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Q: Need help with monitor plug and mobo

Hi,

I bought a new motherboard (Asus A8R-MVP) and the thing where you plug the monitor is a male and my monitors cable is a male at the end as well. If you don't know what a male and female is, then here's a pic

Do I buy this to solve the problem?

Thanks in advance,
Henry

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A: Need help with monitor plug and mobo

Yes that would be what you want.

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I put together my first computer for my friend about 2 months ago. I was doing it for free so I did all I could and he had some front USB, firewire, and extra sound ports on the case front. The mobo came with some stuff like that, and I plugged those ones in and stuck 'em in the back. When it came time to plug in all the features that came with the case, there was no more room! How can this problem be solved in the future?

He had a A7N8X Deluxe and was using a AXP 3000+
 

A:MOBO out of plug in slots

Can anyone help me out please I'm making another comp but this one is for cash $$$ so I've got to make sure they can work.
 

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I bought a mobo socket 478. The case I bought has a firewire plug. The mobo has 2 places to plug usb in. Does the firewire plug into a spot for the usb on the mobo? I do not see any markings for a 1394 plug. Thank you Kirk
 

A:1394 plug into mobo?

1394 is firewire not usb!! They are 2 very different technologies!!

A firewire plug should only ever be plugged into a firewire port!!

If your mobo doesn't have a firewire port then it doesn't support it!!!!
 

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Hi, I don't understand this?, for some reason I can't pull my PSU connector from the mainboard. I have never had this trouble with other PC's, you just depress the lock tab on the side, and pull straight up!. This one doesn't budge, any ideas on what I can do to solve this?.

Nate
 

A:HELP I can't pull PSU plug from mobo

Hey,

I had the same problem with mine. The problem is that it's so tightly stuck, you have to practically hurt your fingers pushing the tabs together! Just push them as hard as you can to release it, then whilst doing so slowly and carefully (put a little force into it) rock it sideways and to try and get it loose.

Goodluck.
 

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Hello

I purchased a new Motherboard Cpu and Ram setup hoping to use it with my cuirrent hard drive without having to reinstall windows
I Had
1gig Athlon
524 pc133 Ram
SiS motherboard
128mb ati 9600se
maxtor 5400rpm HHD
windows xp sp2 fully updated

I decited to upgrade ram and cpu also got a new motherboard but wanted to use the same install of windows and not have to wipe HD clean

so i plugged and prayed now the New Setup wont load windows computer will run the standard Post test but farts up a quick blue screen faster than i can read it and restarts

New Setup
Athlon xp 2600+
524 Kingston DDR333
Gigabyte 7NF-RZ nforce 2 chipset
128mb ati 9600se
maxtor 5400rpm HHD
windows xp sp2 fully updated
anyonw have any ideas
 

A:Plug and pray, Mobo,Ram and CPU

You are going to have to reactivate XP in any event because right now it thinks it's been copied. Pop the CD in and reboot to the BIOS to change the boot sequence to CD first. SDkip the first "R" option, go through the EULA acceptance by pressing function 8 and then accept the second "R" for Repair option. This will proceed as an installation but should preserve your data and most installed programmes, although some settings will have changed.

At the end of that, reactivate by telephone straight away and once you've done that, go online to get to Microsoft's site for critical updates even though you think you are up to date.
 

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I bought a Startech hot swap tray for my 5.25 bay and it installed with no problem,but I have a 2pin connector for the LED and I do not know where to plug it in at. Also do I need to plug it in? I have a EVGA 680iLT mobo if that helps. I do not see anything in the mannua.l

A:Plug 2 pin connector on MoBo

Can you provide a picture of the 2pin plug. It would help greatly.

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Can I arbitrarily plug in and out SATA cables (coming from DVD and (external) hard disc) into and from SATA slots on the motherboard?

or does this cause hardware damages?

Are thesDVD and external hard discs detected automatically by Win7
or do I have to click somewhere "refresh" ?

Peter

A:Can hot-plug-in and out SATA cables from mobo during run?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pstein


Can I arbitrarily plug in and out SATA cables (coming from DVD and (external) hard disc) into and from SATA slots on the motherboard?

or does this cause hardware damages?

Are thesDVD and external hard discs detected automatically by Win7
or do I have to click somewhere "refresh" ?

Peter


Hello Peter and welcome to the forum

The answer I will give you is that the drive and PC must support hot plugging, You need to select AHCI in the BIOS and the drive must have a SATA power cable (as opposed to the old four pin molex connectors that were used by some of the early SATA drives.)

I have never heard of hot plugging a DVD drive.

