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No signal to monitor

Question: No signal to monitor

I have a pc build and have been using it for a few months now and for some reason signal is not found on my monitor. I have tried different cables and even taking out the graphics card. I?m not hearing any beeping and everything seems to be connected correctly. I have a gigabyte graphics card but can?t remember the name of it. I also have a MSI b350m gaming pro mother board.

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Answer: No signal to monitor

Without a detailed description of the hardware(processor, graphic card, power supply, etc.) in your PC and a description of the monitor connected to it and what Windows version is running in your PC, you make it difficult or impossible to help you.

MSI B350M Gaming Pro motherboard


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Sorry for the long text, I'm trying to send as much information i have.

Hello forums!
A few years ago i built a new gaming pc because i wanted to be able to play high quality games. But since day 1 i've had nothing but problems. Whenever i play one of my high quality games such as "Assassins Creed, Tomb Raider, Battlefield 3 or Primal Carnage" the monitor goes completely blank showing a "no signal to monitor" sign after gaming for between 5 minutes to up to 2-3 hours. The monitor sometimes also shows different color stripes either for examples: orange, pink or grey. The sound of my friends on skype usually keeps going for about 20 seconds before going silent, the sound of the game shuts off instantly or goes in a loop or starts with a loud buzzing sound. The fans and the LED's on my pc are still going but i can't control anything on the pc making me have to force restart my pc on the power button.
I've been on this forum before talking to this guy who is helping me but he's been quite busy lately so i need some extra help.
I've updated all drivers to latest, i never overheat, the GPU does not go over 51C when gaming and CPU never goes over 51C either.
I've upgraded my 650W powersupply to a 850W power supply and is one of the highest rated best performance power supplies you can find.
I tried to RMA my graphics card but they found nothing wrong with it and sent it back.
I bought two new sticks of RAM 4GB each, still... Read more

Answer:Solved: No signal to monitor/colorful monitor crash when gaming

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My monitor (ViewSonic VA720) is set to turn off after 20 min in the WinXP Power Options Properties. The monitor goes into standby correctly, but will will oftentime not come back on after resuming. It will just show a black screen and the lights on the monitor indicate it's in standby. Pressing the power button on the monitor seems to have to effect. When turning it back on it will say signal out of range, and then go back into standby. My system is:

AthlonXP 2200+
MSI 6600GT 128MB AGP (Driver 163.75)
Windows XP SP2

The only way to fix this is to reboot the machine, which is not always convenient. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Answer:monitor says signal out of range when monitor comes out of standby

Refresh rate in display settings set to max
You may need to check any settings on the display itself too

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Hi everyone
We've just picked up a second hand PC & Monitor that we saw booted up and working before we paid for it.
We've connected it with all the same cables that the chap gave us - but the monitor is saying that it can't get a signal (VGA no signal) and then goes into sleep mode.
It's a Compaq Presario - please can anyone give any idea as to what is possibly wrong?

Answer:just bought a PC and monitor - monitor can't get signal

Check the rear of the PC. You might have two connections there. You need to connect to the port that's on the horizontally fixed graphics card and not the vertical motherboard's connection.

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I've suddenly gotten this problem: Return to my pc after a while and find that the monitor has gone black and pressing the power button gives the message "No signal". Moving the mouse or pressing buttons don't result in a wake-up. The hard disk lamp is blinking so it seems it's working (in this case video capture).
I have turned off the screen saver and I don't use put computer/HD to sleep.
Anyone having a clue?

Answer:No signal to monitor - monitor has gone black

I would probably say that there's a part that's burned out inside it. It's a specific part that I don't actually remember the name of. Don't know how long you've had it but I know that it happened to one of my Hannspree monitors. If I were you I'd Google the make of your monitor going black because it's not technically a Windows issue. As soon as I did a little research I determined that I could send it to the manufacturer to be repaired luckily it only initially cost me $50 and I made a mistake sending it Fed Ex.
**Actually. Can you get the menu up for the monitor pressing the menu button on the monitor itself? If not there's a problem in the monitor like I mentioned.
Having two monitors obviously is great because you'll know it's not the graphics card.

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So at my friend's house, whenever it rains or bad cloudy day, there is no WiFi signal sending from main floor to 2nd floor. So I recommend them to install a Linksys RE6400 range extender to boost the signal, on the existing Linksys AC1200 unit, and the setup of that extender is wacky. It somehow works after a while, but w/o the 5GHz band. But the other day when they re-plug in that extender, there is no signal (even on a sunny day)

So today, I try to help them to re-initialize that RE6400 by going thru the instruction, totally no signal(on a sunny day). Now, assuming it's a defective DOA unit, is there some range extender that is high quality ? And has a nice and simple setup software? (just in case pushing the WPS button doesn't work)

And more importantly, should we unplug the extender when you don't use it? Or are you suppose to always leave it plug in? If you unplug it, would you lost all the setting on that extender?

Answer:no WiFi signal during rainy day and signal booster doesn't work, & what's the good signal extender?

Use a wire. Extend WiFi via remotely placed access points.

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Hello i just build a new computer today specs are
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz
msi x58 pro-e motherboard
6 gb patriot ram 1600 triple channel running at stock 1066
1 gb radeon hd 5770
ocz 600w modxstream pro
dell st2010 monitor

this is my first time using windows 7 and when i play starcraft2 all of a sudden my screen will turn black... my monitor will say entering power save mode, when i click on options on my monitor it says it cannot find a connection to the computer. my mouse light is still on and my computer fans / lights are still on. if i reset my computer everything is normal. I was wondering is this a windows 7 problem or possible something else like gpu or monitor....

Answer:No Signal to Monitor

Check your Graphics card settings and compatibility..

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I apologise if this is in the wrong section...And I apologise for another one of these threads.

But I'm at a loss what to do. Heres some background info...

Ok I bought a computer off ebay which came with a P5VD2-MX-SE MoBo. It hard an external PCI-E GFX Card (Can't remember model) NVIDIA I do believe. Since I've had this computer it repeatedly crashed at random times/Applications crashed (with the windows reporting error) and randomley froze.

I managed to narrow this problem down to the graphics port on the actual mobo been the problem due to onboard graphics working perfectly when I used that, the graphics card itself worked perfectly in another computer and I purchased a new graphics card EAH3650 I think, and the thing still crashed etc. Occassionally it would say the VPU had to reset or something because it failed to respond to commands (when I was using the PC)

A month or so ago I had problems I think it was that the monitor would display anything OR it wouldn't get past the Windows Loading screen and finally I removed the secondary RAM stick and the computer started working fine again.

So the other day I had been using the PC and switched it off for updates, was working fine...Then when I switched the thing back on...I got nothing...No signal to the monitor. After this I figured its about time to replace the MoBo so I purchased a new P5N73-AM and installed everything (correctly I assume) hooked everything up GFX card etc...Even bought a... Read more

Answer:No signal on the monitor

Always suspect the cable first... and often it is just the connection socket and plug... remove and reinsert to see what happens, as a good first step.

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I have an Envy and an AOC monitor that I purchased just under one year ago. Worked perfectly since the day I opened the boxes and set them up but I recently moved and now I can't get the monitor to get a signal. I've tried unplugging, holding down power buttons and a couple other things but still nothing. I'm pretty confident I'd be able to test a few other possibilities but I don't know *what* to check. Also, if it's something covered under warranty I'm running out of time as it expires in 4 days so I need to do something fast!!!

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Dear All,

I got an Desktop PC from a customer he is saying me when he turn on the PC he is not able to see nothing in monitor. I also checked that monitor when i power on that machine the monitor is staying black with "No Signal" message but the case is working normally. Please could you provide me with solutions. Thank you in advance.
Best regards,

Answer:No Signal in Monitor

Can you try a different monitor?

