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no display on monitor, really confused.

Question: no display on monitor, really confused.

Ok, so one day, I go afk from my computer to come back and find it off. It wont start up, so I figure my power source is blown. So I replace my power supply. Now, my computer will start, but I get zero display on my moniter. When I have the moniter hooked up to another comp it works fine, but when I plug it into my computer the *check signal* screen goes black and the LED (that was green) goes orange. I also do not get any of the beeps at bios startup, my computer just starts up, no real sound, no display, fans working fine. Next I tried checking the RAM, hard drive, and video card; nothing changes, same kinda startup. Ive looked around on "professional troubleshooting web charts" and stuff like that. Reading that makes me think its my motherboard, which really sucks Because im not great with knowing hardware compadibilty, and my computer is a custom built. Nothing really looks "fried", and im super stumped, because I have no other ideas and have no idea how to test if its the mother board. any help is GREATLY GREATLY appreciated..-Joey

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Answer: no display on monitor, really confused.

Check the BIOS. Or it may be your RAM problem.Change another RAm at your DIMM slot.Try to hit F2, or Del or F1 when system power on. YOu can hear the buzzer sound,if u hitting it non-stop.It seems your motherboard have enough power to on it (fan is spinning).Or if u got PCI slot or AGP, just plug another video card to test the video.

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first build, everything went according to plan. upon startup my monitor recieves no signal from the vid card yet all my fans etc. run fine. my specs:

athlon 64 4000
asus a8ne
OCZ 2gb platinum
antec 500w truepower
evga 7900gt

was hoping to be up and running by the end of this weekend any help will be muuuuuuch appreciated.

Answer:confused...no display on boot

antec have only neohe/smartpower/phantom on the 500w line
which one of em do you have?

did you connect the 4pin plug to the mobo?
and what about the 6pin plug to the video card?

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I recently ran into a problem that first started small and then got worse. Interestingly, it doesn't appear to be a huge problem, but no matter what I tried, I just could not for the life of me solve it! Well, basically, the only problem I have is that my computer will not display a certain (type of) page on a website. Both of these specific pages contain information graphs - I think that has something to do with the problem perhaps - and when I attempt to bring it up, it's a blank page, but I'm still kept in the site and can access the links which are normally at the top of the page (they still remain there) - the only thing is the information itself on the page is not there - it's a blank, white page (with the links at the top still).
Anyway, for the longest time I was able to easily access these pages no problem, and then all of a sudden I started realizing that only sometimes I could access them, and now finally I am not able access them at all, anytime.
Here is the scoop: I'm running internet explorer version 6 on Windows XP pro and, as I said, everything ran 'problem-free' for a fairly long time (i.e. many months, since I've been accessing this site), and furthermore, I do not currently experience any problems at all with any other site or web page.
This is a 'brief' description of what I've tried in attempt to solve this seemingly 'isolated' problem:
One of the first things that came to my mind was that... Read more

Answer:Can't Display a web page - very confused

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I have recently been given a Stone system, 1ghz, 768 ram, 20 gb hdd, intel on board sound and graphics. i got it home and set it up as you usually would as a stand alone. but i booted it up and the monitor was displaying nothing, not even the "no signal message" i thought maybe this was a problem with the on board stuff so inserted a rage card but the same thing happened. i then got my sisters monitor and used that, guess what, nothing again. im out of ideas now and its driving me crazy! any input would be greatly appreciated! cheers guys!

 

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I've recently had to replace my psu in my computer and figured I would upgrade my graphics card to something a little better than my integrated seeing as I was getting a psu capable of powering one.

I have never installed a gpu before and I don't really think it's that hard, but I've still ran into a problem. I removed the brackets from the back of the case, stuck the card into the slots (it's a low-profile setup) and replaced all the screws. Turned on my pc to start installing the new display driver that came with the card and my monitor fails to detect a signal at all.

Monitor cable was connected to my gpu and all, no idea what to do.


PC specs:

HP s5213w slimline
Windows 7 (64-bit) OS
4gb RAM
AMD Sempron (2.2GHz) processor
Kemtek? 300w psu
Integrated graphics installed but having issues with my new EVGA GeForce 210 1gb DDR3 gpu.
Monitor in question is the one that came with the pc, an HP w1858 23"? LCD.

I've had to use the low-profile setup with this gpu due to this crap pc's tiny case. I know that when I bought the gpu that 300w psu's were the bare minimum operating requirements for it. No idea if anything besides my psu would cause any issues at all.

I couldn't find any related articles or videos on this issue that would actually help me. I did see a few things I might need to do.

-Do I need to install the drivers before I boot the computer with the gpu in?
-Do I need a VGA-to-DVI converter cable for my monitor? (don't think so, new card has a slot fo... Read more

Answer:No VGA/DVI signal for monitor with new gpu? Confused.

Didn't want to mess up my pc but I'm installing everything from the disc that came with the gpu. Really want to get this fixed , I also plan on doing something else, but I forgot what. Anyway, hope I don't damage anything. I'll feel really stupid about this even though I already feel stupid.

EDIT: Yeah, that did nothing. Probably have to do something along the lines of disabling my onboard graphics and removing old drivers. Peered into that disc and it turns out it wasn't an autorun one like I thought. Hopefully it has some info on it that will help..

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okay well i have a Windows XP and a Windows vista, the xp was really slow and old, so seeing as there was wayy to many things i had to clear up for it to speed up(had 5 accounts on it, all with their junk) so i just reformatted it.

problem: the old dell monitor i used with the xp before i got vista, doesnt work on my computer. but the one the vista is connected to(if i switch the DVI cables) works on my xp.. so its not my PC's problem im guessing. but the monitor says its in power save mode, but then if i switch to the DVI monitor, i can use the computer perfectly. should i just get a new monitor?
 

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Ok this is my problem. My 2 monitors won't come on and one other one comes on but its all crazy. Like the screen has lines and turns diff colors.
I didn't know what to do so I took the one monitor over my uncle's (the one that had the lines) and that came on but had the same problem. Then I took this other monitor over my uncles that didn't work and it Works on this comp.
So he said my video card is bad. So I went to CC to buy a Pci card. My dad said he can get one from his buddy. I tried that out and the monitors don't read it. I don't want to open the video card I just bought if that's not the problem. If the problem lies in the monitor then I want to return the card and just buy a new monitor. Should I just open the video card and try it? I'm like stuck, any help will be appreciated.
 

Answer:So Confused!: Monitor Problem

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Hi all
I just recently bought a monitor, a samsung syncmaster SA350 24 inch LCD. Yes its a fine monitor but having just measured it 24 inches it isnt, the screen measures 21 inches and in total with the bezel edges it makes only 22.5 inches. So i checked the box and it says a SA350 24 inch monitor - except it's not.
Am i missing something here? :/
PS. i dont think my tape measure is wrong

Answer:Monitor question bit confused

no i didnt, and thats exactly the answer i needed before i found myself back in the shop making a total idiot of myself! :). Thank you it simply didnt occur to me the measurement for monitors was on the diagonal, i presumed it was the width.
Thank you Lazarus the 2nd

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My friends pc that I built 2 years ago started showing no signal to the monitor and I noticed the LED lights on the MB (from L to R) the 1st one stayed on and the other 3 are flashing. I never could find the cause for sure, so assumed it was the MB or CPU from everything I read and asked around. Seems how they were under warranty I sent them back and they sent me what I'm assuming is a refurbished MB (MSI 970A-G46) but a new CPU(AMD FX 4300). I got the PC all put back together and it's doing the exact same thing as it was so now I'm back to being baffled and looking for help!

