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Question: Monitor trouble

Hello everybody . I'm a newbie so you might have to bear with me if I make a hash of things first time out. I'm using a EM -170 LCD monitor and have a really grainy picture, with each colour seeming to be made up of different shades and any pics/images don't seem to have all the clours embedded in them. I've played around with the monitor functions without success - can anyone help? Would be very grateful.

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Answer: Monitor trouble

Has the display always been like this?If not, when did it start and was anything changed before it started?Can you post some more info on your machine? Specs, OS, etc would be helpful if you know them, if not then post back and we'll help you find them.

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I have an ATI Radeon 4670 card. I have not had trouble getting it to "Dual Display" in the past. Usually I wanted to do an extended display. I am now trying to get it set up with my HDTV with HDMI. I have added the Realtech drivers and HDMI adapter to the video card and have been able to get HDMI and digital sound to the HDTV, I am trying to get the two displayed as clones.

The problem I am having is after getting Catalyst to display the HDTV, I have lost the image on the monitor. In the process of trying to get it back to both displays I have accidently made the HDTV an extension of the monitor. Which is really a cluster as I can not get to the control panel to make any changes. All I have is the extension showing on the big TV but none of the controls. I tried rebooting in safe mode but was unable to access the catalyst control center as it did not boot in safe mode. The big plus is that in safe mode both screens are visible, but I can not undo the Catalyst settings. I am now running a system restore which will take me back to tomorrow settings, which is not ideal but better than not being able to access anything outside of safe mode.

How do I get the TV and monitor to display at the same time?
 

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Question: Monitor Trouble

I just finished doing a recovery on my other computer.
I rebooted it and it was fine, but it had everything in defaults.
So I installed my video cards drivers and so forth and was promted to restart it.
I did so i reset it and it came back up. I disabled the old Intel graphics card via device manager and enabled the "new" card. It told me i needed to restart for the changes to take effect. Now I watched it boot up, but after the windows loading screen, with the scrolling bar thing the monitor went into power saving mode. Now it starts up and finishes, it doesn't crash cause it's still on and makes the appropriate sounds for starting up. I think that the card doesn't recognize the monitor or vice versa. Any help would be appreciated thanks in advance. Oh, if you need any info about the hardware on the computer let me know. (I doubt you will though).
 

Answer:Monitor Trouble

ok i found a way to get it to display, but the display looks like it does after a critical error, with the color all messed up.
 

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Hi, so I just recently bought this monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014139
a 22 inch benq. My question pertains to the audio aspect. The monitor has no speakers and the inputs are hdmi, d-sub, and dvi. I have my xbox 360 hooked up to it through HDMI but I want to know how to hook up my pc computers to this monitor so I can get sound going out of my 360 since the hdmi only gives me video because of the lack of monitor speakers. Many people who have written reviews for the product say they have their xbox and ps3's hooked up through hdmi but no one mentions audio. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
 

Answer:LCD Monitor Trouble

Anyone?
 

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I have an emachines monitor with a Dell computer.  The monitor was just fine with the original emachines, but with the Dell, if I try to go to the resolution 640x480 or lower, all the screen fitting options go out of whack.  Suddenly the top of the screen is wider than the bottom, the middle is too skinny, some of the screen is cut off, etc.  I tried adjusting it with the monitor controls and nothing changes.  Everything is fine on higher resolutions, but 640x480 or lower is screwed up.  I need to be able to use 640x480 to play older games.  My video card is a GeForce FX 5200.  Any suggestions?

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Addendum to that.  It's actually 800x600 that isn't working, but everything else seems fine, although 640x480 gets screwed up a bit, but is fixable.  But 800x600 is really screwed up.  It occurred to me that it might help if I could get the driver for this specific monitor, but I can't seem to find it.  I have an emachines 17p CRT monitor.  If anyone knows where I can find the driver, that'd be great.  And it's not on the emachines site, I checked.

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My PC will no longer recognise the monitor for what it is. It has a native solution of 1440 * 900 and it did work fine on this.
Without me seeing any reason, it suddenly does not want to show this resolution anymore in the screen list and this problem occured out of the blue, not related to an update of XP or whatever. Is there anybody that can tell me what to do to restore this?
I need to mention that when I used the pc on it's own for a while and after that connected the monitor, it actually recognised the correct sreen for 1 session. A new start up gave me the same troubles.
I tried: updating the driver for the video card, installing the monitor (HP w19ew), rolling back drivers, nothing seems to help.

PC: Fijutsi Siemens Amilo M (Labtop/Notebook)
Video card: Intel: 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics
Windows XP Home edition (Updated up to today). Although the Norwegian version (I bought this PC when I was living Norway).

Any hints welcome.
 

Answer:Monitor trouble

Maybe caused by a virus or other malware infection...
 

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Question: Monitor trouble

Every once in a while, my monitor fades, gets darker and darker until it's completely black and I can't see anything anymore... and then gets bright again. I just can't figure it out.

I have tried it on multiple computers and multiple locations, and it does the same thing everywhere. It is a ViewSonic E90f 19" CRT monitor. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,

Dan

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lol that would be pretty cool to see. There is no trouble shooting monitors really. The either work or they dont, if you ever opened one up there isnt much to fix inside of one and pretty dangerous to try to. if it happens on many systems so you know its just a monitor problem, its time for a new one or return that one and get your money back.

maybe check all your settings on the monitor. leave it pluged into a wall and unpluged from your system so you see then red green and blue strips that it tests with and see if it still does the fading.

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hello. i have a problem i got an apple 18in, i bought the vga adapter how can i configure it out...
thanks

Peter Vanegas
 

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Question: monitor trouble??

first of all i have to say that, i'm complete dumb *** with computers. so try and understand, ok good thanks
couple of days ago i bought a scanner and started to install the drivers for it. everything went fine untill the install-program asked if i'd like to start my computer again. i chose no because i had more of software to install: my monitor went to power save mode and wouldn't come alive. i thought ok and snapped the power off from monitor and computer. started them again, got to windows and started the installing again. this time when it asked will you restart now or later, i chose now. install softwares own restart-program started and it got out of windows, monitor went to power save mode but... computer did not start again. monitor stayed in power save mode and computer had power on.
please help me, what the____ should i do?

editted out the four letter word, please refrain from using, it is against the board rules.
 

Answer:monitor trouble??

Your going to have to try booting up in safe mode, press F8 just after the memory count and choose safe mode. Once in windows uninstall the offending software.

That is of course you can see the monitor while booting.

Other thing would be to reset cmos by removing the battery for awhile, you would have to reconfigure your hard disks in setup afterware unless there set to auto detect.
 

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Hi all,

I have an HP laptop and the lcd screen is busted so I removed it and connected an Optiquest external monitor. The problem is that I can't access the BIOS or Safe Mode. It boots in Windows XP normal mode fine, but there is no display until I see the HP splash screen. I need to reinstall Windows, but can't due to this problem.

Thanks for any help,

Shawn
 

Answer:monitor trouble

Is there a setting for both internal and external screens at once?
 

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I need some help!  My monitor is only 3 years old.  When my monitor gets a little warm (after being off) it will distort the screen.  The top and bottom go black but the windows screen I am in is still visible in the middle.  Sometimes it locks up but other times I can still work-on the area I can see!  My son stuck two magnets up the screen weeks ago but only for a few seconds.  Could this be it? :-?

Answer:Monitor trouble

Yes, probably.Magnets cause problems with computer screens.Is this a CRT or LCD screen?

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Hello everybody, I get to ask the goofiest question of all time. I just got a sweet deal on an acer al2002w 20" monitor. It was filthy so the only thing i had laying around was baby wipes."I just upgraded from a crt by the way"lol. Now on either side of the monitor, I have like this blotchy resadue on the inside. I have not had this for more than 24 hours. Please somebody help.
 

