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Monitor: Replacing an Inverter Board

Q: Monitor: Replacing an Inverter Board

Hi. I have a Sceptre S1902D-RV X9G-Gamer monitor. I am having the problem where, when powering the monitor on, it will turn on for a split second (and look fine) and then turn itself back off. Apparently this is because the inverter board is faulty, and replacing this board should fix the monitor.

I am having a hard time determining exactly which board is used in the X9G-Gamer, and also can't figure out where on earth I would go shopping for a replacement.

It seems like replacing one little board would be cheaper than trashing the whole monitor and buying a new one, and it'd also be kind of fun for me to crack this open and see if I can fix it ... but if it's going to be so much trouble to figure out, or just as expensive either way, I guess I should just get a new monitor.

Looking forward to your comments and suggestions.
Zombra

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A: Monitor: Replacing an Inverter Board

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Alright, I'm making a projector out of an lcd monitor, an overhead projector and some tape and a computer fan. But, I need to know if I need the inverter board and if I need the switch on the lcd frame. I have a Compaq fp7137 monitor and the backlight doesn't like to stay on. So do I need those two parts? Thanks.
 

A:what does an inverter board do?

The inverter basically gives the backlight power to light up if you don't need light on the backlight then you won't need it
 

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I am trying to diagnose this laptops inverter board. The symptoms are dim screen. I have seen that 9 times out of 10 it is the inverter board and sometimes it can be the CCFL that goes out. I tested 19 volts coming in on pin 1 from the M/B and tested with a CCFL that i purchased online. So my CCFL didn't light up so i order another inverter. well that inverter lights up my CCFL for like 2 seconds than turns off again. I take a part another laptop and use the inverter and the screen and could not get it to light up. However, i took apart a laptop with the symptoms of not powering on at all. I am confused.

HELP !
 

A:Diganosing inverter board

Are you using inverters matched to the computer motherboard and to the CCFL?

Different CCFL tubes need different voltages to operate and also draw different amounts of current. The inverter output needs to march the striking voltage of the tube and also be able to support the amount of current being drawn. The inverter typically has a current limiting circuit that may allow a lamp that draws excessive current to operate for a second or two and then cut out.

Different inverters also have different DC input voltage and current requirements and some require additional control line inputs to control the dimming function. They may not put anything out if the control line is left unconnected.
 

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A while back, user "raybay" posted some guidance on replacing the backlight and/or inverter on an ibm thinkpad r51 notebook. Here is a quote:

Inverter.
That is a very high price for an inverter for an R51, but the R51 is a very rare computer... so you may have to pay it.
you need a very good quality #1 hard steel philips screw driver, great care in removing and replacing the screw covers, and the time it takes to remove and replace 18 screws. But the inverter just plugs in. Mark all your screws as you remove them as they are not all the same length or diameter. But the most important function is removing the screw hole covers so you can use them again. You will benefit from a very, very thin flat blade screw driver or other tool to lift the screw covers out and off. You will need a nice adhesive that remains soft when you replace them.
It is very rare for an inverter to go out in that model.​
What I'm wondering is, this sounds like instructions for replacing just the inverter, but what if my problem is with my backlight as well (or instead)? Apparently they can also be replaced, but I've read suggestions that this may involve soldering. If you are lurking, raybay, do you know specifically what is required to replace the backlight on this model?
 

A:Replacing backlight/inverter on thinkpad r51

You can get the inverter, new, on eBay for $9.95 on up to $20... DO NOT BUY A USED ONE, and DO NOT BUY ONE FOR A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT MODEL. It is the screen that determines the model number... and that inverter/backlight is part of that particular model number.
Your inverter and your backlight are basically the same thing the failure of one affects the other... or they are in the same device depending on the laptop.
None of the IBM Lenovo units need soldering... but you have to remove about 20 screws, and remove the rubberized screw covers... so making it pretty again when you are done is the hard part... as you have to learn how to reapply the screw covers and the rubberized stickum.
USE VERY GOOD, VERY TOUGH TOOLS. DO NOT USE TOOLS that wear easily. Cheap toosl will mar the screws and ruin stuff.
First you buy the backlight.
Second, remove the keyboard.
Third, you remove the screw covers with a very thin device like a 1/2 or #1 flat screw driver, only with thinner metal... and some tweezers to lift off and store the screw covers which are mostly very thin, round flat rubber disks.
You need some soft of bowl or series of cups where you can put the different size screws. You need to keep a chart of which size screws come from where... Unless you have a good mind for those sorts of things and nobody does.
You may find it easier to remove the back of the computer where the screen is kept... and CAREFULLY remove the ribbon cable for the screen that plugs in beneath the keybo... Read more