*I tested the Video card - (SAPPHIRE 100323-2L Radeon HD 6570 1GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card) in my working PC and the card worked.
*I tested both the memory sticks (Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00) one at a time and even tried my own memory card out of my working PC and still nothing.
*When the PC first quit (before sending MB and CPU back) I also tried her HDD (Western Digital Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive) in my old PC and it booted up no problem.
*the tower is (RAIDMAX Altas ATX-295WBP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply) Not sure can the plugs that plug into the MB go bad?

Not sure what other info ya'all would need to help me figure this out, but I'm more then happ... Read more

Answer:Solved: No signal on monitor! PSU, CPU, MB? Confused

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At first I wasn't quite sure if it was just coincidence or not, but after testing over and over again, 4 times to be precise, I know for sure this is crazy but true..

At any point in time when windows vista (x64) is loaded up, from the logon screen and beyond, if I turn off my monitor, then turn it back on, I no longer see my screen, but a blue screen of death comes up, with a general 0x0000007e stop error. This is the craziest BSOD error I've come across ever lol...

Monitor is a 19" Gateway FPD1975w LCD Monitor, connected to a Nvidia 9500 GT adapter via DVI cable. I just recently installed the Vista SP2 Release yesterday, along with the latest Nvidia drivers released on June 18th. It's only after these installations did I notice I was getting a BSOD when i turned my monitor back on with windows still running.

I'm going to try to roll back the drivers on the graphics card, because that seems to be the most logical thing to start with, but I would still like any advice (or knowledge if this has happened to anyone with vista before) on why this is happening and how to fix it.

I will repost if rolling back the drivers fixes the problem. Hopefully so but if it does, then the latest release for the 9 series is crap.

Answer:CONFUSED!! BSOD ON MONITOR RESET!!!

Ok I just rolled back the drivers, rebooted, and now no BSOD from turning my monitor off and back on.

So would anyone care to direct me to Nvidia's complaint page? lol. That's a pretty weird bug there for the latest driver release.

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Our church wants to setup a display composed of four 20" square monitor. This will be our secondary display.

Computer specs at the moment:
CPU: Intel i3-3210
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 210
RAM: 2 x 4GB DDR3 1333 MHz
MB: ASUS P8H61-M LX3 PLUS R2.0
OS: Windows 10 Pro x64

Is it possible to add another gpu for secondary display and then use a multi-monitor display adapter for 4 monitors? If so, what kind of gpu would we need?

Thanks...

PS: As much as possible we would not like to change our MB. But I've included it just in case.

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greetings
okay 2 weeks back i got a new mobo - which is on my spec cause the previous foxconn wouldn't support my also new graphics card as on spec.
so the thing is there was a issue while maximizing the windows (say,my computer,my pictures,browser or similar) there seems to appear a black box around the search (after my bro took it to the local shop & got the new stuff fixed it - was gone). (zip to video [it is virus free] - please watch it several times if you see nothing)
so, today i did a fresh install due to some reasons & this problem appears again (note again: i did see it before sending it to the shop but it wasn't there after i got it back again until the fresh install)
i haven't tried fidgeting with the catalyst control center yet..but i would like to know your opinions, & is there a fix for this?
appreciate any help and time

Answer:confused,monitor/graphics card or windows issue?

I personally can't figure out what it is your asking for help with, could you possibly try and explain what it is your seeing??
Thanks Fabe

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During a  upgrading of my Windows Vista 64 OS update installation the process was interrupted by a power off / termination event. When I re-booted the display screen went all crazy.. The screened is filled with thin lines running horizontally across the screen in the upper thrid o the display picture. The bottom half-inch of the screen is whitened out. The center band stretching the width of the screen is displaying the normal desktop. However the picture vibrates and shifts constantly. Is this a driver issue? A BIOS issue? A Vista issue? A LCD screen panel issue? What do I do to fix it? Its like everything is in motion and off-center at the same time.Please advise me soonest. I will try to capture some screen shots and post them later. Thanks, BEK477 

Answer:Display malfunction: Jumping display on internal LCD monitor. Picture gyrates and 'fizzes'

Does it only occur in Windows or does it occur in other places too? If it is just Windows, you likely corrupted something.

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My Dell Insipron 6400 laptop will not support multiple monitors. I think I may not have a key driver installed. Help!!

I have attached two separate images, screen shot of my device manager and display properties and a screen shot of the same image on my mothers PC. (which is also a Dell Inspiron 6400)

On my PC, In my device manager I can not view the display adapters (there must be something installed and I do not have visiblilty?? correct??)

Also, on my display properties I do not even have the option for Multiple monitor support. (these are the same PC's)

I inserted my Drivers and Utilities CD from Dell, but I did not see any driver on there that was applicable to a display adapter.

Am I on the right track???

Thanks

CoachKrav
 

Answer:Solved: Display Adapters - Display Properties - DualView - Multiple Monitor Support

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Hello folks,

I seem to be having multiple problems all at the same time (all of which may or may not be related) but let me start from the beginning.

This all started when I tried to connect my Inspiron 1720 laptop to our television. For some reason my laptop froze, the image on both my computer and TV had white lines across it, and so I turned off my system since it was locked up.

I restarted and began having display problems - first windows were not opening in the desktop area. They would open in the system tray, but were "unreachable" by the mouse. I played with display settings and got the screen to fit...but now seem to have 2 primary problems:

PROBLEM 1:

Whenever I play games, view pictures, or Windows Media Player, I see strange "plaid boxes." However, the desktop is fine and everything else appears to work fine. I contacted NVIDIA and I have installed different driver versions, as well as the OEM (Dell's) driver's - all did not work - I still saw the distorted images when playing games, viewing pictures, and videos.

I have also completed System Restore's to points prior to when I was having the problem - unfortunately that did not work.

Here are screenshots of what I am seeing:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/...63fa3004_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2796/...38e5a78c_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4035/...f93b7cae_b.jpg

PROBLEM 2:

This problem may stem from the original TV incident. When I click on Displa... Read more

Answer:Vista Display Problem (display driver and/or multiple-monitor related)

The first set of pictures that you put up look like classics examples of bad video RAM. In a desktop PC I would tell you to swap out the video card with a differnt one to verify that is the issue since in a few cases bad drivers can cause the issue but it's highly unlikely. Professional service by a local non big box computer shop is your best bet at this point.
 

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Having a very strange (and annoying) issue with the display. I can only see the display on my Twist after connecting it to an external monitor first. If I do not, all I see is a black screen. No cursor, no anything. If I connect it to an external display via the display port to VGA adapter, it works fine. If connect it to an external display and then disconnect my external display, the display will remain on the Twist. However, if I reboot, I lose the screen again until I connect it to an external monitor. I made sure that "PC Screen Only" is chosen in the Fn+F7 option. This is obviously a serious problem. This is for company use and our users will not have a VGA monitor handy with them where ever they go. I checked the hardware manager and all the drivers are installed with no warnings.

Answer:Lenovo Twist display issues - No display unless I connect to an external monitor

Figured out a work around and narrowed down the problem. If I hit the Second Screen key (F7) after booting, it will go PC Only as the first choice and bring up the display on the laptop after a few seconds. The puzzling thing is why it seems to choose the external monitor as the default monitor on boot, even if it is not conected. I've tried running System Updater to make sure that I have all the latest drivers. All the display settings appear to be correct.