Answer:monitor trouble

yeah, that was a bad thing to use.

the residue you describe probably isn't on the inside, and will clean off with water if you do it properly.

first, never use anything that can break down, like paper products. They will leave behind particles of paper.

Second, never use any type of cleaning solution. Many contain alcohols and other compounds that can harm your monitor.

A microfiber cloth, and pure water, is what i've used for a long long time. Make sure you ring the cloth well first. Your cleaning the monitor, NOT washing it.
 

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Question: Monitor trouble

I bought my Samsung Syncmaster 172x 17 inch, but for some reason I'm able to drag windows all the way to right right until they are hidden. It feels like there is some unlimited space on the right side of the screen I can't see.

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I have an e machines desktop and the computer worked fine and now when you power it on the screen is blank no picture is on the monitor but ive tried a few diffrent monitors so it must be somthing with the pc please help!

Answer:monitor trouble

somone help!!

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I have recently been given a 2nd hand pc however the monitor only displays 16 colours It is a project monitor and SIS 6326 graphics card i have searched for drivers online, but none work. it is DEFINATLY a sis 6326 because it is printed on the sticker on the graphics card itself also the windows 2000 cd rom is asking for the "OEM" number which the previous owner did not include (only actual cd rom included) ANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPreiciated It would be really good if someone could email the above item(s) to me i am wrking with my old windows 98o/s so it is just the display drivers i am desperate for THANKS

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When i turn my computer on it runs fine just now the monitor wont work... it did before but i had to keep turning it on and off and i was wondering if maybe it could have damaged the mobo? or the video card?

thanks

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no it wouldnt be able to damage the mobo or vid card.. atleast that im aware of

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I recently took my Hitachi LCD monitor to a LAN party and when i brought it back and hooked everything back up, all it displays is a grey screen. It has signal and power. It is not a system problem because i am using an old e-machines monitor now. Any help is appreciated
 

Answer:please help, monitor trouble

If it has both VGA and DVI have you tried both?

Does your comp have dual monitor support?
 

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I need help!!!!
My monitor screen is black with a colored strip in the middle horizontally. I know windows is running, because I hear the musically start up. I can not get to my start key or to the desktop.......what do I need to do???????????
 

Answer:Monitor trouble

Welcome to TSG

Have you tried it on another computer or another monitor on that computer?

Really it does not sound good. It sounds like the monitor died. The cost of getting it fixed would be high and I suggest gettinga new one.
 

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System:
OS: Vista 64-bit
Mobo: Gigabyte G41M-ES2H
CPU: Intel e5200 @ 2.5
GPU: Power Color Radeon 4670
Ram : 2x2Gb Kingston
Monitor: Benq e2200hd

I purchased the Benq monitor a few days ago which supports HDMI/DVI/VGA with a resolution up to 1920x1080.
I first hooked up the monitor via a DVI to VGA converter. It worked flawlessly in this mode.
However, after purchasing a new DVI-D cable, problems began.

In DVI mode, the screen refuses to show the boot screen or bios. The screen only becomes visible once windows has loaded.
But once it has loaded windows, I am unable to select certain resolutions, such as 1280x720 and 1920x1080 (native resolution).

I have made sure that the refresh rates are within in range, and have also installed the driver that came with the monitor, as well as tried the driver which windows acquires through its automatic update service... but to no avail.

The monitor just seems to be very sporadic, and it seems like the driver for monitor is taking no effect... as throwing random drivers at it does exactly the same thing - no worse, no better.

I also tried switching over to the mother board's onboard GPU(Intel 4500), but it also had the exact same problem as the radeon 4670.

One last thing for now - I tested the monitor with a different computer which supported DVI as well. It also didn't show the boot screen at first, but after getting to windows, installing the driver, and restarting, it worked flawlessly after that.
But I must note that ... Read more

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I've recently upgraded my motherboard, processor, graphics card, memory and my power supply and as far as i know it has all been installed correctly but when i go to turn on my pc it loads fine with the HHD light flashing as normal, however after 2 seconds of my system being on my monitor switches to standby and the amber light flashes.

can anyone help me here because i'm really at a loss.

Answer:HELP: Monitor Trouble

Try another monitor... Also to test your current monitor... Try it on a working machine w/o the new installs....

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Question: Monitor trouble!!

I have an old Daewoo 14" monitor which I use for my sons pc. For some reason today, it has allowed me to turn down the brightness and colour but not allowed me to turn it back up.I now have a black screen!! Is there a way to reset the monitors default? Why would this happen.Is it ready for the bin?Many thanks all.

Answer:Monitor trouble!!

That'll be the Daewoo - sorry! If it's iffy I wouldn't play with it. It's certainly not worth having repaired and bigger (and let's face it 14" monitors are small), better monitors are currently so cheap that its' failure will have done your son a favour. Isn't he worth a nice shiney 17", or even a TFT?

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Hey all,

I was wondering if anyone knows how to reset a monitor to its original factory settings. It is a Lenovo stock CRT monitor that came bundled with my computer. I have tested my computer on other monitors and everything is fine. However, I can't seem to get my settings just right on this monitor. No matter how hard I try it just doesn't get any better. The picture is off-centered and a little "wavy" on the sides. I have tried manually configuring the monitor with it's settings and have no luck at all. I can still use the monitor but I just can't get the picture squared up. Any suggestions? Is there any way to reset it? Thanks for your time and I look forward to your responses.
 

Answer:CRT Monitor Trouble...Help! :(

The "wavy lines" on the edges suggests an electronics failure within the monitor (possibly also limiting the horizontal deflection).

Since your PC is OK with other monitors, I would start blaming the monitor.

There is no "setting" that would cause the wavy edges.
 

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Um, Hi there. I've been over this website for a while looking for a fix for my problem and while I have found lots of similar problems none of them are exactly what I need? I'm not sure at all. So this is it, I have a dell studio desk top that's about two years old, about a year ago I had the same problem with the first monitor that came with the system. It worked perfectly, nothing weird at all, I shut it off and come back the next day and the computer works but the monitor doesn't. After six, yes I'm that stubborn, restarts the monitor finally came up. It kept doing this periodically for months. Then I got a new monitor and it's worked perfectly since. Until now of course. The only difference between the monitors is that the first used the analog channel and the new one uses the other one (can't think of the name, oops). I haven't done anything to the guts of my tower. I desperately need to know what's going on here because I love my laptop but I keep it for school and it sucks for gaming. Please help!

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QuoteAfter six, yes I'm that stubborn, restarts the monitor finally came up.Are you a girl? Real men try the reset at least ten times.As for me, I await a bit, then turn off the monitor,  wait two secs  turn it back on. If that don't work I hit it with my fist.But you have to understand, I am not like most users. I went to school for three days and got a certificate in special desktop computer recovery techniques. Unfortunately, the company that trained me whet belly up later on.Otherwise, make sure you have install the driver for the monitor. Yes, there is a driver for the monitor.

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I have been having a lot of trouble with my second monitor, once I need to unhook my laptop I have a hell of a time getting it to work again, this time it has been 2 days and I am not any closer, so I am hoping someone can help me.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A505 8 months old, with Windows 7 64 bit, 500 mg HD, 4 mg memory, and what happens is I go into screen res and select extend these displays, but the monitor doesnt get recognized, I try to reboot hoping it will get recognized and it goes back to the default of show desktop on one monitor. I checked to see if there are updates for graphics card, apparently they are up to date.
To make matters worse I now have programs "trapped" on the other monitor and do not know how to bring them back, so basically I cannot use the laptop alone or with the second monitor.

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Second monitor trouble

no suggestions? Did I leave something out? Let me know if I did and I will provide the info, I would really appreciate some assistance, thanks.

