Manchester 2.2ghzMotherBoard : ASUS A8N-E Socket 939Old Vid Card: EVGA 256-P2 N564-AX GeForce 7900GT 256Mb PCI Express x16New Vid Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512MB PCI Express x16Monitor : Samsung SyncMaster 204bNote: When I push the adjust button on the monitor it switches back from analog to digital a bunch of times then the screen turns black.

Answer:Computer monitor check signal.

Were you able to try the video cards in a different computer?  (I know that's not always easy to do.)  I shouldn't wonder if the PCI Express slot went out.  Not likely, but possible, I guess.Having spouted all that, I must ask if you know if the most updated drivers for the video cards were installed?

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I'm not certain whether this is a monitor (hardware) problem, or a Windows XP problem. I should first mention that this problem is with my desktop computer, but I am submitting this post with my netbook computer,

I had just attempted to raise my setting to the maximum setting allowed in the display settings, and I immediately got a blank screen except for a small window in the center of the screen which had a top line saying, Self Diagnostics. The middle line of text said, "Nonsupport mode, and the last line reads, "Check signal cable". The problem is that I cannot escape this screen.
I'm almost certain I've tried this max resetting at other times, but never got frozen with this screen before.. I've tried restarting the computer both in normal and safe modes, but although the Windows logo and startup seem okay at first, it isn't long before the blank screen reappears with the above "nonsupport" message. I am all but certain it is not a connection issue (check signal cable).

Does anyone know how to correct this problem?

Answer:Small display window contents: Self diagnostics/non support mode/check signal cable

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Just got an EliteDisplay E231i, I am connecting it to my HP Envy 15 Laptop Touchscreen via the USD cable provided in the box with the monitor.  The new monitor screen only says 'Check Video Cable'.  I have done everything I know to do and can't get the new monitor to work with my laptop.  Please help!

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trying to hook up my tower to he monitor and will not display it says check digital connection cord...i have tried multiple monitors dose not work also tried a new cord dose not work. please help how to i fix the problem if i cant bring up computer to any screen

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the screen on my laptop is broken and I connected it to an external monitor but it keeps saying check video cable then goes to sleep

Answer:HP Lp1965 monitor says check video cable/go to sleep

Did you enable the external video port? You didn't post any info about the laptop but try pressing Fn+F7.

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Yesterday my computer was working fine but since I was moving I had to bubblewrap it, put it into a suitcase and fly abroad with it. Today when I turn it on a "check signal cable" message appears on the monitor/

Ive tried all the different cable connections possible between the computer/monitor but none of them seem to have any effect on the situation.

The Monitor is a Samsung 223BW and the computer has a nvidia 8800 graphics card and intel quad core cpu. (sorry thats all i remember/can check)

Any ideas what could be not working?

Answer:"Check Signal Cable" error after transporting computer

So where were you located when the PC last worked? Where are you now?

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Just set up my brand new HP Envy 750-439cb computer plugged in all the cords turned the computer on and the message 'input signal not found " shows up. I unplugged the cord from the wall and held the power button on the monitor down for 1 min. Plugged it back in and it said the same thing . Tried switching the hdmi cords around still shows the same message. Please help !

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I have a Samsung Syncmaster 2333 that I've been using with not problems for 6 months. I was using it today hooked up to be computer, and during a storm there was a power outage. When the power came back, the screen was black but on, and the computer was on. I hit buttons on the side until a box popped up saying "Check Signal Cable" with Digital beneath it. I have checked the cable plugging it into the other slot, rebooted both machines multiple times, but nothing has worked.

Answer:Samsung Syncmaster "check signal cable"

Please read the rules and do not double-post.

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This is my first post on here, thanks to anyone with any help. This is a 4-5 year old Gateway laptop that I really need to get a little info off of before she goes into the trash. She was working last Friday but when I came in this morning she gave me this screen. I searched this forum for a solution but didn't really find anything that helped. Here's a picture of the screen:Thanks again, Robby

Answer:Media test failure, please check cable??? Computer was working, now it is not...

Go to the website of your hd manufacturer and download and run their diagnositc utility. Alternatively, if you are running XP you can boot to the Recovery Console and run chkdsk /r

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Hi there

Here's my story:

I left my pc on while I was at work. There was a storm that day and I don't have a surge protector.
I got home and my Samsung syncmaster P2250 lcd monitor said "check signal cable". So I did. Everything seemed fine. I googled the problem but no one had the exact same issue so I fiddled with the pc and made it worse.

I work at a computer shop on weekends so I took it into them and asked them to look at it. Their monitor wouldn't respond to my pc either. They were convinced that it was struck by lightning and the motherboard was damaged.

My brother then lent me a pc. I plugged it into my monitor and the exact same problem has now occurred. "Check signal cable". I plugged in two older CRT monitors and they aren't responding either.

Is it possible that the signal cable is actually causing the damage and has now destroyed my brother's pc too?

Please help.