Is the graphics card working properly?

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I just got ge force 6600 agp 8x replacing 4 mx agp 8x and i replace the video cards but monitor does not pick up signal ... the fan on video card works so there is power.

does it need more power ?

if I but back 4mx it works just fine

Answer:No signal on Monitor help

It sounds like you didn't uninstall the old video driver and install a new driver for the new card. Also, be sure to connect the additional power connector to the new card if it requires one.

If you've done all that, then your power supply might be the problem.

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Question: No Signal Monitor

Alright I have looked everywhere and my husband and I are pretty stumped.The problem we are having is when we turn on the computer it does not show on the monitor says no signal.  Tried hooking up to a new monitor same thing so we figured a video card.  Tried that and still same result.  He tried replacing the motherboard and processor and still no progress.  We hooked up my monitor to his computer and it does work.  So I am guessing its something to do with my desktop.  Last possible thing I can think of is memory? ram?Any ideas?

Answer:No Signal Monitor

What OS do you have?Did you try using your cable at the other monitor?Jonas

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My computer is unable to boot or do anything.  If I remeber right it is a AMD proccessor, PC266 motherboard ( I am using built in monitor connection).  have 512 mb RAM, and a 200 gigabyte HDD.  The computer will turn on and the hard drive starts to spin and even the CD drive will start to spin but nothing else happens.  When reset button is pressed the monitor screen will refresh to another black screen just like before pressing the button.  I have tried monitor on another computer and it works and I have even put in a new graphics card and tried to run it but still the same thing.  Please help!!!

Answer:No Signal on monitor

Magically my computer will start the normal warming up process but doesn't do anything else and I have a new monitor and a new graphics card that I know that work on another computer that don't seem to work on this one.  Please Help

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new member requires expertise on pc
i was surfing the net and downloaded a trojan which i quarantined on my desktop pc.
i went out and turned the pc off and when i came back a few hrs later i booted it it up and all i get is no signal on my monitor
i have opened the case and removed my d drive which is just a storage one and just used my 10gb c drive with xp and tried to boot up
again no signal
i am using my mates laptop to try and see if the monitor works and it does any suggestions

Answer:help!! no signal on monitor

No signal usually means the monitor isn't plugged into the computer. Are you sure the cable was securely fastened?

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I've just built a system with ASUS P5B deluxe mboard, core 2 duo 6400 and an EVGA GeForce 7950 GT KO video card

I've tried 3 monitors, can't get a signal to them...

any ideas?


Answer:new DVI monitor not getting a signal

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Hey, so yesterday my PC and monitor were both running fine however come today, I turned on my PC and monitor and the monitor has no signal to the computer. All connections are plugged in, I've tried using the motherboard dvi port instead of the graphics card, I've also tried a hdmi cable as well and still the same result.

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Hi, I recently bught a 1GB memory of RAM for my PC.

I went to a website and it did a system check and told me what RAM I need. I got one (DDR2 3400) off the net, and plugged it in.

I have 512 mb instlaled so I wanted an extra 1GB with 3 spare memory slots (4GB in RAM in total available)

When the RAM is connected the monitor doesnt recieve a signal - but when i take the new RAM out the computer works fine?

I have read that problems could be with power supply. Is their anyway of getting it working, or will i need to get a different sort of RAM?


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Question: no monitor signal?

My computer dose not send a signal to my monitor, the power supply isnt the problem cause the fans are working and the keyboard/mouse light up...I have no clue what to do I really need some help, much appreciated!

Answer:no monitor signal?

Just because the fans run and the lights are on does not mean the computer has booted.

Unless the computer boots, there can be no video display.

Does the computer give the normal single "beep" and play the startup music, or is all silent?

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On my daughters Acer Aspire T310-3970 Celeron D335, she suddenly found "no signal" to her monitor, after a complete freeze. She rebooted, but after that she got no video to her monitor. She is using on-board graphics.I thought it would be a simple case of fitting an ASUS PCI graphic card I have, but no signal from that either. The graphics card works fine on my other old PC.Switching on the PC, I don't hear the hard drive clicking into action now, with no associated flashing HDD light. Does that sound like a power supply problem, or could it be she's accidentally changed some settings or other? Help!!!

Answer:"No Signal" on monitor

Sorry. This is in the wrong forum area. I have reposted it in the "General" area!!

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Ok I went on vacation for a week came back and my PSU was fried. Powered on for about 10-30secs then killed the boot up sequence. No big deal $150 and almost an extra 200W of power later I have a new 750W PSU installed awesome all problems fixed! Not exactly. I go to boot up my computer after plugging everything in and everything fires on like it should minus my VCs aren't outputting any signal. I have 2 EVGA 8800GTS and both are plugged in just fine but no signal from any of the 4 outputs. So my computer stays on as it should but I'm getting no output signal what so ever. Thought it kinda curious that the problem would flip flop on me after I install the new better stronger PSU. Any tips would be appreciated.

Answer:No Signal to the Monitor

Try one video card at a time, in other words, remove one and try it then remove the other and reinstall the first one and try it. If you have on board video, try that. Double check that EVERYTHING is connected properly to both power and data cables. Double check the memory sticks: remove 'em and reinstall 'em... clear the CMOS while your at it.... oh yeah, be sure to unplug the power cord from the PSU every time you start pulling cards and jumpering jumpers and checking cables and such....
Good luck!

and Welcome to MajorGeeks! :major

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Im having a slight problem with my computer, heres the run down:

i turn on the computer as one would normally do, i then turn on the monitor (green light on), i get "no signal" shown on the monitor before it goes blank (light changes to orange). The computer continues to go as though it was going normally (all the same sounds, keyboard lights show up at the usual time) but nothing shows on screen. i then turn it off.

i repeat the process of turning it on and off when nothing is happening, until after several repeats it starts perfectly, with no errors.

once its on, and the screen working, there are no problems at all, it continues to run as normal (i'm using the same computer to write this post now after repeating the initial process many times)

I have tried the monitor, cable and power cord for monitor all on a different computer and they work fine. ive also tried plugging the monitor into the motherboard slot (rather than the graphics card slot) and it still doesnt work.

the computer had been working fine before this started. Also the problem only seems to happen when i cold boot. Also i dont have to repeat the top process as many times if i have only just turned it off when trying to turn it back on (maybe something to do with the temperature with it being on for a while before hand).

Any help would be appreciated. Not an urgent problem as it gets working eventually, just annoying, especially if im in a hurry to do something.

Answer:No signal sent to monitor sometimes

try takeing your video card out and putting it back in, it has helped me in the past, hope it helps.

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I've had my computer for about 4 years now, and it's been working without fault untill recently.
A few days ago i turned it on only to get a "No signal to monitor" message on the screen before the monitor went into power-saving mode. I read various articles and tried reshuffling my RAM and reconnecting my moba vires, nothing worked, untill u tried resetting the CMOS battery. This made the comuter work fine again, untill i restarted it, then i got the same problem again. Then i tried starting it without the CMOS battery in it at all, something that worked just fine a couple of boots, then the same issue occured.
Now it boots fine occasionally, but most of the time i get the no signal message. Resetting the CMOS battery no longer works, apparently. I know it boots fine, as my speakers play the startup sound, skypes innitial sound and i can find it in my network using my laptop. When it boots it works peferctly, untill i turn it off, then i get the no signal again, if it's in a foul mood.

My specs:
XFX Geforce 8600GT
Intel Core™ 2 Duo E6550
Epsilon 600 Powersupply
2x Crucial DDR2 PC6400 2GB
MSI P965 NEO-F Motherboard

I'd love to exchange whatever part that causes this issue, it's just that i'm clueless as to which one, since it works perfectly now and then.
Regards - Tord

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So I've got a 3570k, Gigabyte Z77-D3H Intel Z77, 8gb ram and xfx 7850 1gb gpu.