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Hi there the other day I tried hooking up my old Windows 98 MultiSync75 monitor to my Windows XP laptop and after a bit of tweaking I got it to work and just as I started watching a video the screen on the second monitor went black and no matter what I do it's not changing from the black screen. The laptop seems to detect that it's there and the monitor seems to know the laptop is sending information to it because the light is green, but it's just a blank black screen. Can anyone tell me how to fix this? :(

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Question: PC monitor trouble

I have a 22'' monitor. On saturday i played some games and watched a movie on it and everything was fine. I turned off the monitor and computer like I do every night. Yesterday afternoon I went to turn on my monitor and pc but something was wrong. Blacks and reds where showing up normal but all other colors looked like they had a grey filter over them. You can tell what is blue, yellow, green, ect but its like its in 256 color/16bit color. I used a different computer to make sure it wasn't my video card, got the same result. I tried to reset the monitor but nothing. I tried changing other settings but nothing was working. Is my monitor just dying?

Answer:PC monitor trouble

It is your video driver that corrupted, most likely.

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well i just bought a built a built pc with the following
*Dfi Sli-d Lan Party (socket 939) motherboard
*amd 3000+ venice processor
*Ati Radeon x850 xt pe w/ v700cu fan
*250 gig Western digital 7200 rpm sata drive
*Thermaltake Tsunami case (black with front cover) all aluminum with Forton Blue Storm Power supply 500 watt
*Corsair Xms pc 3200 Ram - 1 gig Dual channel
and 2 dvd burners.
my monitor is a dell 2405FPW 24-inch Wide Aspect Flat Panel LCD Monitor

***PROBLEM
i am using dvi-d to connect the monitor to the pc. there are times when the monitor flickers and a message displays DVI-D unable to display.. i have ideas of what can be goin on but im not to smart to know for sure. what i think is goin on is that the video card settings are set to high for the monitor to synch. up w/ the pc. or it could be that the monitor port could be faulty.. idk what to do to try and fix this.. ill try the vga port to see if the flickering will stop.. any ideas??

Answer:Monitor / PC trouble

First, try unhooking and then reseating the DVI cable at both ends.'

If that doesn't get it, try setting your resolution to 1920 x 1200 (optimal resolution for your monitor).

If it won't, use this link for Dell's support page and driver download:
http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...sh/optimal.htm

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Question: Monitor Trouble

Okay, I just got my new desktop computer via UPS from an online gaming computer company (http://www.cyberpowersystem.com/) and when I tried to plug in my old monitor into it I got no signal. The computer is a pentium four with a nvidia Gforce graphics card, what could the problem be?

Answer:Monitor Trouble

Oh ya, and heres the stats for it

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Question: Monitor Trouble?

I have a Compaq monitor MV540 15" screen. Recently it has been acting weird. The screen floats downwards slowly and the task bar disappears. Occassionally a light set of gray lines squiggle quickly across the center of the screen during this floating down. I noticed that when I go from page to page it is more obvious. When the taskbar disappears and won't return once in awhile I use the settings on front of the monitor to reset the screen to appear normal. Then after being on awhile the screen will shrink back to a different size. Hope you understand this! It isn't an all the time problem yet! But I do worry! Ever hear of such a thing? Take care. angel
 

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Question: Monitor trouble...

Hi, I have a Princeton VF723 monitor and I have been having troubles with it for a few months now... The best way to descibe it is, it fluxuates. It will zoom in, then out, and get brighter when it zooms in. I can adjust it with the buttons on the front, but it fluxuates back and forth. Is this something that a local computer shop can fix, or do I need a new monitor?
 

Answer:Monitor trouble...

Have you tried another montior?
I would say its time for a new PC, but if possible I would try a new one before I bought a new one.
One thing you can do is bring the tower to a PC shop and ask them what the problem is. If they test out the system and say its the monitor, you know what to buy.
 

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Here is a one for all you computer people. I have a home PC and was using it one day and it went off, so when I tried to put it back on I could here everything power up but there was no picture, the Monitor light just stayed yellow. so I opend the PC and found out it was an inbuitd Graphics card, I tried my mates and that did'nt help.So now I have just bought a brand new motherboard with built in graphics, I also got myself a new CPU which was need for the new motherboard. I have just switched my computer on, everything sounds like it is booting up, there is power to the DVD the fan is working on the CPU and Power Supply but still no picture on the monitor, just the orange light. The monitor works as I'm writing this with my older PC with the monitor I use for my Other one.lease Please Please can Any1 help ????????

Answer:Monitor trouble

what does it say under my computer> device manager> monitor?

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Question: TV Monitor Trouble

Hi,

I recently bought a RCA high definition TV when I got it home I noticed that it had an SVGA port on the back. So I plugged my computer's video card up to it and it worked just fine as a monitor(it was able to go to 1024x768). It found a driver for it and I installed it. About a week after It mysteriously stopped working. I tried unplugging the computer and the TV but nothing changed. When I try to start up the TV says unusable signal and the computer goes for a little while than shuts off by itself. Any ideas on how to get it back working???
 

Answer:TV Monitor Trouble

Sounds like your signal out from your vid card got changed. go to start/settings/display/settings tab/advanced/output device

Check and see what signal you are sending, I don't use it, can't remember for sure
 

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I am trying to install a second monitor to my existing setup. I had looked at upgrading my video card to a dual monitor type but my PC won't take the card. I decided to go, instead, for a USB 2.0 VGA adapter as that seemed the easiest solution. I have followed the steps on the instructions and all seems fine but when it tells me to adjust the display settings for the second monitor, which is present, I select the second monitor in Desktop>Properties>Settings>Display and when I select it all seems fine until I check the box to "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor" When I apply the changes the box becomes unchecked again. I am by no means an expert and I have had a good search around to try and find the answer myself but I think that I am becoming a bit "out of my depth". I did read somewhere that the existing device has to be PCI or some other type. It is PCI but they also said that it has to be device 0 or 1. It isn't, it's device 2. How do I change it? Anybody any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 

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     I have both a Samsung SyncMaster 710T (Native Res. 1280x1024) and 940BW (Native Res. 1440x900).  I was trying to get a dual monitor setup going when I started to have trouble with the 940BW. The resolution on my desktop got set to 1280x1024 on that monitor and when I bumped it back up to the native resolution (1440x900) I had all sorts of display corruption (horizontal lines, black artifacts, generally scrambled picture).  So, I plugged in my 710T and set the resolution on my desktop back down to 1280x1024 and set it to display only on a single monitor. I turned off the computer and hooked my 940BW back up and booted up.      At the lower resolution I didn't get the display corruption (just the general fuzzyness from not being at native res.) but when I tried then to bump it back up to 1440x900 it came back. I went ahead at this point and checked the display resolution from my monitor's menu and although the resolution in Windows was 1440x900 my monitor was still showing 1280x1024.      I've run out of ideas on how to fix this and was wondering if anyone else did.

Answer:Monitor Trouble

Might help if you tell us more about your hardware.  Are you using a single video card to support the two monitors?  What card is it?  Do you have a fairly current driver installed for your card?  Have you ever run two monitors on this system prior to this attempt? 

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Question: Monitor trouble

The monitor sporatically go'es black, then comes back on.
I have a nvidia vanta tnt2 lt video card. had trouble with the driver download from nvidia. So tried one from drivers.com.
Seems to be to much junk that comes with driver.
Tried another monitor same problem. any ideas?

Bob
 

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Question: Monitor Trouble

Well, I've had my flat screen for over a year now and until recently I've never had any problems with it. It's a NEC MultiSync LCD 1765 and its acting quite odd lately.