Thank you

Answer:"Check signal cable" on more than one PC

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Hi, this is my first post. I have been trying to put together a computer, bought all the parts, put it all together, but when I connect it to a monitor it says "check connection." I cannot reach the BIOS screen at all...I have tried everything suggested, unplugging the RAM and just putting 1 stick in, unplugging the video card and putting it back, even tried using a different monitor. I have checked my connections over and over and can't find out what's wrong. All parts were bought brand new on Newegg. This is the first computer that I have built so I'm new..just wanted to see if I can get any help. Thanks in advance..

Details of my build:
Asus p5w DH deluxe motherboard
Intel quad core q6600 2.40ghz
Corsair Dominator 4gb DDR2 RAM (4 single)
Rosewill 550w power supply
Phillips 20x DVD+-
Seagate 500gb Harddrive

Answer:Monitor says "Check Connection/ No Signal" Computer Build

Forgot to add the video card: Sapphire Hd 2600 pro

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So this happened before. I bring my computer over to a friends house for a couple days, then when bringing it back to my house and hooking it back up the mic does not want to work with skype or any program that records.

Had this happen last week then it just fixed itself. As of right now everything is plugged in the right spot, all the checks and green bars move when i talk into it in the windows settings. Even when I go to monitor mic option i can hear fine, it is working.

Just for some reason it is not working with any chat program. It is not working in skype, steam, and windows recording. WTF is going on here

Answer:Mic stopped working with programs, works fine with monitor check?!

Check that the device the mic is currently plugged into is set as the default device:

The level indicator and monitoring functions will still work for non default devices, but only the default device will be used with applications (unless the applications themselves have the option to override this).

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I have a Compaq Presario 7478 (Windows 98) that is giving me problems. When I turn it on, the desktop seems to be making all the right noises, but the monitor reads, "Please Check Signal." I initially thought the problem was the monitor but when tested, it works with my laptop and another desktop. So, I am back to wondering what it wrong with the computer. (Even since I purchased it, the PC has given me troubel with display settings (often increasign the size of desktop imagines 200% and not allowing me to re-set them. I haven't done anything unusual (i.e.. I have never opened the back of the desktop, never installed mreo memory, no video card repalcements, etc.) Please help!!

Answer:Please Check Signal

Sounds like you need to try another graphics card. See if you borrow another card. REmove old card and replace with new card. Make sure you ground your hands on a metal piece of your computer case before delving inside computer. Static discharge from your hands is not good for computer components. Also make sure that computer is switched off and unplugged from the wall socket. Another idea, check the pins on the outside of the graphics card where you plug the monitor into. Sometimes these can get bent. Be very careful if you try to straighten them as they are fragile. Bazza


baglady26 said:

I have a Compaq Presario 7478 (Windows 98) that is giving me problems. When I turn it on, the desktop seems to be making all the right noises, but the monitor reads, "Please Check Signal." I initially thought the problem was the monitor but when tested, it works with my laptop and another desktop. So, I am back to wondering what it wrong with the computer. (Even since I purchased it, the PC has given me troubel with display settings (often increasign the size of desktop imagines 200% and not allowing me to re-set them. I haven't done anything unusual (i.e.. I have never opened the back of the desktop, never installed mreo memory, no video card repalcements, etc.) Please help!!Click to expand...


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I Have Two Routers , The Admin Is 3com and the other is Netgear connected together by WDS , when I play online some times the signal go down then up , i know its from the wds signal because it only happens when i move the netgear router .

if the there a software or a way to find out where is the best position i should place the router please searched alot and didn't find anything that help .

thank you.

Answer:How to check the WDS signal?

acronyms need definitions; what is a WDS and can you site a make/model number please.

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I have a Compaq Presario 7478 (Windows 98) that is giving me problems. When I turn it on, the desktop seems to be making all the right noises, but the monitor reads, "Please Check Signal." I initially thought the problem was the monitor but when tested, it works with my laptop and another desktop. So, I am back to wondering what it wrong with the computer. (Even since I purchased it, the PC has given me troubel with display settings (often increasign the size of desktop imagines 200% and not allowing me to re-set them. I haven't done anything unusual (i.e.. I have never opened the back of the desktop, never installed mreo memory, no video card repalcements, etc.) Please help!!

Answer:Please Check Signal

is the video card connected into the agp or pci socket properly? can you try another monitor and see if that works?
you mention that you had display problems so maybe its the driver giving you some hassle, if you could supply more information like does the computer boot up properly etc...

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Whenever I insert my graphics card into my PCI slot and turn my computer on; I receive an error which states 'Please Check Signal', but, when I take it out, everything works fine. I even tried different slots.

I've had my graphics card working amazingly well for months without a problem. That is until I had to remove it for a while (about 2 days) and then enable my onboard graphics again until then. So, when I went to reinstall my graphics card that's the problem I've encountered.

Answer:Please check signal message!

have you disabled the onboard GFX again?

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So, I have just bought a Windows 8.1 Key and I have tried to install it via the updater not fresh install. The issue I am having is that it keeps saying...
"We can't connect right now
Check your internet connection and try again"
Things attempted to solve the issue:
1. I have restarted my router and my PC and hasn't made a difference.
2. I have looked on the internet mainly forums and YouTube but I can't find a fix.