In short I had just finished playing some gsmes on steam with a couple of friends and the the screen went to no signal. I could still hear them on Skype so the pc was still working. Now when I stsrt up the pc (Win 7) I can hear the fans start, see the gpu fan on and hear the hdd, but there is no post. Is there any easy way to find out if it's the gpu?

Answer:No signal on pc monitor

Sure. A quick way would be to pull the card and use the onboard or onchip video that is part of the 3570. This only takes a few seconds to do.

You left out probably the most important part; what pw supply you have installed.

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Hi i have a acer home computer running vista.

I Was watching TV on it last night using Windows Media center, pressed the standby button on the remote and then turned it on this morning to find the monitor had no signal.

i have checked cables power etc. I tried another monitor too and still nothing!

I am not aware of any updates and there has been no software recently installed either.

Is there some way to factory reset it without a display?
thanks in advance

Answer:No signal to monitor

seems to be lots of peeps jumping ontop of new posts all the time but stiil no help for me?? mmm

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Help please. My monitor suddenly has an error message saying no input signal going to sleep. I have tried another monitor-still same, I tried a new cable-still same, I borrowed another PCIe graphics card-still same. What has happened please? Anyone have an idea? Win xp mobo ASUS P5GPL-x. This computer has worked brilliant for ages and suddenly this.

Answer:monitor has no signal

update. I have now tried the graphic card in another machine and it works ok. Could the PCEi slot on the mobo have gone and if so can I fit a card that does not use PCEi? Thanks

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When I turned the computer off in May of 2011, everything worked fine. Today when I moved back to school, I hooked my monitor up and I was getting a 'no signal' message on the monitor. Thinking it was just a loose cable or connection, I wiggled things around and nothing was working. I even went out and purchased a new DVI to VGA converter thinking (and hoping) that was the only problem. Turns out that was not the solution. I am kind of at a stand still, considering school starts on Monday and I really don't know what to do. I am assuming it is video card related- which happens to be the '512MB nVidia GeForce 8800GTS G92 GDDR3 PCI Express DVI/TV out' video card. My MOBO is a eVGA nForce 780 SLI. Another symptom that caught my ear, was the startup sound. Normally when I would startup the computer, the fans would kick on real fast at first, and then drop down to a lower RPM for running speed. However When I start the computer up now, the fans just turn at that higher RPM nonstop. Also, I always remembered hearing a little 'beep' when things were starting up. I don't hear that anymore- maybe because the video card isn't working/sending a signal out, or maybe the motherboard is kaput. Ideas, please! and thank you.

Thanks, Joe

Answer:Monitor not getting signal...what gives?

The PC stayed at school or your moved it from/to school?

If the PC was moved, open it up and ensure ALL of the cards and cables are still properly inserted/attached. it's easy for parts to bounce loose while being moved around.

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Hi, my monitor says no signal when i connect it on my gpu hdmi. Brought a new gpu to see if its the problem but its still the same. Monitor can work when i use my other pc. I tried holding the power button for 1 mins (taking out all the wire), taking out the battery. Please help, thank you!

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Hi everyone, I'm new to posting on this forum but over the years it has proven very useful in helping me. So I'm really hoping someone here has a answer to my problem

Ok basically what's happen is my optima computer turns on, optical mouse lights up, keyboard lighs however don't light up and the monitor stays in standbye mode and says breifly "no signal". So basically you can not use the computer at all. However if I pull the blue monitor cable out the message on the monitor changes to no cable connected so it's oviously connected fine.

What I have tried:
Ok so first I tried unplugging the monitor and setting it up on another computer and it worked fine, so ruled out that problem. So I then took the monitor back to the computer that's got problems and tried the monitor cables off the other computer the monitor just tested fine on thinking maybe it was a fault with cables. However this didn't work. So I then left the computer for a few days. Then I tried hooking up a new mouse thinking that maybe the mouse isn't functioning and in turn isn't taking the monitor off stanby mode so it can resume to windows. I thought this because the broken computer is actually running, all lights are on, fans working it's just as if computer from startup is in stanby according to the monitor "if that makes sense". This at first worked, however once the computer loaded to windows it froze on the startup screen. I then h... Read more

Answer:Monitor has no signal

So let me see if I can clear this up for myself:

The monitor cables work fine.

The monitor itself works fine.

The monitor even worked for a bit hooked up to your son's computer

But, at the moment, the monitor won't work with your son's computer.

Is that correct?

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Question: monitor no signal

hello i have a problem with my acer g22hql monitor, i was using this monitor for 2 years but i changed my gpu yesterday and since than it is not working so i borrowed monitor from my friend and it is working perfectly same cables both connected from gpu hdmi port to dvi-d.

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Relocated my e-machine. not getting any sigtnal to the monitor... Checked pins, not bent, there is connection tried with two moni6tors. Lost as to what to try next.. Helpppppp

Answer:No Signal in Monitor

if it has a seperate graphics card in a PCSI slot - make sure its plugged in OK the module may have been disturbed in the move

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My husband & his friend built his pc; He knew from saving the info what sort of ram to get when he decided to get more. He got the ram today installed it & well now we have no signal on his monitor.

We Have tried the following

*switching the new ram to a different slot
*tried using the old ram same issue no signal
*tried the monitor on a different pc -- it works
*Shaking out/cleaning the pc thoroughly
*checking the video card & replugging all its parts back/on
*reconnecting the harddrive (bout to do)

Any suggestions because at this point we don't know what is going on. The computer is booting up; it is giving a green light; we had issues the first couple of times when trying to turn the pc it basically stuttered where it'd come on turn off; come on turn off. Finally after re-installing the ram it came on & has come on ever sense so we figured it was due to the ram being backwards maybe?

Answer:New Ram; Now No Signal from Monitor

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Question: No Monitor Signal

HDMI input on my TV/Monitor showed no signal during boot. Typed my password in without a picture, waited until the tower was finished working then cut power. Rebooted and all was well. Anyone have an idea what happened here? I've seen it once before as well. Is it akin to how sound sometimes doesn't work after a boot? (Had that problem more than a few times.)

Thanks as always.

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PC running xp, Intel 4, 512 mb ddr, geforce 4 mx440 8x 64mb ddr/ tv out. No apparent reason but the pc turns on ok but the monitor (15" lcd) says there is no signal and goes into power save. I hooked up the monitor to my laptop and it works fine. Any ideas on what has gone wrong and what I need to do to fix it? No signs of a power surge - it just stopped working!

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My computer specs are as follows

12gb DDR3 corsair RAM
Intel i7 2.6 ghz
750 gb HD
1000 watt modular PSU
2 nVidia GTX 260's running in SLI

The issue I'm having is my monitor is not receiving a signal from the graphics card, which leads me to think that the gpu is damaged. However the power to the gpu itself is working fine. I have also tried taking the cards out of SLI and just using them separately including swapping the cards places. Nothing...

I then tried removing components that may directly effect the gpu such as the ram and other peripherals, I cleaned and inspected each and replaced them into their slots, still no luck.

The only thing I have not done is remove the CPU or use compressed air to clean out the pci-e slot, I will be trying the compressed air, however I don't see it as a likely solution so I am posting for some help.

The reason I believe that it may be an issue other that my graphics is because I would think it likely that both my graphics cards would fail at the same time, especially when the computer was running just fine minuets before the monitor lost signal and powered off

I've tried various other small things such as remove the battery from the mobo, switch dvi cables, all connections tight on my modular PSU, I have had similar issues in the past, however they seemed to fix themselves faster than I was able to troubleshoot the problem.

So it may still work on its own, however unlikely. Or I have a faulty component, either m... Read more

Answer:GTX 260 in SLI getting no signal to monitor

Have you tried switching out the monitor? Maybe its the monitor and not the computer it self. Can not hurt to try.