For the first two minutes when my computer is on it acts perfectly normal but soon after it begins to bug out. I get small lines that run all the way across the screen horizontally and occassionally will flash, and anytime I play a game the brightness is screwed up also. It starts out fine but then it will get extremely bright and its diffucult to see and 30 seconds later its fine. If someone could help me out it would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Monitor Trouble

1.) Check the 15-pin monitor cable to see if any pins are bent or broken off.
2.) Even if the cable checks out, try a different monitor cable.
3.) Make sure your graphic card is firmly in it's slot.
4.) Because this monitor has analogue connectors, it is possible to over adjust the frequency which could cause damage to the display.
5.) Make sure the display is not exposed for long periods of time to direct sunlight.
6.) Do not cover your monitor immediatly after you have turned it off. Allow the display time to vent the heat build up.
7.) Make sure that there are no magnetic devices near your PC, especially on the side where the graphic card is located. The same for your display.
8.) Make sure there are no lamps or devices with a built in transformer near your PC or display. A lot of components, especially older devices are not magnetically shielded.

I hope this helped.
 

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Question: monitor trouble

HI-
I am having trouble getting my monitor to boot up. I have a message that it is in the Power Save Mode and to press any key to escape, but when I press a key, it continues to stay in Power Save mode. I have checked connections and restarted my computer. Any suggestions?
Thanks

Answer:monitor trouble

The easiest thing to try would be to plug the monitor into a different PC and see if it works. If it doesn't chances are there is something wrong with the monitor, if it does work then chances are there is something wrong with your PC. Possibly the video card is on the way out of this life.

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toshiba laptop is displaying a night mode/photo negative screen in every function---help

Answer:monitor trouble, i think

Depending on the model of the Toshiba...normally this is caused by a defective inverter and should be replaced by a qualified PC Tech.UPDATE:In case anyone is wondering...I've worked on Toshibas a lot...it seems the LCD inverter is what causes the problem the OP described...in most cases.  However, this alone may not be the issue.Again...a qualified Tech can replace the relatively inexpensive part (depending on where you obtain it).  If this doesn't solve the issue...then you may need a new LCD...but let the Tech decide.

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hi.i recently acquired my dads old pc.with it i got the original monitor and a newish flatscreen one.the original monitor was working when i got it but i broke a few pins in the lead so now i cant see what i am doing so that i can install the driver for my new monitor..what do i do!?!?

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You don't need a driver for a display to work.

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my monitor has not worked since a storm a few days ago. it comes on but the screen stays black and occasionally flashes a check pc and check connection message. what should i do?
It is an eMachine model: W3052
ATI Radeon X1600pro
AMD Sempron 3000+
 

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Hi, I just got a new monitor. It's used, but still very good. It is an IBM P260 Trinitron CRT. It's 21 inches. My problem is that I can't get the brightness down low enough. Depending on how I set the color temperature, it lets me turn the brightness down more/less. But I like the color temp where it is. I have an nvidia 6800 gt. So it has a lot of color settings of it's own. But It won't let me get it looking good. The brightness setting in it, is not a good subsitute for the monitor one. Any ideas as to why the brightness is so high?
 

Answer:Monitor trouble

Alex4 said:

Hi, I just got a new monitor. It's used, but still very good.. Any ideas as to why the brightness is so high?Click to expand...

Maybe someone sold you a monitor that is not "still very good"?
 

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Hello, I am currently using Windows Xp Home Edition and I am having a problem with my Princeton monitor.. Sometimes for no reason it will expand so that I have to go into the monitor options and shrink it back down.. Then after a period of time (ranging from 5 minutes to 5 hours) it will shrink back down and I have to fit it back to the screen. I am currently running on 1024x768. I have installed the newest drivers and that did not help.
 

Answer:Monitor Trouble

Assuming a CRT monitor:

If the whole picture "expands" and "contracts", then you should suspect the EHT circuitry in the monitor.

If the EHT (normally about 25,000 volts) goes low, the electron beam spends longer in the deflection field as it travels slower, and gets deflected further. The result is an enlarged display area.

Not a "user serviceable" issue unless you have extra-high-voltage (EHT) test gear and are experienced.
 

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Hello all. I am having a little trouble with my monitor. You see, my laptop screen broke so I connected an external monitor it was fine but recently I tried to install Ubuntu 8.10. It installed fine but when I restarted and it went into the bootloader I couldn't see anything! Once I start up windows the monitor works fine but before I start windows or when I start Ubuntu it just shows up on a tiny portion of my cracked LCD screen. I am wondering is there any way to disable the built in screen on my laptop completely and just use the external monitor even before windows starts. If you could help me that would be great. Thanks

-A very confused Legend Biscuits

Additional info:
Current OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Os I am trying to install: Ubuntu/Linux 8.10
Laptop: Dell Inspirion 1300
External Monitor: Dell M570
 

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Can no one help???
 

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I have a ViewSonic Graphics Series G773 Monitor that is about 18 months old.  I am using Windows xpAbout two months ago I turned on the computer and the resolution on switched to 800x600 and a 4 color screen.  I could not change it in any way.  I found not problems that I could fix.  The drivers all said every thing was fine.  So I just restarted it and everything was fine.  My resolution was back to normal and I had all my colors back.On Friday night it happaned again only now I now matter how many times I restart it it doesn't go back except when I go into safe mode.  When safe mode comes on it gives me perfect color and resolution.  Nothing I do however seems to help when I start it normally.  I assume the monitor itself is ok becuase it works so well in safe mode.I have an updated Norton 2004 that has not picked up any virus so I guess that is not the cause.  Now what happens when I am on the computer for very long particularly if I am trying to change settings is that I get several vertical lines on my screen which makes it very hard to read or see anything.  Also When I close boxes that have been open on the screen there is still a faint or sometimes strong imprint of the box on the screen.  Even now as I type my ability to read what I am typing is failing due to the lack of clarity and detail of the type.  As I mentioned my beliefe is that the monitor is working fine since it does so well in safe mode.In ... Read more

Answer:Trouble with my Monitor

Joe Tuttle.....Well I would probably check the monitor on another system and in normal mode just to be 100% sure it is ok . Then I would uninstall your vid card and all its drivers .....In fact I would remove the vid card and reseat it ......just to be sure .....the reboot and let XP detect new hardware and install the drivers.The other thing that comes to mind is .....going back several months , do you recall updating any vid drivers?One other thing you could try is ......given you are certain your are virus and trojan free .....use the system restore feature in XP and restore back to a date that you know your system was working ok.I am a little curious as to why you have to change your display settings when you have been on for a long time .let us know how you make out.dl65  

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XP pro, Ati radeon graphics card. The graphics card came installed when i bought the pc.The problem i am having is that when i restart my pc the settings go back to 8 bit colour and not 32 bit, the way i set and apply them. I did`nt have this problem until i changed to xp pro.Its not a major problem, just a pain in the neck that each time i start up my pc, i have to spend 10 minutes messing around with the settings.Can anyone help

Answer:Monitor Trouble

Have you got any error messages or new hardware found messages when you restart, or even when you installed xp pro.It might also be worth checking that you have complete and up to date drivers on the manufacturers website.

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My monitor is giving me trouble. When I look at the monitor the screen is like looking through a fog. Can any one give advice on how to correct this? Thank you in advance for your reply.

Here is the data on the system and monitor.

From SysInfo
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 78520 MB, Free - 42943 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0H7276
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
Mainboard : Dell 0H7276
Chipset : Intel i915G
Processor : Intel Pentium 4 520 @ 2800MHz
Physical Memory : 2048MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Hard Disk : HDS728080PLA380 (82GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4480B
CD-Rom Drive : LITE-ON CD-ROM LTN-489S
Monitor Type : DCLCD DCL9A+ - 19 inches
Network Card : Broadcom BCM5751 NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3 (32-bit)
DirectX : Version 9.0c
Monitor General Information :
Product ID : DCL1992
Model : DCLCD DCL9A+
Manufacture : Week 12of2006
Video Input Type : Analogic, Composite sync
Max. Horiz./Vert. Size : 38 cm / 30 cm
Monitor Size : 19.1 inches (estimated)
Aspect Ratio : 5:4
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Hey guys,

To begin with, my specs are as follows -

I have a AMD Radeon HD 7800 series for my graphics driver.

