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Question: Monitor/PC Problem

I hope this is the right section to post this.Anyway, this is my problem...I have a NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 Graphics card and I'm running windows XP.My computer loads fine untill its about to load the desktop and then before it loads it my monitor goes on standby mode (the green light turns orange). When i restart it, the monitor remains the same. I then need to keep turnin the computer on and off untill it finally loads.Extra Info:I've tryed resoultion 800x600 and 1024x768. Doesn't change anything.I'm using 75 as screen refresh rateI have tryed changing the resolution and also updating my graphics card driver but i still have this annoying problem.Does anyone have any idea's on how to fix it?

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Answer: Monitor/PC Problem

Can you boot in safemode?Did you follow the Nvidia Install Hints? :-?Driver Installation Hints: "Download Accelerator" utilities should be disabled when downloading any drivers.Do not run virus protection software in the background while installing the drivers. This prevents the driver from configuring itself properly.Before installing new drivers make sure you uninstall all NVIDIA display drivers from the Windows Control Panel. Browse to the Start Menu > Windows Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and search for "NVIDIA Windows Display Drivers" or "NVIDIA Display Drivers" and select remove.

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I have HP Desktop Tower Pavilion with windows 10, I had two HP S2031 monitors in dual mode, worked fine. One of them died, I got a good deal on a larger HP 27er monitor.  I hooked it up, they were both working fine ... it was using a default monitor
setting ... and then yesterday the computer downloaded some updates, and in doing so, it downloaded the driver for the HP 27er and installed.  The next thing that happens is the older HP S2031 starts to go dark ... like it is going into sleep mode, and
then it is totally black.  On reboot, it starts up with both monitors working, but within seconds of reboot the HP S2031 goes black again. The HP S2031's buttons do nothing, other than the power button, which turns it off and on, but that is it.  
I have done all troubleshooting, I did not even have them set up to sleep, all settings are at NEVER.  In coming here, I have done all the fixes I can find for similar  that are posted for similar issues, the Windows Key + W... nothing. 
The create new power plan ... nothing.  the device manger>display adapters>disable then enable ... nothing.  and lastly Start>Control Panel>System>Device Manager>display adapter>driver tap>update ... still nothing.  HOW
DO I GET THE HP S2031 MONITOR TO NOT BE IN SLEEP AND HAVE BLACK SCREEN.  I can not figure this out and am not finding any fix.

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Hi I wanted to use my CRT TV as a second monitor and connected it to my Computer using an 'S' connector.I have an NVIDIA 5500 Card with TV Out. so I ran the Cable from this to my TV.I then Selected Clone mode to get the same picture on my Monitor and my TV the problem is while my Monitor works fine and displays in color my TV only displays in Black and White.So how do I get my TV to display in Color when connected to my Computer.Note: The TV works fine for normal TV reception its just that it won't display in Color when using it as an additional Monitor.

Answer:Dual Monitor Problem TV+Monitor (Clone mode) Monitor (OK) TV (No Color)

You will alway struggle with a cathode screen. You need to really have a T.V that has a VGA port. Which generally means spending money. My tv is a Sony Bravia with a VGA port and it works perfect but I had to spend the money to get it. 

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I am looking for help with my new x201 (3626 A57) with docking station.  I am running it with an external Lenovo monitor using the docking base.  I have them set up for dual mode when in the dock.  I undocked by pressing the button on the left of the dock, waited for the green light to stop flashing, and pulling the lever.  After using the laptop successfully in undocked config, I replaced the laptop on the dock.  From that point until I reboot, the the monitor did not recognize the laptop and did not display a dual mode screen.  I tried Fn + F4 for sleep mode and also unplugged the external monitor.  It would be great if this worked seamlessly in or out of the dock. Any ideas?  Am I doing something wrong in my undocking?













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Answer:X problem with re-docking in dual monitor mode with Lenovo 22" ext. Monitor

did you try pressing fn + f7 when you redock.  i think tht is the switch for the monitor.

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Hi, my brother said that he started getting this problem when he bumped his desk. The screen went black with streaks of red running down the screen after he had bumped it. His computer is connected by DVI, and when he used the HDMI port in the monitor for XBox the image was working fine. He hasn't been able to test and see if it's just the DVI port that has been broken as he doesn't have any other devices that use DVI in the house.

What he would like to know if is if this a problem with his computer or monitor. It only started happening when he bumped his desk. The picture is where we are at now.

Answer:Image distorted on monitor, problem with Windows or monitor?

It could be either the monitor, the video adapter in the computer or the cable. Easiest way to test is with a different monitor and try that your monitor on a different computer.

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I tried turning my computer on today on Christmas Day, and everything booted up fine. I was surfing the web and on my regular programs for about 30 minutes. Then all out of a sudden, it appears that my monitor is freaking out. I was seeing colors changing, green lines going up and down the screen, as if it appeared something had occurred with the monitor. I go back and forth switching VGA and DVI cables from my monitor to my compute,r with no luck. I tried restarting the computer manually a few times as well, and one time I was lucky to get back to the desktop, only to have it freeze on me and turn off. One other time it allowed me to get to the f8 f10 boot menu, but when I tried to possibly boot up in safe mode it froze again and appeared to show more freakups with the monitor.

I then took the vga cable from my monitor into my laptop, and it is working perfect. Not a problem at all so this is making me believe the computer is the problem. What could possibly affect this over night? I've never experienced anything similar to this. It's as if it is making the monitor appear that something has burned out, but in reality it is the computer that is not working correctly.

When the computer does start up, which it clearly is, my monitor is saying it does not detect the DVI / VGA. Other times, like right now, it appears as if the computer is starting up fine, but if the past 10 minutes tells me anything, it will freeze again and the computer will shut off by itself.

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Answer:Computer turns on, but monitor blank...(Not a monitor problem though)

I should also mention I finally did manage to get through a system restore, to about a week ago, and I still managed to experience the same monitor / freezing problem.

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I've searched some forums and while i have found all sorts of dual monitor problems i haven't found this one.

I have a MSI M670 laptop ( with nvidia 6100Go graphics card ) and a Samsung SyncMaster T240HD. I always connected my monitor with a VGA cable on my windows xp and everything worked fine.
After i've installed Windows 7 when i connect the monitor to my laptop automatically the laptop monitor is disabled and the Samsung becomes the primary display.
If i press windows_key+P Computer Only is selected and whatever i select from the list ( duplicate, extend, projector only ) nothing happens and Computer Only is always selected.

In the Nvidia panel under the "Set up multiple displays" option after i connect the Samsung it becomes the only option so i cannot revert to my laptop display whatever i do.
Rigurous Display Detection does not help at all.

Any ideas ?

Answer:dual monitor problem (primary monitor disappears)

Have you been to multiple displays option in nvidia control panel and selected them both?

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just getting my dual monitor setup running, and it seems fine, both monitors running off one ati video card (x1600pro), primary monitor running off of DVI and the second running VGA, PC is running Windows XP Media Center

the problem is the second monitor seems washed out, the colours seem over exposed, or too bright however you want to describe it. The first/primary monitor is perfect. I have the silver theme enabled on WinXP, and by default, the highlighting color is gray, I can hardly see the gray on the second monitor when the background is white because its so washed out

any idea how to get this monitor to look the way its suppose to?

Thanks alot!
 

Answer:Dual Monitor Problem - Second Monitor washed out, very bright

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I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to computer, ah, specs (or finding information about the one I have)... so I don't have much for you to go on.

Computer is a Dell, with Windows XP Home Edition. Monitor is LCD.

