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

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

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 crashes. I thought it was my HDMI cable between the monitor and the pc, turns out it's not. I've also tried to underclock my graphics card by 15% and increased my fan speed to 100% when gaming. It still crashes.
I've never OVERclocked anything.

Here are my specs:
Motherboard: ASRock Z77M mATX
Harddrive: 500GB Western Digital SATA-600 16MB 7200RPM
Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3,4Ghz
Graphics Card: Gigabyte HD7850 2GB GDDR5
RAM: G.Skill Sniper 8GB DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 2x4GB
Power Supply: 850W Seasonic X-Series 80PLUS Gold

Thanks in advance!

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

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Hi All

For about nearly a week now I've been experiencing issues with my monitor suddenly displaying "No Signal" while playing League Of Legends for around 30 min. The PC is still on and everything is running but sound completely shuts off and monitor turns black and displays no signal. My CPU temperatures are roughly at 45 Degrees C while idling but have reached near mid 60s during gaming. Haven't changed anything or installed any new programs within the past 3 months.

I have allready tried using a different HDMI cable and the problem still occurs. Any help would be appreciated thanks.

My Specs Are:
Gigabyte Z77-D3H
Intel Core i7-3770K
AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
2TB Storage Space
8GB Ram
Cooler Master 600W PSU
Running Windows 8.1

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So iv had this problem for a while and have put aside my pc and been using my g73 (OMGMYLOVE).. But it's time I start to focus on this since Iv already put so much money into it, (iv just been lazy with a working gaming laptop) So while I game my monitor will shut off and the pc will stay on, I have not a clue as what it might be. I thought it might be from running 2 crossfire cards but I put them in seperetly and it still happens. It's odd, I played bf3 all on Ultra and nothing happend, but the second I start playing dirt 2, BOOM.. Or crysis2, Im running a 1000w Psu, with a i7 920, 10g'sddr3. and a Msi x58 pro Mobo. Oh and 2 HIS iceq turbo X's 6870 and 6850 in Xfire. Iv run some test with OCCT but it's kinda like another language to me.. Maybe I could post them on here and someone could help me, Im about to purchase a 580 in hopes that does something. Im %95 sure nothing is faulty.. But who knows.

Thanks anyone who might be able to lend a hand!

A:Monitor losing signal while gaming :(

Okay, if you have on-board HD Graphics, make sure it's driver is loaded and set on "AUTO". In the bios disable C1E in the CPU section and make sure that PEG is set as the first graphics device

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Hey all, you guys are my last hope for help.

Computer Specs:
P4 2ghz
766mb ddr ram
Intel D845EBG2 mobo
XFX nividia 6600gt
Creative Audigy 2 sound card

LCD NEC 1970gx

When playing World of Warcraft, I would crash about 5 minutes into the game. My monitor would black out saying "no signal" forcing me to restart my computer. I call NEC and they blame WoW, I call WoW and they say it's my computer but wouldn't say what (thank you crappy tech support).

I can't seem to pinpoint my problem, I installed the monitor driver, updated mobo driver, updated the newest nvidia driver.

This does not happen on my regular analog crt monitor. I don't wanna return this nice monitor.

Thanks for the help guys.

A:LCD Monitor Crash (No Signal).

Really wanna get this problem solve so I can use this awesome monitor.

Computer temperature? Card runs at 57 degrees.
Internal wiring?
Format computer?
outdated computer?

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Hi I'm not sure if this post is in the right place so sorry if it isn't.

When I play a game, any game like the sims3, left4dead or crysis, the screen will go blank and display the words "no input signal" and then "monitor going to sleep" and then the screen will go blank. I can't do anything with the pc after this point even though the tower is still on, I have to restart it by holding in the power button. I have tried pressing the windows button and esc and all that but nothing happens.
The amount of time i can play a game before it turns off is different each time, i can play for a few hours or a few minutes. Also it only happens when I'm playing a video game.

I don't know what info is needed so ill just put bits here, i used sisoftware sandra to get this info.

Model : System manufacturer P5K3 Deluxe

Model : Intel Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz
Speed : 3.17GHz
Cores per Processor : 2 Unit(s)
Threads per Core : 1 Unit(s)
Type : Dual-Core
Integrated Data Cache : 2x 32kB, Synchronous, Write-Thru, 8-way, 64 byte line size
L2 On-board Cache : 6MB, ECC

If there is any info you need that isn't here just let me know because this is a problem i would love to fix. Thanks

A:No input signal. Monitor going to sleep. Only when gaming.

Need to know
what brand your computer is (if its branded),
what graphics card is it using, and if you can get it,
what temperatures everything is running at when you're doing absolutely nothing with the comp, and
what temperatures everything is running at when you're running your games (stressed system).