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Grrrrrr, I just put in the second (1st one was generic) inverter board for my HP Presario M2000. The screen is still almost black, can faintly see windows when booting, then black. It works fine hooked up to external monitor. Anybody have any other ideas to fix the &%$ thing???
 

A:New Inverter board didn't fix dim screen!!

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hi  i'm having trouble to figure out where is the inverter board in my compaq 510 or they don't even have one after all? i tried to repair the almost black kind of screen when power on n after connected to a monitor it does display but nothing from the laptop screen. please can anyone help me on this issue pls tq

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Hello, I am new on here, and have just been through Dell Hell once again. I have an inspiron 1200 laptop with a 15 inch screen, and my inverter or ccfl tube quit working. I have searched online, but am only finding parts for the one with the 14 inch screen. Maybe they are the same part, I am not sure, but cant take this apart, as I need my computer, so I am trying to find the part beforehand. Dell told me, after going through 100000000 hours of runaround, that I have to replace the whole screen. Does anyone know if this is true? If not, does anyone know where I can find out the part number? This is making me insane! I would really appreciate any help on this.
 

A:Dell inverter board part number???

I'm afraid that you'll have to replace the whole LCD panel, as Dell told you. The inverter is part of the LCD... Sorry- $350 from Impact Computers
 

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Hello,
Some time ago I released my laptop from Standby whereupon I was faced with a blank screen but the display can be seen in bright sunlight or by using a flashlight.
I purchased an external VGA monitor but have subsequently realised that I cannot boot using a EaseUS Emergency Disk without first being able to get into my BIOS to change the boot sequence and to be able to do this I need a working laptop display.
My plan was to create an image of my system using EaseUS Backup but unless I can fix my laptop's display then if my hard drive crashes I have no means to restore my OS ( Windows XP ).
I don't have the finances to buy a new laptop so choosing the cheapest ( and easiest ) solution where hopefully I find that replacing the inverter fixes the problem.
What I need is a guide in how to take out and replace the inverter with my particular laptop model.
Once I know my inverter's part number then hopefully I will find it online where I think lcdparts.net might be my best chance of achieving my goal.
Can anyone please be of assistance?
Thank you.

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I have a Toshiba Laptop... A week ago, my screen has started going black and coming back. Just two days ago, my screen went black and did not come back. I thought my screen was dead but then I figured that the back light of my screen was gone because when I look at the screen carefully, I barely see the things on my desktop....When I turn on my laptop, I can see my screen for 3-4 seconds, then it goes black again. Same thing happens when I log on after log off... It again gives me the light about 3-4 seconds after just logging on, then it goes black again. I finally opened up the screen, and found the display inverter... and it again gives me the light 3-4 seconds after I plugged out and plugged in the inverter cable. I am not sure whether the problem is the inverter itself of the inverter cable. I really need help.
 

A:Distinguishing between display inverter and inverter cable problem.

It sounds like the inverter may be sensing an overload on its output(s) and shutting down after a few seconds. Some possible conditions causing it could be 1) the backlight lamp(s) failing, 2) arching of the inverter output cable to itself or the frame of the LCD panel, or 3) a failure of the inverter's overload sensing circuit that makes it think it is being overloaded, when it really isn't.

WARNING: Use extreme caution when working around a CCFL inverter with power applied to it. Portions of it will have hundreds of volts of electrical energy on it. You could receive a nasty (and possibly fatal) shock if you come in contact with the high voltage.
 

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A:A 31 Power leds on inverter board are out-all leds...

Welcome to the forum! Any other signs of life...fan running, media drive spinning..? Good luck and let us know. 