A few days ago (around Wednesday morning) my monitor began to click on and off. The screen would flash black and the light, next to the on/off button, would flash from green (on) to yellow/orange (off). At first it wasn't that bad. When I switched pages on the internet, scrolled, or highlighted something on the page it would flash.
It steadily got worse, going from internet pages to flashing on and off right when I turned the computer on, all through the loading and welcome screens.
I thought maybe it was just the monitor, so I switched it out and hooked up my old hp pavilion mx70 monitor.

That monitor worked perfectly fine with my old tower, but when hooked up to my new one it... Erm, got 'static-y'. It looked like an old TV that had a VHS tape in the player, being re-wound. I know that sounds odd, but it was like spikes from the side of the screen surging inwards. I thought it was because the monitor was so much older than the tower. Soon the static got steadily worse, and I used it for about a day before it got to be too much.

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Answer:Solved: Monitor or Tower problem? Monitor is blinking on and off.

Video card is busted. When in safe mode, the video card's drivers are not loaded, so the card does not function at "full blast". It will not cause trouble because of that.
Dell model would help finding a replacement, but it can well be assumed that there's a PCI-E 16x slot for add-on graphics. This would be a cheap replacement in that case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121302

This is all an assumption on the most propable cause. The problem could also be your power supply or motherboard, but those are pretty unlikely.
 

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I tried turning my computer on today on Christmas Day, and everything booted up fine. I was surfing the web and on my regular programs for about 30 minutes. Then all out of a sudden, it appears that my monitor is freaking out. I was seeing colors changing, green lines going up and down the screen, as if it appeared something had occurred with the monitor. I go back and forth switching VGA and DVI cables from my monitor to my compute,r with no luck. I tried restarting the computer manually a few times as well, and one time I was lucky to get back to the desktop, only to have it freeze on me and turn off. One other time it allowed me to get to the f8 f10 boot menu, but when I tried to possibly boot up in safe mode it froze again and appeared to show more freakups with the monitor.

I then took the vga cable from my monitor into my laptop, and it is working perfect. Not a problem at all so this is making me believe the computer is the problem. What could possibly affect this over night? I've never experienced anything similar to this. It's as if it is making the monitor appear that something has burned out, but in reality it is the computer that is not working correctly.

When the computer does start up, which it clearly is, my monitor is saying it does not detect the DVI / VGA. Other times, like right now, it appears as if the computer is starting up fine, but if the past 10 minutes tells me anything, it will freeze again and the computer will shut off by itself.

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Answer:Computer turns on, but monitor blank...(Not a monitor problem though)

I should also mention I finally did manage to get through a system restore, to about a week ago, and I still managed to experience the same monitor / freezing problem.

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prodesplay p221when I puss in manue baton then OSDLOCKOUT display is come in screen so can not change any setting.

Answer:prodisplay p221 monitor OSDLOCKOUT problem in monitor

Hi @mmhasan,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with message you are lockout. I will be glad to help you. Per the User Guide page 8, If pressing the power button has no effect, the power button lockout feature may be enabled. To disable this feature, press and hold the monitor power button for 10 seconds. Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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I have recently built a new box with a clean install of Windows 7. Initially I only had 1 monitor and things worked fine. I decided to add a second monitor and that is when the problems started.

When the system boots both monitors display all of the bootup information and and both monitors display the Windows 7 Startup screens. This tells me both monitors and connections are good.

Once Windows loads only monitor 2 has a display on it. Monitor 1 is blank. I have check and both monitors are running the same, and latest drivers. I have gone into windows and it shows two monitors, but I can not get a display on monitor 1.

This is the first time I have had dual monitors so it may very well be a user error, but I am pretty computer literate.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Dual Monitor Problem - Only 1 monitor working

Go to Control Panel>>Display and then go to Change Display Settings. Under Multiple Displays go for "Extend these displays".

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Hello,
I just reinstalled windows xp with sp2 on my dell latitude. The problem i am having is that now the whenever i drag windows around, they move really choppy on screen. I checked out the device manager and it said the video controller (vga adapter) driver was not installed so i installed it thinking that would fix my problem but it has not. It installed mobility radeon 7500 adapter i believe. Does anyone have any advice. Also, when i look at the display properties, it says i have multiple monitors attached when i do not.
Any help would be much appreciated.

Ps. Its a dell latitude 2.40 ghz with 1 gig of ram

Answer:Laptop monitor all choppy - monitor problem?

First, the multiple monitor issue: common with laptops, as they can support the primary LCD and/or an external monitor.

Next, go to dell.com and see if there any drivers for your laptop's lcd. This could solve the problems your having.

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I have dual monitors set up for extended displays. The monitors are correctly positioned in the virtual display. When I move a window to the second monitor, it disappears from monitor 1 but doesn't show up in monitor 2 - that screen is black. Thanks

Answer:Dual monitor problem - 2nd monitor is blank

Hello, and welcome to SevenForums! To improve your experience with getting help here, you should help us by filling in your system specs. Instructions for doing so, as well as information and rules of SevenForums can be found in this thread. The second post has instructions for filling in your system specs.

This issue sounds like it could be a driver problem. Have you tried reinstalling the driver for your graphics card?

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Hello, I'm new to the forum! Thanks for building this forum!

Here is my problem:

I have a "regular" Intel Graphics card on my HP desktop. It has a VGA port and a DVI port.

When I connect one monitor (a VIZIO 26" LED/LCD TV) to the VGA port, everthing is good...
I tried to connect a second monitor (the same TV model) but it didn't work, here's what happened:

I connected a DVI to VGA adapter into the DVI slot on the PC, then a VGA cable to the VGA port on the TV and it wouldn't even detect it!

The next thing I tried is I connected a DVI cable to the DVI port on the PC and on the other end I used a DVI to HDMI adapter and connected it to the HDMI port on the TV...well NOW the second monitor is detected in the "change display" options where you "extend" the view, BUT, my second monitor keeps shutting off (it's on PC input) automatically because it doesn't get a "signal" from the PC?

I tried to "extend" the monitor, but nothing happens! I only have a blue screen that says "no siganl" on the second monitor!

Does anyone have any idea what I can do!? Will I need another graphics card!?

Any insight is truly appreciated as I am not very versed in technology!

Thanks for your time and best regards!

Beto.

Answer:DUAL MONITOR PROBLEM- second monitor not working!

BTW, the drivers are up to date...

Thanks...

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Hi,
I need some help and if anyone can help me I will be very appreciated. My system is Windows 7 Ultimate X64.
1. USB port.
I used to have a Lenovo thinkpad W520, the USB ports can still provide power and the devices connected to the port won't be disconnected after the PC turning into sleep mode even power off, but everytime when I wake up my Precision 7510, the keyboad need a long wait to be reconnected and all of the external hard drives are reconnected too (Auto play also pops out). And I cannot charge my cellphone even if the precision is in sleeping mode with power connected to it.

2. External Monitor,
I get a Dell P2417H monitor. I connect the monitor to my PC through Display port. 
Then I use the Screen Resolution to Identify the monitor. I then use "Identify" to identify the monitor, at first both of the monitors show (1\2), which is correct because windows is set to duplicate the monitors. Then I selected Show desk top only on 1 and then "Identify" the monitors. Both of the monitors show a big 1. Then I selected show desk top only on 2 and then "Identify" the monitors. Both of the monitors show a big 2.(My p2417H is actually 2)
Then I select apply so only p2417H shows the display and close the laptop's lid. (I set the power options, so that the PC won't be turn off when I close the lid or after a long deactivation) 
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Answer:Precision 7510 USB port problem, monitor problem and Intel Rapid Storage problem

Some of what you're experiencing may be due to the different hardware than you had in the older system - however, one BIG possibility:
Windows 7 does not fully support the power management features of the Skylake CPU and chipset in your system.  Even if Windows 7 is correctly installed, there will be missing features (Microsoft never implemented the advanced Skylake power management features in anything older than Windows 8).
You'd likely experience some of the same issues with a Skylake Lenovo system.
The Skylake platform in your system WILL run Windows 7 (it's the last Intel platform that will;  the newly released Kaby Lake won't run it at all), but it won't implement all the Skylake power management features it has no drivers for (and never will have drivers for).  Unless you're completely stuck with Windows 7, most of the issue -- or all of them -- will go away if you move to Windows 10.  If you don't do it now, this is the last hardware you'll be buying -- as above, Windows 7 is history as of the release of the new Kaby Lake platform.