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Desktop PC hardware : Fujitsu Siemens ScaleoOS : Windows VistaNotebook died. Tried restoring backup of Notebook data from memory stick onto desktop PC. (Notebook and Desktop both run OneCare, backup is in OneCare format).Now Desktop appears to not 'see' monitor.When boot up, Hard disk light is active, Optical mouse glows, keyboard Caps Lock/Num Lock lights are responsive to keys, but monitor stays dark.NB Monitor has an error mesage for 'cable not connected', but is NOT showing this error. It shows different error 'No Signal'The windows 'chime' does occur (seems to be later than usual), but still dont see anything on the screen.

Answer:No signal to monitor

Have you checked the leads and plugs? Is the monitor connected to the PC. Does a LED light show next to the monitors on switch. Have you switched the monitor on. Can you try the monitor on another PC. Cand you try another monitor on your PC. So many options to try.

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I accidently unplugged my computer. When I powered it back on, it says no signal. I have checked and rechecked all my connections! Any ideas???

Answer:No signal to monitor

Quote from: bgphotoo on January 10, 2011, 07:37:16 AMI accidently unplugged my computer. When I powered it back on, it says no signal. I have checked and rechecked all my connections! Any ideas???If you have an old computer it could be that you computer is fried or the videocard messed up if you have one. Could be anything. If you really wanna find some help you should post more information about your computer or laptop. Makes a big drifference if the pro's know what they're working with.

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I'm not to bad at sorting out PC problems but this one is relay bugging me naw. I get no signal displayed on my monitor but, it happens at random, sometimes i use my PC for a few hours, other times it take a few seconds and other times it wont even go past DOS.(it will always happen within 3 hours thow. It dint seem to matter if I'm playing games, DL stuff, watching film  etc.The PC has worked fine for a year this seemed to happen at random, one day it just said no signal and it has been doing it ever since.I'm thinking it is my motherboard as i have tryed a few things to fix it, i just wonderd if it could be software cos it only happens sometimes.Things iv tryed for a fix :changed the GFX card for one i know works.changed the monitor for one i know works.changed the PS for one i know works.cleaned all the parts inside my PC and updated all drivers.I also tryed it on the onboard GFX and it did same thing.I'm running on : windows XP sp3 32                         2 gig ram                         512 geforce 9900                         Pentium 4 dulecore 2800                         not sure what motherboard is in there. pls help as this is my old PC and my girlfriend is (was) useing it, and... Read more

Answer:no signal on monitor but..

QuoteI'm thinking it is my motherboard as i have tryed a few things to fix itThe mobo is making its way to be a top contender based on your testing. You might wanna lower any resolution settings first and check your temperature while running the PC.

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hi, i have a 22' benq monitor and had it working fine with my system UNTIL i moved my computer and re attached everytghing and such. after doing this it worked fine until i installed my wireless internet drivers and rebooted. at this point all i got was a completely blue screen which had nothing at all on it. i assumed this was a no signal screen and tried both vid card ports with both vgi and dui. i than tried a diferent monitor which worked and i set the resolution to the benqs original 1680x1050. this is not BSOD i think, could anyone help me please?

Answer:monitor with no signal?

Man thats a shame your having problems with such a nice monitor. Did your monitor come with any drivers?

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I've just done a new build, which consists of:

Asus P7H55-M
2x2gb Corsair RAM
Intel i5
Win Power +Plus 750w PSU
ATI Radeon HD 5850

I put all the pieces in place but I get no signal to the monitor. I've tried removing each component one by one until I am left with only the CPU, but still the error continues. I've tried the onboard graphics when the GPU isn't connected but it still happens. I've tried using the PSU from my other machine but it still happens. I've tried assembling it outside of the case but it still happens. What could it possibly be? I've reset the CMOS, reseated the RAM and CPU, but nothing helps. I've also tried unplugging the power and holding the front power switch on for 30 seconds but to no avail.

I've never even heard of the PSU brand so I think it might be a problem with the quality of that. It was £32 so yeah...not great quality. There is no beeping although I'm not sure if the motherboard even has a beeper?


Answer:No signal to monitor

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Question: Monitor Signal

Hey guys...any help is appreciated

i want to use my desktop monitor to display the laptop monitor so i connected the right connection but after the "loading windows xp" goes away, the laptop takes away the signal from the desktop monitor. I just wanted to know if there is a hot key to transfer the signal since the laptop monitor cannot be viewed as the lcd is broken....thx for the help


Answer:Monitor Signal


How about a clue as to the make/mdl of the laptop

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Alright so it worked when I left to go pay a bill. Come back and it has no signal. I tried the PC on my TV to see if it worked and it does no problem, so I know the PC is not at fault. Tried a DVI cable and a VGA. Tried restarting and powering off everything.

Answer:Monitor not getting signal.

Ok I fixed it. When I plugged it in to the TV there was something with the current session and I deleted it and all is good.

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I just upgraded to Windows 10. I'm not sure 32-bit or 64-bit. Using HP p2-1343w Desktop PC. Monitoar says "no signal." I have checked all connections. I have switched cord from PC to monitor and tried a different monitor. I read on internet that it could be the video card. Is the video card for this model built into the motherboard or not? Either way, would it be worth taking to Staples or elsewhere to have fixed? Any other suggestions of what could be the problem? My internet provider is Comcast. I think it would  be LAN. I'm sorry, I'm not computer literate.

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I'm trying to use my secondary monitor as primary but it says no signal. I don't have the primary monitor anymore. The monitor only says no signal. When I turn on the tower it turns green then goes right to red. What do I need to do? Thanks so much for any input.

Answer:No signal on monitor

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One day i get up and try to use the computer. I get a no signal floating from my monitor even though i still hear the post beeps my computer beeps after it sucessfully boots up. I reset my computer several times to no avail. I try reseating my graphics card and nothing. I take out the graphics card and try to boot with onboard graphics. I see the normal boot up text and beeps, but after that, the screen is just black. I borrow a graphics card from a friend and it goes back to the no signal onscreen. What should i do? is it a bad mobo or a bad grapchics card? or is it something else entirely? Thanks for your help in advance

Answer:No signal from monitor

Have you checked your cable? Check the pins arent bent or out of place as this maybe you problem

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HiMy desktop was working perfectly before i go to holiday. I borrowed it to one my friend while i am away. So there is some movement carrying from my home to his and back.After i came back and try it to use it there is no signal going coming in to the monitor. I tried changing other monitors but no use.Could it be a problem with display card? or mother board? How can i test which is broken?Please advise.thanksSri2001

Answer:No signal to monitor

Check that the monitor cables are correctly and firmly inserted first - if this isn't the answer, then check the graphics card for proper seating.

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amd athlon 64 3200+
abit kn9s
1gb ddrll 555
8600gt pci express 256 mb
running xp sp2

the system boots up all fans work i have tested card ..ram...hard drive...

also pcu is new. ram new. graphics card new.

but still i got no signal to the monitor please help

Answer:no signal on my monitor

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I finished building my pc and everything runs fine. But when I connect it to a monitor it says "No Signal". I tried cleaning the RAM, graphics card, CMOS battery and rehooking up the cables. I've tried DVI and HDMI but it still won't display anything. Also tried a different monitor and it still says it. I tried using the onboard graphics but they still didn't work. Any clue what the problem is?

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So, I came in this morning and twice while playing some games my monitor just decided to not get signal and go idle. I then replaced my 8800gt with my brothers 8800gt to see if that was the problem and right on startup, no signal right off the bat. I then plugged my old one back in thinking I'd try to see if it was a driver issue, but same thing with no signal right on startup. I've tried removing and reseating ram one at a time for faulty sticks. I've tried an old PCI video card thinking my PCIE slot might have shot, but still no luck. I've reset the CMOS, and checked every other possibility I've come across. I've tried just about every single solve I've come across through my google searches and nothing seems to work. Any help on this matter is appreciated. My monitor is a 22" acer, PC is a dell XPS 400.