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My video chip is toast so I am replacing the system board. Will this effect BOIS, drivers and OS.

A:Replacing a system board

Potentially yes to all 3. BIOS for sure as the BIOS is in the system board. Windows will have to be reactivated and drivers may be different if the system board is not identical to the one replaced. Now, can we know what model laptop and Windows version? 

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I've got a 3 year old computer that just got struck by lightning. I'm going to try to replace to motherboard and see if that gets it working again. The current one is a Asus P4T533 with a 2.4 ghz Intel. I've got 1 GB of memory (Kingston KVR1066-16) and a Nvidia 5600 AGP. I'd like to keep as many parts as possible to save on costs. Assuming I replace the processor also (for a little performance gain), what should I be looking for?
 

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I have a Compaq D510 Ultra slim running XP pro. I replaced a bad motherboard with an identicle brand new one and now XP won't boot. It begins to boot and then the pc restarts. I know I could resolve this with a reload but I have too much critical data.
 

A:XP won't boot after replacing same m/board

onedavester said:

I have a Compaq D510 Ultra slim running XP pro. I replaced a bad motherboard with an identicle brand new one and now XP won't boot. It begins to boot and then the pc restarts. I know I could resolve this with a reload but I have too much critical data.Click to expand...

Have you checked the settings in the bios to make sure they are set up like your old one was ie. boot sequence? that could be the problem...doc
 

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I have Win7 Home Premium. I need to replace the motherboard.
Will I have to go thru Microsoft to re-register my OS? I initially used the Win7 32 bit upgrade version. Thanks for any advise.

A:Replacing mother board

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ronnielee09


I have Win7 Home Premium. I need to replace the motherboard.
Will I have to go thru Microsoft to re-register my OS? I initially used the Win7 32 bit upgrade version. Thanks for any advise.


Since it is a retail upgrade version of home premium then the below tut will be needed to ensure successful activation

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If your windows still does not activate upon re-installation the follow this tut

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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Alright, a chip on the control board of my back up HDD fried today and I need to know how to replace it and get it up and running again. This drive contains back ups of over 6 years of DATA that I do need.

Where can I order/find a control board and then how do I install it?

For further information the HDD is a MaXLine II 250GB SATA/150 HDD.

Any information would be helpful.
 

A:HDD: Replacing Control Board

either ebay, a used hard drive shop or computer salvage shop, or the manufactuer.
 

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Just installed an a-award mother board. System boots ok and all drived work. After trying to load win 95. I get windows protection error missing himen.sys and cannot load xms memory. tried to install several times always the same mess. thanks for your help
 

A:cannot load windows after replacing m-board

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I recently replaced a T-Con board on a TV. After getting the set back up the picture is flipped backwards so all of the text has to be read right to left. Is there a setting I can change it to be correct or is it a bad T-con board? I have not found any information that helped. Possibly just buy a different T-con board to
 

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I had my mainboard replaced about two years ago. I lost the driver CD
I recently formated my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP.
When I click play in window media player there is a message "audio device not available)
I have tried to instal Device Audio VT 8233/A AC'97 but did not work.
Can somebody help me?

Hardware Specifications
Chipset [VIA KM400]
Mainboard [MSI MS-7061]
 

A:Solved: No Audio after replacing mother board

http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=searchresult&keywords=MS-7061&table=download

redownload the drivers
 

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i replaced the motherboard in this machine now when i boot up it show a sysem  board is missing or invalid error SYSTEM BOARD (00A) then after it boots to windows normaly though

A:after replacing a mother board in an hp laptop it shows a s...

A motherboard, whwn replaced, needs to have its 'ID' restored by a technician with the appropriate tool. An HP CE would normally do this after replacing a m/b. If the CE didn't, please call HP support and have that done

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My Lan adapter died on my MOBO. I am replacing it so it will change my system ID. How do I avoid having to reinstal XP and Vista?

any help is appriciated
 

A:Solved: Replacing mother Board Do I need to reinstall the OS again?

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My question is can you repalce the circut board on a Maxtor 80gm HD.

I broke something on the circut board so that computer will not even recponize the HD now.