So how do you know if I can do it of not? easy answer read the next paragraph

To disconnect a Serial ATA hard drive from the computer when the computer is running, you must first use the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon on the system tray to dismount the drive from the Operating System. If the Serial ATA hard drive is not listed under the "Safely Remove Hardware" function, the motherboard or Serial ATA controller does not support hot plugging and the computer should be shut down and powered off before disconnecting the hard drive.

Except for external SATA my personal opinion is not to do it

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What is the "EZ Plug" for on the ASUS Mobo? I assume its to give some extra power to the board or the Video Card?
 

A:What is the "EZ Plug for on Asus MOBO

The ASUS EZ Plug power connector lets you use your existing power supply and eliminates the need to buy a special ATX 12V power supply to support your Pentium 4 CPU.
 

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I have seen this for a long time and just usually stick to the normal audio ports for everything but it has bothered me for a while. What are the sound plugs on the back of my motherboard for? They are colored as Black and Orange on the top and on the Bottom, Pink, Green and Blue. I was thinking of getting a surround sound system and have yet to find one that has plugs for these so what are they for and is there any surround systems you guys can suggest that would be good for gaming.

A:Sound Plug-ins on the back of MOBO

Originally Posted by darkf0xx


I have seen this for a long time and just usually stick to the normal audio ports for everything but it has bothered me for a while. What are the sound plugs on the back of my motherboard for? They are colored as Black and Orange on the top and on the Bottom, Pink, Green and Blue. I was thinking of getting a surround sound system and have yet to find one that has plugs for these so what are they for and is there any surround systems you guys can suggest that would be good for gaming.



The built-in/onboard sound adapter sockets/ports seem to be just a bit different between computers which makes it extremely important to know more about the computer whether it's a brand and the make and model or if it's a Custom about the motherboard make and model.

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my case, antec 300, came with 2 installed fans... the fans came with a H M L switch which i just set to L and hung in the case... is there a way to plug these fans into my mobo? it came with 3 plugs for controlling fans, but these fans cant plug into it, just the CPU fan (obviously)

the mobo manual just says make sure you connect the fans...

A:case fans dont plug into mobo

Antec 300 HELP - where do I plug the case fans?? - New-System-Build - Homebuilt-Systems

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okay.... i am installign a mobo into my friends new case and the front panel plugs are waaaay different then the old case (which now houses my new mobo and 2100+amd) the old plug was a solid lqarge plug that came from the front push button switch... the new tower has a bunch of smaller plugs... the diagram on the bottom of the board is not very clear on where to position all the plugs on the pins.. so now im stuck.. I've included some pictures below to help you better visualize my problem and my setup... i looked up the board model and its a SE440BX but all i can find is a pdf that shows a closeup of thesame unclear diagram that is printed on the board itself and not the actual pin locations.... please help!!

mobo info:
http://www.tdn.net/templates/tdn/Mainboards/Intel/pdf/SE440BX.pdf

mobo front panel plug diagram closeup
http://www.dasmusik.net/closeupboard.JPG

new case front panel plugs closeup
http://www.dasmusik.net/closeupplugs.JPG
 

A:mobo installation: front panel plug config

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Hello all: I used the search but didn't find a direct answer to my consern. I am finally going to upgrade mother boards. The old Mobo was called "baby" ATX when I got it about 4 years ago. The newer Mobo I am looking at are called "micro" ATX. Is there a differance in power supply plugs between "baby" and "micro"?? I really want to keep the current power supplies since they are only about 3 years old and are good quality Antec 400watts. (and very Quiet)

The only thing I read was comments about 20 pin vs 24 pin. This would be online orders so getting answers about the Mobo is not always easy? Take a chance? Are there cables to fix the possible mis-match? Thanks for any info... agpilot
 

A:Power Supply Plug? ATX baby vs Micro Mobo

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This is kind of a strange problem, but my monitor plug is missing a few of the prongs that are inserted into the computer. I was wondering if this could be fixed, or do I need to buy a new monitor?
 

A:Monitor Plug

I just had a look at a spare and it seems to have a few holes where you would think pins should be, works fine.
 

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I am trying to install a 17" LCD Monitor with a no name LCD controller that has no plug and play capability. I have tried turning off hidden modes (works in 2000 Pro) and changing the monitor type to standard LCD 1280 by 1024. In the display information window it show 1280 by 1024 but it is displaying 640 by 480.

Anyone have a work around this feature of XP Pro? Oh, yes I have tried this on XP Home and it works up to 1024 by 768. Which is better then I get with XP Pro.


Thanks for any help I can get.

A:Non Plug and Play Monitor

check the manufacturers site for a driver for it,but if it is working in pro reinstall your video drivers

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I have an Emachine T-5026 with an Intel 915GAG board. Ubuntu 7.10 is installed. I currently have a SOYO 24" LCD monitor in the system, (1920 X 1200 native resoution).
Ubuntu will not pick this monitor up at more than 640 X 480 resolution. I couldn't find a video driver for the Linux at Intel's support page. What now?