P.S. I was not sent 2 keys only 1 For 8.1 so I don't know if that will make a difference.

Answer:Can't connect right now, Please check you internet signal.

Try looking at this tutorial Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8

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So iwas wondering if there is a way to check the signal strengh of your wifi by percentage.

Answer:Is There A Way To Check WIFI Signal Strengh

inSSIDer. You can get the 3.x edition for free still at MetaGeek Software Archives | MetaGeek For $19 for the 4.x version is well worth it. You are supporting the writer to keep writing a good software package.

Now of course the one command a lot of people tend to not use in the Windows Command window is "netsh wlan show all" (do not use the quotes, just the whole command as written). It will not only show you your A/P & Channel it is on, but any that your WiFi card picks up.

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So, I have a new FX Dominator 5500 AGP 8x/4x video card. Replacing a PCI Rage 3D IIC. Installed AGP card, got "Check Signal" message. My questions are as follows:

1. Do I need to Uninstall Driver for PCI card in Device Manager?
2. In the event I am unable to install the AGP card, can I just go back to Device Manager and click on "Update Driver" to reinstall the PCI card? Or do I need to download driver from the ATI website? Reason I ask this, is I could not find the specific driver there. Only options on ATI/Drivers for XP are Rage 128/128 Pro, Rage Pro and Rage XL. But not my IIC.
3. After I uninstall driver for PCI card, do I need to go into BIOS and tell it under Integrated Peripherals/Init Display First and change from PCI to AGP? Or should that change automatically when I plug in AGP card.
4. I bought a 8x/4x card because the guy at the computer store said it would work with my AGP 4x. Is this true?
5. Lastly, when I go into BIOS/Advanced Chipset Features/AGP & P2P Bridge Control, my two options are 2X and 1X. Shouldn't this be 4x if that is what the box for the mobo says?

If you are reading this and can answer any or all of these questions, that would be so cool!!! TIA

Answer:Swapping PCI vid card to AGP and get Check Signal message. Why?

2.Should have disk with drivers. If not try this.check it first.
3.It should change but its best to check just in case.
4.It should work alright.
5.Yes Check in your bios and make sure its set to 4X. It might be set wrong...
I scanned this file its virus free but just not sure if its the right one.It says it is. But you ll know soon enough if it isn't let me know ill look some more...

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Please Help. My computer has lost it. It will power up, the hard drive spins up but does not complete boot process the processor fan spins but there is no beep and the monitor says Check Signal. I tried the hard drive in my other computer and it works fine.
Thanks for your response

Answer:Boot Problem, no beep, check signal

did you get a power surge or cut before this happened?? How old is the machine?

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So, I have a new FX Dominator 5500 AGP 8x/4x video card. Replacing a PCI Rage 3D IIC. Installed AGP card, got "Check Signal" message. My questions are as follows:

1. Do I need to Uninstall Driver for PCI card in Device Manager?
2. In the event I am unable to install the AGP card, can I just go back to Device Manager and click on "Update Driver" to reinstall the PCI card? Or do I need to download driver from the ATI website? Reason I ask this, is I could not find the specific driver there. Only options on ATI/Drivers for XP are Rage 128/128 Pro, Rage Pro and Rage XL. But not my IIC.
3. After I uninstall driver for PCI card, do I need to go into BIOS and tell it under Integrated Peripherals/Init Display First and change from PCI to AGP? Or should that change automatically when I plug in AGP card.
4. I bought a 8x/4x card because the guy at the computer store said it would work with my AGP 4x. Is this true?
5. Lastly, when I go into BIOS/Advanced Chipset Features/AGP & P2P Bridge Control, my two options are 2X and 1X. Shouldn't this be 4x if that is what the box for the mobo says?

If you are reading this and can answer any or all of these questions, that would be so cool!!! TIA

Answer:Swapping PCI vid card to AGP and get Check Signal message. Why?

all right.

1-Yes, you should uninstall your old driver before installing the new card. Since your old card is ati while the new one is nvidia, you should use driver cleaner to be sure that all the old driver is gone.
2-You probably can but it's recommended that you go to the manufacture's site and download the more updated driver (plus if you use driver cleaner, it will actually wipe most traces of the old drivers(including the one windows comes).
3-Yes, you should actually go into bios to enable the agp. A lot of modern Mobo will detect the card automatically, but just to be sure, you should go into bios and enable the agp.
4-Yes, if yuor mobo support only agp 4, you should buy card with agp 4 support.
5-I am not really sue about the agp & P2p bridge, but I am guessing that you see the agp 2x and 1x is because of the voltage of the mobo. To get truely agp 4x, your card and mobo need to be able to run the voltage of the agp 4x. Some older mobo can run at agp 4x but it's at 3v (or 1.5 not sure). The newer agp 4x card actually runs at a diff voltage.

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Online light has been blinking/cycling for the entire day = no net. Modem is a comcast rental.