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I have spent hours trying to work this out to no avail. I have a T60P with a  ATI Mobility FIREGL V5250 video card External screen is Viewsonic VG2230WM What i am trying to do is make the viewsonic my MAIN screen and then the laptop screen as #2 the extended screen. I currently have it working in reverse however the options in the display settings are greyed out to enable me to make the viewsonic the main screen Any help would be much appreciated, I found quite a few posts about this but no solutions. Marc

Answer:T60P external monitor problem, setup external monitor as main and laptop screen as # 2 Vista 32bit

This isnt a complete solution but it helps... you can just drag your taskbar onto the external monitor screen. 

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ok my monitor is messed up I posted on here the other day and decided that if it was a wiring problem I would just buy another monitor. Well I decided to try one more thing since there are 2 computers here I switched the monitor to the other computer and low and behold the monitor works just fine, So I put the monitor off of this computer and put it on the other one and guess what? It is purple also, so now I know that it isn't the monitor, it has to be in the computer some place. I am running Windows XP pro. Can anyone help me figure out how to get this problem corrected.
 

Answer:color in monitor still, but not a monitor problem

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ok my monitor is messed up I posted on here the other day and decided that if it was a wiring problem I would just buy another monitor. Well I decided to try one more thing since there are 2 computers here I switched the monitor to the other computer and low and behold the monitor works just fine, So I put the monitor off of this computer and put it on the other one and guess what? It is purple also, so now I know that it isn't the monitor, it has to be in the computer some place. I am running Windows XP pro. Can anyone help me figure out how to get this problem corrected.

closing duplicate, view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/t134332/s34d2e2d4bb201c4d85b068e177b41935.html
 

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I was working on my computer when the monitor suddenly went black. Nothing seemed to be different in the tower; there were no sound changes, no light changes. The monitor's power light stayed on. I recently acquired another computer and monitor from a friend and decided to hook both monitors to both towers to troubleshoot. Both monitors work fine when hooked up to the second computer, and both monitors stay blank when connected to the first computer.

So, the problem has to be in the tower. Based on the information I've given, what sort of problem does it sound like I have? What should my next step be?

The only spec I have for the machine, since I can't access the hard drive, is that it's running XP.

Answer:Monitor went black. Monitor itself isn't the problem.

Welcome to Tech Forums, subway42!

Sounds like it could be the graphic card in the first computer not giving a video signal. See if you can acquire another graphic card for the first computer.

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Just installed the software for the Epson R300,but the ink level status is greyed out!Any advise would be appreciated

Answer:Ink monitor\Status monitor Problem

jakimo, try reinstalling the status ink monitorseparately from the disk. The software/status monitor and users manual can be installed individually. Meshuga.

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ADMIN EDIT - I believe we have a solution the second symptom and title of the thread contained in the related KB article link above this thread and found in the post marked with the solution.   I've started a new thread and am moving all comments related to Symptom #1 below to the new thread here
 
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Hello,
 
I have two problems with my brand new T530. These problems might (?) be related to each other.
OS: Win8.
 
1. My wifi suddenly turns off several times each day: PC disconnects from network, cannot see any other wifi network but the wifi light is still on. "Troubleshoot problem" solves the problem for a while but later it turns off again. I tried both "Resolving Power Management Scenario 1" and "Resolving Power Management Scenario 2" suggested by lenovo support but these do not solve my problem.
Network adapter: Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6205
Any suggestion?
 
2. In Device Manager uder Network adapters "WAN Mininiport (Network monitor) #2" has a yellow mark. In the properties there is written: "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)". I tried to update the driver but the device's driver is up to date. I tried to uninstall the driver but it is impossible. 
Any suggestion?
 
Thank you!
 
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Answer:T530 wifi problem / WAN Miniport (Network monitor) #2 problem

I have the same issue with the Wan Miniport driver.  Anyone else?

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I got problem with two things. 1. When I connect my laptop to TV with HDMI cable it switches to HD4600 and I can't play at all using GT755M. In Nvidia options I got everything set to GT755M and in example after connecting to TV this card seems blocked in game options. 2. HDD size. I got 1 TB disk and just a few things installed on my two partitions. Apparently Windows 8 shows that I have only 48 GB out of 200 GB free on disc C and 307 GB out of 734 GB on disc D. There is no way I got so much data on those discs. I've been using Windows 8 on multiple laptops and only on y510p I got this problem. I'm looking forward for some  tips.

Answer:Lenovo y510p external monitor problem and hdd problem

For first problem -Connect your HDMI to the TV and, Could you please post a screenshot of your NVIDIA Control Panel showing the graphics card. Also, go to Control Panel >> Device manager >> Displayand post a screenshot of what you see there under Display. Are your drivers up to date? Can you play games normally without connecting HDMI? For second problem -Pleae go to Control Panel >> Administrative Tools >> Computer Management >> Disk Managementand post a screenshot of that. Also, go to your Programs & Features and paste a screeshot of what all programs are installed in your system. Maybe there is some games or other programs which you are not realizing?

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Hi,  I'm trying to setup dual monitor for my lenovo T61P laptop. I want to use one external monitor which is connected to my Thinkpad docking station and the laptop lcd monitor. I'm using windows vista x64. Does any one else have it setup this way? When I connect the laptop to the docking station, only the external  monitor displays data. I've tried going into desktop settings to extend my desktop but only one monitor is present. Please help. I've spent an entire two days playing with BIOS settings, searching forums....  













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Answer:T61P - dual monitor with docking station (laptop lcd monitor) and one external monitor

This started working fine when I installed the video drivers below: Display (NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M / Quadro FX 570M) driver for Windows Vista 64-bit - ThinkPadhttp://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-67939  It looks like I had installed the wrong video drivers (32-bit)  previously. Now fn+F7 works fine and I am able to extend my desktop to mulple monitors (dual-monitor). 

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I'm having problems with my computer monitor. Everything on the screen is too big to fit my monitor and I don't mean the icons. I physically have to scroll the screen on the monitor keys to see one end of the toolbar to the other. I've fiddled with my resolution but it doesn't help, it makes it worse or stays the same. Is my monitor too old? I got it almost 6 years ago. The computer is 1 year and half old, and I'm running Windows XP. Is there a way to fix this?

Answer:screen resolution problem or monitor problem?

No that makes it horribly worse

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Hi folks. New here.  Sorry if this has  been asked/answered, but I searched and didn't find it. My company got me this great new W500 laptop.  Came with minidock and external monitor. I have the monitor plugged into the minidock, and have it to the right of the laptop. Laptop is monitor #2, and external LCD display is #2.  works great.  UNTIL.... If I lock the console, and fold the laptop monitor closed (to have it power off - i.e. at lunch break, etc...) When I come back, the external monitor is now monitor #1 (has the windows task bar, Start menu, etc...) and it thinks the laptop monitor is monitor #2.  I can't figure out how to switch them back without rebooting.  It's very frustrating, b/c the 'sides' are swapped too.  Meaning the external LCD display which is physically to the right, is "on the left" as far as Windows is concerned, so if I drag the mouse off-screen to the right of the external display, it arrives on the left side of the laptop (which is physically to the left). Is there a simple solution to this?  I can't live with having to reboot every time I lock my monitor. I'm using Windows XP if that makes a difference.

