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Q: 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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A: 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

A: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.

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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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....

A:No Signal to Monitor

Check your Graphics card settings and compatibility..

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As the title suggests I'm having trouble with my computer
I believe what started this problem is turning off my graphics card because the moment I turned it off my monitor did

Please respond ASAP!

A:No signal on my monitor even though it's on!

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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.

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ok, been researching this on my bro's pc for 6 days. no help. the problem: previously working pc runs fine, but monitor stays off (orange light). something different than the other posts: i use quick keys and after i was sure pc started up xp professional, i ran winamp and played music fine, though monitor was still blank, meaning that cpu, sound card, hd work fine i think. i've done what i can to diagnose problem for 6 days. reseated everything, switched out cables, switched out 6800 gs pci-e for another new card. switched out monitors, even tried booting off different hd. in my mind, that only leaves mobo. i pressed power button on mobo for 30 secs, and cleared cmos.i hear all the normal beeps during startup, all fans on. leds on keyboard work fine. can't see bios or anything. my monitor only displays override when i power on. i'm only thinking maybe there's some capacitor or something on mobo that allows signal to pass through vid card, and maybe that blew. i've been reading many pc help forums, and this one by far is more comprehensive and ppl have a true desire to help others, so here i am.

~the turtle

A:monitor no signal different

Alittle more info on motherboard might be helpful?

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While playing COD 4 last week the screen suddenly went black with red lines going down it. Few seconds later Vista crashed. Rebooted and immeditly noticed that the BIOS splash screen had funny grey shapes all over it. When Vista loaded the graphics were very distorted and it soon crashed.

Turned the computer off completly and left it for a few minutes. Turned it back on the computer seems to power up all fans start going lights come on but theres no signal to the monitor. Checked all the connections then tried monitor on different computer just to confirm that monitor was ok.

Naturally I thought the problem was related to the graphics card so decided it was time to replace my 6600GT with a brand new 9800GT. Arrived yesterday. Fitted it powered up, same. No signal to monior.

Then tried stuff like taking 1 ram chip out and trying in different sockets. With no change. Then went out and spent way to much money on a 700w PSU. Still exactly the same.

Next step I guess is a new motherboard but has anyone else ever had anything simmilar or have any ideas?

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I just got a new bearbone pc from newegg its a BIOSTAR Eco i1 Intel Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo / Pentium Dual-Core (Up to 95W CPU TDP) Intel Socket T(LGA775) Intel G41 Intel GMA X4500 Barebone. I put in everything in and hit the powerbutton yet the the monitor getting no signal the cpu came from my lest pc so I know it works. I tried a psu with 50 more watts still no luck so how do I know if it's the the ram or motherboard thats giving me the problems? If anyone needs more info just ask and thank you for and help you can give me.

A:monitor getting no signal need help

Just return it as soon as possible and get a computer from bestbuy or online-dell.com,HP,IBuyPower!

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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.

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I'm new to this board so please bear w/me. My main problem is once my computer boots up it may run for 2 min. or 4 hrs. depending on the application I am running at the time. I'm running windows 98 first edition

I have a GeForce 4mx4000 128mb ddr 8x AGP video card w/tv out
a Shuttle av49pn socket478 atx mb. w/ via pt800 + vt8237 chipset
1024 mb ddr ram pc7200 184 pin dimm mem.
intel p4 2.53ghz cpu
hitachi 82.3 gbudma/100 7200rpm 2m ide hdd
philips psc705 seismic edge 5.1ch pci sound card
17in lcd monitor

also some problems I am having is now the computer wont recognize the mouse, also even in the bios the computer says that my cpu is a 1.9ghz, also since my last start up now windows wond recognize my A: drive.
many problems I have run out of things to try someone please help!!!

A:monitor says no signal

one thing u could try is updating ur hardware. Go to ur hardware's company site and try updating.