Signal values:
frequency 567000....0 Hz
signal to noise 35 dB
power level 9 dBmV

channel id 0
frequency 0 Hz
ranging service id 0
symbol rate 0.000 Msym/s
power level 8 dBmV

... Now the online light is solid but 3rd light is blinking still no net
channel id 3
frequency 370.....0 Hz
power level 50 dBmV

Answer:Motorola Surfboard signal level check

You pay them for the service right? Have them send a tech and find the problem...

Make sure you aren't running through any splitters for your connection to the cable modem as it degrades the signal.

Renting a modem from Comcast is a rip-off btw.

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Hi, my mom's pc and mine were recently hit by viruses. I downloaded some patches, etc. from Microsoft. My pc is OK but my mom's now has a blue screen that says 'please check signal'. Only the screen comes on for 1 minute- can't get anything when we try to power on. :dead: Unplugged everything, replugged it, tried combinations. Just before this, the system would run a debugging program that would freeze everything up. Mom was getting the blue screen before, but she found out that switching the power surge off, then on, fixed the problem. Sorry, I'm new to this site but was hoping for some info because everyone wants to charge her $80 to $100 just to discuss the problem, not to fix it. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:BLUE SCREEN: please check signal; no power, won't boot

Sounds like a bad power supply or a power problem that has damaged the motherboard.

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Is there a good way to see which channel I should set my Router on for Wifi?

I noticed my max speed has been 1.7mb/sec.. but lately It's only been 1.2-1.4mb/s and I think it's the interference of the TV and etc..

is there a way to determine the best channel?


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Is there a good way to see which channel I should set my Router on for Wifi?

I noticed my max speed has been 1.7mb/sec.. but lately It's only been 1.2-1.4mb/s and I think it's the interference of the TV and etc..

is there a way to determine the best channel?


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my monitor data cable was cut
i want to know standard colors of the data
cable which wire is the ground & which is the red & so on...
any one help me

Answer:monitor signal cable

As far as I know, there is no standard. Everybody makes the cables the way they want, making it hard to find replacements sometimes.

"That is not dead
Which can eternal lie
Yet with strange aeons
Even death may die"
- H.P. Lovecraft

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my think pad is Pentium III and it only shows blank screen with blinking curser.after few seconds it shows the message pxe-e61:media test faliur, check cable repeatedly

Answer:IBM thinkpad pxe-e61 check cable

Your laptop is trying to boot off a network, no network is being found, so it's telling you to check the network cable. If it's not a networked computer, check the boot order in the BIOS, also check to see if the hard drive is being recognized - it may have died.

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Hi there i am new to this site and i am seeking aid for my current asus laptop x55a series model.....when i start up my laptop i recieve this message.
"Intel UNDI , PXE-2.0(build 083)
Copyright © 1997-2000 intel corporation
For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.1.0.10(10/20/11)
Check cable connection!
PXE-M0F : Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
Reboot and select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key

Answer:check cable connection

This is because your LAN card is selected as the first boot device. You have to go into the bios by pressing F2 during boot and change the boot sequence to first boot device cdrom then hd. If this happen out of the blue it's likely because of a dying bios battery that needs to be replace.

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Alright so a few weeks ago ( I've put off not researching this till now bc I had another laptop handy but weirdly enough that one stopped working ) I was using my laptop like normal lol and then I went to bed and woke up with thus weird screen saying that I need to check cable connection and stuff ugh help

Answer:Check cable connection pxe:mof

Btw it's a Toshiba Intel

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Question: check video cable

when i start my pc, i could receive the error signal from my monitor like this"no signal check video cable" as well a beeb sound also. what is this error? how can i fix it?

Answer:check video cable

The beep sounds can you describe them like are they 3 short beeps, 3 long beeps or what. These are called beep codes that tell us which piece of hard ware has failed in your computer. We also need the Make and Model of your computer to determine what the beep codes mean.Generally they mean some thing like RAM, CPU or any of the systems in your computer has failed, overheated, or come disconnected.

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Hi there, please help (again).
Windows XP Pro
Western Digital HDD
Maxtor HDD
Motherboard KV7MA
PSU 460 watts
RAM 320 gb

Monitor won't come on with normal startup, have to turn it on manually. Shows a box with red blue and green lines and message "Check signal input cable" and "monitor is working". After a few seconds the monitor shuts down (along with everything else) and restarts (along with everything else). It does this continually untill I get fed up and turn it off by holding the power button in for 5 seconds. I tried another HDD with Windows 98se with same results. I tried another computer with same results. The computer worked fine until I installed new HDD. But now does same with old HDD. Any and all help greatly appreciated.

Answer:Monitor signal input cable

can you borrow a monitor to check? otherwise your video card is suspect.

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Hi guys
When I turn on my PC I got that message on my monitor ( NO signal Cable ), I hear 4 beeps, I can press Ctrl, ALt, DEL I got response on keyboard, but still the same MSG on the Monitor, pls help, Is it the VGA Card???, BIOS,???