For temperature info, you'll need to download something like Everest.

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My computer has been experiencing a lot of problems lately and I've become desperate for help

Very often, my monitor would just black out and display a "No Signal" message. When this happens, I can't do anything but reset or turn off my computer. This isn't exactly a solution though, because sometimes when I turn my computer back on, it starts making loud beeping noises and nothing loads. While other times, I manage to get past the Windows XP loading screen...but before I can even get to the Log In/Welcome screen, my computer displays the No Signal error again.

The only solution that I found to work was for me to uninstall my nVidia GeForce FX 5200 graphic driver. I'm currently running on my system's generic video driver, and while I haven't experienced any of the No Signal Crashes, my computer has become quite laggy since I don't have an actual graphic driver installed.

I'm really desperate to find a solution since I don't really want to end up having to buy a brand new computer
Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!

I'm not sure what other information you may need, but here is part of the results I got from running the DxDiagnostic on my computer:

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: IBM
System Model: 8187D1U
BIOS: Phoenix FirstBios(tm) Desktop Pro Version... Read more

A:Monitor - No Signal --> Computer Crash

each time my laptop loads updated graphics drivers, my machine starts up with a blank desktop.i have learned to live with the current drivers and refuse the upgrade.i have nvidia graphics also.FYI their tech support was no help at all.

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I carried my pc over my mom's house today, it was working fine and then when I was on my regular basis chatting on MSN, the screen went black and the monitor showed No Signal, although the mp3 was still playing for 10 20 seconds, after 10 20 seconds the mp3 got stuck as well, i resetted pc, it happened after some hours again, again, and its happening again and again. It never happened in my old house. I checked all cards and stuff if anything moved or something. The only difference is that I got a different monitor here, and since the monitor cable doesn't suit my 8800gts, I use a converter for it to fit. What would be the problem?
*Got only 1x 2gb ram stick since when I pushed another one in, most likely the pc crashed randomly, the same way it crashes now (no signal, music plays for some) (at least that was the case 5 months ago, using 1x ram for 5 months so don't know anything changed)
*Creative sound card which I dont use
*An ethernet card
*And 8800gts
*Intel core 2 duo processor

Thanks already.

Edit: Format fixed it, weird.

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I assembled my first computer a year and a half ago as an overclocked XP athlon 2500+ running at 3200 speeds. I have a very good thermaltake case (lots of fans, very noisy) and a very good CPU fan so I have never had overheating problems.

Recently, my computer has been crashing. Whether I'm browsing the web or playing a game, my monitor suddenly reads "No signal," when it happens while I'm gaming, I hear the audio looping when it crashes.

This was not happening often, but it has been happening more and more. Now my computer has become very unstable, and frustrating to use. It can work okay for a long periods of time, but once it happens, it usually crashes again while loading windows at the windows screen. The longer I wait before turning the computer on again, the longer it takes to crash, but usually once it happens it usually crashes consistently for the rest of the day (or longer). The problem randomly appears and disappears, but when it crashes, it seems to be a problem for some time aftewords (even if the computer is shut down for a few hours).

I know its not overheating. I am not overclocking it anymore, and my temperature readings are all very very low. I even tried touching all the components after a crash and they were all very cool.

I tried testing both memory sticks one at a time, it still happens.

I know it must be a hardware problem, but I don't know if it is my CPU, motherboard, PSU, hard drive, or video card. Can someone help me f... Read more

A:Computer crash...no signal to monitor

I'm guessing that it's becoming unstable because you're overclocking it. Put it back to normal, blow the dust out of the case and try it again..

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Yesterday I bought "The Forest" and I tried to play it and suddenly my monitor went black, after 2 seconds displaying "No signal" then completely black again. I had to restart the PC, tried to play again and now besides black screen the fans went loud until I restarted the PC.  I tried to play it a couple of more times and same thing, I can't get over about 30 minutes without monitor losing signal. I had the same problem weeks/months ago and I don't remember doing anything it just gone, now I'm not sure. Also some months ago my computer randomly restarted (kernel power 41  in event viewer), it was hdd issue, now it doesn't do this. I cleaned the PC, updated drivers, windows, nothing helps. I really want to solve this problem so I can play this game with my friend once and for all.
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Intel Core i5 3330 @ 3.00GHz 41 °C
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
8,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. Z77-DS3H (Intel Core i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz) 28 °C
XG270HU ([email protected])
3071MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB (NVIDIA) 35 °C
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZRX-00A3KB0 ATA Device (SATA) 35 °C
Optical Drives
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7280S ATA Device
Realtek High Definition Audio