Answer:Dual Monitor issue. Lock console & external monitor becomes monitor #1

more information... It's the 'advanced minidock' with keys. The monitor is connected via the DVI port, not the plain old VGA port.

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I have an HP laptop and I have been running it with dual monitors. I finally decided to upgrade to Windows 7 and after I installed it I noticed that the built in monitor of my laptop looked strange and when I opened the display settings to change the screen resolution and set the external monitor as a separate monitor rather than a mirror I noticed that only one monitor was detected and it was the external one (Generic non-pnp monitor on standard VGA graphics adapter) and the built in monitor does NOT show up at all.

I've tried the detection button, in hopes that the computer would read the built in monitor and I could fix the problem. This did not help. I tried unplugging/replugging the external monitor to no avail. I tried restarting without the external monitor plugged in and it STILL reads the built in monitor as if it is the external one. Is there anyway to fix this? I have not tried re-installing the OS, not yet anyways.

Any suggestions ?
 

Answer:Monitor Issues - Laptop Reading Built In Monitor as if it were my external monitor.

Only thing I can think of is to disconnnect the external monitor, uninstall any monitors listed and then reboot and hope the computer installs the correct drivers for the laptop monitor.
 

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I am using a 22" screen for my primary screen and the laptop lid open for a secondary screen. The main screens resolution is 1680x1050, I can set it to anything I want and it's always using the full screen. The laptop screen on the other hand will only use the full screen if it's at 1400x1050 resolution (max for that screen, IBM Thinkpad T43). With the large 22" screen I have no trouble reading the screen at high resolutions, the screen is huge, with the little 14" screen though I have to strain to read the screen at 1400x1050.

The problem is when I set the laptop screen to anything lower than 1400x1050, it uses less of the screen. Preferrably I want it at 1280x1024 or 1024x768 (I dont know which I want yet as I can't see the freaking screen at that resolution). At 1280x1024 for instance the useable screen is just a box in the middle, so the "1280x1024" is still barely readable for me cause it's shrunk from full screen, plus it's just annoying only using a portion of the screen.

I have played with the ATI Control Center, the Thinkpad display settings and windows display settings and just cannot get this thing to go full screen at lower resolutions when docked and using the external monitor.

Anyway to resolve this?
 

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Hi, about 3-months ago, I purchased a Viewsonic LCD monitor and hooked it up to my Windows 98 HP computer. It works great, except at random times the screen will go black. The green light stays on and sound will still play over the built-in monitor speakers; however, ther is no display. All it takes to get the display back is to turn it on at off. The display returns, immediately. The power cord and monitor cord both are securely connected. It is not a system "stand-by" problem; I checked all the power and screen saver settings. (The light will go orange when the screen display is turned off when the power setting timer is in use, so, that's not the problem.)Today I switched the monitor to my XP but it has been too soon to seel if the problem will occur again. As I stated, it happens randomly, sometimes only once in a day but I have had it go off as much as ten or so times in a couple of hours.Both computers and the monitors attached to them are on surge protectors. Now here is something that may or not be related to this problem. I bought this monitor to replace an old CRT. The old CRT monitor died by quickly going black while I was working in Word, on the computer. When I tried to turn it off and back on, it made a bit of a funny sound and would not work. I figured some circuit burned out, so I disconnected it and bought the new LCD one to replace it.About a week before that CRT died, I had a Windows General Protection Fault appear. I never had that happen before.... Read more

Answer:Monitor problem or computer problem?

Well I'm sure the others might have some useful suggestions, but I don't have any immediate ideas. Perhaps anwering these questions could provide some more useful information:1. Wether or not the LCD goes black on the second computer will definately be important... keep us posted.2. This CRT you now put on the 98 computer... I assume it is not the original one that went faulty?3. When using the monitor, press the buttons on them to bring up their options menu. There should be some kind of information screen that tells you the refersh rate and resolution. Look in their manuals for help. Using an incorrect resolution and refresh rate is a sure way to damage a monitor. Please tell us the resolution and refresh rates you have been running them at...4. For the time being, set the refresh rates to 60Hz and keep the resolution low (not higher than 1024x768). This refresh rate is compatable with all monitors, although it might not be so easy on the eyes. The Windows 98 optimum setting tries to use the highest detected safe refresh rate. It is possible the 98 is forcing the LCD to run too high, but this would be a bit odd because if you tell a monitor to use an incorrect refresh rate, it will simply not work at all until you change the setting.

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Last week my monitor starting dimming alot about every half hour or so,,, in fact a couple of times the answering machine on the tele. even come on. like a power dip. I had the power company put a recorder on the meter and they say the power is fine,, I put a amprobe on the circuit and I only draw 3 to 4 amps on the line.. I was wondering if the monitor is going bad since it does drop out sometimes and get dimmer alot.. I even put the monitor on a diff. ckt and it still does the same... Does anyone know if monitors go dim alot before they go Lots of noise also, clicking, sounds and etc..

Answer:Monitor problem

if you have the same results with a monitor on a difference pc   i guess the monitor has had it??how old is the monitor??

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I am attempting to use a V7-Model 700P monitor with my T61 Think Pad.  This monitor works with a Dell Laptop but not with the Lenovo- Why Not ???? Thanks in advance.

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I bought a Philips 20" LCD with the intention of using it as a monitor as well as a TV. It has a DVI-I connection and I used a VGA to DVI adaptor I find that I cannot adjust the Display resolution. It wont budge from 640x480 which is useless as a monitor. The TV manual says to configure to 1024x768. There is a table of resolutions which indicates that WXGA is needed for the required resolution. The Philips Manual is not very forthcoming and neither is the web site.I'm not sure what WXGA is or what my ASUS GeForce4200Ti graphics card VGA set up is.Any suggestions before I return the set would be welcome. Is this likely to be a problem with other LCD TVs?

Answer:Problem using TV as a Monitor

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Hello,

I have a problem with my monitor, I think. I bought two, and they were both classified as HD, however, they did not produce an HD picture. The first was a 28 inch Hannspree monitor HZ281H and the quality was simply bad,

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=835615&CatId=3774

the next and current one is an Asus VS247H monitor and it still did not look HD, my TV produces a better picture.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2666628&CatId=4420

I recently bought a Gigabyte 7950 graphics card with one DVI port and one HDMI port, I tried both ports with both monitors and still did not have good quality. *I have Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit.

In the control panel I noticed that under the "monitor" section in device manager, it says I have a generic PnP Monitor, I tried to remedy that and put it to Asus/Hannspree, but it didn't work.

I also downloaded the latest gigabyte drivers for the card, but previously also downloaded the drivers from the Radeon website (thinking that it was the same).

I think I also downloaded drivers for the Hannspree monitor, but not for the Asus. Still didn't work.

I tested them by watching some HD videos on Youtube such as ones filmed using the GoPro cameras and also watched some HD 720p videos on VLC media payer, but again, the TV looked better.

Any ideas on whats wrong?
 

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This morning when I turned on my computer the colour of the screen had changed and is now a sort of bluey green. As far as I am aware no one has touched any of the settings
The monitor is a Sony SDM-S53.
I have tried adjusting the colour using the users guide but changing the red and blue levels does not make any difference at all.
Is there a further adjustment besides the menu buttons on the front of the monitor or does the monitor suffer from a terminal illness
regards
phil
 

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i have a compaq CRT monitor, that used to work fine, but now....not so good.
it still displays the picture just fine, but it is all squished into the middle of the screen. top to bottom displays fine, but the width is only about 50% of what it should be. i tried resetting monitor to factory default, and playing with all the settings on the monitor. i tried changing the resolution through windows, and the refresh rate. i updated video drivers, then rolled them back. nothing software wise seems to work....think the monitor is just damaged, but i figured i could ask.
 