Answer:NO Signal Cable message on monitor

First of all, STOP double posting, or we wont answer your question...
Second... check on the back of the computer and reconnect the monitor cable and try again... if it didnt work, after 4 beeps... it must be serviced or you can open up the PC and reseat the VGA.

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so, my y400 turned black (not shut down) when i was trying to connect to a wifi...and when i reboot it. it shows:check cable connection!PXE- EXiting Intel PXE ROM.No bootable device-- insert boot dist and press any key 

Answer:Y400 check cable connection

tlzlwdql wrote:so, my y400 turned black (not shut down) when i was trying to connect to a wifi...and when i reboot it. it shows:check cable connection!PXE- EXiting Intel PXE ROM.No bootable device-- insert boot dist and press any key See if resetting bios to default will solve the problem.

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my computer is a desk top and it says media failure check cable and i have no idea what its talking about and what cable i'm supposed to check....

Answer:media failure check cable?????

What were you doing at the time you got this message? Were you importing movie files from a camcorder or something similar?It helps if you let us know all details, otherwise we are just guessing.When you get these type of message, usually the user is doing something to trigger it.

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Just got a Crossover cable fom Maplins but still cant get my FTP to work. Is here anyway for me to check the cable is working ok?Tried connecting PC to PC but no joy.

Answer:Crossover cable. How can I check it works?

Only way to be sure is buy a cable tester or try another cable

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I used the HP w2207 monitor for month's with no problem. I have 3 user accounts on my computer the monitor will not work if I log in with the administrator account, but works just fine when I log in with either of the other accounts. I have tried rebooting numerous times from the administrator account, I have tried all suggestions I can find so far nothing has worked. I need to be able to log in from my administraor account.

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My monitor always show "VGA : No Signal" And then show "Check Video Cable" when i start my desktop, i haven't use my desktop in a few months. My desktop is working normal, but not on the monitor . i also use the DVI converter on my VGA cable

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I have been using my monitor without issue for months. Now I receive a Check Video Cable message anytime I turn it on and am unable to access the menu buttons on the monitor.  I've tried unlugging from the wall and the montior and holding the power button for 30 to 60 seconds. I've also restarted my computer, made sure all my updates are done and checked the video cable... help!!!

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Ok I thought I could figure out what was wrong but to no avail . My kids have our other computer to work on and play games ,it was working fine ,no problems what so ever,than we shut it down . When we powered it back up all I get on the screen is check video cable connection. I have made sure all connections and cards are securely in place. Is there something else I can do short of buying a new monitor. We are running windows 98 se on it .No it is not hooked to the internet either so no way of getting virus or such.
Thanks Cassie

Answer:check video cable connection

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Hello everyone I made a post a few days ago about my computer not powering on. Today i took the power supply to the computer shop and asked them to test it and it wasnt working so they replaced it. I also bought a new full tower case as i thought it would be good to have some more room in my case. I got home and installed all the parts the computer now turns on but the monitor is simply just saying "check monitior cable" i have reseated the graphics card multiple times. I've checked everything is plugged in. I made sure to take my time it took about 2 hours to build and it still isnt working any ideas at all?

Just some extra information the motherboard cpu ram graphics card hard drive and disk drive were all previously installed so when the power supply died and i got a new one i decieded i would but a new tower as well and moved all the parts to the new tower.

My mouse and keyboard dont light up but the disk drive will open. CPU, Graphic card, PSU and tower fans are all working and the power supply is a corsair 850W.

Thanks for any help at all,


Answer:Solved: Check monitior cable

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Toshiba Satellite laptop purchased new in June, 2012. The hard drive was replaced under manufacturer's warranty in December, 2012. Now it will not boot and has the following displayed:

Intel UNDI, PXE 2.0 (build 083)
For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller V2.0.2.7 (11/02/10)
Check cable connection!
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM
No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key

I have tried to us F8 to get to the Windows recovery option and I have tried to use a Windows 7 Repair disc. No joy for either. I do not have an image disc. I believe that the hard disc has a recovery partition, but I have not been able to access it so far.
Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 will not boot - check cable?


PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROMClick to expand...

indicates it is trying to boot from a network device.
You need to press the proper key. get into the BIOS and set it to boot from the hard drive.
If you do not see the internal hard drive as a choice, it might mean that the replacement hd has died too.

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My pc is running slow, internet cable is running slow. I thought maybe too many things are running or I have a spyware. I ran Adaware, spyware and a few other program they found nothing.

Can you check this log to see if anything could be the problem
Thank You

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:20:26 AM, on 3/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 SP2 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\waol.... Read more

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Hello, I'm looking for a little [H] assistance in searching for some decent (& cheaply priced) cat5 cables and a cat5 coupler. This past weekend my wife decided that we needed to rearrange our 2nd bedroom/office. Previously my desk, printer, drop for the server in the basement, coaxial on the wall & modem/router were all along the same wall. This made it easy to make all my connections. But apparently the room "looks better" with the bed along this wall. So now the desk, printer, network drop, coaxial & modem/router all on different walls.