EDIT: I've also tried another monitor and still nothing happened, so that rules out a faulty monitor.

Answer:Monitor Not Getting Signal

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I am having trouble with my pc starting up, yesterday i went to turn it on and got no signal to the monitor although i can hear it boot up and makes sound from windows start up but no signal was detected on both my monitors, the graphics card fan is running extremely loud so i thought it might be that,
so i switched to an older card and that seemed to boot up fine but was told it was running lower since not enough power was getting to the card,
my current card is a 9800gtx+ and it requires 2 separate power connections my older card doesn't so it's less power hungry by a long shot.

so where is the problem lying would you suspect my mobo is toast or the psu?
it's not a new pc btw has been running fine for 2 years and psu is more than capable of running it.

Answer:No signal to monitor

Hi kitaz.

If your system works fine with your older card, then your motherboard is not "toast". What are the specs of your older card? Also, what PSU are you presently using? Also ensure that both power connectors are plugged into the GPU.

Before putting in the 9800GTX did you uninstall all previous graphics drivers?

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I know this question has been asked before but I searched the archives and none of it seemed to help. My monitor has just recently started saying "No VGA signal".. I haven't changed anything, it just happened randomly. The video card is only about 2 or 3 months old so I don't see how that could be the problem. I borrowed a monitor from my grandma and tried hooking that one up but it just has a blank screen (it is a really old monitor though.) I tried using new chords with the original monitor and I still get the No VGA signal message. The computer boots up fine, and the fans are running and everything, but there is no picture on the monitor after the No VGA signal, and then the monitor just goes to sleep. So is it the video card or what? We just upgraded like a said a few months ago, but I have an old video card that I could try.

Answer:No VGA signal on monitor..

Without a signal to the monitor how are you ensuring that the computer is truly booting up fully?

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.

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I am working with a Gigabyte motherboard and an ASUS monitor
Computer boots (Caps lock light on key board responds when pressed) however monitor shows no signal then goes to sleep.
Computer began showing no Signal message randomly at first and now shows only no signal.

So far I have tried removing and individually testing RAM cards
tried different VGA and power cords,
removed add on Graphics and tried on board graphics,
tried different Graphics cards
tried different monitors
removed motherboard battery for 1 min and reinserted battery,
and tested power supply with multi-meter

Is there any thing else you can suggest before I go out and buy a new motherboard ?

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Question: no monitor signal?

recently put together my new pc...everythign is fine cep my video card and VC is working but i plug the monitor into it and i have no signal...ive tried different monitors but still the same u tihnk maybe i missed a cord to plug my VC into or maybe could my monotrs ports be bad...they sent an adapter and i tried using that and not using it....same result...any suggestionbs cuz im going nuts?!

Answer:no monitor signal?

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I recently purchased a used IBM netvista mini tower ( It's actually quite large, 38 lbs.) It has no OS installed, ( it had Win 2000 removed). When i picked it up the guy pluged it into a monitor and a diognostic screen came up stating processor speed, ram, Vram, drive, etc specs. (933 mgz, 392m ram, 32 m Vr, 32 gig HD, etc.) When I hooked it up at home I get no signal to the monitor. I tried the 32 meg pci vram, pulled that and tried built in video out, different monitors, different HD, new cables, NO SIGNAL! I can't find a power switch either. The power supply fan comes on, and the CD player will spin with a CD in it. I know little about WinTell stuff, I'm a Mac head. I have a little Dell optiplex G100, I thought I would get a tower unit with more speed & build it up. I also thought I could Just pop in my Old HD, like I have done with my Macs, but I guess that doesn't fly with WinTell. That's all I can think of, Any help would be greatly apreciated. Thanks, Jack. :-? PS Are there any key combinations used during start up that might bring up a signal? Or inexpensive software to fix?

Answer:no signal to the monitor

A fresh install is always best with Windows. Some people get it to work with tweaking, but there are a lot of issues. Do you have a Windows CD to use? You could boot with a Linux Live CD to test functionality, but I'll bet it is just a simple configuration error with what you've described (especially the part about re-using a Windows installation). You have the basis for a very usable system.Is that one of those miniature GX100's you have? Not very configurable, but they are durable!

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Hi everyone,

Yesterday I reported that I had bought a new custom built PC but when I connected it up to my old monitor a 'No Signal' message was displayed when the PC was booted and then the monitor went into standby mode.

After a couple of hours work and some useful guidance from yourselves I got it to work. I'm not too sure how though! I then proceeded to set up the Internet connections and change the resolution of the screen. I also attempted to install some antivirus software provided to me by the company I bought the PC off. This failed to install for some reason and I then got a message saying that I had to restart the PC.

Upon doing this, I found myself back at square one with the monitor saying 'No Signal'. What is going on?

Somebody help me please!!!!!!!!!:cry

Answer:No signal on monitor (again)!

If your monitor lead connection is loose, at the video connection of your computer, that would be the first place I would start, as directed previously- if it does not screw up tightly, then check it out (still being careful not to overtighten)
As simple as it says - no signal,- is pointing to that. Your graphics card is new ? replacement, old one ?
As the monitor works elsewhere, I would recheck as advised before.

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I've recently bought a gaming tower (custom made) (not by me) due to my laptop being old. I have also bought a new monitor (Acer) on a separate site, today I've been trying to set it all up but when I turn everything on my monitors logo comes up on the screen and then it goes straight to saying no signal. I've tried turning everything off and back on again and disconnecting and reconnecting the cables but nothing seems to be working. the only thing I can think is that there is another cable needed but I'm not sure what the cables I've got are.

1. power cord for PC Tower
2. power cord for monitor
3. VGA cable
any suggestions would be much appreciated

by the way the monitor only has a VGA port if that helps

Answer:monitor Says No Signal

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Question: No Signal Monitor

Hi and thanks for taking the time to help if you can.

A couple days ago I went away from my computer and when I came back my monitor wasn't working. It displayed a no signal message. I have an add-on on video card, so I tried hooking the monitor to the onboard video and everything worked. The computer boots up fine and works great otherwise. My setup is below.

So stupid me, thinking it's the video card, goes out and buys a brand new card today. Installed it, and the same thing happens... No signal. Hook the monitor back to the onboard video and everything displays fine. The new add-on on card was warm to the touch though, so I suspect it was getting power.

When I boot up the computer there are faint beeps (can hardly hear them). One short, one longer, one short. Beep, beeeeep, beep.

Here is my setup:
E-machines T-6420
AMD Athlon™ 64 3400+ Processor
nForce 410 Motherboard
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 {PCI-E} one-slot available
NVIDIA GeForce 6100 {onboard video}
PSU {300W}
Monitor - Acer AL1916 19" LCD. 1280x1024, 60hz refresh rate.

Answer:No Signal Monitor

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Hey there I'm sure you have dealt with plenty of this but I've tried everything I can think of to get my new build to at least show video. This is my new rig:

Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-R465OC-1GI Radeon HD 4650
Ram: OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM
Mother Board: ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz

Now the problem is that I had plugged an old monitor into the vga slot on the video card but I don't get a signal to the monitor although everything else including the graphic cards fan is running fine. Please if anyone can help I would be greatful. Also let me know what you think of the rig. Thanks.

Answer:Need help, No signal to monitor

Can you test your graphics card in another PC?

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The problem is that i'm not geting image on the monitor, it says "no signal". The problem is not from the monitor because it works in another computer.