Answer:monitor problem

Common for a monitor about to die all together..... Just stretch it out best you can with the monitor controles....in most cases thare is a setting in the driver of your video card to stretch the input signel out also.. if your lucky you can make the screen last till you have a chance to get a new one.....
 

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ok i have a compaq 7500 monitor i run it on 1024/768 85hz but for some reason when i play games for maybe 2 minutes it just shuts off the light goes from green to orange. sorta like the pc is off and the monitor is still on or something i hit the off button and on again and its still orange... i restart my pc and it comes on and works fine..any clue guys? im thinkin its either about to die or im runnin my hz to high..

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Just got my computer back from repair shop, while it was there i bought xp and they installed it for me. for some reason the monitor isn't working. any ideas? i have tested the monitor on another computer and it works fine!thanks, Andrew

Answer:Monitor problem

What's the make and model of the monitor?

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I've upgraded my graphics from AMD HD Radeon 6670 to AMD HD Radeon 7870 tahiti. I found that my new graphics card doesn't have a VGA output in which my monitor only has a VGA input. I've bought two adapters so far and none of them worked, but It's hard to tell if its the adapters. I've been suggested to that my monitor (HP w2007v) doesn't have digital input and would require this to be able to use the graphics card. I'm unsure of what the problem could be, would I possibly need to update my bios as it may be incompatible with my GFX? My motherboard is H61MXL, Bios being American Mega Trends on version B63D3B04, I'm unsure how to update my bios. If you want me to upload a dxdiag or cpu-z log to see where the problem is, I can.

Cheers

Answer:Problem with new GFX and Old Monitor

Help thanks :/

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I just built myself a new computer. Everything seems to be working fine with the computer but the new monitor is giving me problems. My old monitor works fine with the new Comp. When I plug the new monitor in all I get is a blank screen with a box in the middle saying "Analog Out Of Range 63.6 KHZ / 85 HZ"  If I have it plugged in while I restart the comp the MoBo screen will appear and then windows will begin starting up. Halfway thru the startup the screen will go back to the Analog message. I can unplug it and replug in my old monitor to show that windows did start up properly. The monitor is a LG model W1952TQ.Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:New Monitor problem

You need to set your refresh rate to something else

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I have an LCD monitor. periodically, there doesn't seem to be any set times, the monitor will go black for a couple seconds then the display will reappear (exactly as it was before it went black). It doesn't seem to be program specific/time specific/etc. just random. My son-in-law thinks my monitor is going. Also, when I switch from my side to my wife's side (we have seperate log-ins) the screen goes black and displays "no cable connection", then proceed to switch over to the other side (this lasts for a few seconds-I don't know-maybe 4 to 8 seconds). This is my first LCD, but it displays no other symptoms-everything works normal.

Thanks,

Les
 

Answer:monitor problem ?

It could be the monitor overheating or it could be the graphics card on the computer to rule one out if you have a spare monitor hook it up and see if it does it as well. Make sure your cables are in tight as well.
 

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hi hope you can give me some advice my screen doesnt seem to fit my monitor!!!! I had a flat screen and have now changed back to a CRT (its actually a friends comp that used to be mine) and now for some reason the screen is too big ive tried changing the size of the screen on the monitor and thru the display options on my gx card (RADEON 9000) and am stuck for what to do now? any help would be appreciated im running ME

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To adjust your monitor screen size1 Click here to view Display Properties at the Settings tab. If you have more than one video adapter and are running an extended desktop, you must first select the video adapter whose display properties you want to change, by clicking on the associated display icon on this Properties page.2 Click the Advanced button.3 Click the Displays tab.4 Click the Monitor button. Your monitor must be enabled before you can change its display properties. Click here for more information.5 Click the Adjustments tab.6 Click the (+) and (-) buttons in the Vertical/Horizontal Screen area to change your screen size. The (+) and (-) buttons under Vertical Screen increase/decrease the vertical size of your monitor display.The (+) and (-) buttons under Horizontal Screen increase/decrease the horizontal size of your monitor display.7 Click OK or Apply to save the changes you have made.Note Size controls are not available if both a monitor and TV are set to the same display mode. Click here for information on how to change display modes.Desktop Help for Windows XP, ATI Technologies Inc., Version H6.01the info above is for my radeon 9000 pro could be you need to select correct monitor

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Hi
I am running XP Home, fully up to date, on 2 different laptops and am experiencing the same problem on both. When I connect an external monitor everything works fine until I play a video file when the external monitor shows the Media Player (for example) screen but the part where the film should be is blank. The film is running as the soundtrack is fine just no picture.

One laptop is an Acer while the other is a Dell and both external monitors are different makes also.

The problem is there for whatever prog I use to play the video.

Any ideas/solutions gratefully received.

Thnx
 

Answer:2nd Monitor Problem

Install Gspot:

http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

Drag and drop or open the video file(s) in question into Gspot (once running) and it should tell you which codec is needed for those files, or if one is installed already.

You can then try and acquire the necessary codec(s) or use the blanket approach of a codec pack like "K-Lite."
 

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wow...i must have really bad luck...earlier this week you may remember me posting about my monitor that just shut off and won't turn on again...so i plug another one in, it works for three days, and when i try to turn it on in the morning, it doesn't work...

after fiddling with it, i found that if i hold the power button on the monitor down, the picture shows, but when I release it, power is cut to the monitor...what can i do? is it my computer that keeps destroying my monitors (i doubt it but i may be wrong)?

thx

Answer:ANOTHER monitor problem

Do you have another computer to try the new monitor with?

What kind of video card are you running?

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Ok this is the problem, I have a LCD screen for my sony vaio laptop and i think i might have disabled he monitor by accident. I still see the bios loading up and everything but when the welcome screen comes up its turns black and i only hear the start up sound. I tried everything in bios, What should i do much help apprecieted!

-oReo
 

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I use a Dell XPS M1530 which arrived with 32bit Vista. I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on a new replacement hard drive. The new OS does not recognise a second monitor and the message 'This is not supported' shows on the monitor.
Can anyone please help with this problem, please, as I use two screens much of the time.

Answer:Second monitor problem

Hello colinbyfleet, welcome to Seven Forums!


Does Windows 7 recognize the second monitor at Control Panel, Display, Change Display Settings?

Like this?

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Just got a new monitor (well secondhand) a Dell P991 (Trinitron flat screen) every thing is fine except that the Icons insist on living on the right side.While I can live with it, any body got any ideas??I have tried inverting the monitor but it just looks wrong!!

Answer:Monitor Problem

What O.S are you using? Usually by right clicking on a blank part of the screen, click on arrange icons, you will then be able to rearrange them to your satisfaction.The reason your icons look all wrong when you invert your monitor is because they enter the upside down mode -I think this facility was provided by Microsoft for those who live in Australia. :-)

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I cant view the monitor when I am starting windows xp.I can only use the computer in safe mode.Anyone have  a fix?Thanks,Irv

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Sounds like your drivers are corrupt. I would open the device manager in safe mode and delete your video card and monitor. Than do a reboot normally and let windows reload them.

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I have had a problem with my computer for a while now, periodically the picture on the monitor screen (LG flatron CRT 915) seems to expand very rapidly and the screen goes black about a second later. After varying amounts of time the picture comes back although I sometimes have to turn the machine off and back on again.I thought I was my grapics card but I changed this and the problem still arises (but less often I think). Is this most likely a monitor problem or could it be something else like the motherboard? Any advice appreciated.Ziggy

Answer:CRT Monitor problem?