The previous monitor was a Westinghouse 22" at 1680 X 1050 resolution. Ubuntu picked this up at a maximum of 1280 X 1024.

The Intel XP video drivers for this chipset will provide all native resolutions.
 

A:No Plug n' Play Monitor

Perhaps install an inexpensive graphics card which does have driver support for Linux.
 

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Hello,

Is there any tool to monitor IE in terms of the creating and destruction of plug-in instances?

Thank you

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When I boot my system my monitor has 3 of everything on the desk top...( I know my old eyes are bad), but I do the "add new hardware" to correct this every time...any suggestions to help me would be appreciated.
Monitor: Nec MultiSync A500 ( I now old old)
OS: win 98se
 

A:Monitor Plug and Play

Try starting your computer up in safe mode. and check the resolution setting of the graphics. If it is set too high for your old old monitor as you put it, lower the resolution. Try 800X600. Also try setting your color quality to a lower setting.
 

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Pc is hp b6840 but no idea wgerectge actual disk drice is either
 

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Hello,

I purchased an Acer monitor today to use as my second monitor. Whenever I plug the Acer monitor in I get a BSOD right away. I have tried to boot up my PC with just the new monitor plugged in and not my original, and I get the BSOD immidiately after I sign into my PC account. I have tried updating my drivers and restarting many times, no installation CD came with it so I'm not sure if I need to install something for it to work.

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I have a little problem...
I have CTX PR705F monitor whch doesn't have drivers(even in CTX homepage). I was sad that it should be found as Plug & Play monitor and work properly. But it didn't, it found it as a standard monitor. So, does anyone know how you can chose Plug & PLay manually?
I tryed reinstallng and 'manually chosing' the drivers but couldn't find plug & PLay
Any ideas?
(I have Win ME)
 

A:Plug & Play monitor

Right-click on your desktop and chose "Properties". That will bring you to the "Display" option in "Control Panel". Click on "Settings", and then on the "Advanced" button near the bottom.

Next, click on the "Change" button near the top of the new window and then look for and select "Plug and Play Monitor". Windoze should be able to find and load the standard Plug and Play monitor drivers for you.
 

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Hi everybody
My name is Majid , I live in Iraq ,
Due to electric power crisis in my country , I replaced my old , 500 watts monitor with second hand Fujitsu LCD monitor (50) watts , so that I could work on UPS for longer period of time , the problem is the connector is not standard "D" type , it's MDR28 ,28 pin , having a built-in speaker , .
Any body please help me with pin assignment , to convert it to standard "D" type ?

Thank you
Majd
 

A:Fujitsu monitor plug assignment

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Seriously I might expect this with Windows 98 but 12 years later and I still can't plug in a new Samsung SyncMaster 226BW and have Windows set the correct resolution. The correct resolution isn't even available to set manually!

Drivers from the Samsung website are no help. Graphics card is completely up to date.

FFS!

/rant

A:It's 2010 and I still can't just plug in a monitor and have it work

I cannot help but think this is a Samsung driver issue. I have a dual LG display but had to install the driver for each for Windows to permit their respective resolutions. Another, less likely source could be ATi's CCC if you are running same.

Monk

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I plug in vga cable and nothing shows up. I've tested with a laptop and it work fine it showed up. So it's not the wire or the Monitor . It's the computer but idk what

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Hey! I bought a plug and play monitor with embeded speakers.. The monitor works great! But the speakers do not!!! I have everything plugged in right and it still doesn't work.

The monitor/speakers I bought is the 17 inch LCD monitor by Westinghouse
When I go to the sound and audio devices part of the control pannel, it sais "No Audio Device"
When I go to the hardware part it says that everything is working properly.
I am running windows XP Home Edition
I was thinking my computer is confused and only thinks it is a monitor, but the speaker part has its own seperate plug (the little green type)

I don't know what else to say about it so I guess we can just start with that.
 

A:Plug and play Monitor/Speakers

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I have a PIII 700 motherboard with an on-board SIS 630 graphics card.

I updated the drivers for the graphics card recently, and it works just fine, with one exception - when the computer boots up, it doesn not load the driver for the plug and play monitor!

If I check the display properties (via Control Panel), it seems that the monitor cannot be recognised, and consequently the power scheme settings for the monitor do not work and have to be reset.

If I run the 'Add new hardware' applet, it finds the 'Plug and Play Monitor' immediately, and the system returns to normal!

I have been to the monitor manufacturer site (Logix) and can't find any specific drivers for the monitor. That doesn't seem to be the issue. I assume that it's probably tied up with the order in which things are being loaded, but I can't work out how to alter this?

This one has me stumped. Hope someone can help.
 