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I have an X220 | 2.7 i7 | 8GB Ram | 160 SSD w/ 1366/768 HD FlexView display& Intel Graphics HD running Windows 7 64 Bit
 
Intel Driver - 8.15.10.2538 (build 9/26/11)
 
 
Day one of my X220 (upgrade from the X201s). I have a Samsung 244T Monitor that outputs 1920x1200. When connecting the VGA port to the 244T and selecting "extend desktop" the image displayed on the 244T appears to be overscanning and is shifted to the left.  When made a main monitor, you cannot see the Windows key or the 1st icon on the task bar nor the time/date on the right!
 
I've done a bunch of troublshooting on it already such as:
- swapping VGA cables
- swapping power cords on the monitor
- uninstalling the "Generic PNP" monitor driver that by default loads when i plug the VGA cable in
- Installed the special driver for the 244t (from 2005)
- tested my X220 on other monitors (both 4:3 & 16:9, all Samsung syncmasters of different sizes) - it works fine on these
- tested & confirmed on another 244T the overscan issue in extended monitors still exists
- tested & confirmed my old X200s is able to properly display 1920x1200 in extended display mode
- tested DUPLICATING monitors (in the Lenovo native resolution of 1366x768) and do NOT experience the overscan
- adjusted horizontal & vertical within the OSD of the 244T (the thresholds are minor)
- used auto adjust on the 244T
- played around with the scaling in the advanced properties of Intel Graphics Control ... Read more

Answer:X220 Overscan in Monitor Extension with Samsung 244T - Can't properly display Extended Display

Hi, I got the same problem.Did you get any help of could sovle the problem yourself ?reg Andy 

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Hi.

I recently got a monitor from one of my friends saying that it was broken. Its a Dell 19in LCD. I have my main monitor a 22in Samsung wide screen So i just plugged it into the second DVI slot on my graphics Card. When i went into the display config i set up dual monitors just to see if it was working. The dell monitor would blink up then quit on me.

When i was messing with the Display settings I made the Dell. Not my Samsung the Default Monitor. I unpluged the broken Dell and restarted. Now my computer regognizes the Samsung as the second monitor and it just shuts it off and recognizes nothing as the main.

I managed to get it into safe mode and it recognized the samsung but every time i try go back to Normal Start the screen is blank.

How can i get it to recognize the Samsung as my main?
 

Answer:Computer is stuck in dual monitor mode and will not display my Samsung monitor

You might try reinstalling your cards video drivers
 

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Tonight I was playing a good old game. I minimized to my desktop while the game was running and pulled open Windows calculator, did some calculator stuff, but then the computer goes into a blue error screen and then restarts. A few moments later, the display on my monitor suddenly turns off as if it were put to sleep. And even if I turn it off cold and restart the computer, nothing appears on the display at all, not even a BIOS logo screen. So weird.

System specs:
AMD E-350 Processor x2 (1.6Ghz)
4GB RAM (upgraded from OEM default 2GB)
500GB Hard Drive
GRAPHICS: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Acer (eMachines)-EL1360G UW12P
bundled with eMachines brand monitor/speakers

Answer:Monitor display suddenly turns off, can't get the display back

You can try:

- Remove the power cord of monitor and PC for a minute. Not just shut down.
- Clear CMOS if you don't mind reconfiguring the BIOS

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I have a Benq FP7IE+ monitor that has suddenly stopped working. Here's the breakdown:

-when you turn the monitor on when hooked to a computer it will sometimes show the display for a brief moment (ie. showed HP booting screen at startup) and than stops displaying, but the blue light stays on the unit as if it is receiving a display. Other times it will display nothing at all, but the blue light stays on.

-with the blue light on if you attempt to press any of the menu buttons on the monitor itself again nothing is displayed.

-I don't believe that it's a refresh rate or driver issue even though I reinstalled the driver and hooked the monitor to PC running in safe mode and still no display (even though the blue light stays on).

-not the VGA cable, tried another, same result.

-hooked monitor to PC with the identical monitor working on it, same result, no display.

-if you unplug the power cord from the monitor and then plug back in and power back on it will always show the "Benq - Energy Star Qualified Monitor" screen as bright as ever, but then nothing is display even though blue light stays on.

-tried monitor on 3 different computers, no display on any of them.

Any idea what might be causing this? I apologize for being so long winded, but I wanted to include as many details as possible.
 

Answer:LCD monitor display shows for a second and than nothing (but display light stays on)

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After running my B570 (1068) with an extended display, the unit went into hibernation. On wake-up the laptop screen is indecipherable garbage. The second display will run to show BIOS startup but then reverts to the built-in screen - which is illegible. Toggling the F3 key does not get a good screen. I read another post suggesting this is a hardware failure. What parts have failed?













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Answer:B570 display fails after dual monitor display

Hi RogerR,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear about the situation, please let me know if the issue persists even after re-installing the display driver in your B570 Laptop.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar





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Hi Everyone,

I bought a new monitor last week and since setting it up I seem to be having some connection issues. In the past, I had one HDMI-out from the GPU to the AV Reciever by my TV (where I do most of my gaming) and a DVI out heading from my GPU to the PC monitor. It worked fine.

But, my old monitor stopped working last week so I purchased a new one. It doesn't have a DVI input so I purchased a Display-Port to HDMI cable which also works fine with the new monitor. The cable to the AV receiver hasn't been moved and is also working fine.

The problem though is that when I set-up my TV as the main display and the PC monitor falls asleep Windows seems to think it's connecting and reconnecting over and over again. I hear the hardware connection/disconnections sounds infinitely and the TV screen blinks a black screen every time.

I have tried a few solutions, mainly involving power-management settings. None of these worked except for disabling "USB Selective Suspend Setting", but then I was having connection trouble with my wireless devices like my mouse and steam controller.

My graphics card is a Gigabyte R9 290, and I am running Windows 10. Thanks in advance for helping me troubleshoot guys. Happy to participate and answer any questions to get this resolved.

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Hi, I have two major issues. I'm connected to an external monitor using a display port to hdmi converter, and an hdmi to dvi cable.When I am on "Energy Saving" (switchable graphics) mode, the external nomitor blinks every 5-10 seconds, but it is perfectly fine when I am under "High Performance" (switchable graphics) mode, so I'm not sure that it's the cables/adapters/monitor that I am using. The second is I cannot change my brightness using fn+home/end when I go through this process: In "Maximum Performance" (power plan) mode (while plugged into ac)unplug acGo into "Maximum Battery Life" (power plan) modeplug in acplug in external display to displayportGo into "High Performance" (switchable graphics) modeuntil I change back into "Maximum Performance"(power plan) mode then back into "Maximum Battery Life" (power plan)mode then back into "High Performance" (switchable graphics) mode. This is a bit annoying, but at least I found the steps to temporarially work around the problem ... edit: Okay it happend to me again, but i can't fix it (haven't tried a reset though, but i don't want to bc I just started the computer and that's ridiculus).Also, I can change the brightness fine when the computer is in Energy Saving" (switchable graphics), but I get the blinking problem, which is why I mentioned it earlier.

Answer:T410s Display Issues: Cannor Dim monitor using function keys & occasional external monitor blink

bump?

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I have a very strange problem.
My borther was on his user area earlier on, and I managed to get the secondary monitor to be the primary monitor and disable the laptop's monitor in return, however, when it comes to me, it won't happen...

Any help would be much appreiciated.

Answer:Satellite M50-130: No display after switching the external monitor to primary monitor

Hi

Could you please be clearer? Is it possible to see something on the external monitor?
Do you see anything? What happens if you use the display device switch function FN+F5?

I don?t know how you have managed to set the external display as a primary display because on my notebook this option is grayed out.
However, you should see the notebook display if you will boot the notebook in the ?safe mode?. Please check it!