Since I got my PC i've had trouble connecting 2 monitors, when I first loaded it up, it wouldn't connect through the VGA port or HDMI port that was connected to the motherboard. However, when I connected my HDMI to my Samsung television through the HDMI port on my graphics card it worked just fine, recently i've tried connecting a second 'Aquos' tv through both HDMI and VGA which are connected to the motherboard, (not the graphics card as there isn't enough ports on the graphics) but have been unsuccessful, this makes me think that it's an issue with the VGA and HDMI ports on the motherboard, however my keyboard is connected to my PS/2 port on my motherboard so it's not all faulty. Any help would be hugely appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Trouble with second monitor.

VonWebb, welcome to the Seven Forums.

First thing is to go into the bios and look for a setting called "IGD Multi-monitor", and make sure it is set to enabled. That is the setting that allows you to use the Intel graphics at the same time as a video card.

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We set up a Windows 98 computer for my friend that was working fine & she called me to say that she's not getting a desktop picture. She gets the boot-up words & "windows 98" but then gets a black screen when the desktop picture should come up. I was simply wondering if maybe she might need drivers for the monitor? Or could the monitor just be going out? I'm not sure the name brand & model # of the monitor, but I can get it from her if that would help us troubleshoot. I told her to hook the tower up to another monitor & try it.
Any ideas ? Thanks!
 

Answer:Monitor trouble?

Can you boot into safe mode? (by tapping F8 or CTRL after the BIOS post)
If so, it may be your GFX drivers, as Windows will revert to it's own generic drivers. You can see if anything else is running badly by looking at the device manager. Open Control Panel > System.
Anything not working properly wil come up with a yellow question mark.
 

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this is like soooo weird.....today I got a monster lighted 120mm fan that attaches to an 80mm adapter (ths is beside the point), anyways after I installed it plugged everything back in I had probs with my monitor and restarting and all kinds of locking up including a failure for VPU recovery and a couple times the computer gave a funny beep at startup with no monitor signal. Most of the time it would get just past the first blue screen booting up then I got this monitor message of "32k 40hz....something or other error or inconsistancy" then the monitor kicked off. sometimes it would even boot up fully then lock up or lose monitor signal and monitor would shut itself off but the computer kept running though.

I did everything from removing the vid card to unplugging and replugging in the VGA cable. then I decided to plug in another monitor and after a couple tries it worked fine. then I once again plugged in the good monitor and it worked.

I'm not sure if its the VGA cable shorting (my cat was playing around back there the other day and the monitor lost signal, guess she stepped her full weight on the cable where it goes into the vid card) or if this is my vid card having a bad connection to the mobo. I'm now very leery of even slightly moving the computer or even shutting down.

I'd hate to have to take the long trip back to Fry's to exchange this monitor and very afraid that its a vid card problem.

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Have you tried a different video card in it yet and see if it boots normal?

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I have just installed Windows 2000 onto a new computer and I have a VGA monitor attached to it. However the installation has left me with only a 16 colour palette and a 800x600 resolution. This is the maximum resolution it is allowing me to set and there is no way I can change my monitor settings any further. Any ideas?

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You can change the resolution and the 16 bit colour quality to 32 bit, but if it is like mine , the picture gets very small, and the printing hard to read,If you go into Control panel.Display.Settings.You get higher resolutions by moving the slider to the right,Or you can go into advanced and can move it further from there,But the further you move it the smaller it gets,Will keep looking here to see if someone can help you, If they help you it also helps me, Good luck.

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Question: monitor trouble

I accidently turned the monitor adaptor off.

It just shows a black screen when I try to load my account.

I tried using safe mode (all 3 forms of safe mode) and it wouldnt load


I would really like to know how to turn it back on. Im on another computer right now.


Im not a computer whiz so I might need somebody to walk me through it.

Answer:monitor trouble

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Where did you run it off at, Device Manager? Is this on board video or a video card?

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hi, my name is Gavin. I've recently been having some monitor trouble. Everytime i go to change the resolution or rotate, nothing happens. So i began to try and troubleshoot myself, and came to my own conclusion, whether i'm right or not, that it's microsoft's fault. I just updated xp after a while of ignoring the little balloon that always pops up. after this i couldn't change my resolution. I then went a little more indepth, and found that microsoft replaced the drivers for my graphics card and monitor. so i downloaded the driver for my graphics card. I've tried looking for drivers for my monitor, but have came up empty handed. Anyone have suggestions. I have a proview GZ-777NS. yea, it's kind of old, and i guess after a few years, the company doesn't have the drivers anymore. oh and i can't find the cd for the monitor either. thanks in advance.

Answer:monitor trouble

what is your video card? its not neccesarily a windows problem. personally i have never heard of windows overwriting your drivers without asking you or at least letting you know.

are you sure that is the model of your monitor too? i havent found anything at all on that monitor. not a single result on google or proview's site

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ok I have a17" monitor on a win 98 comp..when I start up the viewing area is smaller than the screen so I adjust the settings on the monitor and when I restart the computer the settings go back to the smaller screen. I am unsing the 800x600 resolution and the adjustments that I made are on the monitor itself....can anyone tell me if there is a setting in win98 that i'm missing?

Ken
 

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I just purchased a new monitor, but am having trouble with the display.

My previous monitor was an LG 22", the new one is a 27" Achieva Shimian.

My motherboard is the Sabretooth Z77, and my video card is the Nvidia 660ti.

The monitor functions perfect, the problem is there's little green lines running horizontally on my monitor! At first I assumed it would have to be a driver issue. I ended up completely uninstalling all of my Nvidia drivers, and doing a clean install with the latest drivers. This did not solve the problem.

When I go to device functions there is an ! on the Nvidia 660ti icon. Device Type - Display Adapters. The device status reads : Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

I had read this prior to doing a clean install with the Nvidia drivers, so I had hoped this was the problem.

When I go to the the Start Menu and then the Device and Printers Tab I see there is no Monitor listed. Now i'm wondering is the problem perhaps that the PC/motherboard is not detecting the new monitor? When I try to go into the Nvidia Settings icon I get the following error : Nvidia display settings are not available. You are not currently using a display attached to an Nvidia GPU.

I'm pretty stumped here. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks

Answer:Trouble with new monitor

The horizontal lines on the monitor are going to indicate a H/W issue with the monitor itself, not your video card/ motherboard. As for the Nvidia GPU errors you are receiving did you reinstalled the latest drivers for your card?

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I have two monitors for one computer. Since it is new, I am installing the games and other software I had on my last computer. Most everything has been working fine. However, there is one game/educational software that, after installing it, opens up in the middle of the two monitors and it is not a moveable window. It isn't functional to have it divided like that and so we cannot use it at this point. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, and it still does the same thing. I am running XP, and this seems to be the only program that doesn't open solely in one window. Is there some setting in the installation process I missed, or a setting on the computer?
 

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Recently I did a bit of work on my PC. Half the time the monitor would not get a signal even though it was plugged in. I eventually got it working but then put in another fan. Since it is a crouded space, i had to take out all of the cords. It works fine, but the same monitor problem. Its plugged into a Micro-Star board and the plug is loose.

Thanks,
William
 

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I don't know how, but mom performed a miracle of some sort.
 

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I am having trouble with my monitor. The display is fuzzy and the screen flickers. Any suggestions??
 

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Raise the display resolution and screen refresh rate to a higher level. Right-click on a blank area of desktop, choose properties, then settings, and move the slider to the right. Refresh rate is under monitor settings. Don't be fooled: what Windows says is "optimal" rarely is. Set it to at least 72 Hz. You may have to reboot for it to take effect. Some monitors (especially larger ones) don't like running at low resolutions.