It started happening after I changed several things in my computer. I have a Medion Titanium MD8383 XL that has a Nvidia Geforce 6610 XL. I changed the memory cards from two 258Mb to two 512Mb, and installed a new CPU cooler, Verax quattro I , and a new VGA cooler VF-700AlCu.

The new fans on the CPU and on the video card seem to be working.
I tried with the old memory cards and it still didn't work.
Where can the problem come from?

Answer:No signal getting to my monitor.. Why??

some aditional info: it seemed to work for some seconds the first time I turned it on, it had the windows loading image, afterwards it just lost signal.

I also tried to unplug the cpu fans but it still got no signal...

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Hi All,Have a desktop PC (Core i7, DDR3 RAM, Gigbyte motherboard, ATI 4850 graphics card, Windows Vista, Coolermaster case, hooked up to a GNR 19" flatcreen monitor). Boot up machine into Windows Vista no problems, after roughly about four-five mins, feed to monitor goes, monitor signalling 'no signal'. Machine seems to continues to run, fans, hard drive activity etc. Nothing seems to bring the monitor signal back except for rebooting. Reboots back into Windows, rinse and repeat. No software or hardware conflicts visible in system settings. I popped the case to see if the graphics card had become unseated, appears ok.What do you guys think?Any help appreicated!

Answer:No Signal on PC Monitor

Maybe graphic card driver needing everything Ok in device manager.No yellow exclamation marks showing.

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Question: No monitor signal

I have been running a computer i aquired for several weeks now and had no problems concerning my monitor or onboard video. Yesterday it was running fine and i made no changes or alterations to the hardware. Today when i attempted to switch my computer on i get no signal, there is no beeping but i cannot understand what could cause the problem. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Answer:No monitor signal

Test the monitor on another computer. If it works, then try putting in a spare vid card from another comp (if a spare is available) and hooking that up.

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Hullo, my comp came back from RMA after 1 million years so I turned it on. Everything worked fine even my old data/games/programs were on the hardrive so I turned it off. Took out the PSU/GPU replaced them and now I get a no signal on the monitor. Everything powers up fans start spinning etc....I need help. This new computer has been a nightmare for me.

Also I replaced the old PSU/GPU and nothing there either


Answer:New PSU/GPU = No Signal on monitor

Just to be clear first - by "PSU/GPU" you mean you replaced the power supply (PSU) and also the graphics "card", correct? I say that because GPU means graphics processing unit and is the primary processing unit found on graphics cards, and integrated with motherboards using on-board graphics. There is no single device called PSU/GPU.

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I am to repair an IBM NetVista ( 40 GB HDD, 512 RAM, XP Pro), but I can't get a signal to reach my monitor. I have tried two different video cards (nvidia vanta-16). I know that the monitor works because it is connected to a working computer. When I try it on the computer I am working on, it displays "No Signal" and red, green, blue and white bars underneath the message. What is my next step?

Answer:No signal from Monitor

It is possible that the computer is not powering up. It could be a bad power supply. If you are going on just a few lights lighting, Fans turning and CD Drawrs opening and closing that is not a true indication that the system is booting nad the power supply working properly. If you have a spare power supply available you could try swapping it into the system to test it.

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Well i thought i had built my pc correctly. I pressed the on switch and it seemed to be working, the fans were going and i could see little lights on the MOBO, cards etc. But my monitor gives me the "no signal or cable unplugged" message. I'm using the monitor from my old pc. Am i missing something? Anyone got any ideas?

Answer:Monitor has no signal

does it beep at all?

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my computer was working fine but the next day I boot up and no sgnal to monitor. tried changing everything but memory and cpu. I have a p4t533-c asus motherboard. any suggestions

Answer:no signal to monitor

the last time you used it did windows shut down properlY?
you might have had the power supply gone bad..not the whole power supply just the cable connected to video card

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so i put ram in my pc, in the wrong wrong way and it burned the ram, so i bought new ram )see pictures) and now i get no signal on my monitor :(
iv tried, taking in and out the ram, and graphics card, mother board: MSI B75MA-E33
ram: (see pictures)
click here

Answer:No Signal on Monitor , Please Help

Once you force hardware in to a connection slot on the motherboard the wrong way then you're really asking for trouble. There is a notch on the ram module to try to prevent this but as you persevered the most probable answer to your question is you've damaged the motherboard. That means your PC is useless without replacing the motherboard or buying a new PC.

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I am not very good with computers or computer terminology but can someone please help me.? My computer turns on and fans are running but my monitor says no signal. I checked to make sure everything was plugged in correctly. It has done this before but all I had to do was turn off the computer and then turn it back on again and it would work. I tried doing this about 10 times but it didnt work this time and there were no beeping sounds. What can I do to fix this??

Answer:Monitor says no signal. Please I need help

Are you using onboard video?
check for bent pins on the moniter plug!

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mag monitor # 700P when I turn the pc the E emblem comes on the screen then it goes off and no signal appears I thought about getting a new monitor cable but the cable is connected inside the monitor

Answer:no signal on my monitor

Not nearly enough info. Is the "E" for eMachines? If it is, the monitor is working fine & there's something wrong within your tower.

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Win XP SP1, GeForce 6600, no name mobo and no name LCD monitor.

Basically I had some virus (AdAware said it was mydoom). After a while I managed to get rid of it. So I was using my PC (which seemed to be a little buggy) and I decided to do a restart. Well afterwards, when the PC goes to boot up, the monitor doesnt display anything. So i turn everything off and wait overnight and try in the morning. Still nothing.
This morning i put in my little bros old video card in place of mine, and it still didn't work. I take the monitor downstairs and try it on my parents computer and it works. Then I bring it back up here and switch my hard drive signings around so it will boot from the one without windows, hoping to get something. Nothing happens.

Anyone have any ideas? Is my PC dead? I wouldn't really mind that, I had alot of junk on there and got all the important files out when i initially thought my PC was gonna die, so wouldn't mind starting over. Can anyone help me as to what may be causing this? Thanks for any help.

Answer:Monitor isn't getting PCs signal?

Your on the right track, you need to swap out your video card, then your monitor, then the cable. Once all 3 are replaced and there is still no video, odds are your motherboard is fried.

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Okay...I am having lots of trouble trying to fix this problem. While on my computer, my monitor just randomnly goes blank, and the color of the light changes to an amber like color. I then press one of the buttons on the monitor, and it comes up with a message that says NO SIGNAL, and shows the three colors. I have to shut off my computer, wait a couple of minutes, then turn it back on, and it works fine. This happens maybe two or three times a day, and it's not at any specific time, I could be playing games, on this internet, or just listening to music. And sometimes, the computer will randomnly restart after the monitor says this. I am wondering if anybody has had this problem, and if anybody knows a solution. It is very annoying when I'm in the middle of something.

- Could it be a motherboard problem???
I have an MSI KT-3 Ultra 2 motherboard.

-What about a graphics card problem??

Display: Plug and Play monitor on NVIDIA Geforce 2 MX/MX 400

Somebody please help me...this problem is really getting me frustrated.

Answer:NO SIGNAL in Monitor

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Hey guys, I'm having a problem. My old p4 2ghz prescott from 2002 made quite some noise. That's why I decided to replace the cpu fan(not the heatsink or anything, just the fan). because it was hard to fasten the new fan to the heatsink( it was slightly larger than the old one, so the screws didn't fit), I disconnected the old fan, and put the new one on top. Before I did this, I took out the graphics card to have some room to place my screwdriver. I also unplugged some cables like 1 for the motherboard power(the one that has 4 connections 2 by 2 in a square shape) and one for the floppy drive. I connected the new fan, put my card back in, connected the other stuff, and then the signal on my monitor was gone. I hear the fans spinning, I see some lights, etc. I hear no beeps whatsoever

What I have tried so far:
Test the monitor+monitor cables on another pc-works perfectly
put another graphics card in my agp slot-doesn't help
double checked to see if my card was inserted properly and deep enough
disconnected the floppy drive, the hard disk and the cd/dvd drives-didn't help
double checked the motherboard power cables. I didn't touch the first one, and the second one only fits in 1 way.
clear the cmos-didn't help

Does anyone have any ideas what it could be? I'm thinking it either has something to do with my processor(maybe it broke because I pushed too hard on the heatsink??.. who knows) or there is some cable wrong, although I have no id... Read more

Answer:No signal on monitor

You repaced a fan - does it start when you power on? (cpu fan)

Is it plugged into the CORRECT mobo socket?