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I have dual monitors. The Taskbar appears on both monitors (top, bottom, right or left, as specified).
Is there a way to have the Taskbar appear only on one monitor?

Answer:Make Taskbar Display On Only One Monitor in Dual Monitor Setup

Hello beau,

You can use Option One in the tutorial below to turn off showing the taskbar on all other displays other than the main display.

Taskbar - Hide or Show on Multiple Displays in Windows 10

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After the recent Windows 10 update, my wife's laptop no longer displays on the external monitor. All was well before the update.

I am comfortable that Windows sees the monitor because clicking on Display Settings shows two displays. If I unplug the HDMI cable, only one display is shown.

I have confirmed that the monitor works by trying it with another laptop. I have also changed the HDMI cable between the laptop and the external monitor.

Device manager reports that I have the latest display driver installed.

I would appreciate any and all suggestions.

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Hi - I have recently acquired a new work computer with 1 widescreen Dell monitor (Dell E228WFPc 1680 x 1050, Monitor A) and my older 4:3 monitor (E178FPc 1024 x 768, Monitor B). The graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce GT 620. I cannot get them both working at the same time on an extended display.

One is plugged into (excuse my slightly less-than-technical language here!) the 'main' monitor port and one has a VGA-DVI adapter.

When either monitor A or B is plugged into the main port without the other plugged in, they work fine.

When monitor A, the widescreen, is plugged into the main port and B is plugged in via the adapter, A works perfectly and the PC detects monitor B (if I set it to extend displays, programs open in that screen but I cannot see anything - the screen is completely black).

When B is plugged into the main port and A is on the adapter, B boots up normally until the point where I would usually see my Windows log in, when it goes black and I can only see and move the cursor.

I thought it would be a case of adjusting the screen res down so that they weren't so drastically different - in fact I'm still sure that would help but I can't get the smaller monitor B to let me do so and it doesn't seem to make a difference when widescreen monitor A is plugged into the main port with B in the other?
 

Answer:Extended display monitor problems with one widescreen and one 4:3 monitor?

That is usually normal. Try dragging a window over to the other monitor and see if it works.
 

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I have a dual monitor setup, where the laptop is hooked to a 2nd monitor (TV) thru an HDMI . I primarily use the 2nd monitor. Can I blank screen the 1st (laptop screen) monitor, yet continue to use the 2nd monitor with the lid open for access to the keyboard?(I noticed with changed settings in Win7 control panel, I can close the lid without cutting off [sleep, hibernate or shut-off] the computer and had to reduce the 2nd monitor display to fit the visible screen. But to use the keyboard one has to open the laptop lid, which kicks in the 1st screen)Thank you

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the display/monitor uses the generic driver for display and it is 1024?768 or 800x600 but it looks very odd it should be bigger because my screen is bigger. I have a acer monitor but is there something I can download to fix the display size?

Answer:display/monitor 1024×768 display size

first, have you installed the drivers for your video card?
if you have then you should be able to change the resolution to the native for your screen. If it will not let you report back and we can explain how to force it to the proper resolution. Also please follow the link in my signature and fill out your system specs.

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I ordered and today received a new Gateway DX4831 07 Window 7 Desktop Computer and a new FHX2300 23 inch Gateway Monitor. I connected the monitor and computer in accordance (I used the HDMI cable connection between the computer and the monitor) with the included documentation double checked the connections and then turned on the monitor first and then powered up the computer. The monitor displays Gateway for a second or two and then after about 10 seconds it quickly displays no signal before going completely black. Upon turning on the computer, it beeps once and then after about a minute I hear a whirring sound as if the hard drive is turning. After that, the computer is very quiet (as I have read in reviews that it should be), but the monitor remains black no matter how long I leave the computer on. This is the second Gateway DX4831 07 I have ordered/received in the last two weeks. The first one did the same thing and I sent it back and reordered the same model hoping the second one would work. I really want to keep this computer rather than send it back a second time since it is full of features for the price. Gateway’s support is virtually nonexistent so this is not a reasonable option. All I can do is return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Can you tell what the problem is likely to be and how I can solve it so that I can keep this computer. I’ve read in some of the online reviews that opening up the case won’t like void the warranty but I have not dare... Read more

Answer:New Computer boots up but no display on new Monitor with no display

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Hi, I have a very nice Gateway laptop, three years old, it is a P-Series MG1
with dual core Centrino 2000 mgz CPUs and 4 gigs of RAM and 17 inch screen.

It was dropped once from a short height and ever since there is a permanent black vertical band near the right hand side of the screen. Replacing the LCD
screen will cost $200.

I would like to be able to reduce the amount of the screen that the computer display uses, so that I can narrow it enough to avoid the black vertical band which blocks everything displayed beneath it. My idea is that there may be some way to adjust the display settings to a completely smaller size , to use only the screen only partially. I'd like to be able to just click and drag the desktop to a reduced size , filling to the edge of the blacked out band and no farther.
Do you think there is a way to do this? I am using Windows XP
 

Answer:Line on monitor, can I use just half of the monitor for display?

What you can try to do if you dont want to replace the screen now is just hook it up to an external monitor and use it that way until you are ready to replace the screen.If it wont work with another monitor then replacing the screen will take care of the problem.Trying to reduce the settings might work but i dont think its going to be practical enough to be usable to see anything decent.
 

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Okay, if I have been able to fix the problem with the Nvidia GeForce4 what do I do to fix the problem that I had to begin with?? The problem was that my display setting is re setting themselves everytime I start a new program on my computer. This doesn't make any sense to me. It started it a few weeks ago which is why I downloaded the Nvidia Software to begin with to try and fix the problem when I found out that my drivers needed updating. I updated the drivers, but this did not fix the problem. '

So, can anyone help me with this initial problem so that I do not accidently screw up my computer again.

Thank you for all your help with the Nvidia problem. Although I haven't switched back to normal mode yet to see if my monitor is working correctly yet.

If not, I'll be baack to post again. Thank you
 

Answer:Monitor Display Re setting itself to 8 bit display

hi indiglo! what is the model of your video card? and what drivers have you installed? i'd recomend you uninstall all nVidia drivers and install not the latest ones, because last drivers are't compatible with the old video cards.
 

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OK, My Grandmothers house was hit by electricity a couple of weeks ago. It blew out her phones and her computer will not turn on. I have not tried turning the computer on myself this is just what I was told. The strange thing to me is the computer was plugged into a surge protected with the monitor and other things. The monitor still works the surge protector still works and everything else that was plugged into the surge protector still works. The only thing that does not work is the computer. Isn't that strange? The electricity would have blown out anything pluged into the surge protected and would have tried the surge protector? RIGHT? Now I don't know if the whole computer will no longer work. Does it sound like it could just be the power supply? How does a computer act after getting hit by electricity? This computer will not do anything! You push the power button and nothing happens. Does anyone have any ideas? Is the computer fried? Is there anyway to fix it? Thanks for the help...
 

Answer::confused:Power Supply Issue:confused:

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Recently got i5 7567....GTX 1050 Ti ...I have an old AOC monitor which supports VGA input....through HDMI to VGA adapter connected my laptop to monitor... On duplicate screen mode and second screen only, it works.....but the monitor goes blank saying "input not supported" on 'extend display '.
display settings has detected the external monitor...while intel hd graphics setting and nvidia control panel are not detecting the external monitor... 
Need help folks...!

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Please help me!

i just installed a dvd burner. When I went to turn on the computer, the computer turns on and it beeps, but the nothing is on the monitor. I tried the monitor on another computer and it works. I disconnected the dvd burner and still nothing. The computer sounds like everything is working, but just nothing on the screen.