A:Monitor loses signal, fans speed up while gaming

Let it lose signal again, then recover from that and immediately generate these 2 sets of reports:Report Set #1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be experiencing BSOD's) so that we can provide a complete analysis: (from the pinned topic at the top of the forum)   http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/If you have problems with it running it, there's an alternate tool here (direct download link):  https://github.com/blueelvis/BSOD-Inspector/releases/download/1.0.5/BSODInspector-1.0.5.exeNOTE:Please zip up the (.ZIP) files - do not use .RAR or other compression utilities. .ZIP is the type file that can be uploaded to the forums.Report Set #2)  Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504The Event ID 41 error is simply Windows saying... Read more

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I'm using Radeon 9200 PRO

When I'm playing The Sims 2, the computer hangs randomly, but not frequently.
But when it does, there's a good chance that the monitor would turn black afterwards and display a "No Signal" message.
I turn the monitor off/on again but it still says "No Signal"
I have to restart the CPU so that the monitor would work again.

This also happens while I'm playing Warcraft but once the "No Signal" message appears, the game screen will restore when I turn the monitor on again.

If you need any additional info please ask, I'm not used to reporting problems.
Thank you very much!


Thanks again!

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I've had a series of problems with my computer lately.

First of all, sometimes while playing games with high graphics, the monitor will lose signal and there seems nothing I can do to fix it besides restart. Strangely enough, after dusting the computer out and pulling out and putting in the RAM, I haven't had this problem anymore, but I am worried it will come back, and I wonder what the cause of the signal loss was.

Also, the keyboard and mouse sometimes both die on me, no matter what I am doing on the computer. The monitor will still work after this happens.

Also, I've just noticed that my computer says I only have 6GB ram, when in fact I have 8GB installed. Not sure if that's related.

Any ideas on the cause of these problems, and if they are related?

My computer is about 3 years old, a Digital Storm computer,
Intel Core i7 CPU @ 2.67GHz
8GB RAM (but says only 6GB)
GeForce FTX 275 card
Windows Vista SP2
750W power supply
3 fans

Thank you for your help.

A:Monitor loses signal while gaming; keyboard and mouse randomly die together

As an update, my computer got a BSoD while watching a movie on netflix. I also ran a MEMTEST and no errors...

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I am having a very hard time with my computer. It only occours when I have had the computer turned off for 1 days or more. (I only turn off my computer when I go away on holidays)

Short verision:
1. Crash randomly after being shutoff for a 1 day or more.

2. Sometimes cpu is not detected correctly during POST when comp is rebooted after crash.

3. Input devices doesnt work properly after the reboot, mouse (or rather the computer itself does) freeze randomly for short period of times has if it had a hiccup Comp beeps while typing-characters are replaced. Etc if I press space while writing, it might just as well result in the window scrolling down instead of adding a 'space'.

Description of Error:
System boots with no problem, but crashes or freezes after several minutes-hours of operation and system seems unstable when it do boots. When it has crashed once the processor is sometimes not identified correctly during POST when I reboot.

It all started when I had my computer upgraded, new graphics, motherboard, cpu. When I got it back it worked just fine. But when I turned it off and went away for the weekend the computer started acting insanely when I got back. It started with the input devices not working properly, etc the mouse pointer would freeze for a short time now and then, keyboard would beep while typing and replace charaters. It kept doing this for a week, then it just frooze and beeped every time I pressed a key. I rebooted and I did get "no signal&q... Read more

A:System Crash randomly, CPU does not identify correct during POST + no monitor signal

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Crashes happen anytime, result in a black or white screen, one time, it completed the loop and it had actually BSOD'd! I have the memory dump (hoping a forums wizard can come and save me!). Have tried disabling HDMI audio package drivers, overclocking and underclocking the video card. Does not appear to be memory related as one time, music that was being played on my computer, continued to play after the crash. Using windows 7 64bit RTM btw.

A:Games crash to black screen, monitor loses signal, computer reboots

Heres the memory dump PAGEDU64 ?   B? - MEMORY DUMP PLAYER666 - MiCCv0na - Pastebin.com

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I built my first computer almost a month ago now and I came home tonight and turned my computer on to find a bunch of lines, colors, and squares all over my screen to the point that I can barely see what is on the screen. I can get as far as getting to my desktop but there is so much discoloration and white squares on my screen that I can't really read anything. I'm assuming the problem is my graphics card but I'm not sure if it's the graphics card itself or maybe the port in the motherboard for the graphics card or some other problem. The site I bought my graphics card from offers a 30 day replacement but I need to receive an RMA email which is only sent on business days and I have about 5 days left until it reaches 30 days. I'm wondering if there is anything I can try to fix this issue before attempting to return my graphics card before the 30 days? Thanks in advance!