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I got a computer that was wiped clean, I know everything worked before I got it, now I am trying to install the os and can't get signal to the monitor??? Please help!!

Answer:No signal to monitor

First thing I would do, is (if you have not had this pc on and working before) check which video output socket that your monitor is plugged into.
Is the pc using integrated graphics, or does it have a separate graphics card?
Be sure you have monitor attached to the correct socket, i.e. for integrated graphics you use the motherboard blue VGA socket.
It's possible if there was a previous owner, they used a different setup to what you expect.

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last night the computer was working fine but today when i just added another 128 mb ram it wont send a signal to the monitor for some reason so i took the ram that i just put in back out and tried to boot then but still i get no signal to the monitor and im getting really frustrated to the point that im gonna throw the computer and the monitor in the middle of the road. i had this problem before and the guy in the store told me it was just the way the wireing was set up or something like that but the only thing i did was take the hard drive out to transfer some files to another computer but then i put it back the same way and then i tried the ram thing but still no signal

please help

Answer:no signal to monitor

Go through all the basics: check that the memory is seated, check the video card as well, they can sometimes pop out of the slot. Do you get a single beep from the system when you boot up? That indicates that the system has checked hardware and all is ok. Since you messed with the hard drive, check all the connections there, and that you didnt pull something else loose when you worked in the machine

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I just built a Pent4 1.6 mhz
Asus P4S333 board, Kingston PC2700 Value Ram 512 meg and a Geforce 4 ti4600. The case is an Antec 400w P/S
I booted it for the first time and it seemed everything in the tower ran. The fans (including the one one the Vid card) and the light is on on the mobo. I am unable to get a signal to the monitor.

I tried a different monitor and it still didn't work so that was out. I put the video card in another computer and that worked fine. I moved the ram around and removed and reinserted the chip. Still no signal to the monitor. Any Ideas? Thanks, Rob

Answer:no signal to monitor

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Just hooked my computer up after being in storage for 6 months. The monitor keeps giving the No Signal on its screen. Everything seems to be connected inside the tower so what could be wrong here?

Answer:No Signal from monitor.

When you turn the computer do you hear it working? Do the drives spin up?

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I have a gateway vista

and i have had it for about a year now and today it froze and i restarted it and when it booted back up my moniter said there was no signal i was using a graphics card and i tried a new cord that goes from the computer to the monitor and it still said no signal i also tried attacking it to my normal video card that comes with the computer and still

i do not know much about computers so i hope that this is enough info

if u need more plz let me know i am desperate to get my computer back up and runnning so can somone plz help me out

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I've read a few of these threads I've seen but none of the solutions suggested haven't helped.

Midway through playing a game, both monitors flash black and display a "no signal" message. I've tried using another monitor with my computer with the same problem. I left the screens black for about five minutes before I decided to reset, and now I simply can't get anything on my monitors (both of which work on another system in the house).

Is there anything anyone can suggest that may help?
I've tried:

Cleaning my base unit.
Testing monitors with another system.
Testing another system with monitors.
Despite seeing no image, I tried to boot into safe mode.

Unfortunately, the only system specs I can remember are that I'm on Windows XP 64-bit and the graphics card (which I think may be the issue) is an Asus GTS250 DK/HTDI/1GD3 (Details from it's box).

Answer:No signal to monitor

Video input problems can be caused by many things, but to me it just sounds like your graphics card died.

To identify the problem (I assume the computer still 'starts'), please tell me:

Do the monitors work on another computer?

Do you have a computer in which you can try the graphics card? If so, please do and share the results.

Have you had any heat related problems before?

Does your motherboard produce any beeps on startup?

Heat crashes mostly happen during long gaming-sessions, or when the computer is on for a long time.

If the motherboard produces (a) beep(s) on startup, see this for info on the problem.
If the monitor(s) work on another pc, they obviously aren't the problem.
If the graphics card works on another pc, there's probably something else that has died, like the cpu.

I hopes this helps you along (if still necessary ofcourse)


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so i put ram in my pc, in the wrong wrong way and it burned the ram, so i bought new ram )see pictures)
and now i get no signal on my monitor :(
iv tried, taking in and out the ram, and graphics card,
mother board: MSI B75MA-E33
ram: (see pictures)

Answer:no signal on monitor , please help,

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My problem is that I have an ASROCK K7VT4A+ mobo and an AMD Sempron 2600 cpu from which i get no signal from the agp.

I have an LC235 atx 240W psu in the tower and a 64MB agp graphics card.

Could it be either the psu is not powerful enough for the mobo or the agp port which is goosed (I hope not)?.

Answer:No Signal from monitor.

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Hey thereI got a new Samsung monitor (930BF) and it doesnt seem to detect the DVI mode? My graphics dar ia xfx nividia geforce 5200. This monitor only works in analogue mode? Am i doing something wrong? When i try to change it to DVI mode it's juss a black screen, and changes back to analouge.Many thankszincy

Answer:New monitor no DVI signal

Simple things first1. are you plugged on to the DVI connector on the G card (white plug)?2. Do you need to change the graphics adapter in control panel?

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O.k. i just finished putting together my first desktop computer. I've checked and rechecked all connections and wires and every thing is where it should be but when i start my computer up my monitor says "no signal" the goes to sleep please help i have no clue whats wrong

Answer:My monitor gets no signal

You need to provide full and detailed specs of the hardware you bought.

Also, start by going through this troubleshooting guide:

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Why doesn't my monitor always turn on when I turn on my computer?  There is no signal sent from the hard drive to the monitor and it will go into stand by mode.

Answer:No signal sent to my monitor

Hello MrsVilla77
Thanks for writing to us. When did the issue start? Were there any changes done recently? Please update the video drivers on the system and also try another monitor .
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message
Await your response

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Hi I have a computer which i built it has worked fine for months, I had an lg monitor and then it kept going in and out of standby every 2 seconds, i saw the windows screen then the lg screensaver over and over. So I googled possible problems, it said there is a common fault in lg screens that causes this, so I took it back to the shop and got another acer one, I plug this in the pc boots up but the screen does nothing, just says no signal, i checked/replaced the cables, it's not those. but I know it's booting into windows enter password screen, because when i click on where the turn off icon is and hit enter it turns off, I wouldn't know if it booted into desktop because I turned the windows booting sound (da da da da) off ages ago. btw it's vga.

ps keyboard light comes on and all sounds are as normal, but can't see anything on the screen.

Answer:No signal to monitor (VGA)

You got another monitor to try to see if you got a defective monitor? If by chance you are using a PCI-E or AGP card go into the BIOS and make sure you have the onboard video turned off or try pulling the card and using the onboard video.

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Hello all, new to the forum so please forgive me if this isn't the right place to post this.

The problem I am having is with my son and daughters computers (they have one each). Both of their monitors are reading no signal. I have read through threads etc and will go down the road of checking the motherboard, RAM graphics card etc later.

What has happened is we are getting a lot of work done to the house and my kids had to take their computers out of their rooms and move them for storage. They have been sitting on our dining room floor for a month and to be honest there has been a lot of dust about (in particular plaster as somebody put their foot through the roof just above where the computers had been stored!).