Can anyone suggest anything???

Thanks
 

Answer:No display on monitor but monitor does work

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Hi, I am running a dekstop PC with 28" Asus connected via Displayport at 3840x2160p as main screen, a 28" Samsung on the right side at 1080p (connected via Minidisplayport Adapter -> HDMI Adapter -> HDMI cable to screen) and a Samsung SMART TV which hangs above the two monitors on the wall.
The TV is connected with HDMI from Graphic Card going into an AV Receiver. The AV Receiver has an HDMI out which goes to the TV. I need this setup for the playback of DTS HD Master and Dolby TrueHD encoded video material.
My graphic gard is currently ATI Raedon HD 7970.
Somehow - in the Windows display settings it shows that I have connected a 4th right to the Samsung 28". The icon of the monitor doesn't show in the normal gray and is instead more black. When I click on the 4th monitor the option "Disconnect this display" is selected and unlike the other monitors I can't place him somewhere else.
When I open the ATI software it says nothing about a 4th screen. So what is going on here?

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Some backstory: just one month ago, I started to think of what will be the other use of our TV and it's HDMI cable. When I cleaned out my PC, I noticed that my card has an HDMI port so something came into my mind; and after 2 weeks, I decided to use my TV for a larger monitor and it works fine. In the coming weekend, I'll work with 2 displays. I'll use the 32" (capable of 1080p) as the main monitor and my stock 20" as a side monitor. So I can still do things while doing other things? I may not be able to connect with my internet since the positioning of the modem and the TV is away from each other so I can't immediately ask for support nor receive it. Also, is it possible to have different backgrounds in each monitor? And another question: if there will be two displays (with different contents being shown from one another), will it mean that the GPU load will double? What programs will I use? Is there already a built in program?

Specs of GPU and the displays:
Palit NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 2048 MB (VGA, DVI and HDMI)
Stock 20" HP monitor
LG 32LF20FR 32" 1080p TV (from what I can remember, it's from 2009)

Answer:Setting up a multi-monitor display w/ a 20" HP monitor and a 32" LG TV

Hi there
the easiest way is to use WINDOWS + P and simply use the EXTEND option - then you can move things at will between the two monitors. Remember though the resolution will be that of the device having the SMALLEST resolution (not necessarily the smallest screen !!).

For different Backgrounds you could use the desktop program in the sysinternals suite - this gives up to 4 "Virtual desktops" that you can split out over the two monitors.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/s.../bb842062.aspx

Extract the DESKTOPS.EXE file - works on W8.1 too

Couple of Caveats with DESKTOPS.EXE though -- desktop version of IE only works from DESKTOP 1 - if you start IE again from desktop 2,3,4 then the windows are stacked up in desktop 1.

Charms etc only operate from primary desktop (desktop 1)

Toolbars, desktop icons etc all work correctly on each desktop with the exceptions outlined

Cheers
jimbo

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Question: Monitor Display

Hello folks,

My kids have been messing with my computer and my screen display is set upside down, so as i type this message my monitor is sat the wrong way up!

I know there is a simple solution to this but I cannot remember what it is.

Not the most technical question asked but at least I'll be able to turn my monitor the right way up.

Thanks

Answer:Monitor Display

Hey there,

Try using ctrl+alt+up arrow key.

If that doesn't work, then there should be an option on your display control panel. Which should allow you to turn your display back to its original position.

Hope this helps!

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Hello everyone!

I'm having a crucial problem because I made the mistake of not backing up my coursework(due very soon) on an additional hard drive.

Basically my PC is turning on but there is no display. This has been going on for a couple of weeks now and me being horribly optimistic and ignorant decided that it was fine because if I kept turning it off and on it would eventually emit a 'beep' and start up. However, today I tried for an hour to no avail.

I've googled everything and people suggested to check the monitor, which I did and my monitor worked fine when I connected it to a laptop. I also took it apart and tried finding the CMOS Battery to reset it or something but I couldn't find any CMOS battery on the motherboard. I think mine is in the real time clock or whatever that means.

The fans run when I turn it on and everything seems to be working, but it doesn't emit the 'beep' any more and there is no display on the screen. Sometimes it turns on and stops, then it automatically goes back on again. Really strange.

Could someone please let me know what might be the problem and the quickest, easiest way to solve it?

Cheers,
Cynicgirl
 

Answer:No Display and it's not the Monitor

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An hour or so from power up my PC displays the message "Not Optimum Mode" Recommended Mode 1280x1024 60Hz. I can't do anything with my PC at this time and simply have to power down then wait a while before rebooting. My PC is running Windows XP with an AMD XP2600 CPU, MSI KT4V motherboard with MSI FX5200 T128 Graphics Card.I suspected a temperature problem but my CPU monitoring software reports that the CPU temperature never exceeds 60 Degrees C which is within spec. I don't suspect the CPU because Media Player continues to function during this time although I can only control it via the keyboard shortcuts. I have just tried a replacement Graphics Card to see if this is the culprit, any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:No monitor display

Have you tried changing the screen resolution?

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i have a gateway 733. it had 64 meg of ram and a added a stick of
pc-133 dram to the available slot. no i get no display. it acts like it's
booting but it never comes up and now the samething happens when i take the new ram out. please help.
 

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Hi there. My laptop was in sleep mode and when I hit the power button to revive it I heard the drive booting up but after 5 mins. there still was no display. It appears that the monitor is on, it's not completely black but no visible display. I hooked up another monitor and re-booted and Win XP booted up fine, but the laptop monitor still shows nothing. I went to the toshiba support site and re-installed the driver, re-booted and still nothing. The OS is Win XP and the model is Satellite M35X-S111. I'm a novice with technical issues and any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:No display on my monitor

If you look at your laptop display very closely, and at the right angle, do you see a very, very dark and faint picture? If so, this usually indicates an inverter or back light issue. Both can be repaired by you if you have the time, tools, and the cojones to tear into your LCD. Most people (myself included) aren't real comfortable with opening up the LCD frame and assembly and swapping out parts. Most of your smaller independent PC stores should be able to give you an exact diagnosis, and repair it for $200 max. I do NOT suggest going to a big box store (like BestBuy). They will probably say that the entire LCD needs replacement, and that is easily a $350 (likely more than that) repair. It's much easier to replace the entire LCD, but much more costly also. So, this is not a problem that can be fixed with any drivers or downloads. There is a small chance that somehow the display has been either 'disabled' or put into it's own sleep mode, or the bright and contrast have been turned down or off; but this is unlikely. Back light and inverter failure is a pretty common laptop problem, especially when coming out of hibernation... I've seen hibernation cause all kinds of problems, and I generally recommend that it not be used. If the PC is not going to be used for awhile, it's best to just power down. This applies to all PCs, laptops and desktops alike.
 

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Hey, Recently I've been trying new things with my gateway desktop. I tried putting in a 8400 gs graphics card in my computer. When I turned it on nothing showed so I took it out. Everything was working fine until I tried taking my old fan out and putting a new one in. I don't know why but still when ever I turn my computer on, my computer runs fine and the fans work fine, but I get no display.

Also I don't hear the sound that it's supposed to make when you turn it on. I tried plugging the VGA cord or whatever in the different slots but it doesn't show anything still.
 

Answer:My monitor won't display

You may have fried the motherboard... Try removing the CMOS battery. This is the silver "button" on the motherboard. Unplug the computer before you do this. Wait a minute or two and put the battery back in. Boot the computer
 

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When I boot up my Dell Dimension 3000 itgoes through the usual process but I do not get my homepage the screen is blank. I hear the Microsoft logon and and I have tried going to the setup window but I still cannot get a display on my screen.