Can I just get another like HD and replace the board? I was hoping to find a bad or cheap HD for sale and just try swaping out the Circut board.

Thanks
Duenbuggy
Kansas
 

A:Hard Drive - replacing circut board - can U?

If you can find the exact make and model drive, you might have a chance.. Different models and makes will not work..
 

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Win7x64 Home Premium ASUS U56E.
Before I sent my system in for warranty repair, I made a disk image onto external drive. I checked the vhd file out--for example Attach VHD allowed me to read all the files. Then I did a full factory restore and sent it into ASUS. It took two RMA's but finally they fixed the problem by replacing the mother board. I presume it was the same part (but difficult to get info from ASUS).
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Now I am trying to restore the disk image. After choosing [recover system settings or your computer] -> [Advanced recovery methods] -> [Use a system image created earlier to recover your computer] -. [Skip] -> [Restart] ... "loading files" ... [US language]... I get "Windows cannot find a system image on this computer" an no amount of retry, refresh or anything I can find will help. The disk is mounted and I can navigate to the same .vhd file I saw when I backed up (above).

I read somewhere that if the mother board is changed, windows will act like this.
If someone knows a way I can restore, I will appreciate it.
I may be willing to settle for attaching the .vhd (as above) and being able to access the backed-up files. But when I try this, it appears that I do not have permission to read them (because of a new mother board?). Windows tells me to use "security" to get access (I am not the Admin but my username has Admin rights). I try this and add my username and wanting only "read and excute" control, in t... Read more

A:After replacing mother board, Windows cannot find WindowsImageBackup

Because you state you are not the administrator I suggest you contact the person who is the administrator for help.

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I need part numbers for compatible system boards with integrated Intel graphics. My Pavilion was excluded from the recall/class action and the GPU finally failed. This laptop essential to my non-profit classical orchestra. Thanks!

A:Replacing system board with Intel integrated graphics (not...

See here: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Pavillion-DV9500-motherboard-ch...  

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My HP Pavilion 502n has on-board video. The computer turns on but will not display anything on the monitor- it'll just put the monitor to sleep. I tried 2 monitors and it has the same affect on both. I tried both monitors on another computer and they both work fine on it, which makes me think that the on-board video unit has failed.
how can I disable on-board video using "device manager" when I can' t see the display? I'd like to replace it with a video card- do I just install a sound card anyway and hope that it'll work?

Thanks.

~Emil
 

A:Replacing failed on-board video w/ sound card on HP Pavilion 502n

You don't replace a graphics with a sound card. They're two different animals. Sure, you can install a sound card but you'll only get sound out of it. You replace graphics with a graphics card.
 

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Hi,

I had a two monitor setup Samsung 2333SW(DVI) + Philips 19B(VGA) running without any problems. I have now replaced the old Phillips with a Samsung P2770H, connecting the P2770 to DVI and switching the 2333SW to VGA(Analogue).

Updated the drivers for both (rebooted) and when I look in Device Manager under Monitors it shows Samsung P2770 and Samsung 2333SW.

Problem is when I right click on the desktop and go to Screen Resolution it shows the two monitors as "Samsung Syncmaster" being the P2770 and "Phillips" being the S2333 and because the Phillips was a 4:3 monitor it only gives me crap resolutions for the 2333SW. (1280 and below)

My question is how do I remove the Phillips monitor from Windows 7 and have it pick up the Samsung 2333SW? I find it very odd seeign as Device manager shows the two samsung monitors and no Phillip monitor.

Much appreciate your help/advice.

Adriaan

System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Asus P7P55D-E Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3, Intel Core i5 650 3.2GHz, Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz, MSI Nvidia GeForce 9500 1GB, Monitors: Samsung P2770H & Samsung 2333SW

A:Dual Monitor problems - replacing 2nd Monitor

Adriaan, welcome to the forums.

I would start with setting Device Manager to show hidden and non-present devices,

Device Manager : Hidden Devices

Then once that is done open Device Manager and under Monitors, delete any that are grayed out as well as the mis-named one (if it shows as such). Then reboot and let Windows detect and install the driver for it. that should get them detected properly.