Only suggestion I can think of is to borrow a monitor from a friend and if it works ok then it would suggest your monitors at fault

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I have a viewsonic vx710 monitor and i turn it on but it instantly shuts off, even the little light on the power button goes off then it waits about 3-5 seconds then turns on a gain... when it turns on the image is that of what I would normally see, my desktop and everything seems fine, but then one half a second later it shuts off again and repeats the process forever. so i was hoping you could help me. you should also know that i have tried other monitors on this computer and they all work fine, so i dont think it is the computers fault.
 

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well recently my mums moved my comp about and she dpulled out all the wires
and i reconnected em all. then when i turned on the computer the screen was all blueish and i tried configuring the colours and stuff but it would go back to normal. the colour red appears as black etc.
 

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Sounds like you have a damaged monitor cable or bent or broken pins.

Hopefully you can just replace the cable, but if its fixed to the monitor you may have to cut the wires and splice in a new cable.
 

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I have a backup computer that I rebuilt out of old and new parts. My problem is with the monitor. The computer boots up just fine, monitor works, and everything, and shuts down properly, too. However, when I install a new program or make some kind of change that requires me to reboot, the computer reboots, but the monitor remains black. This also happens if I go into BIOS at boot time to make changes. After I have made and saved the changes, the computer boots (I'm pretty sure it does, anyway), but the monitor remains black. This happens during the WinXP installation when reboots are required, also. The monitor is at least twelve years old, but still works well. It is one of the early Energy Star compliant monitors (CRT, of course), a 17 inch (you wouldn't believe what it cost in 1994, at which time it drew a lot of admiration from all who saw it). The name on the monitor is Elite. The motherboard is a Mach Speed V2DP, powered by an AMD 2400+ Sempron. Memory is 512 MB of PC 2700. I have been told that it may be power scheme issues, although I don't see any changes that I could make in Power Options that would do anything. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Thanks for the help.

Whenever the PCs monitor is turned on, it has a tendency to shut off automatically. Get it to come back on, and after a while is doesn't do it anymore - just when it first turns on.

Any ideas, suggestions?
 

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I'd check for loose cables and bent pins. How old is the monitor and what model?
 

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My LCD computer monitor has been playing up. When you turn the brightness down it comes up with dark horizontal lines going down the screen about 1" long. Any ideas how this could be fixed thanks. Jeremy
 

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Have you tried another monitor to make sure it is the monitor and not something else? You may have to replace the monitor anyway
 

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I have a Packard Bell computer and monitor but it has started to have problems when starting it up, to get the monitor started i have to take the usb cable comming from monitor and alternate it between the 4 usb ports on computer and after putting it in i try to start computer.... this happens but monitor stays off so once again i move usb to another port and try again......this can be done for hours and hours moving the usb cable around then eventually it starts. Sometimes i get a beeping noise about 20 attempts before it starts Please can someone help... this is my old puter i am on just now and the pack bell monitors works fine on it . Thanks

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could you possibly tell us what sort of beep code you are gettingSimshi

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I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled windows on my pc. Now my monitor won't display in it's native resolution. I reinstalled my graphics drivers and my native resolution doesn't come up as one of the display options. I've done it time after time with the same results. I have a dell 2005 fpw widescreen lcd and before the reformat everything was working fine, now I can't get my display working properly. Anyone with any suggestions please help.

Answer:monitor problem

check the dell site for custom drivers for the display. it's possible that they require them as widescreen displays sometimes do....

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I power up the computer but monitor doesn't come on but the monitor power light is on and and controls are constanting blinking thru .

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Welcome to computerhope.com > Forums For us to help you we need some basic info  1stlist your specs    Computer  / operating system / pertinent "hardware" like graphics card any possible changes as of late to your computer  ?was it up and running ok  before ?give us some more stuff to work with  >   

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A colleague has poor eyesight and has an old 17" Viewsonic TFT monitor with native resolution of 1024 x 768 as opposed to the more normal 1240 x 1040. Does anybody know where I might find another one or something similar?Alternatively what resolution should I be looking for in a 19" monitor to achieve the same actual size on screen. The monitor is used with Sage MMS and the text on screen cannot be resized to accomodate those with poor eyesight as it could for instance with Word or Excel.Within reason cost is not an issueTIA38KEV

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17in and 19in TFTs generally seem to have the same native resolution.

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On Saturday morning, I went to check my e-mail on my home computer. The monitor was dark, as though in Power Save Mode, so I wiggled the mouse to wake it up. Nothing. Pressed some keys, nothing. Then, I noticed as the sunlight was hitting the monitor, that I could faintly see the background image from my computer desktop. I thought I was seeing things at first, so I leaned in close, wiggled the mouse again, and sure enough there was the mouse arrow on the screen, moving.

I turned the monitor off, and turned it back on, and the screen lit up to full brightness. I sighed relief, and then exactly 3 seconds later it went dark again. Turning the screen on and off, for the 3 seconds of normal back-lighting, I was able to move the mouse over to the start menu, click it, then select "Restart". So I restarted the machine.

When the computer shut down, and then restarted, the big blue "DELL" letters showed up, along with the other text options like "Hit F10 for startup options". However, the big blue letters and F10 option went dark after only a second, but was still faintly perceptable as the morning sunlight hit the monitor screen.

I bumped and wiggled the computer screen, to see if there was a short that might be causing the backlighting to fade. But it didn't do anything. I believe the backlighting is what "Power Save Mode" does to the monitor, but I'm not sure. So I am now using a work computer to search for answers while not b... Read more

Answer:Problem with Monitor

I Had same thing and after replacing the backlight on the LCD Panel it was fixed , it needs to be replaced in a shop or of course you can buy a new monitor
 

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Hi, I have a Philips 107s monitor. two days back i started showing flickers on the screen which just went from bad to worse in no time. i checked the cable for loose connections,and tweaked the monitor picture settings, but the problem persisted. I updated the video drivers, and ran monitor DirectX tests, but the tests showed no problems. the flickers are still on and sometimes the monitor blacks out for a moment and then comes around at full brightness, sometimes to a duller shade. Right now, its starting to show pictures in any one of Red, Blue, Yellow or Green colors. I cant understand whats wrong. can somebody help me?? If its the software problem, how do i rectify it? If the hardware is faulty like I suspect the monitor cable might be, can I replace it with a new cable on my own???
 

Answer:Monitor Problem

You need to try the monitor on another system. If it does the same thing then you Know where the problem is. This could include the connector cable.

If the monitor works on another system, then check your video card. It may be over doing things but I always like to try a working monitor on the problem system also.
 

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hiwhen i start my old pc up it all goes fine untill the windows xp loading screen comes up then the screen turns black but my monitor has still power to it and everything but there no imagei used to have a geforce 6600gt in it but have now taken it out and put the original nvidia 3 graphics card in (it came with my hp pavilion 790) ive taken off all the software for the geforce caard but its still happening any ideas (im thinking i connected it to a 10year old monitor is the problem)

Answer:monitor problem

"(im thinking i connected it to a 10year old monitor is the problem)"I think you could be right there casper69. If you have a newer monitor I would suggest that you replace the old one.

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I was on my pc and don't know what happen,now the monitor is faded with white lines on it.Could you please let me know what to do,i'm confused.

Answer:Monitor Problem

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Originally Posted by judie200


I was on my pc and don't know what happen,now the monitor is faded with white lines on it.Could you please let me know what to do,i'm confused.




Has this happened quickly or over a period of time? If it was quick, it's possible the video cable needs checking. Make sure it's plugged in properly. If that doesn't help try a different cable. Try borrowing one before buying one. If that doesn't help, it's quite possible your monitor is on the way out. How old is it?

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I have to switch my monitor on and off around 20 times before the display stays on the screen. The welcome screen stays on for a second then goes black. When it eventually comes on it stays on and there is no further problem till I switch off the computer. I have tried leaving the screen switched on when switching off the tower, but get the same effect when I switch the computer back on.Any clues as to what the problem might be?