If that doesn't fix it you may need to update your graphic card drivers.
 

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While working on my computer suddenly my screen will get real wide and I can't X out of anything. Sometimes it will return to normal by itself other times I have to restart to get it to return to normal. What do I do?

Thanks
Rosie
 

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Sounds like a possible video card / driver error. Try reinstalling the drivers, or updating them off the manufacturers site.
 

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I just ordered new parts from fticomputer.com M7VIF kt333/ddr333/u133/S, ATXX motherboard, Athlon XP 1800+ pcu, DDR333 512mb PC2700ram, geforce4 ti4200 ddr 128mb video card. I know they are all compatible. When i go to boot up my computer, everything sounds normal, all the fans go on etc. But the monitor goes into a sleep-mode type of state. Actually, as soon as i plus the monitor into the 3d card it does it. I've tried other 3d cards, i've tried other monitors and i've tried other RAM and still no luck.
 

Answer:Monitor (i think) trouble

sounds more like your processor isn't starting.

Pull everything out except processor, ram, vid card, will it post
Recheck that the processor is firnly seated, heatsink/fan firmly attached and starting, and that the fan is plugged into the cpu fan header.

If it still won't start, take the motherboard out of the case and lay it along side, try to start it then, could be a short from motherboard to case.

You could try moving the fsb jumper to 100 and see if it will start at a slower speed.

Until you get at least an error beep it's unknown if the processor is running or not.
 

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Hey guys,
I recently bought a new computer and monitor. Everytime I run a game on it, after about 15-20min max of playing it will shut off the monitor saying the frequencies are too high. It is not a window msg, it looks like it is part of the monitor. From there I have to reboot to use monitor again. My monitor is a NEC MultiSync FE771 and I am using a ATI Radeon 9600 (128mb)vid card. Works fine in everything but gaming. I have directx 9.0b and the latest radeon drivers. Any ideas?
Thanks,
Bruce
 

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Does it do the same thing with different monitors?
 

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Hey all,    I was on my computer when my monitor went black.  I shut it off and then turned it back on and still the same problem. I have 2 monitors and 2 video cards and i tried switching them out to see if i had a problem in one of my monitors or one of my video cards. Anyone got an idea of waht i can do? plz help me

Answer:Monitor Trouble

what system......xp.......does the num lock on the keyboard light up......

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I have a LG3270 Television
plugged into my video card. I Adjusted the setting via Nvidia control panal to use it as a monitor. I was playing Audiosurf when I decided to change the settings of the games resolution and Hertz rate. Since then the TV doesn't work as a monitor on its own as it says "Invalid Format" though when I plug in my monitor and set up "dual screen" mode it works fine, yet when I go to single screen mode all **** breaks loose again.

Can someone please tell me what's going on?

Answer:TV Monitor Trouble!!!!

it sounds like your computer is not set to display on the tv and the resolution and hertz settings are wrong. You might need to go into safe mode and see if u can get a signal through that resolution or you might need to configure it so you can have the tv as the main and another monitor as the dual. then configure the tv on the dual monitor and disconnect the dual if you wish

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Hi there guys,

After helping me before i though id come to you again!

I re-installed xp on an old machine, all perfect. Got a second hand monitor off a friend, works lovely except that the display is too zoomed in kind of thing! Lol it's hard to say but imagine you are on a website it appears zoomed in, you try to zoom out but it goes tiny! any obviously the icons are larger etc but most annoying on internet!

The resolution is on 800x600 but wont allow any of the other settings because it goes black and the monitor says cannot display this video mode.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for any help
 

Answer:Monitor trouble!!

Find the specifications for the monitor and see if it will support any resolution higher than 800x600 pixels and at what frame rate.

If it can support higher resolutions, then you may need to install driver software for your video controller.
 

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Hello,I recently installted a game called vampire the masquerade bloodlines on my PC. Everything works fine accept when ever i play it every minute my monitor flocks up and error saying not optimal setting optimal settings= 1280x1024 60Hz. Now the game automatically runs at 1280x1024 85hz, and i can see the images nad play the game fine if it was not for the error message popping up all the time. I have tried to override DX using Refresh and Rivatuna but this doesnt get rid of it, and it only does it for that game, no others. I have already patched the game.Any Suggestions?Cheers

Answer:Monitor Trouble

look at the settings for your graphics card [troubleshoot] and see where the acceleration arrow is set. If set to full try taking it down to off or very low by sliding it.

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hello...i am having a problem with my monitor.

my computer is a 4 year old compaq presario 5100 series. i have made no hardware modifications to it at all. the only thing it has now that it did not have originally is a wireless card.

a few months ago, i noticed some faint lines on my crt monitor. i thought i needed a new monitor, so i purchased a flat panel LCD monitor, but to no avail.....i still had the same problem, but to a lesser extent.

now i am finding that my monitor works only intermittently. often i turn on the computer & get a message on my monitor that says 'no signal'. when this occurs, the computer seems to boot as normal, makes no unusual sounds....i just don't see anything on the monitor aside from the message that there is no signal.

my first thought was that i need a new video card. however, if anyone can affirm that this might be the problem, or suggest other things i could try, i would greatly appreciate it!

--teek
 

Answer:Monitor trouble

Most likely is your video card. Could also be the MOBO. If you have an extra video card somewhere swap it and see if you get the same problems.
 

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Every time I switch on my monitor it works OK and then starts to jump around - it seems to be moving the screen picture from one side to another - very quickly. Almost impossible to put my cursor on the right spot to get information etc. Sometimse the screen colours change from green to red shades too, but that is bearable, the other trouble is very bad on my eyes.Has anyone any sensible advice to give other than throwing it all out pf the window!

Answer:Trouble with 17" LCD monitor

It might be your graphics inside the PC and not the screen! Try the screen on another PC, check the connections as well.

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I have a friend who has a computer that does not work with a certain monitor it just goes to standby mode. I take that monitor and hook it up to my pc and it works and try one of my monitor to his computer and it works also. please help.

Answer:Monitor trouble

It may have settings (other computer) that the monitor can't handle.

Try running VGA mode (press F8 right before windows startup)

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hey there, I have an HP computer and im using a Dell monitor. I cant seem to get the monitor to work with my computer. I know the computer works and i know the monitor works i just cant get them to mix.

I was using a HDMI cable with my last monitor. but the dell one dosnt have a HDMI slot so im going back to an AVG cable correct me if thats wrong. When i do that i cant get anything to show up. Not sure if my graphic card dosnt support it but if not then why is it there.

any suggestions would be great

thanks !

Answer:Monitor Trouble

If you went back to VGA (Not AVG that is a antivirus program) check the montior. It should have a digital or analog button. Or a button to auto detect what mode it is running in. Hit that.

HDMI is a digital signal. VGA is not. So the montior is still trying to run in digital while you are trying to have it work in analog. Hitting the auto detect button should force it to go back to analog and work properly.

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Alright, so about a year ago I smashed the screen on my HP Pavillion ze4805 notebook. However, it worked fine when I hooked it up to a regular monitor, so I never thought about spending a lot of money to fix it.  however, our monitor then fizzled and died and we borrowed a different one and for some reason i thought they weren't compatable.so, a few months later some one gives me a working monitor and i thought it would work, however, the same problem happened. the problem is:constant flickering of the image and sometimes the monitor cannot detect my system. I've been trying to read thru all the troubleshooting and it says the change my refresh rate, however, that is impossible as I can't see anything...Does this mean that my video card is bad? Or is there something stuck in my monitor connection port thing and that's what broke the other monitor?? I know the monitors work on the home PC so it's got to be my notebook.Someone please help. I was going to buy a new LCD screen for my computer, but should I spend the money instead on a video card? is there a way to test the card first? Because I thought that if it was bad there would be no image on the screen...