A:Monitor full of white lines and colorful squares

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Hey Community, i found last year a Soultion to work with my Tiny M920q and my Tiny AIO + 1 external Monitor.  Now im back at this Point, because we upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and i cant find my documentation to get work with 2 Monitors. Is there any Soluiton from your Side?

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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.

A: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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I have acer am1641-u152a desktop and i am having a problem. the computer wil not power on. it says check video connection or no signal.

What could be the problem?

A:Solved: No signal from monitor

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I have just recently purchased a new computer with windows 7 on it. When I swapped over all of the cables, everything works and is getting power except my monitor. It is getting power and when I plugged the cable in, the message "no signal" went away so I'm assuming that it connected properly. However, nothing is showing up on the monitor and the light stays yellow and won't turn green. Please help.

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Monitor: BenQ Model No. :Q9U3
Graphics: ATI Radeon 9600 256M DDR V/D/VO

Hello TSG,

Here's my problem, My computer was stuck in a restart loop, so my friend brought his computer over to try to fix it. We hooked it up but the monitor is saying no signal. The computer wasn't used in a while so i made sure the memory and graphics card were clean and connected properly, but its still not working.

Is it possible to troubleshoot this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Monitor Getting No Signal

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Problem with an HP 333mhz desktop... was working fine, next time I powered up.. fails to boot and monitor shows no signal message.. and I have tried to boot from floppy and CD unsuccesfully. have checked PSU which is Ok and swopped hard Disc between that and another PC.. the disc out of the HP boots on the other PC, but the disc(which is ok inthe other PC does not boot on the HP).. beginning to think the motherboard is u/s.. or am I missing something obvious?


A:Solved: Monitor - no signal..

The "no signal" probably only means that the PC is not booting, as you suggest. Unless it boots (at least to POST) there will be "no signal"

Basically could be anything from PSU to CPU to Graphics to Motherboard...

At least you know it's not the HDD.

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Monitor/System was working fine. Bf decides to play xbox using the monitor and plugs it in via a hdmi cable, plays his game and all was fine. He tried to switch between the xbox display back to the PC display using the menu button. As he was scrolling to VGA he went past DVI where the monitor went blank, displayed a "No Signal" box and went into sleep mode.

I now can't get the monitor to display anything. It has a completely black screen and an orange light. I turn the monitor off and on again, the blue light comes on, it displays a box saying "DVI" and then another box saying "No Signal" and then turns itself off again back to the orange light.

Have rebooted, turned everything off from the mains and rebooted again. When I turn the monitor on clicking the menu button doesn't work...nothing displays it just does the "DVI" and "No Signal" box and shuts itself down within about 3 seconds.

I don't use DVI, I use a VGA cable but I can't use the menu to select VGA or HDMI because it doesn't let me or give me enough time.

PC was working fine before this...RAM and graphics card are seated fine, all cables plugged in correctly etc.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: Monitor - No Signal

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PC was working fine until power when out. Now when I turn PC power on it just beeps at me and I get a "NO SIGNAL" msg on the screen. I changed the video card to another slot but it's still doing the same thing. I checked all the cable and connected another montior to make sure but it gave me the same problems. Can anyone help??? Do I need a new video card???

A:[SOLVED] No Signal - Monitor

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I recently took my psu out of my pc to clean it as it was noisy and full of dust. When i replaced it and switched on my pc nothing comes up on the monitor only a message saying no signal. I used a brand new monitor and a brand new graphic card so the problem cant be them. Can anyone help

A:Solved: monitor no signal

Did you make sure that all the cables for the power supply were securely plugged in, and that the AUX 12Vdc (if needed) was connected as well?

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Trying to reformat hard drive (friend built new computer for daughter and I'm getting her old e-machine, however they switched out hard drives for her new one as a back up and I have a new smaller "blank" one). When I try to turn on computer to reformat, I'm getting a black screen on monitor with message "signal error - hf 0 khz vf 0 khz") Shouldn't I at least get a blue screen with with a "no OS system" message? Oh and the monitor clicks from on to standby mode within a few seconds. Tried switching out monitors from one of our other computers and same thing happens so we know it isn't the monitor.

More information, she replaced the graphics card short time back ( I have the cd). Would this have anything to do with why I'm not getting a picture? If so, how can I run the install cd?

A:Solved: No Signal to monitor

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Hey, i currently have 2 sticks of 512 ddr1 in my motherboard, my motherboard having 4 slots, 2 for ddr1 and 2 for ddr2. I've just bought 2 sticks of 1gb ddr2, taking out the old ddr1s and putting the new ones in the correct slots. When i boot up my pc the monitor does not display anything except a message saying no signal.
I put my old ram back in and it works fine, hense me writing this post.
Any ideas guys?