Answer:No display on monitor

Hi this is a desktop\tower system have you checked you cable from the computer to the monitor is not loose

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Currently, I am using a Samsung t.v as my desktop monitor and it's displaying at 1176 x 664. However, I wanted to know if there is a way to display it at 1280 x 720? (note: when changing the display to 1280 x 720 either with Nvidia or Windows display settings the scale is too big to fit)

T.v specs : 32 inch, native resolution at 720 (HD ready).

Graphics Card : Nvidia 550 TI
 

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Expanded my display to include 3 monitors by adding a video card, however the system disables the motherboard video with the expansion added.How to use the video card, and keep the motherboard vga port enabled?Couldn't find a relevelant option in bios to "always enable"

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Hi, when I turn on my pc, the monitor doesn't show anything at all. I have no idea what casue the problem. Even I have the video card replaced, it doesn't solve the problem.

I don't think is the monitor problem as I tested the monitor from other pc and it works perfectly.

I wonder what could have cause this problem? What other solutions I can try? Thank you.
 

Answer:No display from monitor when pc is on.

Try re-Starting your PC and start tapping the F8 key and see if you get a screen come up and if you do choose Safemode.

Check the cables to the monitor
 

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Today I opened up my computer because the disk tray won't open and I read somewhere that it might be unplugged inside. Anyway when I put everything back together and all the leads in, no display was showing on the monitor. I'm just hoping I havnt touched and ruined anything on the motherboard. I was just wondering if maybe there was a small problem and an easy solution Thanks, Sam

Answer:No display on monitor

Laptop or Desktop computer?It sounds like a laptop, and if so, check to make sure everything is connected, especially the cables to the display.

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All of a sudden the dsplay on my monitor has gone a bit pale and kind of washed out. I'm running windows xp and it's a fairly new monitor.Any solutions?

Answer:Monitor display

Check in Device Manager for any exclamation marks against your Monitor . If there is one then follow the troubleshooting wizard. Whilst in Device Manager check your graphics card for exclamation marks also.

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Okay.

Last night, I installed a new Power Supply into my PC, because it was shorting out. Well, for about 12 hours everything was working great. Games played awesome, sound was great, everything fine and dandy. Then, I turned it off to go to bed. I wake up, and go to turn on my computer. No response. None. When I get back from school, it's still doing it, so I uninstall the Power Supply, and put it back in. Now, the computer will boot, but I can't get any response from the monitor. I've tried using the on board video card, and the 2 extra ones I had lying around. Nothing working. On boot, the monitor light turns green like it's getting a signal, but then just turns amber again. With the on board card, nothing at all happens. Any ideas?
 

Answer:No monitor display, please help.

Your motherboard may be fried. What exactly do you mean by "because it was shorting out" Sparking, Smoking?
 

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Hello:

I am not able to see my desktop when I boot up my system. At one point I powered on the pc and I was able to see my desktop. I was able to browse around the desktop but the system just froze. I couldn't even do a CTR ALT DEL so I powered the system down.

I opened up the pc and noticed that the video card was soldered to the motherboard (it's and older pc). I tried adding an AGP video card in the AGP slot. Still nothing, I even went as far as plugging to pc to another monitor. All I saw was a message about power-save. What can I do try resolve this issue. Thank you.
 

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After i turn on the CPU, Some frequent sounds are coming, normally sounds wont come, & also monitor is working fine, but no display. i am thinking RAM or CMOS Battery making sounds & not allowing to work. please help me.

Answer:No display in monitor...

Does the computer start and no display? What do the 'sounds' sound like?

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Hi again!

I have a problem with my Acer AL2021 20" LCD monitor.

Basically, upon start-up, it flashes the image of my desktop for a split second and then goes back to black.

Now I guess this could either be a problem with the circuitory on-board the monitor itself, but because it has not been used excessively, I doubt it.

My other feeling is that it is a faulty power cable not producing the voltage needed to power up the screen image (although it has no triuble showing the lCD lights at the bottom, which require hardly any voltage).

I bought it in Japan so it is therefore not supported by warranty, so I've had to do the homework myself..

For trial and error purposes I plan on buying another AC Adapter for the monitor to see if that helps, but at the moment, as it was bought in Japan, it is connected to a conerter plug.

So my question is: Will a regular monitor power cable from the UK function with a monitor from Japan?

The cable I plan on testing is: http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=119784&catcode=
Thanks again TG!
 

Answer:Monitor Won't Display Anything

Quick questions:
Is the adapter itself designed to work on UK mains voltage?
I assume the monitor has a menu button like my smaller Acers. If so, does the menu show properly?
 

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Question: Monitor Display

I'm looking for someone who knows how to change the display for a dell widescreen monitor. I set the original display when I got the computer and the displays are all stretched. How do I change the display so everything won't look all stretched out??

Answer:Monitor Display

adjust your resolution settings to be the appropriate resolution for your monitor- for example, 1440x900.

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Teaching senior citizens how to operate a computer, need to have a bigger screen. Need to know what is available to make the pc use a BIG TV as a monitor. Limited budget

Answer:Using a TV as a monitor or display

You can buy inexpensive graphics cards with a video out. It's just a simple RCA plug like you'll find on many televisions. If it's an older TV, you can use a VCR (computer -> VCR -> Television). If you have newer equipment with s-video, you can look for a graphics card with s-video output. You won't need high quality graphics because the TV will limit the video quality.

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hello to everyone somebody help me... My monitor wont display anything...System follows:os:              windows xpprocessor:  dual cpu E2140 @ 1.60GHz memory:     1024mb ram

Answer:monitor won't display anything...

Try another monitor.Does your computer start at all? Can you see lights, is there a beep, can you hear HD/fans running?

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I have a friend's Gateway Model#GT4015E computer. It has onboard video but it now does not have any display at all! I have tried it on one of my regular CRT's and it reads "out of scan range." On my LCD it shows "no signal". The computer appears to be passing POST and there appears to be cpu and hard drive activity based on the HD LED activity light and the computer sounds as if it is booting up fine...there is just no display...ever!! I have tried installing a known good pci-e video card but the monitor acts as if there is no display at all....like there is no signal. I think this may be because the motherboard isn't configured to send video to the secondary video card but I do not know how to disable the onboard video as I do not see any jumpers that indicate this function. I have tried pressing f8 to see if it would bring up the safe mode prompt but again...nothing! I know a decent bit about computers but this one has me stumped...please help anyone!!! By the way the MB is a C51GU01.
 

Answer:Monitor has no display

Take out the extra video card and hook up the CRT. Don't press F8, keep tapping it while the computer boots up. If you see "out of scan range" at least something is displaying on the CRT. Then select safe mode. Right click the desktop, properties, settings, advanced and change it (make sure that Hide modes that this monitor can not display is checked/ticked).
 

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When turning on my computer, the monitor would light up, then turn itself off a moment later, after it loads the post it seems. I would have to wait a few moments before being able to turn the monitor on again. There are no beeps when I turn it on (no sounds when it DOES work, too). I would continue turning it on and off until it actually loads up normally, usually about 3-4 tries. I've resetted the cmos without any result. The monitor works fine on another computer, and it shouldn't be the video card and hard drives (the video card is relatively new and well, everything's working as they should be this very moment). I also tried another newer battery for the mobo, and turning it on with only the hard drive, stick of ram, chipset, video card, and monitor plugged in still wouldn't boot up successfully the first try. I'm guessing it's time to replace the mobo, but has anyone run into this problem? Some specs of my comp are:

Intel P4 2.66 ghz
Intel D865GBF Mobo
EVGA 6800
Some generic PSU but fairly new - don't think it's associated with my problem though

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:No Display on Monitor

is the monitor plugged into the computers psu for power or does it have its own cable?