So, long story short I'm gonna need to connect aprox 18ft of line to the network drop and run it to the router and then another aprox 18ft from the router to the desk for my PC. I did a bit of searching over the past couple of days and found these couplers and this white 20ft network cable. Just wanted to run the prices by you guys here to see if there is anywhere to get it cheaper.

Is there any difference (besides price) between these 3 couplers??

tigerdirect coupler1

tigerdirect coupler2

newegg coupler

Does anyone know of a better price for a comparable cable??

20 ft White Cat5e UTP Patch Cable

I've also looked at Lowes & Home Depot and found similar items @ similar prices at HD. So if there isnt anywhere online to get better prices I might be better off getting them @ HD (I'd save shipping costs and would have them later today).

Thanks in advance.
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Answer:Network cable price check

Monoprice. Thank me later.

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 Hello,  I'm having boot problems with my Lenovo p580 win 7 64 bit laptop Lately more and more often it can't boot and just loads a screen that says.  Check Cable Connection!PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.No Bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key.  It's getting so bad I have to try to restart 20-30 times for Windows to start up. I've done many different hard drive test and they all say the hard drive is great. The laptop is only a few months old. Also I've opened it up and unseated and re-seated the hard drive and that hasn't helped at all. I have also entered the bios and see that the hard drive is not listed. Only "Atheros boot agent" and my DVD Rom. Also when it doesn't start up when I power it on it does make a sort of 'clicking sound'.I have no peripherals connected and am a lose to what the problem could be. I have no viruses or anything as I am pretty safe and always checking. This is the only problem I have with the computer. Unfortunately I'm in China for a while but bought the laptop in Canada and the warranty isn't applicable over here. Despite it being a Chinese company!   Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks! 

Answer:Check Cable Connection! (P580 Win 7/64 bit)

hi thielek,
There must be something wrong with your BIOS as the HDD should be shown on the Boot Device Priority (see spoiler).Have you already called lenovo to report the issue?
 Spoiler (Highlight to read)
Also, clicking noise is most of the time a sign of an imminent failure on the HDD. If you have a Seagate HDD, did you ran an Advanced Test using Seagate's HDD diagnostic utility (Seatools) ?

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I tried to extend my display to another screen and now have 2 HP x2301 with me. I connected them by an hdmi cable but the second screen cannot be detected in the screen resolution (from control panel). The second screen also projects "check video cable". Can you please help me solve this issue. Thank you!

Answer:Check video cable HP x2301

Hi, What is your machine ? Does it support multiple display ? Regards.

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windows 7 home premium. Standard VGA cable- as I understand it does not support X resolution. I've looked up SEGA cable which is for X. I will feel cheated if I spend $14.00 on a cable and get a NO SIGNAL message on the digital TVA which has a resolution of X and a refresh rate the same as my computer which is 60HZ. I have tried clone, extended, and only the ND monitor.

Answer:will wrong vga cable result in NO SIGNAL on second monitor

Please post your complete system specs, the make/model of the monitors & the graphics card.

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So tonight I shut down my computer and unplugged the VGA cable from my graphics card and tried to plug it into the VGA input on my motherboard. The reason for this was because I tried switched from dedicated graphics to integrated graphics (Long story). When it was plugged into the motherboard I tried switching my computer on and my monitor came up with 'no signal' and the light stayed orange. So I tried to plug The VGA cable back into my graphics card then I still got no signal!

II've tried everything from re-seating the graphics card and RAM to trying different monitors and cables. It simply isn't working and all I did was unplug the VGA cable from my graphics card into my motherboard VGA input. I can't post any detailed system info as I am writing this on my iPod (very time consuming!) as I can't even do anything on my computer. But my monitor was displaying everything perfectly fine before I unplugged my VGA cable (when my computer was shut down) I don't see what's causing this.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:No signal from monitor after plugging VGA cable into Motherboard

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My product is 22cwa Display. Recently I purchased a monitor, and was using it just fine. This morning, I managed to connect my monitor to my laptop. But the screen keeps on saying "Check Video Cable", and my lap top tries to connect to the monitor infinitely many times but none of the time works. In addition, if I press "power off (turning the monitor OFF)" button, then my mac book WOULD recognize the monitor and "arrangement" showed in my Settings/display page. However, as soon as I turn the monitor on, it will not work! Connection is broken again. Moreover, I cannot reset my monitor. I press the leftmost button, menu page would not pop up! I unplugged the power cord, and pressed the power off button for more than a minute and turn it back on, still the monitor says "Check Video Cable" and does not let me go to "menu". 