A:Solved: No Monitor Signal From Upgrading RAM

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My computer has been doing this for awhile, it works fine, I can watch videos on it and everything, then I go play a game (Call of Duty 4 on max graphics) then after a minute or two my monitor would go blank (Blue in this case since its HDMI) and lose the signal to the graphics card, The connector isn't loose, nor is power and I must reboot to get the signal back.

I have upgraded the computer with this graphics card, I did uninstall old drivers but maybe not fully.

Another perhaps unrelated problem is that whenever I restart, it no longer detects my graphics card, resolution: 800x600, 4-bit, I must uninstall all my drivers, then reinstall them and it fixes the problem

Its not overheated
Power SHOULD be sufficient.

Computer Specs:
OS: Windows XP
Motherboard: M2N-E
Processor: AMD Athlon 5000+ Black Edition - Overclocked
Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce EN9600 GT
Sound Card: Built-in
Monitor: Viewsonic 22" Connected to Graphics card VIA HDMI

Thanks in advance for helping me out.

A:Solved: Monitor loses Signal

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A PC lost the signal to the monitor. I had installed a new
motherboard in my PC when the other quit. After installing
I set up the BIOS, and tried to get it to run. Unfortunately,
the HD was not being seen in the boot process. Since I
was out of time for the day I shut everything down until I
could get back to the job of trying to get it going. After a
couple of days of doctor and hospital visits I finally got
back to the job. Now I keep getting a box on the monitor
that there is no signal from the PC.

I have shut it down and checked all my connections. I even
tried the monitor on this old PC. This is not a new monitor.
It was working on the other PC after I installed the M-board,
and even when that PC had quit is was working on it.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: Lost signal to monitor

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

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

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

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Need some more advise. My brother has a 6 year old PC which he built using different parts from different suppliers. It suddenly stopped working. When you plug it in will run, but nothing shows up on monitor. The monitor reads "No signal", also no lights in the front will go on. You can hear the pc running, but that is it. The front power button will not shut it off either. He tried a new monitor and still reads no signal.. To turn off the PC, he has to turn power down using a button in the rear which goes to the PSU. Any ideas on what could be the problem.. Thank you and sorry to take up your valuable time. .

A:[SOLVED] Monitor reads no signal

Hi Car, helping you fix these kind of problems are what we are here for. From what I've read it sounds to me like you have a hardware issue going on here. Specifically a video card going bad. You are in the right place to get help, but the wrong section. I want to make sure that you recieve the proper help so here's what I recommend that you do.
First mark this thread solved using the quick tools option located at the top of this thread and selecting solved from the drop down menu so that you are within forum rules. Then post your problem at the link below so that our hardware techs can help you troubleshoot and resolve your issue. I will monitor you to make sure that you are getting the help you need.



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My computer is fairly high-end. It can run CoD4 on highest settings at around 20 fps, it plays FarCry 2 at medium to high, it's recent, etc.
Everything was fine last night, and I don't believe I turned my computer off incorrectly or shut it down badly. I get up, and this morning my monitor does not receive a signal, like it can't find my computer. It enters power save mode even after I move my mouse and press keyboard buttons. I restarted a couple of times, and it sounds like my computer is booting up normally, but my monitor doesn't show anything. I tried the auto-detect button and everything, but it can't 'find' my computer. (BTW, it's a dell 16:10 flatscreen that's pretty new...I use a DVI I think it's called input, which is connected to my NVidia Geforce 8600 (I think) video card).
So I think my monitor has died. I switch the cable, no go. I turn it off and on, I try disconnecting the USB cable from my monitor to my computer, I try pressing all the buttons, no go. I know that my computer is booting up fine because my speakers make the Windows sound after a minute.
So I switched my monitor for another one, another Dell flatscreen, a bit older I think. Didn't work, that couldn't find my computer either. Not even if I use a blue VGA cable.
Also, I have a usb microphone that I connect to the USB slots on the side of my monitor. My computer makes the found-new-hardware ascending-two-tone sound when I turn my monit... Read more

A:Solved: No signal on monitor, but no hardware changes

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For the second time in two weeks, I turned on my computer, and the monitor remained dark despite the computer booting properly. The power button on the monitor remained amber, instead of blue, indicating that the monitor was powered but no signal was coming in.

When this happened last week, I tried rebooting twice to no avail, left the computer off for a day, and rebooted without incident two days later. When it happened this morning, I rebooted once without success, walked away for a couple of hours, and then rebooted again without incident. Between last week and this week, I have tried rebooting different ways -- rebooting immediately, rebooting after waiting a few minutes, rebooting after unplugging the power cord for several minutes, etc. None of the reboot variations seemed to make a difference.)