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Hello yet again, i just solved a topic and already i have a new one...Ok, so i convinced a friend to let me clean out his computer because there was so much dust in there i couldn't even believe it ran. Unfortunatly, when i was putting it back together i couldn't figure one piece out which turned out to be a really dumb mistake. In the process of figureing it out, though, i got very annoyed and a little rough with it. It's possible i've broken something. It would be good to know what though.So the actual problem is that when i turn on the computer nothing happens. The monitor shows nothing. It knows it's connected to something, i don't get the no signal message, but it stays on standby.I've tried a few basic things. I tried a different hard drive in the computer, still got nothing. I tried the video card in a different computer, worked fine. I tried the hard drive in a different computer, and it didn't exactly work, but at least i got a picture on the screen, so it's not the current problem if one at all.I do know of one problem for sure. The panel on the front is connected to the motherboard for lights and the power switch and such, and i know i put the cables back in the wrong way, but i didn't figure that would affect the computer like this. Oh yes, the computer is still getting power, fans and various lights come on, so don't think that i just put the front panel power cable in the wrong place and that's the prob... Read more

Answer:No display on monitor

Check to make sure the RAM is secured in place along with the vidoe card, and processor 

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Question: No monitor Display

Motherboard: ga-m55sli-s4Processor: amd64 5200+ am2Graphics card: Geforce 6500 GTRam: 2x 512mb (in 1 channel) 1x 1024mb(2nd channel)Recently I moved interstate and had to change monitor from a Viewsonic 22" wide screen to a ova 10yr old 15" CRT, so Im playing diablo 2 and all of a sudden the screen goes black and has about 5 lines going diagonaly across, then it totally cuts out. I just turn off my machine left it to rest until i felt like using it again and when I did it turned on normally, monitor worked. 1 day later the same thing happens and the monitor goes blank. So i tryed turning it back on wouldnt work, so i left it over night and it was fine in the morning. I am thinking the monitor is just old and is getting too heated.  So im playing games with my friend again and it cuts out and I left it a few hrsdoesnt work, left it for the rest of the night, still doesnt work. I swapped to my dads computers monitor and it still doesnt work... hmm what is going on.So far I have removed gfx card and re-installed it into its spot, and reset the bios, because i know some computers struggle to go to new monitors. Still hasnt fixed my problem.I am positive my computer is booting up properly because it has the usual sounds, then when its finished with DOS it doesnt turn off instantly I have to hold in. Where as when in DOS it turns off just by pushing in once without holding. Also front lights for 2 cd drives light up, and fans work, including gfx card fan.Anyways post... Read more

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I just installed a new graphics card (gtx 770) today and when I finished installing the drivers I was met with a screen that looks too big for my monitor (taskbar,start button all kind of cut off). I tried changing dpi setting, under and over scan in Nvidia control panel. Resizing works but only if I downgrade my resolution. My monitor support full 1080p. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks in advance.

What it looks like.
https://imageshack.com/i/mrdz82j

Answer:How do I get display to fit my monitor.

generalissimo02, Welcome to SF. Change resolution by right clicking on desktop and choose resolution save it when happy with setting.

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Hi all,

For no apparent reason I started getting an error message on my monitor saying "no signal"
I disconnected everything and re-connected and while the PC is starting up and not giving any audible beeps to indicate an error, I'm not getting anything on the screen.
I connected the screen to my laptop and its working fine.

Anyone got any ideas what is causing the problem??
 

Answer:No display on monitor

The "no signal" means that the PC is not providing a signal (usually because it has not booted)

The "no signal" message comes from the monitor itself, not the PC.

You usually get one single beep on a successful boot. Is that happening?
Also, when the PC has booted, the Caps Lock light on the keyboard should toggle On and Off with each key press. If that does not happen, the PC has not actually booted.

Fans running etc do not necessarily mean the PC has booted.
 

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Question: Monitor display

I have a pc which is about 3 years old,and i notice the display seems dull and sort of faded, is there a way of improving this? (without buying a TFT)

Answer:Monitor display

Have you tried adjusting the contrast and brightness of your monitor (if it's crt)? If that doesn't help, then almost certainly the monitor is dying, although 3 years is a very short life for a monitor.

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I have this relatively old computer (possibly bought in 2006 or 2007) that worked fine for quite a long time. In mid 2010, the computer stopped showing a display on any monitors, and I originally thought the integrated graphics card was the problem (i.e. it had failed). I packed the computer into storage and thought nothing else of it, until early this year when I found it again and decided to have a look.

After doing some research, I reset the CMOS, as well as took the RAM out, and after a few attempts I got the computer to display again. As far as I can tell, what worked was I moved the second stick of RAM (I only have two) from the second slot to the third slot, and all seemed fine (so I thought faulty RAM slot).

I gave the computer to my sister, and all was well. However a couple of weeks ago, the same thing happened. The computer stopped displaying anything.

I know the monitor is fine, as I have tested it with another computer, and when plugged into this problem computer it just turns off, however as soon as you unplug it from the computer, it says check video cable, therefore it knows when it is connected to the computer, it just isn't displaying anything.

I once again reset the CMOS, and tried the RAM thing. I even tried using only one RAM stick in each socket, and then the other one, with no luck. It just won't display. Is it possible that both sticks of RAM decided to go crazy at the same time, or could it be something else besides the RAM?

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Answer:No display on monitor?

I would buy a cheap PCI video card for it and see what happens with that.
When you fit the card, the integrated video chip will automatically be disabled to avoid a resource conflict, so no need to disable it manually.
 

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I need to install that driver .. ATI Mobility Radeon Premium Graphics or video card driver for HP G42Thanks.. God Bless...

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I have a friend's Gateway Model#GT4015E computer. It has onboard video but it now does not have any display at all! I have tried it on one of my regular CRT's and it reads "out of scan range." On my LCD it shows "no signal". The computer appears to be passing POST and there appears to be cpu and hard drive activity based on the HD LED activity light and the computer sounds as if it is booting up fine...there is just no display...ever!! I have tried installing a known good pci-e video card but the monitor acts as if there is no display at all....like there is no signal. I think this may be because the motherboard isn't configured to send video to the secondary video card but I do not know how to disable the onboard video as I do not see any jumpers that indicate this function. I have tried pressing f8 to see if it would bring up the safe mode prompt but again...nothing! I know a decent bit about computers but this one has me stumped...please help anyone!!! By the way the MB is a C51GU01.
 

Answer:No Monitor Display - Need Serious Help!

First prove the PC is really booting.

When you "think" it has booted, try the Caps Lock key. Every press should toggle the Caps key light between ON and OFF.

If that does not work, the problem is deeper that the CRT or video, the PC is not actually booting.
 

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I have an older IBM 10in screen thinkpad running Win2000. Turned it on for the first time in a while the other day and the windows sign on screen is off the right and it is like I am on dual monitor. Can slide pointer to right and get to one side with startup menu then slide pointer back to left for icons. When put a screen saver on in tile mode, it duplicates it side by side but you have to scroll left to see both. Have gone into display and tried to change things but nothing works. When I go to settings, it shows only one monitor but says display [Multiple monitors} on silicon Motion LynxEM+.
Any ideas how to get my desktop back to normal?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Monitor display off

Do you have a "Display" tab in the advanced settings? That's where mine shows available monitors.