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Hi guys, I've just changed my hard drive and when I tried to turn on my T410 laptop, it says "PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable". After which i'm brought to this screen that shows the following: Cannot boot from any device Current boot order and device status1. USB FDD: --> Device not found2. ATAPI CDO: Model HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GU1ON - (S2 -> No valid operating system3. USB CD: --> Device not found4. ATA HDDO: Model WDC WD7500BPVX-60JC3T0 - (S -> No valid operating system5. PCI LAN: Model IBA GE Slot 00C8 v1351 -> No valid operating system6. USB HDD: -> Device not found7. ATA HDD1: -> Device not foud Excluded from boot order:ATA HDD2:ATA HDD3:ATAPI CD1:ATAPI CD2:  Does anyone have any solutions to this? Like what should I do to figure out what exactly is the issue here? Any help is much appreciated! Cheers,ChanPH

Answer:PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable

<<I've just changed my hard drive>> How did you go about that?

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Let me give you the quick version of my problems with my latptop:

I recently bought a new MSI GX620 and it was working fine until I wanted to install a program and it told me my hard drive was full. I found out it was my C: drive and I tried to partition my hard drive with Partition Magic which made my D: drive disappear. Then, I used the recovery disks that MSI sent with the laptop to restore to defaults. A message would pop up telling me that it was installing something and needed to reboot to finish it, but every time it would reboot it would display the same message and reboot. After dealing with that I partitioned my hard drive again to have one big C: drive and now, whenever I try to turn on my computer, I get a message...well a big one. It says:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F:Exiting PXE ROM.

Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key...

What is happening? How do I fix this?

PS:My OS is Vista

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Windows xp home edition version 2002 service pack 2
emachine T2984
Intel Celeron 2.93 GHz
Two hard drives connected (80G and 70G)

Trying to reformat this computer to vista for a friend but every time I enter the boot menu I get "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable". I've looked around online for a solution but nothing has helped me so far except to tell me it's an error concerning the hard drive. The computer works fine when booted normally. I've also tried entering the boot menu with each individual hard drive (with only 1 hard drive plugged in) but the same error came up both times. As far as the boot disc is concerned, i'm fairly sure it works as I used it not too long ago to reformat. Also when i entered the bios i didn't see anything concerning the hard drive but i might have just overlooked it or was looking in the wrong place.

Any suggestions?

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I have a Dell Latitude E6440 , i5, Windows 7 64 bit laptop.
I'm trying to startup it up and i get the message "PXE-E61 : Media Test Failure, Check Cable".
When i check BIOS, i only have CD and NIC listed with no HDD, meaning the HDD is not detected. I do not want to open up the laptop and check the connections because this may make the Warranty invalid.
Please assist in sending an Engineer to have a look at it. Our Offices are based in Dubai.
Best Regards,

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I have  Dell Latitude E6440, Windows 7 64 bit and i'm getting the error "PXE-E61 : Media Test Failure, Check Cable" during startup.
I have tried to check BIOS and i only have DVD Drive and Onboard NIC listed meaning the HDD is not being detected. Also tried starting up the laptop in safe mode and the results are the same.
Please assist in sending a Dell Engineer to come and look at the devise. We are based in Dubai and the Warranty is still valid with NBD support plan.
Best Regards,

Answer:PXE-E61 : Media Test Failure, Check Cable

I have also run diagnostics and i get the message "Hard Drive - Not Installed" meaning it is clearly an issue with the Hard Drive. Either a connection issue or a physical issue within the hard drive.
Please help in resolving this.
Best Regards,

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I am stuck

About 7 months ago I was on net, computer froze.

I turned it off and restarted it with no luck.

Tried to load reboot disk it starts but then a message comes up eject!

Thought I would try other things including BIOs changes to reboot, no luck

Other day bought new hard drive fitted, no joy, same problem.

I have tried everything I can think of. I have virtually lived on google and wanadoo search engines trying to find an answer and have tried everything suggested.

Put me out of my misery and help me!!!!

I need sleep, but I refuse to sleep until I have solved this problem.

Answer:pxe e61 Media Test Fail, check cable

Do you get any error messages when you reboot?

And what do you mean when you say:

picotto79 said:

Tried to load reboot disk it starts but then a message comes up eject!Click to expand...


You loaded floppy disks? Or an installation CD? What operating system are you using?

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While transportation, probably my Harddisk must have moved or something, now I cant access it.
I have a Western Digital 1TB HD, and a Western Digital 500 GB HD.
Here's an image explaining whats going on! Can anyone help me with this?


Answer:PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

The message

pxe-61: media failureClick to expand...

is telling you that

the CD has nothing mounted which is bootable
the HD has nothing that is bootable
so it tries to boot using the NIC interface and it too has failed
You need to investigate the MBR and the C:\ partition for validity

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After purchasind a new hard drive, it wasn't the problem. I'm pretty sure I have some setting wrong in BIOS. I tried to set it to default settings, but no luck. Everytime I try to boot up it reads Media test Failure, check cable. Does anybody know how I can fix this? I've been going crazy for a week trying to fix my laptop and just discovered this error.

Answer:Media test Failure, check cable

Hi can you post the make and model of your computer,in the meantime there is some info here

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Four year old Acer Aspire One started having BSOD issues. Alternates between fine to crashing and unable to boot into windows. The file it names in the BSOD is volmgr.sys. Generally after the blue screen crash it cannot detect the hard drive and I get a PXE-M0F error saying no bootable device. I remove the laptop battery and restart until it seems to find the hard drive.