As far as I can tell, the system seems to be booting normally, outside there being no signal to the monitor. I can tell the speakers and the keyboard are responding, because I can hear the normal loading sounds, and the ‘windows key' that brings up the start window makes the usual noise when pressed. Except for the dark monitor, everything appears to be fine.

This has happened without any warning or visible cause. I've not installed any new software for weeks, and it's been running fine for some time.

Here are the specifics about my machine:
1. System is about a year and half old.
2. I'm running XP SP3.
3. My monitor is LG L226WTQ (analog).
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A:Solved: No signal to monitor when boot up

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Hello all

I've never ran in to this problem before...the problem is with my fiancé’s she started experiencing some video card problems blinking screen here and there games running slow. The other day she restarted it there was no signal to the monitor at all.

I took out the video card and connected the monitor to the internal motherboard video input and still nothing. The computer seems to be working just no feed to the screen. My question in did anyone have this problem and is the solution to get a new motherboard and new vid card? Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: PC not sending signal to the monitor

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Hey, first of all hi, new to this forum, but not them in general

My first question would be about my monitor, as the title sugests
Alot of times when i turn on my computer, my monitor jsut says no signal, a guess its my motherboard, but i think it may be my graphics card, as it started happenin when i put it in.
The weird thign is, the only way to make it work is to actually unplug my base unit and plug it back in, works everytime.

So you gyus think it is my motherboard? I am getting a new one anyway, cos i wanna get a bigger processor, but i don't want it to be my graphics card as ill have to get a new one.

Thanks guys!

A:Solved: Intermitant Monitor Signal

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A few weeks back I accidentally let MSI Live Update to flash my bios and it reverted back to a very ancient version, so yesterday I manually (w/ an USB-stick) flashed my BIOS to the newest version (mobo MSI P35 Neo-F) and all went good. After resetting my BIOS settings I've had some problems with start-up though. If I change anything in the settings, even just the date/time OR do nothing at all (exit without save), the next boot results in a running computer but no signal to monitor. To reset this problem I have to clear CMOS by removing/adjusting jumpers or removing/replacing the battery. The startup works (monitors get signal), and the system gives you two options for the cleared CMOS, something like:

"CMOS settings are wrong.
CMOS Time&Date not set.

F1 to adjust settings.
F2 to change to default values."

If I click F1 and go to the BIOS settings, and then change date&time or click "exit without save" or click "fail-safe defaults" or "optimized defaults", it then (naturally) results in a reboot, but which again doesn't give signal to monitor.

If I click F2 it starts up Windows and everything works fine, except that without the updated time/date some websites deny my connection and some other issues. If I reboot the computer it again needs clearing of CMOS - so the start-up to windows / the F2's "default values" is just a one-time-thing, heh.

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A:Solved: No monitor signal after BIOS changes.

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Fried my Soyo board. Got my soltek golden flame board in the mail today, hooked everything up and put a nice new HSF on my cpu (volcano 10). Plugged everything in, went to boot up and I'm still not getting a signal on the monitor. The LED just stays amber.
what else could it be? I'm going crazy here.

A:[SOLVED] Monitor still gets no signal - new motherboard

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I just bought a new pc and built it from scratch. It works awesome, but I wanted to test how it would overclock. I made the cpu 300mhz in the chipset options, and I turned on turbo boost for robust video cards on. I restarted and now nothing shows on the screen, and it says no signal input on my monitor. Any suggestions?

A:Solved: No monitor signal after attempt overclock

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I just moved recently, and upon setting up my computer in my new apartment, my monitor wont work. Everything is receiving power because the power lights are on and it sounds like a normal boot up. However, my screen automatically goes into power save "sleep" mode, and when I press the side control buttom on the monitor, it says that it is not receiving a signal from the computer. I checked the blue VGA cable and made sure it was secure. Nothing seems to work, and Dell wants to charge me $60 for a diagnosis. Please Help!

A:Solved: Monitor does not receive signal from computer

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the problem is once i got a bsod and i restarted- said something about my video card - its a nvidia 7600. since then i was able to see the screen maybe 5 times after plugging unplugging the card cable etc several times trying to get into windows. now everytime i turn my computer on i get no signal, before those 5 times i got a few seconds past the post? screen and threw the loading and to the login screen but then id get no signal.. the cable is plugged in right.

A:Solved: no signal to monitor from startup to powerdown

Welcome to TSG....

First thing check the video connector from the monitor for bent ot broken pins, then second try another video card....