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I received a like for like motherboard from Dell after I was told a problem I was having was due to a faulty motherboard. To my knowledge I've hooked up everything in the exact same place as my old motherboard.
The green power light is on at the back of the case, the orange light on the MB is on, the fans all seem to be spinning including on the graphics card. All I get on the monitor is no signal...
Any assistance would be appreciated.
Cheers

A:Nothing on Monitor After Replacing Motherboard

MPX2345
I received a like for like motherboard from Dell after I was told a problem I was having was due to a faulty motherboard. To my knowledge I've hooked up everything in the exact same place as my old motherboard.
The green power light is on at the back of the case, the orange light on the MB is on, the fans all seem to be spinning including on the graphics card. All I get on the monitor is no signal...
Any assistance would be appreciated.
Cheers
MPX2345
Please post the computer model and version of windows.
What was the issue with the 'old' motherboard, that made you replace it?
Bev.

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A:Replacing Monitor problem

I would think they ribbon cable for the video signal has become dislodged during your final re-assembly of the plastic casings/bezels.
 

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today I put in a new power supply, OCZ modxstream 600W, and when I turned it on, the monitor didnt load. Some USBs didnt work either. I even tried another monitor and cable, and even tried the USBs in the other slots but still no luck. What could be the cause of this?

A:Monitor & some USB not workin after replacing PSU

oh its fine now, sorted

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OUTPUT - 12 V --- 2.0 A (2.0 A)

and the one im looking at on ebay is

INPUT - 100-240V- 50/60 Hz 1.0 A
OUTPUT - 12 V --- 2.5 A

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A:Replacing an AC adapter for a monitor

I believe it will work fine, yes. But please get another opinion before purchasing.
 

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Attempting to connect a Dell Inspiron 8300 MS XP and a Dell Optima MS XP to one monitor using a IOGEAR Model# GCS612A KVM. Have a Logitech wireless mouse and key board that has a USB connector instead of a PS2 connector. I have used a USB to PS2 adapter to connect Logitech to the KVM. The optima doesn't have PS2 connections only USB. I am using PS2 to USB adapter to connect KVM to Optima. I have use of monitor but not the Mouse and key board.
 

A:KVM:Monitor but no Mouse and key board.

The USB to PS2 adapters are likely the cause of the problem; thy simply don't always work with every mouse/keyboard.
You'll probably want a USB KVM to resolve this.
 

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I want to install a new monitor but I don't know what video board to get
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please help!!!
I am using windows 10
 

A:New Monitor - What video board?

pleaaaaaaaaaaase
 

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Hi all, I have monitor gericom 2030 and it has some power board model that I cant find on sell, so I have buy one that is almost same with it. 4 plugs for invetors are same but one connection for t-con board is diffrent and on oroginal board I have pins (5V, 5v, GND, GND, 12v, BL, N/F) and on board that I have buy has ( 12v, 12v, GND, GND, 5v, 5v, GND, N.C, ON, DIM, MS ) So any suggests wich on wich one I should connect?
 

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Hey doez anybody here know about motherboard monitor?.....
does it work?
are there any problems at all with this program?
thanks
 

A:mother board monitor..good or bad

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I recently installed a new Acer Model S211HL monitor and a new Nvidia GEForce 6200 video board. I'm running 1024x768 mode with True Color-32bit with large fonts. Everything on my video screen seems wider than normal and the height seems shorter than normal.

What could be the cause of this?

Thanks for any help.
 

A:Monitor/Video Board Problem

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Maybe a dumb question for you experts : does a bigger monitor require a more powerful video board ? Specifically a 22" Samsung 226BW LCD and a Nvidia GeForce 8400GS 256MB for Vista - no gaming .
 

A:Video Board vs Monitor Size

No, those will be fine together.
 

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I have a fairly old monitor (NEC MultiSync 75) that always works with video cards but never works properly when I have it on-board.

The screen resolution is set at 640x480 and the color quality is set at 16 bit, and I cannot change these options. In the device manager, I don't even have a monitor tab, however I do have 2 sub-tabs under Other Devices titled SM Bus Controller and Video Controller (VGA Compatible).