Ran memtest and it said everything was fine. Would like to be sure that something like the hard drive is the problem before I replace it.

Any help is appreciated.

Answer:BSOD volmgr.sys PXE-M0F check cable connection

Some important files are missing in your upload. See the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions ... take both the options. Either of these two will gather all the needed info there.

Also, take two tests.

Test the HDD using Seatools. Take both the short generic and the long generic tests.SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use
Test your RAM modules for possible errors. How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest86+ for at least 8 consecutive passes.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Let us know the results.

BugCheck 24, {1904fb, fffff88007a96488, fffff88007a95ce0, fffff80002aa08c9}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MmCheckCachedPageStates+559 )

Followup: MachineOwner

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I just got a brand new, not refurbished hard drive and keep getting these two messages:


I cannot boot from my XP disk as it just keeps repeating that message every few seconds.

I did the f12 and recognizes the hard drive, and made it restore defaults even thought I've never changed anything from the default.

I've tried moving the jumper cable around and it does make some difference as it won't recognize the HD in one configuration.

The new hard drive is a hitachi ATA/IDE 7200 rpm unit going into an HP laptop.

Any advice as to what I need to do to make this work is appreciated and since this is something I have never done before I would appreciate it if you could be as specific as possible.



Answer:PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

1) Make sure the drive is secure.
2) Disable "Boot from LAN" in the BIOS...this seems to fix it most of the time.

I've seen this error quite a bit w/ PC's that are brought in to where I work.

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Hello everyone
i hope someone is able to help me out with this. I have a Dell 3521 and I changed the motherboard and when I started the computer, i got the

I press any key and the dell logo pops up and then it goes back to the same message. I bought a new hard drive and it tells me the same thing. I just bought the computer about 6 months ago and it has windows 8. I already tried installing the windows 8 cd but it doesnt let me boot it. Please help.

Answer:Pxe-e61:media test failure, check cable

This laptop is only 6 mos old and the mobo failed?
The OS is tied to the original mobo.

Why don't you get an rma?

You can also go to their site --

I wouldn't fool around with it, but it's your choice.

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hi, I have a brand new Qosmio F60/05 laptop which is now having start-up problems.
I bought it on the 29/12/2010 and have hardly used it yet except for the internet.
On a couple of occasions an error has popped up saying that the computer has detected hard drive movement......

I cant remember the rest of the message but it is usually after I have picked up the laptop from coffee table to couch etc.
It is only now that I think this is an issue because laptops are designed for portability and should be able to cope with this kind of movement.

Maybe this error and the following one are connected?
This morning I turned my laptop on and it was taking a while to boot. Then error messages came up saying that it had to restart and upon reboot the error message "PXE-E61 Media failure-check cable" "PXE-M0F Exiting PXE ROM" "Insert system disk in drive"

I am not Tech savvy and and not sure what to do now as no system disks were given with the laptop.

I have read other forums on other sites that are saying it is a hard disk problem. Is this true and should I take it back under warranty?
I just cant believe I'm having issues on a week old laptop and am quite annoyed............

please help


Answer:Qosmio F60/05 - PXE-E61 Media Failure, check cable

I just turned my computer off (not properly), opened the DVD player slightly and turned the computer back on. It came up with the messages about not turning the computer off properly and safe mode etc. While deciding if I should go into safe mode and do a system recovery, it just continued to start up and had no problems.
So I now think the problem is with the DVD drive but am still not sure what to do from here? Im guessing its a hardware issue and not a software one?

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A friend of mine has been having this problem ever since a family member of hers cleaned out the fan of excess dust and hair which it badly needed.It worked fine for a day and then since then will not boot past the error message in the subject.I reset to default BIOS settings which did not fix or change anything that was happening. I suggested it was a possible HDD problem and she purchased a new one to replace it. This did nothing either and is still experiencing the error. We attempted to do a fresh Windows install as well and it comes up stating that it is having problems detecting an HDD with both the new and the old HDD installed.Unsure what else to do next. We have disassembled the laptop to check all connections and pins, everything seems to be fine. anyone have any ideas?

Answer:PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

It sounds like it is trying to boot from a network device. Go into bios and make sure the PXE is the last selectable device.

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Media Test Failure, Check Cable.....
this is what my laptop tells me when its posting, it still posts but then when im in windows the dvd-rom works when it wants too. Is there anyway of taking the drive out and check the cable or is the rom shot?

It is a Acer Aspire 3610..

Answer:Media Test Failure, Check Cable

update all the firmware and all the latest drivers also try flashing the bios.

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At Startup Error Occurs as-
Check cable connection pxe-mof exiting intel pxe rom

Every time i start my System..
After few system booted up..

Answer:check cable connection pxe-mof exiting intel pxe rom

It's trying to boot from a network drive.
Go into BIOS and check your settings for boot devices/options.
If you have a "Boot from LAN", delete it.
If you can't delete it, make it the last priority.

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