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I was opening up microsoft office word and the whole computer froze, could not do anything including turn the computer off. My desktop background shown, but none of the icons, then it finally shut down, and when It came back on I got the "no input signal" on screen. I played with the mouse- nothing, I played with the keyboard- nothing, I pulled out the computer and unplugged the monitor and replugged it in -nothing just the same signal. It's a starlogic monitor and only 2 years old and the computer is the same- I feel lost without a screen.......am using laptop at the moment....can anyone help?

Thanks in Advance!


Oh and another unrelated question...what is the moon shaped key on the keyboard for? I did touch that...did I bloop?

A:[SOLVED] No Input Signal Message On Monitor Help!

Hi, welcome to TSF lvlyfun.

Moon shaped key? Not quite sure what that is...does it have any letters on?

As for the monitor problem, you may need to reseat the graphics card. To do that you will need to power off the machine, remove the power and other cables from the back. It's advisable to wear an anti-static wristband in order to protect your hardware from electrostatic damage. Then remove the graphics card and reseat, making sure you take care not to force it back in the slot.

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So I built my computer like last week and I was trying it out Crysis Warhead on max. Then saw my temperature thing on my case and it said 43degrees celcius, and I thought, woah thats hot, and i opened my side board but when i did, my whole computer shut down. I think i might have tripped the motherboard 24pin wires some how and it lost power and everything went down. Then when i tried booting my computer again, my monitor says in powersave mode, please move mouse or something. i moved my mouse key board and everythign and even rebooted my computer several times. I've tried many things but it won't work. Im having someone look at it in a few days, but you guys might know whats going down.

I've tried rebooting countless times.
I've repositioned my ram.
I replaced my video card with my old one, plugged vga in nothing.
i tried my monitor on my lap top, monitor works. not the monitor's fault, though i hoped it was because its easier to replace that then a mobo or whatnot.
and sometimes, when i boot, it shuts off after like 5 seconds and re-boots it self.
My keyboard light and mouse lights are off. my fans and psu and cpu fan are on and my graphics card fan is on.
maybe its harddrive malfunction? >< i hope not. but i dont think so, the monitor doesn't even turn on!
so guys, im really stumped.

and if it matters
Mobo: P5P43TD DDR3 LGA775[or something, the very common one]
CPU: intel core 2 duo e8400 3.0ghz
GPU: xfx HD4890
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A:Solved: My Monitor gives me a sleep/power save signal

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I have a Gateway DX4300-11 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, AMD Phenom II X4 805 Quad-Core processor
Windows Media Center
ATI Radeon HD 3200 Integrated Graphics,
1 TB Hard Drive

· A few weeks ago my monitor started to go black while computer was on. I would see it say &#8220;No Video Signal&#8221; I thought it was maybe going to sleep, so I went into the power management settings and toggled everything to not go to sleep or hibernate. Problem still persisted.
· I then thought it was the onboard graphics, so I bought a graphics card, installed it and problem still persisted.
· I then thought it was the monitor, so I swapped out the monitor to another computer, problem still persisted.
· I then changed from VGA cable to DVI cable, problem was still there.
· I then swapped out the original VGA with another that I had, problem still persisted.
· I&#8217;ve been into the BIOS and the settings seem to be appropriate to me. E.g., changed the onboard to PCIe or PCI. Whatever the case needed.
· Downloaded drivers for ATI Radeon HD 4550.

I&#8217;ve used to be able to get into Safe Mode, but now it hangs at ATIPCIE.SYS file.

I have spent countless hours trying to troubleshoot this issue, done a lot of research on the internet and still am unable to resolve this issue. I am left to think that the onboard graphics is damaged on the motherboard? I don&#8217;t know. Any suggestions?

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A:Solved: Hardware Issue: No Video Signal from Monitor

I finally got my issues resolved. I ended up doing a factory reset as when I tried to a Windows 7 repair, it would not finish. So I had no choice but to do a total reinstall back to the factory settings. After eight hours of being up and running I got the "No Video Signal" again. I then changed out the Power Supply Unit with another that I had, and have not had any issues since! So, it was the Power Supply Unit that was faulty. The PSU was a FSP Group, Inc, Model No. FSP300-60THA(1) w/noise filter. After doing intensive research on this issue, I found that a lot of users with this exact same computer model have had the exact same problem but no one has figured out the cause of the problem. So here it is. Hope this helps someone.