Answer:Monitor Trouble?

Restart in Safe Mode, and see, if same thing happens.

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i have a viewsonic vx724. the power light has been flashing off and on for the past few days. when it turns on i can see everything but it shuts off a split second later. usually it eventually would stay on but i came home sunday ad havnt been able to get it to stay on since. i have tried different cables and tried using a different monitor. swapped monitors with my brother. his worked on my comp and mine did the same thing on his.

Answer:monitor trouble

sounds like you've definitely got a faulty monitor. it could be a variety of causes. does it say "no signal" before going to standby? because that could suggest a problem with the video connector. i'd guess it's something wrong with the monitors power supply or LCD driver chip.

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Running Windows XP Compaq Presario.  Purchased computer and monitor new in 2003.  Monitor is an Aquaview 7GS View &View.  Monitor works and displays images but I'm begining to have problems.  In the last 3 months when restarting the computer the monitor begins to make clicking sounds as if it is turning itself on and off at high speeds.  Once I hear windows loaded properly this was easily fixed by turning the monitor off then turning it back on.  I was begining to have the same problem when the computer screen goes black (just before loading a computer game)  The same solution applied to this problem by simply turning off the monitor and then turning it back on.  Today cycling the power on and off does not restore funtion to the monitor and I am unable to view image of game.  Monitor still works in windows.  Screen resolution has not been changed for over 2 years, and I've played the games in question many times before.  Is it time to get a new monitor or is ther something I can do to save the monitor?

Answer:Monitor Trouble

Try testing it on another PC before discarding it. If you can't. Try another resolution/refresh rate: [email protected] should be low enough for it to work properly, if it doesn't; try installing newer videocard drivers and obtain monitor drivers from the manufacturer.

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I am having trouble with three monitors at work.  I have a Matrox etv card in all three.  Suddenly, when I turn on my pc's in the morning, all three monitors when they get into windows show vertical lines, and are very blurry.  After about 15 minutes, they slowly get back to normal and are very sharp.  They are fine the rest of the day.  This only happens upon boot up.  All monitors are 17 inch viewsonic's.  Any help would be appreciated!  Thanks.

Answer:Monitor Trouble

How old are the monitors? Are they on metal shelves? Any magnets nearby? Have you scanned for viruses and Spyware? Can you try using a different monitor from those three on one of the computers so we can see what's causing the issue? Have you or anyone else made any changes to your system recently?Flame

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Ok the other day I was trying to get my computers networked together and I came to the conclusion I need to get a network card. So I put everything back in the CPU but my monitor doesnt work. I tried that same monitor on another computer in the house and it works there so I know its not the monitor that messing up. Its gets power and everything (green light shows its on) but there's no picture and it says video error so I am guessing when I put everything back together I mustve put something in the wrong spot or unplugged something that shouldnt have been. Does anyone know a site that shows how the insides should be set up to get the monitor to stop showing the video error or can someone help. All help is appreciated

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K, so i just bought a new comp on newegg and this is my first time putting one together.

Last night i got everything fired up and everything wired correctly. But, when i hooked the monitor up it did the analog/digital back and forth, then went to a screen that said "check signal cable". I have 2 of the exact same monitors cuz i plan on dual boxing so i tested out the other one and the same thing happened. I have reseated the video card a few times now and i have insured the cables were on tight. Also, last night i did have the comp doing a long beep at me about every 30 seconds while it was on. I gave up on it.

But, now today i came back to it and picked up where i left off. It now no longer goes to the "check signal cable" screen. It goes from the analog/digital flip flop straight to the black screen and the power LED just blinks. The computer also does not beep at me anymore....

I'm boggled, anyone have any tips or suggestions?

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

EVGA 017-P3-1294-AR GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

SAMSUNG ToC T220 Rose-Black 22" 2ms GTG Widescreen LCD Monitor

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

any other specs u need to know just lemme know....i appreciate the help in advance.
 

Answer:HELP, monitor trouble

I dont want to be so quick to call out on a dead part, but something isnt working.

If every part was working fine, you would have a working PC obviously, so I am inclined to believe the card, or the motherboard is dead.

Or something isnt seated all the way, but if everything really is seated in its proper slot correctly, and all power connections are made, some part is malfunctioning. Easiest way is to test the parts in a known working system.
 

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Question: Monitor Trouble

Maybe you can help me with this problem I am having. I think it is the tube but I am not entirely sure. I have a 17 inch monitor which a while ago made a burning sound inside so I left it alone. About 2 weeks later I tried it again and it wouldn't turn on so I opened it and took the fuse out. Then I noticed the fuse was still good so I put it back in the monitor and then the monitor turned on but didn't display a picture. It has been like that even since.
 

Answer:Monitor Trouble

The burning sound you heard probably came from the high voltage section. Probably something burnt out. The cost of having it repaired would be almost as high as getting a new monitor and possibly more. It is dangerous to put you hands in there if you are not familiar with repairing them. There can be in excess of 20,000 volts in there even with it shut off and unplugged. Otherwards it can cause serious injury.
 

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My monitor has begun turning itself on & off continuously. The power light turns yellow then green for a split second then the screen flashes the desktop for about 1/20th of a second and then it powers off, only to repeat the sequence about two seconds later. This has been going on for two days now. The model is an IBM ThinkVision 6734-LB1 Flat panel.

Here's what I've attempted so far:

Unplugged it for a few hours
Let it run all day
hooked it up to my laptop with same result
hooked it up to other desktop with same result
run troubleshooter (ha ha)
updated graphics drivers
updated all system drivers incl. BIOS and firmware
cried & whined

All to no avail.
I'm pretty sure I've eliminated the possibility of it being computer related so I need to focus on the actual monitor and the cables it attaches with. The cables passed my novice level visual inspection. I don't get to spend any more money on this computer so I need to figure a way to fix this dilemma. Any ideas would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks.
 

Answer:Monitor Trouble

I've seen this twice recently.
In one case, the connection to the video card was loose, and it wasn't obvious.
Tightening the mounting screw solved the problem.
In the other, the transformer was bad, but I don't know if this applies to your monitor.
At the very least I would reseat the graphics card, if you have one.
 

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I have a 19inch Samsung SyncMaster 906BW. For the last couple weeks it has been doing something really funny. Not quite sure how to explain it but it seems colors are dragging off to the right of the actual colored object. Looking almost like a motion blur moving from the right side of any object (text, pictures, graphics etc) Though it shows up on any background it is most noticeable (of course) on white.

I hope this is a fixable issue, the monitor is fairly new (but purchased open box) and I use it very often for graphic/web design (becoming increasingly more difficult)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

In addition, I have a Dell Inspiron 531, running a Nvidia GeForce 6150SE through VGA.
 

Answer:LCD monitor trouble!

Are there any adjustment controls on the monitor or settings on your graphics controller?
 

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Hello, I have a Dell E521. I have a 15" CRT Monitor.

My problem is, every now and then, when I turn my computer on, nothing will show up on the monitor. I would check cables, open the computer up to make sure nothing is loose, but nothing worked. Then the next day it would magically work again.

I just bought a new Dell LCD Monitor (SE198WFPF), now it is doing the same thing of not showing anything on the screen. I replugged in the CRT monitor to make sure it still works, which it did. I am confused.

Any help would be great. Thank you.
 

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Hi peepsonly me in trouble again! i have 2 flat screen monitors now one of them is playing up i am getting red box on screen saying"signal frequency is out of range and it shows H48.1 khz V49.9hz what do you reckon? thanks Don

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Hello,

I have two monitors going on my set up at home. Last night my main 20 inch Hanns G monitor started to flash on and off with the power indicator still green and on. While my main monitor was doing this my second monitor had no trouble at all. It did not flash. My main monitor went back to normal after a minute or so. This has happened twice for what seems like no reason at all. It happened once while I was in a game and once while I wasn't even touching my computer. Any and all help would be nice.