The screen is fine and so is the monitor itself, but I'm thinking that there's an issue with the drivers. When I downloaded the drivers for it, there was no .exe file. Instead, I unzipped an ICC Profile, a Security Catalog, and a Security Information file.

Does anybody know if I can just put these files into the registry somehow and my system will automatically update them and fix my screen resolution?
 

A:Old NEC Monitor On-Board - Screen Res Is Too Small

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Hi!Just recently my Laptops screen broke and i am not sure if i will fix itmy question is that is there any way that i can replace my primary built in screen with the external?By that i mean that can i display The Boot up screen and Bios on my external monitor via HDMI? Any help?

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the cable that goes from my monitor to the video card has pins that are severely bent to the point that i have to replace it. i contacted the manufacturer but of course no reply after several e-mails. i would like to try to replace the cable myself but having read about monitors and their heavy voltage storage i'm kinda leaning towards some professional help. i would like to already have a replacement cable if i do take it to a shop. my question is what type of cord do i look for in general. i'v seen cables on Best Buy that say they can be used as replacements but they look the same at both ends and i thought that it would look different of the side that goes into the monitor. well if anyone know anything, help is greatly appreciated.
 

A:replacing monitor cable that goes to video card

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Hi,

My system is as follows:
ASUS P4PE Mobo
NVidia GeForce4 MX440 graphics with AGP8X
80GB HDD
512 MBRAM
Thermaltake PSU
Philips 17" Flatscreen Monitor

OK so my monitor has bit the dust. I dont want to upgrade any of my computer components because its too old. About 9.5 yrs. I want an LCD monitor thats going to overlap from now until I buy a complete new system. I dont want to buy a monitor that will be underspec'd for the new system. Im not very knowledgeable on their resolutions and whats not compatible or why, nor about aspect ratios and compatibility.

Question:
- My Video Card has a max resolution 1024x768 pix . Can I use a 16.9 and the standard resolutions of today?

Thanks for any help.
 

A:Replacing dead monitor for older system

You can use any monitor with any graphics card, with 2 caveats; must have compatible ports (DVI,VGA,HDMI,DisplayPort) or use an adapter, and your resolution will be limited to the component with the smaller value (your card's 1024x768). So until you build the new system, it will display the same size as your old one, with a wide black bar on either side (but should look better anyway). The sweet spot these days is 23" widescreen (less than $150), 24" under $200, and 27" start at $250. I have an Acer 23" and it's big enough for me. Remember, though, when you have a bigger monitor it will run at lower frame rates with a given video card, so keep that in mind when spec'ing the new system. Until 3 months ago I was where you are (Pentium 4 3.4 GHz). I gradually upgraded my parts until I ended up with this;

Asus P8Z77-V, Intel [email protected] GHz, Kingston HyperX [email protected] MHz, EVGA GTX 550 Ti [email protected] MHZ/2257 MHz, Corsair H100 liquid cooling, Ultra X4 750w, Corsair Carbide 400R, 2 x WDC Green 2TB, 1 x WDC Blue 500GB, 1 x Hitachi 400 GB, 1 x Hitachi 1TB external, LG M-Disc Super Multi DVD, 6 x 120mm case fans, Acer 23" [email protected], Microsoft Wireless Desktop 3000, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

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trying to salvage a Packard Bell Windows 98 machine. The on board video (driver/card) appears to have died. The monitor does work (tried it with a different computer).

How do I install a new video card when a can't see to change drivers/Cmos/bios/etc.

I did try to plug in a new video card into the PCI slot. Of course the machine never seemed to detect that it was there.

Any suggestions.
 