MBN
 

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hi ,
i have just purchased a monitor in oct 2006 and now the monitor screen keeps on moving slightly . but not very noticible . is it the symptoms of a bad monitor

Answer:monitor display

Is it a TFT of CRT monitor?Have you tried changing the refresh rate?The screen shouldn't move at all.

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I have recently Moved. Before I moved My PC was fine. Before Hooking it up at the new place I opened up the side panel and cleaned up the particulates that gather over time. I was very careful not to touch things being careful for reasons of EMI. Upon start up Nothing happened.I rechecked power cable, wall power and power setting on back of PSU and still nothing. Through Troubleshooting the power supply was putting out voltage just fine-without a load. Hooked it up to the MOBO there was not output. I purchased another PSU and hooked up everything as it was before(99.9% sure). Powered on PC and all fans kicked on I got the power ok beep and sounds like the hard drive was doing its thing. The mouse and Keyboard light up but I get nothing on the screen. I have tried the screen on my laptop and it works fine.
I have tried re-seating the RAM, all power connections and the display connections. Maybe I have tunnel vision but can't figure it out. Any constructive help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I have also hooked up the hard drive to my laptop using USB to grab some Docs that I needed.(like an external Hard Drive)

I am running a Gateway GT5058
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Processor 3800+
250GB Hard drive
Dual Channel 2048 MB DOR
nVidia Ge Force 6100 GPU
XP Media Center Edition 2005

Very Respectfully,
Lacey

Answer:No Display on Monitor After R/R PSU

check the aux power plug is firmly inserted into the m/board

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Hi,Ive been having a look at my friends pc which would'nt work at all. I was'nt getting no power to the m/b so i replaced the psu and then replaced the m/b and now, the cpu fan h/d and panel lights are coming on at front but when i connected monitor im not gettin any signal. Its a old geforce 3 64mb graphics card, so i tryed connecting monitor to the onboard vga which i have checked does have onboard graphics, then for 5 seconds my green light came on the monitor got some distorted squggles then monitor went back off.Im running p4 2.53ghz+asrock p4vm800 m/b+256mb+xp.Im not hearing any post beeps and i car'nt get as far as bios.Please help!

Answer:No monitor display

graphics re seat or maybe loos cable connections?johnny.

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Answer:No display on monitor

Are the vid drivers installed on the SSD ? ?

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hello,
I joined these forums because I made a silly mistake with my new PC and I need help because I am not the greatest with PC's. The issue is after i set everything up I realized in my windows 7 display settings it said I had 2 monitors connected but I only had one connected. Then when I was changing the settings I lost display to my monitor, in panic I pressed the power button hoping that the settings would not save and would go back to normal when I turned it back on. Now when I turn my PC on I still have no display. I'm not sure what to do, can someone please help me?
 

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My precision manufacturing class just got 24 new dell dimension computers, and they all came with small dell 14" monitors. One of them suddenly does not display anything on screen, the computer itself powers up just fine, but nothing on screen. We tried another monitor, but still nothing.
Here's the specs:
AMD athalon 64X2's (unknown speed)
1 gig ram
128mb Nvidia integrated video card (unknown type)
120 gig SATA hard drive
DVD-rom/cd-rw cd drive

All the computers have access to high speed internet, so maybe a virus got on it? I think it might be the video card, but what would make a video card on a 2 month old computer suddenly go?

My teacher is panicing because each of these computers have a 10,000 dollar program on them, and the cd can be used once.
 

Answer:No display on monitor

Return the computer to Dell for a replacement... I'm sure your teacher knows how to do this
 

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Answer:Monitor does not display

Has it ever worked?

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Answer:No display on Monitor

Try to connect the monitor with different pc, or start the pc without the video card, if that possible.

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My monitor diplays a dark picture everytime I go into 16 bit colour and when I run games. I have heard that there are programs to increase the gamma of the screen, but I can't find any.

Any help would be most appreciated.

Thanks

Dayne
 

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http://www.3dfiles.com/utility/powerstrip.shtml
 

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Answer:Monitor won't display anything?

try changing cables for the monitor and make sure it was properly connected. Which interface are u using to connect the monitor, VGA, DVI, HDMI ?
 

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Answer:LCD Monitor display

Well, you said any help. I have not experience with repair of LCD monitors. CRTs I do.But if I was going try, I would try Google searches to see what others have done.Some claim it is easy.Seek and ye shall find.How to Repair an LCD Monitor I don't understand why the dog is in there, maybe he broke it.

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Hi: Is there a way to show my monitor/laptop content on a tv? For instance playing a dvd on my laptop and having the movie show on my tv as well. I'm hoping there's a cord of some sort that enables you to do this. Thanks.
 

Answer:Display pc monitor on tv

Well I know you can if you have a S Video port on your video card use that to go to your TV, I have done it it is pretty cool. But just watch out some tv's may not support doing this.

George
 

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No display in monitor...
After i turn on the CPU, Some frequent sounds are coming, normally sounds wont come, & also monitor is working fine, but no display. i am thinking RAM or CMOS Battery making sounds & not allowing to work. please help me.

Answer:No display in monitor..

If you are not seeing anything on the monitor, how can you tell it's working properly?
 
You are hearing noises when the computer is booting that you don't normally hear?  What kind of noises.
 
Please post the make and model of this computer.

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Wondering if anyone can help me here. I bought a Packard Bell Viseo 230WS monitor some time ago to connect to my Toshiba U400 laptop and until recently it's worked fine. Now though, the monitor displays a 'no signal' message when connected and I'm not sure why. My only hunch is that I've just noticed that the express card slot on the left hand side of my laptop is empty (even minus tray for loading the card), and I know that such a card is used to allow peripherals to be connected. However, I can never actually remember having the express card itself, only the empty tray until it fell out. Is this likely to be the issue? Do I need an express card? Or might it be something else?

Thanks a lot.

Answer:Monitor Will Not Display

Fixed the 'problem' lol. Looking at 'Adjsut screen resolution' on my Control Panel I noticed that the box 'extend the desktop onto monitor' was unchecked. Simples

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I run Windows Vista home premium and an Advent 19" back light monitor.
There is a problem with the display the icons are dispalyed on a black background and the normally blue background of the screensaver is only part displayed. Also when the screen starts up it flashes different colours until I switch the screen off and on.
The display of the screen:the type has decreased without me changing it
I have tried the following to no avail contact with Pc World and the helpdesk and Acer.
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System restore run in safe mode/F8 /F3 uninstalling the monitor.
Any suggestions would be appreciated

Answer:Monitor Display

Have you got a Graphics Card in your PC. If so it may be worth re-seating it or it may be becoming Faulty.
Turn off > Open up > Take it out > Put it back in > Turn back on.
Safe Mode usually reverts to the On-Board Graphics.

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I am useing a 27" 720p Polaroid flat screen television as my computer monitor for the time being but while browseing the internet I am missing a portion of my screen that should be displayed on the right and bottom of my screen. Example: If I am attempting to play a game on virtualnes.com I bring a game up even in the small like 6x6 screen it gives me to play on say I play battle chess I am missing the majority of the right squares and the bottom squares.Example2: I am missing a small portion of this screen I am on right now.I am familiar with some things on computers so I am thinking its possibly a problem with the windows((internet windows)) screen ration or something, not sure though. Be very greatful for some help. Thanks.

Answer:Monitor display

1.  Could you give the make/model of the computer2.  Have you tried reinstalling and/or updating the video driver..

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Hi people..
my monitor display sometimes worsens so much that it really becomes hard to view it..
I get a ray of shadow for each icon(something like fade effect ) which makes the display hazy...
please help!

Thanks
techian_cool
 

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