Thank you.
 

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Hello!  I need help with my daughter's computer.  She has a Dell Inspirion and flat screen monitor.  She was playing Zoo Tycoon which she has played many times before and suddenly the screen came up with: "Auto Detect (analog input) cannot display this video mode optimum resolution 1440 x 900" and it won't go away.  We've restarted the computer with and without the monitor connected to the computer and we've done a systems restore.  It works in the safe mode but once we return to the normal mode we get the same error.  I hope this in enough info to allow someone to help.   Thank you in advance!

Answer:monitor trouble

use f8 at boot and select VGA mode and change the resolution to 1440x900.

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After successfully restoring my Windows 98SE everything worked perfectly but then three days later I started my computer and nothing would appear on the screen. The computer and Monitor were on, I checked everything. The computer's HDD light would stay on for a few seconds and nothing would happen. I tried the monitor with another computer and it worked, so is my computer video card messed up or what happened?? . Now once again my computer doesn't work what should I do :-/

Answer:Monitor computer trouble

start from the begeining have you updated your ram sticks graphics played with the bios mobo pcu psu etc... any beeps from pc on boot any post screen more info..helps

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Yeah so I just got my computer reformatted and brought it home. I hooked it up and everything seemed to be working. However after I plugged everything in I remembered I need to download a driver for my Linksys wireless adapter. In order to do this I needed to unhook everything and bring my computer downstairs to the other computer. When i brought it down I unhooked everything from a different computer and hooked it up the the one that needs the driver. I go to turn it on and the the monitor says there is no signal. I thought, ok..thats wierd. So I brought the monitor from upstairs down because It was just hooked up and I knew that it worked. ...No i hooked that monitor up and it said the monitor worked but there was no signal. Just to be sure the monitor was ok i hooked it up to the old computer and it worked fine on that but not the computer I just got reformatted and had working just minutes before. If you unstold anything what I just said and Have any ideas or suggestions please let me know. Its driving me crazy!!! and doesn't seem ot make any sense to me.
 

Answer:Monitor trouble...well actually it might be my computer.

you should pull the vga out of the computer and then put it back in it migght fix it my computer has done that a few times (if you have a vga)
 

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This morning, my Dell 17-inch LCD monitor, suddenly and w/o warning went virtually 100% black. I'd originally thought it was completely dead, but when I run its self-test function I can see a very faint image of the self-test box floating around the screen.

Does this sound like an essentially fatal hardware failure (backlight inverter, if I'm reading the Dell support info correctly) or is the faint image an indication that I need to replace the bulb? I've read that that's a heavy duty repair on laptops, but this is a standalone monitor.

Thaks for any help . . .
 

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I try using my 42" plasma as the primary monitor thru s-video, but it wont work. I can enable it as the secondary, but it wont let me check the box that says "use as my primary monitor"

I've tried hooking s video up before startup because thats what i had to do when i messed around and set up the desktop there, but it wont work with the laptop...


HELP!!!

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hi there, just wondering if anyone could help with this problem as i have tried and failed to sort it on my own.i am attempting to use a second monitor with my existing laptop. i have done this before with another screen but since then i have reinstalled windows and have just aquired a new screen. my laptop will now only use one screen at a time (if the new external screen is plugged in when its turned on it will use only that, if not then it will use its original screen) so both are working and both connect. when checking in Control Panel> Display Properties > Settings it does not show a second screen, simply says Display: defaut monitor (on)i have tried working my way through the windows troubleshooting but have been unable to locate what kind of Video card i have, and even when using the advice given on this website (here http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000258.htm ) i am still unsure, the device manager comes up with "Video Controller (VGA compatible)", using a third party device (Belarc Advisor) states under display "none detected",  upon entering MS-DOS and typing debug > d c000:0040 it says only "PCIR" no recognisable names/brands/dates. the make of my laptop is an Aspire 3613WLMi, and so upon looking up its specs on the internet it satest that this model comes with:Graphics Processor / Vendor: Intel GMA 900Video Memory: Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0Max Allocated RAM Size: 128 MBunder the "Video" section. ... Read more

Answer:trouble in using a second monitor for a laptop

You should have recieved an Acer Driver CD with that laptop...whenever you do a re-install all existing drivers are wiped out and the machine currently is probably using Generic Windows Drivers...If you don't have the CD get them from the Acer site using the model and serial #'s.Chipset drivers go FIRST...followed by all others.Good Luck.

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my monitor wont display my computer when connected with a dvi-d cable. the monitor has a dvi-i dual link and so does the computer the computer also has a dvi-d dual link
 

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I just bought a like new monitor, but there is one small problem. It doesnt seem to want to turn on properly. I plug it into the ac adaptor and the set of three lights on the power button strip are doing some crazy pattern. What is this chip called, btw, cuz i think that may be the problem. I think this becuase i see the screen flicker once when i turn it on, so i know its working, i just cant turn it on since the power button is freaking out. I know it isnt the logic board, but what is the chip with the power led called? Anyways, please help. Thank you!


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Answer:Monitor is giving me trouble

P.S. My monitor is a 17" Dell 1702 Flat Panel

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I HOPE I'M DOING THIS RIGHT. I RESPONDED TO A SIMILAR PROBLEM ANOTHER PERSON WAS HAVING BUT IT'S NOT QUITE THE SAME PROBLEM AS MINE. I JUST REINSTALLED WIN 98SE BECAUSE OF SYSTEM CRASHING AND NOW MY MONITOR WILL NOT INCREASE RESOLUTION PAST 16 COLORS AND 640 X 480. ITRIED GOING TO SETTINGS AND CLICKING ON ADAPTER TO REINSTALL BUT IT SAY ADAPTER HAS FOUND A BETTER DRIVER AND WON'T CHANGE IT EITHER WAY. ANY HELP WOULD BE G-R-E-A-T-L-Y APPRECIATED.
 

Answer:{RESOLVED}Monitor Trouble

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Hi guys,

I am currently experiencing troubles while trying to connect my second monitor.

Here is my setup

AMD Radeon (TM) R9 380 Series
Chipset: AMD Radeon (TM) R9 380 Series
Manufacturer: ATI
Memory: 3.0 GB
Generation: 15th
DirectX: 12

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Manufacturer: Intel
Speed: 3.4 GHz
Generation: 13th
Brand: Core i7 5th Gen
Cores: 4

I don't think that the setup is the source of the problem but I'm sharing it just to make sure.
Basicly the first PC monitor has a vgi port and I'm trying to connect a TV with a HDMI entrance.

Do you have any solution?
Thanks in advance
 

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Heya! At my job we just bought a new computer for our graphic design department for a newly hired employee. However we took the bigger Monitor and gave it to the main graphic designer simply because he needs it more (that computer is not as good as this brand new one).However when you turn the monitor off or the computer goes into hibernation-mode it gets tricky. It doesn't want to start up again, the computer is running but the monitor just says "No Signal..." and we have to restart the entire computer for it to work (leaving unsaved, important work at risk).We've tried to install new drivers for the graphic card and yet it doesn't seem to work.Information about the computer that now has the monitorWindows XP Professional SP3Intel Pentium 4, 3,4 GHz (single core)2Gb RAMATI FireGL V3100 (graphic card)Thank you, beforehand. Anything will help really. Just let me know if you need any additional info, for example about the computer that the monitor was delivered with./S.

Answer:HP Monitor (LA2205WG) trouble

Hi phallan,Did this happen with the monitor that was hooked up to the computer before the new monitor came into the picture?You said that you have updated the video card drivers, to no avail... What about the onboard video? Have you hooked the monitor up to it after the problem presented itself?

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