Answer:monitor problem

Fair test to eliminate the possibility of a faulty monitor would be to try another one, if it does the same, could be lose cable..

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Ok, I have a StarLogic Plug and Play Monitor and a FX5200 video card. I leave my Pc on all the time, and this morning I woke up, turned the monitor back on and the screen is at 640x480, and when I try to cahnge it back, It says I do not have administrative rights to do that or something. (Yes I am an admin on XP) and this just started happening today. What is weird though is when I restart my computer the regular resolution (1024x768) just come back automatically when I log in.. wtf is happening here, and anyone know how I could resolve this?

This seems to happen when the screensaver is on for more than like 10 - 15 minutes, I notcied when I move the mouse to get out of the screensaver, there is a longer wait time before the picture shows up.
 

Answer:Monitor Problem

Where did the screen saver come from? Is it a Windows Screen saver or one that was downloaded from the web or else where. Sometimes graphic programs need to change the resolution to work right. Sometimes they have little programs in them that do this with out your permission too! Run your virus scan and spybot S/D.
 

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I've got a new LG Flatron 775FT, and for some reason the screen keeps resizing. I resize it to take full advantage of the viewable size, but after running some apps it resizes itself to have about a 1mm black margin then when I close the apps the screen shrink back 1mm black margin. This happend only when there is a large difference of black and white (like desktop is black and the apps is white). When the apps is white and another apps is also white it dosen't resize.

After I've encounter this problem I got a change for a new monitor but the new one is also the same as the previous one.

Anyone know how to fix this?
 

Answer:LG monitor problem

Sounds like some LG's monitors aren't top quality.
Check this from the old forum: Monitor Problems. Isn't that what you're getting too?
 

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I have a ic LCD monitor connected to a Mac Pro. I turned on my computer one day and the monitor stays black, (the day before it worked fine) the power light switches about every second back and forth from green to yellow and continues until I shut off the power. I tried just turning on the monitor without being connected to the computer, and it still does it. The monitor is only about a year old. Any ideas?Thanks

Answer:LCD monitor problem

If you can try the monitor in a different location with a different computer.  Make sure it's plugged into a different power outlet.  Does it do the same thing?

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Hey tech guy, i got this problem with my monitor...well i think its my monitor,
my screen shakes...i put my refresh rate all the way down to 60 and it seems to have gone away...but on boot up my screen it's shaking...in bios it isnt...on the windows xp screen it isnt...but on desktop with any other setting for refresh rate it shakes....could it be my video card is on the fritz?..7900 nvidia gts...

thx in advance

Mjhada
 

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One day my power chord which comes to my CPU shorted and I replaced with a new one. After that my CPU is working fine, but my monito is not getting any supply. I wonder how to check those stuffs. My PC is a old one, and the Power chord is a directly connected to CPU. Can anybody guesss, what is the Problem? Is my monitor gone?
 

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Question: Monitor Problem

Hi everyone.

I have been using a 19" CRT monitor for over 3 years now. I know it's an old workhorse, but the display quality is still excellent.

For the past couple of weeks I had to nudge the bumps near the pins that go into the video card/cpu to adjust the monitor. Otherwise it would get red/blue tinted. Today things got worse and I had to do it every other minute. I am suspecting there is either something wrong with the SVGA cable/the bumps/ or more likely the pins itself. I tried to detach the SVGA cable from the monitor and buy a new one, but it seems like the cable is permanent.

I am very low on cash at the moment and do not want to resort to any heavy purchases. Now my questions are:

1. Is there any way to replace the pins or the cable if it is indeed a permanent SVGA cable?

2. If you've been in this situation before, do you reckon there's a chance to salvage this monitor?

3. Any other advice?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Monitor Problem

1. there is a way but probqably too annoying
2. theres always a way to salvage things its just a matter of how much money it will cost
3.check that the video card is installed properly

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I have recently installed Windows XP, from a disc I bought, on my wifes PC. I bought it because the PC previously had Windows XP pre-installed. and when I tried to reinstall with the master discs I had made from the installation they wouldn't work.Since doing this install the monitor turns itself off after about two or three hours of playing The Sims, which is what the PC is mainly used for.This never happened with the original installation.Can anyone suggest any reason why irt might be happening.Thanksshuggee

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Go to Control Panel>Power Options and check that all three options are set to Never, then click on Apply and OK out.

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Hello, I've recently been having problems with my video card and a few different monitors. I've been using a 460 GTX cyclone with no problems at all for about a year. Long story short: I'm wondering if it's possible for a video card to corrupt a monitor. I've had visual distortions on 3 different monitors on the same video card.

Recently a monitor that I had owned for around a year had developed a string of horizontal white lines, dead pixels i'm guessing, on the bottom quarter of the screen. I decided to unplug the monitor before I went to work, when I came back and reconnected and started the computer the whole computer screen was like this. I can directly connect the monitor to the motherboard instead of through the videocard and while the whole screen does work but the lines on the bottom quarter of the screen are still present.

I decided to purchase a new monitor thinking it was a monitor problem but after a few days of good picture the monitor also developed a visual problem but was different than the first monitor, colors and the picture were distorted. I decided to replace it for another thinking it was also another monitor problem. I then decided to use a very old monitor that worked well for about 4 days, and the same problem has happened. I am still able to connect the cable to the motherboard and work properly but not directly into the video card. Instead of showing visual problems, the monitor is just a black screen. This vi... Read more

Answer:Monitor problem regarding GTX 460

"What I'm trying to ask, is it possible for a video card to corrupt a monitor? I'm not too tech savvy but it's hard to believe 3 monitors broke in the same month"...

I would say no it is not possible for a broken video card to destroy a monitor. What happens is that the dying video card puts out a "bad" video output causing the monitors to display weird... The very old monitor might have been a CRT type, and they are a bit more forgiving with odd resolutions, than the modern LCD monitors are. Replace the video card. It may have been damaged by heat and a fan failure
 

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i booted my pc, and after getting logged into Windows the screen goes black and does not come back on. i rebooted and nothing happened. the power light is green, all fans are working. but i have noticed i do not get that initial beep at start up. pc is custom built.

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1

Processor: 3.00 gigahertz AMD Phenom II X6 1075T
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (6 total)

Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-790XTA-UD4
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz

Display: GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity [Display adapter]
Acer AL1916W [Monitor]

Drives: LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165H6S ATA Device [Optical drive]
SONY CD-RW CRX140E ATA Device [Optical drive]
Hitachi HDS721010KLA330 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB)
Seagate FreeAgent Go USB Device [Hard drive] (320.07 GB)

Keyboard: Ideazon Merc Stealth
Mouse: Logitech M100
Speakers: jWIN 2.1CH Home Speaker System
Memory: 8 GB
Case: CoolerMaster HAF Blue full-tower

EDIT: getting no sound from speakers now. thinking my mobo is fried...
 

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I have a Packard Bell computer and monitor but it has started to have problems when starting it up, to get the monitor started i have to take the usb cable comming from monitor and alternate it between the 4 usb ports on computer and after putting it in i try to start computer.... this happens but monitor stays off so once again i move usb to another port and try again......this can be done for hours and hours moving the usb cable around then eventually it starts. Sometimes i get a beeping noise about 20 attempts before it starts Please can someone help... this is my old puter i am on just now and the pack bell monitors works fine on it . Thanks
 

Answer:Monitor Problem

You could plug and unplug forever to test but my bet would be that your controllers are toast. Try this from one of our moderators.

First step, Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore. Create a restore point and name it something like "Before USB Fix". This is to bail you out if something goes wrong during the following process and makes things worse.