A:on board video dead, no signal to monitor

Putting a new card in may not work as some BIOS's require you to tell them that there is another card there. You could try finding the CMOS reset jumper, which is usually near the battery/BIOS chip on the motherboard. Using that may reset it and tell it to use the card you put in.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Hi, I had my computer set up in the garage which wasn't heated. It was too cold there so I move it down in the basement. Everything worked perfect in the garage. When I move it to the basement.I let it set a couple of days because of the change in temp. After everything got acclimated I turned on the computer and the monitor said no signal and the key board lite up on start up then went dead. Fans work, floppy lites up,cd-rom drive lights up and opens and closes,hard drive is running. what next? BillDing
 

A:Monitor/Key board not working,windows 98se

Make sure all the cards and memory are seated properly.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Yet another problem needing a solution. I was given yet another PC assembled by my brother (part of the problem). I have everything working except for needing better video. The on-board video only gives me the options of 2 or 16 color @640 x 480 pixel . I obviously need better graphics capability for many of the programs and games we would be using. I have a PCI video card left from a former AGP upgrade on another system that I think should work. I need someone to walk me thru the procedures to deactivate the on board video and install and activate the PCI replacement. All I know about the mother board is what the owners manual tells me. I see no specific instructions on this particular procedure.

The MOBO is a Micro ATX Socket 370 1st Mainboard FR33 with a 733 mHz processor (Cyrix.... I think)....Award BIOS

I've looked all over in the BIOS for a enable/disable on board video...no luck

Any help would be appreciated
 

A:Replacing On-Board Video with PCI Video

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My computer:
Acer AM3970-UR14P
Came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and I immediately upgraded to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Intel i5 3450
AMD Radeon HD 7570 1024 mb
 
Problems that have been happening for a while:
when I unplug the computer the date and time reset and it has some problems restarting
a friend told me this is probably because the lithium battery on my motherboard is dead and needs to be replaced

hibernate mode has never worked worked (never tried with original OS)
online troubleshooting identified problem could be related to the video card it was then that I realized my computer didn’t recognize the video card. I tried downloading the driver from AMD but couldn’t and when I contacted AMD they said I had to contact Acer to get the driver. I never followed up because I hate dealing with Acer. They just yell at me and tell me anything is my fault because I upgraded the OS and they don’t want to help with with anything unless I default to factory settings and start from scratch.

computer doesn’t recognize the video card
besides the hibernation problem above, which may or may not be related to the video card I had a problem when I installed a new Samsung 24B350HL monitor on June 11, 2013.  I was unable to optimize the screen resolution to what it should be for the monitor. Looked like monitor thought I just had VGA video card but I was using HDMI cable.

I had a problem that I thought was a virus a while ago and went throug... Read more

A:Unable to reboot in Windows 7 after installing new monitor & replacing battery

After replacing a CMOS battery...the first thing that you need to do is enter the BIOS/Setup...and reset the date/time data on the main screen.  Then elect to to restore all default values.  Save the changes by hitting F10 and see if some of the problems disappear.
 
I trust that the new CMOS battery was new, not used.  If a CMOS battery is lying around and it's not in packaging...chances are it came from another system where it may have been a problem.
 
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I have a pc running windows 7 pro 64 bit, I received a update from windows and when the computer rebooted my monitor and key board will not work. I don't know what to do now, I can't even get it to boot in safe mode. Any Ideas?

Drummer77
 

A:windows7 update now my monitor and key board wont work.

Do you have the Windows disk. Boot from the disk and choose Repair.
 

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I'm trying to find out how to enable both onboard and external graphics on my HP p7-1534. There is no option to enable both for dual monitors. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Enable on board and external graphics for dual monitor?

Hi, Its specs cleary says: Video graphicsIntegrated Graphics*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.Supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards.Either integrated graphics or the PCI Express x16 slot are usable at one time; they are not usable concurrently.DVI and VGA ports (Can be used at the same time)Source: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03673337 You CAN'T use 2 "cards" at the same time (red) but you still have option to use 2 nonitors (blue) at the same time. Regards.

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Hi everyone.
Yesterday I bought a new monitor (Packard Bell viseo 190W), I've plugged it to my computer, but something is not working: while windows (I've XP pro) is loading the logo appears and everything seems to be ok, but just before the "user-interface" loads, the monitor goes black showing a "NO SIGNAL" message. I tried to uninstall ati-drivers (my graphic card is ati radeon 9250, 256MB ram), it works but obviously is in low mode graphic. If i try to reinstall catalyst + drivers the problem comes back. I tried Omega drivers too, same problem :\

What should I do? Any suggestions?

Thanks for help
@moderator can u change "video board" with "graphic card" in the thread title? thanks
 

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