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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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Now i know this thread has been made before but my situation is slightly different, see about 2 months ago my BIOS crapped out and so i ordered a new one, when it arrived i popped the old one out and put the new one in no problems thus far... So i switch on my PC and all of the fans start and i look up at the monitor and it gives me the no signal sign (it doesnt say it but theres this thing on the screen that basically suggests that and it happens everytime the monitor goes off)

So I'm thinking that its either a faulty bios...the wrong bios....or my CPU / Mobo is broken

So heres what i know:
-The PSU is OK b/c i was using it in another pc prior.
-The RAM is fine for the same reason, its been used in another pc and both sticks of 512 DDR1 are OK
-Ive reset the CMOS
-Unplugged monitor plugged back in
-Took out everything except the motherboard and put it back in
-Re-Applied thermal paste
-Did the whole turn off the PSU and hold down the button for 30 secs....

and stil nuthin'

Any help is appreciated


-680 watt SunTec PSU
-AMD Sempron 3100+ 1.8GhZ (i think)
-1 GB of ram (2x 512Mb)
-Ati X1900 XTX 512MB
-Mobo is First International Computer K8MC51GLF

and yeah i'm upgrading soon anyway..b.c that Card doesnt belong with such a crappy system ^.^


A:No Signal to the monitor

Come on guyz please =(

(sry for DP)

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Hello I have a.problem my pc is not turning on I mean my monitor (no signal)
I try to search to the solution on google and youtube but its not working ii try reseating the ram ,videocard and battery
I check all the cords and the mother boards its working fine and the vc is fine
Is it the powersupply?
(Sorry for my bad grammar)

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When ever i click on maple story to play i get a No signal error on my screen just goes black what could be the problem ive tried restarting and all but no and i never get that error any ware else

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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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Hey everyone. I have my Dads HP Pavillion 503v, there was a blue screen message, my Dad cannot remember which one, then it stopped sending a signal completely to the monitor.

It isn't the monitor, I have tried a different one that I am sure works.

At first the fans were not working, and I cleaned that up and have them working now. Upon power on, I get no beep at all still but the fans run now. I could hear something running before the fans were working again.

Tonight following instructions on another thread, I removed the CMOS and reseated that, reseated the RAM, tried completely removing the extra, newer RAM, and unplugged waited, and then replugged everything in there, CD Rom, Hard Drive, etc.

It did not work to press F8 upon powering it up to get into safety mode either.

The keyboard and the mouse do not seem to be getting power, no lights on the keyboard.
I will try replacing the CMOS first I guess. Any other suggestions?

A:No Signal to Monitor

Ok, he says that the message that came up said that files were missing something about 32 and to insert disks.

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I have a strange problem on my computer; I turn it on and it works fine, loads windows 2000 gets to the point where the logo comes up and the blue percent type bar ticks along at the bottom then all of a suden the monitor goes off "no signal". I have tryed it in safe mode and it does the same thing, it is not on the internet and have loaded nothing on so i dont think it is a virus, the last thing i did was resit the graphics card and also played around a bit with the monitor setup in display settings (as I connected it to a tv. I presume that has something to do with it... Any ideas?

A:No signal on monitor

Try unistalling and re-installing the graphics card.

"I don't think it is a virus" are you running any AV?

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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.

A:Need help, No signal to monitor

Can you test your graphics card in another PC?

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Alright my comp used to work but for some reason I get a no monitor signal on my monitor. I tested my power supply it works with my other comp. Tested the graphic card and it also works on my other comp. Also tested cpu(Intel E6750) and rams on the other comp and it worked. Changed the monitor still didn't work. Tested the motherboard outside the case and it still didn't work. I also checked everything and looks good and everything is plugged in correctly.

A:No signal on Monitor

Closing duplicate thread. Please continue with your original thread located here: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/706295-no-signal-monitor.html
You can post to it to bring it back up to the top of the posts so people see it again.

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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

A: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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The monitor is sort of new so I don't think the monitor is broken. I also tested the graphic card and it still works on another comp of mines. What could it be?

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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!

A: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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My motherboard fried on my custom built PC, I have finally received a new one and reassembled it, however I am not getting any signal to my monitor. All of the hardware was checked before the new motherboard arrived and supposedly works fine. Any ideas?