We have reinstated the computers but both of them are showing "No Signal" on the monitors. We have tried swapping the monitors with each other and they both show "No Signal". It is a bit of a coincidence that both PC's would breakdown together and don't know if it is something simple that I am missing. Both computers turn on and beep but that's as far as we get as the monitor switches off. All cables correctly connected, could it be something as simple as the dust in them both?

Sorry to sound such a fool but totally stumped as to why both of the computers would show the same fault at the same time. They are both Zoostorm but bought a couple of years apart.

Many thanks in advance.


Answer:No signal to monitor

same prob; a couple ideas.

Hi, Lisa- I have the same prob right now. I tried a couple easy things, but they have not worked, so I am going to have to dig in and try more serious ideas.

But here is an easy one for you that might work.

(before you goof around inside the comp, you need to be certain you know how to do it safely - there are components in there that, even when unplugged, can shock and possibly electrocute you; plus, goofing around in there can shock the comp, damaging it from your static electricity.)

The beep heard when you start the computer actually is a code for something. You can google "POST beep codes," or similar, and figure out what, of five or six messages, the pattern of beeps mean. ("POST" means 'power-on self-test.')

The usual, brief but cheerful POST one-beep means everything is OK, as far as the hardware of the computer goes: RAM is working, motherboard is working, video is working, and keyboard is detected and working - off the top of my head, I don't know what else.

If that is the beep you hear, then the motherboard is OK, and the RAM is likely OK. It is also likely that the video processor is OK - the video processor might either be built into the motherboard, or may be a card that is plugged in to the motherboard.

Either way, it doesn't usually have an effect on the beeps: if you hear the one beep, then the video part of the computer is OK, and the problem is some other mystery - I could... Read more

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Ok. So all of a sudden my monitor stopped receiving a signal from my integrated vga. I tried 3 different adapters with 3 different monitors and still nothing. I decided to ask my computer sci/repair teacher what might be the problem. He told me it might be something with the video card. I decided now would be a good a time as any to keep upgrading my pc. So I went out of my way to get a new video card. I finally received it today. I opened up my pc put it in the pci slot etc. So when I turned my pc on it still said no signal. I tried all the different monitors but they all said no signal. What's up with my computer and what can I do to fix it?

I'm running (or was running) Windows XP 1 gh P3 processor, and 640 RAM.

Answer:monitor gets no signal

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I have recently built a new PC here are the stats.

A 500W PSU

Basically when I start it up the monitor has no signal, and the light just flashes. I've tried multiple monitors to no avail. I'm using the graphics card thats built into the MoBo. Also all these parts are brand new.

Anyone has any ideas would be much appreciated.

Answer:Monitor has no signal

I read where you MUST use the 12v 4 pin atx connector to power on the graphics.

You got that?


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I have recently undergone some changes within my PC. I have switched to windows 7 64bit and tried adding more ram (which turned out to be incompatable) in the process. The other night windows was shutting down but had to do some updates, 182 to be exact! The same day I came home and tried to alter the RAM to look to see what I had! I then turned on my computer to see that my monitor just said no signal! I have tried everything! I tried resetting the cmos, reseating my RAM and graphics card and even replacing the cables and monitor I was using! My graphics card in an Nvidea GeForce GTX 660 and I was happily using 4gb RAM until I wanted more! Everything was fine until that day I don't know what happened? Can anyone help?

Answer:No signal from PC to monitor

Do you have a windows DVD?
If so boot from the DVD tap F8 to get to the Advance tools menu and select system restore pick a date before the updates.

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My buddy recently purchased parts for his new comp.
We put it together and everything seemed to work fine...we started installing windows XP on it only to realize that we need SATA controllers for his RAID hard drive.
We went on another computer and created the needed floppy only to come back to locked up system.
The computer boots up but it doesn't go into any sort of screen... in fact the monitor displays NO SIGNAL.
We checked all the bent motherboard beeps!!!!
Replaced graphics luck...unpluged/pluged all of the things except taking out the CPU...nothing.

I should mention that we frequently were taking the floppy drive in and out of the computer because we had one floppy drive and would go back and forth between his old computer and this new one.

It worked fine. We shut it down, turn it back up with no response.
Please give us some suggestions.

His components:

CPU: AMD Athlon XP 3000
MB: Asus A7V880
RAM: 1GB of Crucial (checked motherboard manual for compatability and
it was fine)
Graphics Card: Radeon 9800Pro 256 mb
Case: some sort of gamers case with a 420W power supply
Hard Drive: Western Digital 80 gig
DvD burner
Santa Cruiz by Turtle Beach sound card

Answer:Monitor No Signal..need help

You were removing the floppy drive while the machine was powered up?????

How do you know the machine is booting.....does it post (a single beep)....are all the fans spinning up.....optical drives lighting up on POST

Tried a different monitor??????

Remove everything except the CPU/FAN.....does it beep now?????

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Question: No signal monitor

I get on the screen "Please Check The Signal cable" And I get NO BEEPS. HDDS are spinning. CPU fan running.

I read through another forum to find out what others have said and tryed and tryed a few of my own.

This PC i built hasnt been running yet. So can't see BIOS, nor can update any drivers.

Right now I only got the on Board Video card, since I haven't got any PCI express X16 card yet to fit the slot (I may get one when I get more money).

Here's what I tryed. Unplugging connector that connects the video card at the back of pc and repluging it, I tryed that a few times. Removing the the 2 RAM I had and tryed one of them at the time. PCI slots are empty at the moment. I tryed to only put the one HDD on my IDE Controler, instead of two. I cleared the CMOS (jumper). removed floppy cable.

You would think the MB would beep if there were an error, but it doesn't

Here are my spec:


CPU Pentuim 4, 3.20GHz

2 x 512MB RAM DDR

2HDDS (Master: Maxtor 6.4GB, works fine, Slave Maxtor (i think) 40GB)

1 Floppy drive.

15inch CRT monitor (working).

Answer:No signal monitor

Pull the memory out and see if the system beeps then

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I'm getting no signal when I connect my monitor. The port is connected to a ribbon and then connected to motherboard. I have tired disconnecting the ribbon on reconnecting. I was not having any issues with the monitor before I disconnected it and reconnected it.

Could it be the ribbon that is bad or am I looking a bigger problems?

Answer:No Signal - Monitor

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i built a computer for my brother. here are the specs.
asus a8n-vm mobo
512mg corsair vs
antec tp 350w
athlon 3500
(onboard video)

the problem is even before i turn the computer on i get no signal on the monitor. when i do turn the computer on, all the fans are running, cd drives work, i could hear hd activity, the light on the mobo is on but still it says no input or no signal on the monitor. i tried reseting the ram, and reseting the cmos, and also tried having only the cpu,ram, and psu hooked up. and the 4[in connector is pluged in. Im using an adapter for the monitor because theres only a vga plug for the monitor which uses a dvi cord. the monitor works fine on a different computer. i tried everything and have no clue why im getting this problem. any suggestions?

EDIT: i just saw a post earllier from johnwill saying that vga to dvi converters dont really work well. so that might be the possiblity. maybe get a videocard instead of using onboard?

Answer:no signal on monitor

It could be that your onboard vga is disabled. Have you tried using a seperate VGA card or it could be that your monitor is damaged

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Question: No signal monitor

Hello, I wasn't really sure where my question would fit best, but... I recently bought a new motherboard and cpu. I have plugged everything that is anything into the motherboard in the correct slots. However, when I turn on the computer it flashes from dvi, hdmi, then vga says no signal then turns off my monitor. My other monitor won't pick up a signal either. I have tried plugging the monitors directly into the motherboard itself, but nothing...

My computer:
Asus Z97-A motherboard
Intel i7 cpu processor
Corsair cx600 PSU
EVGA GTX 560 graphics card

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