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG

-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------
REGEDIT4
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"

-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse, you'll have to modif... Read more

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I just recently got a new 22 " lg LCD.It seems though that i need to take it back with warranty.When monitor is on for a long time it starts to turn on and off.I tried booting with safe mode no change.So what do you think guys , invetor is crooked ? I also formated my comps with new OS. It seemed fine with other one ,can this play any part in this ?
 

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My monitor is off center and I can not get it to go back to center, I have tried to adjust it but it will not responed to the controls, is there a driver problem here? How do I reset the driver if that is the case.
 

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Perhaps if we knew something about the monitor (LCD or CRT, and make /model) we could help?
 

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Hello guys, I am getting some problem with my monitor, when I start my pc system, It starts right but monitor not, it goes black first after 15 or 20 minutes it shows some picture and gradually it goes better to its full brightness. what is the reason,
thanks for help.
 

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I am trying to get a Samsung LTM225W TV/Monitor to do the PC/TV PIP correctly. I can get it to insert the PIP of the Cable TV signal on the monitor, while the PC image takes up the background, but when I try to change the PIP size, it comes up with the message "Not Available". It says on the website and in the .pdf brochure I have for it it does PIP w/ split screen ability.

I called Samsung tech support, and the tech was so unknowledgeable I cannot even begin to get into the details - to sum it up, they don't know about their own products, he said the website was wrong about the split screen, and he didn't know why the PIP didn't work because they had one in their shop that gave them the same problem and they would have to research it and get back to me.

The PC it's hooked up to is rather old, a Dell Optiplex Gx110 with a P3 866 mhz, with an onboard video that only is capable of reaching 800x600 resolution. The only thing I can think of to do is hookup a PC with a higher resolution, beyond that the manual, website and their support is CLUELESS!!! Does anyone know anything about these? I have called local stores, Best Buy, Sears, Radio Shack... nothing.

Please help!
 

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Ok, Here is what happened, I was trying to sort out my screen becuse the mouse kept veering off to the right, under properties, in settings, i accidentally changed mt primary monitor. The monitor than went onto standby. When i turned the monitor off than back on again itsaid 'No Signal Input'When i restart, it loads up normally, and you can see the loading screen, but just before it comes on to the welcome screen where you log in, it goes onto standby and the screen goes black.Please Help.I cant get to properties because there is no signal to the monitorP.S, i have already tried a different monitor

Answer:Please Help with Monitor problem

1. Before Windows loads, press F82. Select safe mode 3. Select the primairy monitor and restart

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I installed Windows 7 Beta last night and am currently trying to use it now with my second monitor. I have a 15" Dell monitor that when I extend the displays, I get a squashed looking picture. and the top of the page looks rolled and I was unable to type anything in the address bar. I had to change my display settings on the monitor in order to get it going somewhat. I changed the settings to Horizontal 100 and Vertical 0. Now it looks skinny and it set to maximize. Any suggestions?

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Hello twinx2481,

Welcome to the forums.

First it would help if you would go to the link at the bottom left of 'Your' post and update your system specs. Give as much info as you can. Take a look at my specs or that of others to get an idea what might be helpful.

Second have you downloaded and installed the latest graphics driver for your hardware?

Gary

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Hi folks,I have a problem with my monitor since I opened my laptop I wanted just to glu some little part where is the fan in the corner.How ever I did chek everything is corect in sight and I thing there is no scratch on the wires. I've tryed with onether monitor from the desktop and it is working fine, but original one it does not work.When I star the computer it goes white screen,but when it enter to windows it goes black.You can hear when the windows it's coming.Could you tell me any suggestions please?













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Answer:t61 monitor problem

i don't really understand what you are saying, can you explain it a little bit better?

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My system (P4, NVidia GeForce2 MX 100/200, Win98SE/Win2000 dual boot) is set to enter in standby mode after it turns off the harddisk and the monitor.

Everything was OK till this afternoon when moving the mouse to get the system out from standby I discovered that the image on the monitor was totally screwed-up: it was narrow and tall, the task bar was barely visible (h-size and v-size settings), the vertical edges were curved inside (side-pin setting).

The resolution is set to 1152x864. At this resolution even if I change h-size to maximum it will still not cover the whole screen.

I restarted in MS-DOS and even at start-up the DOS screens are narrow.

Can anyone help me and tell me what is wrong? I have to adjust h-size, v-size, h-phase, v-center, side-pin, parallel, trapezoid in order to get an acceptable image (shape and size). The image itself (less shape and size) is like it was before, clear, sharp, contrast and brightness are OK too.

thanks,

cristip
 

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When I fullscreen a game on my 3 monitors it goes on one but I want it to be on all 3. Especally Minecraft and B03...

I can make it look like fullscreen but the top bar will get in the place I just uploaded a pic...

 

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I just want it to be pure game no bars or stuff
 

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After a power outage, the HP w19 monitor displays the image moved 1/4 to the right. Only 3/4 of the image is visible. There is a black bar at the left side of the monitor that spans 1/4 where the image should be. I have tried to adjust the horizontal position manually from the menu on the monitor and tried to do a "Factory Reset", but neither of these worked. The Power Button is broken and unusable, the monitor stays on 24/7. The monitor is running at 1440x900 @ 60Hz. The OS is Windows XP Home.

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Hi
I have digimate flat screen monitor
when i try to watch online tv , its picture quality reduces and when i try to maximise the tv screen the picture quality become worst and the moment of the picture is very poor pls help me out

Answer:Monitor problem

Can you try to further describe the problem? What website are you at? What are the resolutions of the video's? Have you tried watching DVD's, and does it have the same effect?

If you watch LOW resolution video's on you tube, then they will be grainy at full screen....

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Dear Friends:
Good afternoon. I have a problem in my PC that I do not understand; screen's monitor sometimes has some interruptions, like a little electric shock, but, I checked connections and everything is ok. Could anybody help me? Thank you
REGARDS
 

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hello guys,         Please help me to resolve my problem. My monitor displays blinking messages says self test (G), check your pc and monitor serial cable (R) and monitoring is working (B). My pc hang-up during booting and I can see only this messages on my monitor.         I  really appreciate any inputs coming from you. Thanks in advance.hector

Answer:monitor problem

Did you check to see if the monitor works on another PC? When did this problem first start?

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hey, i'm lanning right now with a few friends...everythings working fine except for one guy who has a really old comp...we can't get the monitor working

it works fine at his house, but at mine, it boots up and shows picture until the windows startup screen...then it stops. the monitor light turns orange from green. he's on a geforce2

remember it's an old computer and it's not the monitor (we have tried 3 working ones)

quick replys would be great thx in advance

Answer:Big monitor problem

So... its NOT a monitor problem? Possibly his GPU... tried swapping it out?

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i don't know really where to put this under but..

i just built a new computer and got a new monitor and what not..

got a 19" flatscreen lcd view sonic

and the first monitor i had had a green little dot on the screen like a pixel was missing....
so i thought it was the monitor.... so i took it back and got another one exchaged it for the same one...

now its a little red dot in a diffrent position on the screen and i have no idea what it could be... if anyone knows how to fix this i appreciate it... it is bugging tha crap out of me..

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After being offered a computer scan,which I carried out,I was left with a large red warning label on my screen which will not delete, and has prevented screen savers,wallpapers etc. being used.
Is there anyway I can get rid of this ?.
Due to downloading Service pack 3 etc.I can not use System Restore.
Any help wold be appreciated.
Thank you.
 

Answer:Monitor problem.

Seems like a malware infection to me.

I would post a HijackThis log for a log specialist to take a look. HijackThis is available here:

http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/tools/security_tools/hijackthis/download

Use "Do a system scan and save a log file", and notepad will open with a log of what it finds, copy and paste the contents here. Don't ask it to fix anything.
 

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