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Hi there,
I have a problem on my pc, an example would be when i would turn it on the morning the pc boots fine with a signal to the video, but when i turn it off and turn it on later on the same day, maybe 1 or 2 hours later, it boots fine and you can even hear the vista sound but theres no signal to the monitor, I tried restarting it using the power button to no avail, so finally frustrated, i turn it off, the next hours maybe 3 to 4, it starts up fine with the screen showing up. I dont believe it to be a video card problem because i can play games like devil may cry or dragon age to for 4 to 5 hours without any crashes or black screens. basically this happens only during bootup, but when it boots fine theres no problem whatsoever.
I'm not a hardcore gamer, i just play for fun
I hope this is not a video card problem
What seems to be the problem?
my specs are
windows vista32 starter home
P5Kpl-am se
2gb ddr2 ram elixir
1gb ddr2 ram elixir
500w power supply- newly changed
geforce 9400gt
160Gb HD

A:Solved: windows boots fine but sometimes theres not signal on monitor

Hi, first please unplug and then re-plug the video card on the board. If it doesn't work, you can check the power supply of the card. If possible, you can re-plug all the parts(RAM, video card etc.) in the case.
Btw, check whether the connection between ur monitor and the board is well.

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Good morning ladies and gentlemen,

The problem occurred last night after I attempted my very first installation of a cpu cooler, a Be Quiet ! SR1 heatsink fan combo, I chose this from good reviews. I'm not a professional tech guy, but have installed a new SSD, RAM (on old system) and a graphics card and wanted to add heatsink to the list.. which I am currently regretting.

I had to unscrew the motherboard, detaching all power supplies/cables to the hardware components, to install the new back plate for my cooler. After installing the cooler, plugging the fan lead into "CPU FAN" on my motherboard, I fastened in the screws reconnected the long power cable to the motherboard, plugged my disk drive, two HDD and SSD cables into the ports on the right of my board,

After double checking the motherboard screws I realise I have managed to some how misplace two, after testing to see if the board was secure (which it was) I go on to plug the two pci_e cables(two for my gpu) into the graphics card, and secure the card into it's relevant slot awaiting a click, after a gentle wiggle I was happy it was secure, and screw in the screw to hold it in place on my case.

I close her up, and take her upstairs, plug in the power lead, and all my peripherals, ( headset, keyboard mouse network Wi-Fi adapter and webcam, I decided to keep the window panel off for clear visual before starting up,

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A:Solved: New CPU cooler = No monitor Signal/ powerless peripherals

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I just updated the drivers to my ATI Radeon x1600 video card to the newest version. Once I rebooted everything went as normal, the computer booted up and started loading windows. Once windows took over the monitor went black. The light then came back on with the "No Signal" text and went back off.

I was updating at the request of Steam. Any ideas? I can get into Safe mode no problem.

A:Solved: Monitor loses signal once windows starts

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MY PC is as follows:

Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium (64 Bit)
CPU - 3.3Ghz Intel Core i5 3500k
Video Card - 1.25Gb Nvidia Geforce GTX 570
Ram - 8gb DDR III
Power Supply - Thermaltake Toughpower 750w
Motherboard - Asus P8Z68-V Pro

I have had my PC now for a good several months, and had no problems with it. For the past couple of days my PC has been just crashing & restarting itself constantly, and I have no idea why.

Now though, it will not even boot up properly. Basically, what happens is I turn the PC on and it starts to boot up. It then restarts itself around 5 seconds later, only to boot up again. It only seems to restart itself the once though for some reason.

The problem is, nothing is going to my monitor whatsoever. It just says "check cable signal" on the monitor, even though the PC seems to be on. I've tried the monitor on a different computer & it works fine, so I know it's not a problem with that.

I've tried taking out the RAM, Graphics Card, PSU and refitting them to see if anything was out of place, and I've also double checked to make sure if all the cables are properly plugged in, which they are.

I'm finding this extremely irritating, as I just can't find out what's wrong with it at all, it's just started happening all of a sudden.

I'd really appreciate some help with this, thank you.

A:[SOLVED] PC Starts Up, Then Reboots Itself 5 Secs Later. No Signal Going To Monitor E

Any errors messages, Blue Screen of Death with error messages?

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Just purchased a new Radeon HD 5550 PCI-E 2.1 video card. My mobo has onboard VGA but i want to add a video card to improve graphics. on the box of this particular gpu, it states the system requirements are a "PCI-E complient motherboard with one X16 graphics slot"

According to my mobo specs, i have one PCI-E X16 slot, which makes my mobo eligible to put in a GPU such as this one. My PSU is 450W, the required for the GPU is at least 400W.

When i hookup my GPU i get no signal from my monitor, even if i connect my VGA cable up on the on-board VGA port. when i remove my GPU from it's slot, instantly i receive signal from my monitor and my onboard VGA.

What could be the issue?

Thanks in Advance!

A:Solved: Brand new Video Card - No monitor Signal

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