A:No Signal To Monitor

make and models
intergrated graphics ?
sperate card - make and model

do you have another PC or laptop to test cable and monitor

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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

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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

A: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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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?

A:New Ram; Now No Signal from Monitor

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We just moved and are having a problem with our computers. The monitors are not getting a signal yet they are connected properly, appear to be working properly otherwise and the computers appear to be working fine. Both were working previous to the move and have been moved before with no problems. They also both went in seperate trips.

To troubleshoot I tried connecting one monitor to the other computer, switched the cables, and confirmed that the cables were connected properly. It doesn't make any sense that they would both stop working. That is why I think it is something obvious that I'm missing.

Please let us know what you think.

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My monitor gets no signal sometimes. for example I will leave the pc off for like 5hrs, then turns on the monitor says no signal. but each time I reseat the gpu it goes back to normal and does not experience lost signal not unless if turning it off for like 5hrs. this is a new pc build came from dubai and shipped to philippines for like 2months and this problem was like 3weeks already.

pc specs
mobo: asus p8b75-v
gpu: xfx r7850 double dissipation
ram: patriot 2x 4gb
psu: delco 650w (not known)

ps tried 2 monitor and other cables but none work, and 1 thing I noticed is that when I set the bios primary video to pcie then if it will not turn on then reseated gpu, bios goes back to auto. also note that I have post beeps and I can hear windows tune.

hope you guys can help me. been searching for the solution but none seem to work

A:No monitor signal

Make sure the cables are securely fastened and pushed in. What CPU do you have? Because the CPU may not have integrated graphics, so only the GPU can transfer a signal. Just keep the GPU in all the time, it allows for better performance even when surfing the web (hardware acceleration.)

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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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So I recently build my first gaming pc and everything seems to be running fine except my monitor won't get signal

A:monitor has no signal

Should be under the hardware section.

Check the monitor has power.
Check the monitor is set to the correct 'source'
Check the GPU has power and is seated correctly
Check you are using the GPU's port and not the MOBO.
If its still dead, try using the port on the MOBO instead.

If that all fails, test the monitor on a difference machine to make sure it works.

Let us know how you get on with that.

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Hi guys thak you for your help in advance,

basically i have upgraded my motherboard from Pentium 3 to Pentium 4
and also upgraded Ram, when i switch it on everything works ( Sounds ) fine HDD is working, DVD and CD-RW drive is also working but i am not able to see anything on my Monitor, i have used that TFT Monitor before and have also checked it with my friends one and works fine.

But when i connect it to that port for Vga which normally on themotherboard its just says no signal why'???

Anyway the motherboard is new ( bought it on ebay )

here are the specs of that motherboard


A:I am Getting no Signal on my Monitor

Check the monitor cable and make sure it is not damaged. Very often the reason for most connection problems are faulty cables.

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So last night before I went to bed I was on my computer everything was working fine. I come back to use it this morning and my monitors aren't doing anything. The lights are blinking as if they are in sleep mode or something. I have tried plugging the monitors in to my laptop and they both work fine. I have tried another video card in my computer and nothing showed up with that one either. I got it to start up and had signal a few times but now don't seem to be having any luck at all. I also tried putting the video card in to the second slot that I have and that didn't work either. Would this be a motherboard issue or maybe a power supply issue? I'm running out of ideas here.

Thank you for any help!

A:No signal to monitor!

bump. no suggestions?

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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

A: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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OK me and my brother were kind of done building my new Gaming PC. We installed all the basic components, etc etc. When I turn on the PSU I see no light on the motherboard and nothing happens. But when I turn on the actual computer there is a light on the motherboard, all fans are spinning fine and I don't think I can hear any beeps though.

When I connect the monitor cable however, it still results in no signal, nothing happens. Am I supposed to be connecting my 8800GTX in a specific way, maybe it's a sign showing that I haven't connected it properly or it isn't connected at all? The 8800GTX also seems kind of wobbly, even we haven't screwed it properly in yet, should it still be this wobbly?

Also can you explain why an LED on the motherboard does not switch on after I turn on the PSU but only after I turn on the computer? Is that another sign of some wrongdoing?

I would really appreciate your analysis, but please don't jump to the conclusion of faulty RAM etc! And people who know what they're talking about only please!

A:Hmm No signal to Monitor!!!

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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.

A: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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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.

A: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 have 2 Nvidia GTS 250s SLI together that have developed some sort of problem About half the time I boot the computer they don't send a signal to the monitor. If I unplug the connector and plug into a different port on one of the card it works fine until the next time I reboot and I have to move it again. This happens sometimes after I've left the computer running not being used for a long period of time. Here again the same fix works. I've had this computer for about a year now but this problem has just started, although I've noticed for quite awhile that I didn't see the bios screen at a start up.

I've done the normal stuff. Upgraded to the latest drivers, removed the cards and cleaned the contacts and made sure the computer was dust free and had plenty of air incase it was an overheating problem. Still does the same. When I move the HDMI connector to a different port it works fine for as long as I'm actually using the computer.

Anyone have any ideas.

A:No signal to monitor

Hey there,

I posted this on a similar thread:

"...Would you happen to have your TV or secondary monitor hooked up to your computer? When my TV is hooked up, occasionally the desktop goes over to the TV and leaves me with a blank monitor. I still hear the logon chimes and whatnot, but no logon screen. Maybe hit Windows key + P several times to see if you can't get it to switch desktops?"

Hope this helps!


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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

A: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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i have been facing this problem for the first time that my graphics card is giving no
display on the monitor when i replaced with other graphic card it worked well,,
my rig

core 2 duo e4500
DG33FB intel mobo
Giga byte 4850 MC 1 GB passive cooler
1 gb 667 kingston ram
asus dvd rom
cooler master 460 psu

Display coming on on boards vga and the second card i plugged in PCI E slot
card is powering up but to display while Hdd Boots to windows normally ..
no beeps ,no aritifacts
wht could be the problem

A:No signal on monitor

But the monitor does work in another computer?
Some graphics cards will not work with limited memory... I would be sure you have 1 Gb, and preferable 2 GB, depending on what the new graphics card might be.
But we can assume you have thoroughly gone over the checklist that came with the video graphics card? And you installed the drivers from the enclosed disk?
Does the computer still work with the old video graphics card?
Do you have any red or yellow flags in the Device Manager?

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Have you experienced that the monitor of your computer doesn't have signal from cpu?
*Monitor is OK-i tried already hooking up to other cpu and its working.
*Video Card is OK
*Power Supply is OK
any help would be much appreciated...



A:No Signal from CPU to Monitor

Is it showing any display on the startup.

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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.


A: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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connected my Hp laptop with a broken screen to my desktop monitor with VGA cable, recieved no signal and shut off. have had this Laptop connected with VGA cable to flat screen Tv about a year ago and it worked fine. is this a graphic card error or something more simple?

A:VGA "no signal" on other monitor

Hi, Did you give primary status for external monitor ? If yes, close the lid should do. I have to do this everyday because few of my laptops use USB "docking" stations and I have to (a) open laptops,(b) turn them ON,(c) enter PIN for encrypted HDD's/SSD's then(d) close them. They will start Windows from external monitors. Have you tried to hit F4 ? Regards.

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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).

A:No signal monitor

Pull the memory out and see if the system beeps then

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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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Hey all,

video card: Geforce FX

I have serious problem, my monitor receives no signal anymore and therefore I can't acces my computer.
The Video cable from pc to monitor is OK
the monitor receives electricity.

First action, tried another monitor (other video cable and other screen) => still no signal

second action: tried an other video card. (this was a really old one => unplugged my geforce FX and plugged the other card into the PCI slot =>stil no signal!

Does this mean that the problem will be made by the motherboard? :-(
what can I do? to check what is really the problem? What if my motherboard is the cause? Will I still be able to acces all my ancient files and outlook mails?

please help me out!

A:No signal to monitor!!! :-(

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