A:Can't identify plug and play monitor

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My monitor is a 17" TFT LCD Monitor made by Hanon Model: L-1715.
The monitor will not turn on as the PSU green light is flashing when I plug it in to the monitor. When i diconnect the monitor from the PSU, the PSU green light becomes constant like it should be, so..
the PSU green light stays constant when not plugged into the monitor.
as soon as i plug the PSU into the monitor the green light starts flashing and my monitor won't work
please help
 

A:Monitor PSU is fine until I plug it in!! WAAAATT

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Hi, I recent came across another monitor, and I'm trying to use it as a dual display monitor (the kind where you can drag things across both monitors, etc). My graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce GT 240 and it has a VGA port and DVI port. I bought a DVI to AGP plug (DVI male, AGP female) since the other monitor has a AGP male plug. However, when I plug it in it isn't detected, nor is it detected when I plug it into the motherboard AGP port. Both monitors work when I use them with the AGP port on my graphics card. Also, in device manager, if they are both plugged in, they both show up.

Any suggestions?
 

A:Extra Monitor not being detected, may have something to do with AGP/DVI plug

I think you mean D-Sub, not AGP. AGP is a type of graphics card slot on the motherboard. On the chance that the adapter is bad, try another brand. They are relatively inexpensive.
 

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I am using windows 7 64bit and i have a hdmi cable hooked up to my monitor for my computer, I have it hooked up to the ati radeon 5770 pci express
Every since i upgraded to the latest versions of catalyst everytime i turn my computer on the screen is not the right size about 2 to 3 inches is black and i have to right click on desktop and goto ati control panel and then just click ok to make the monitor use the whole screen i have to do this everytime i start my computer and it is very annoying. How can i get it to save my settings so i dont have to do this everytime i start my pc thanks.

A:Problem with monitor and hdmi plug

Can you set up a profile?

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I recently upgraded my board and processor from a pentium 450 to an AMD while keeping my drives. I am operating on windows 98se. My new board has built in onboard 64 meg graphics while my old system had on board 8 meg. My problem is, I cannot change the monitor settings. It is set at 16 colors and 640x480 res. I have only two color selections available, 2 and 16.
I have tried various bios changes, driver updates, reinstalling windows and also deleting the device and rebooting.

Any Ideas?
 

A:Plug and play monitor problem

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Hi,
I have small Medion laptop computer with LG LCD monitor.

It all worked fine for two weeks but now when I start my PC monitror does not respond. It stays in stand-by mode. If I unplug the monitor it says "Check you input cable" so I guess monitor knows it is connected to a PC but PC won't run it.

What could be the problem?

Thanks

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Having issue on the monitor DisplayPort Hot Plug issue on the  HP EliteDisplay E222.  The monitor wiil lost signal after reinsert the DisplayPort or the monitor power plug.  Did follow the instruction to change both Source Detection mode and DP Hot-Plug Detection mode to Always Active, some of the PC able to recover the screen after hot plug, but some of them failed. Noted that all of the PCs are using Intel(R) HD Graphic 530 Display adapter. 

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I just got a new Compaq Desktop computer and was woundering why it detects default monitor insted of the monitor i have hooked up it wont install the driver for the monitor.
 

A:Monitor wont plug and play

Do you have the driver for your display adapter installed? Have you tried installing the monitor driver manually?
 

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Hello genius folk! Help needed please. My PC is on WinXP SP3. My monitor went kerplunk the other day so just bought a used one that I saw working perfectly before I bought it (it's a 17" Relisys). I hooked it up to my PC and loaded through to my desktop fine, except the resolution wasn't great and a white bar stayed in the middle of the screen which read OUT OF RANGE. I looked into this and did the properties>settings>monitor>change values thing and changed the resolution down a step (can't remember what resolution, sorry). I had to do the obligatory restart for values to take effect and it loads through the XP scroll page, then goes black and the same white bar with OUT OF RANGE comes up again and the whole screen is now black - I can't get out of it. Have I messed up my machine? I'm not very techy, sorry. Any clues/help on this would be most awesome. Many thanks in advance. Simon
 

A:Plug n' Pray monitor has left me puzzled - help please :)

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Hello all,

I have been having a problem with my monitor setup for ages and am now at the end of my tether...so need some help!

I have a Digimate L-1931W monitor, in plain speak, a 19" Widescreen TFT LCD monitor. The screen had been flickering (losing channels) for a while and I have diagnosed the cable as being the culpret (A VGA D-Sub, 15 pin cable). Change the cable you say...which I have done 3 times. Herein lays the problem.

This is where I show my staggering ignorance. The original cable seems to allow my windows XP machine to locate and install an appropriate driver for the monitor, and my Nvidia adapter has the monitor listed as a "M19W". Using any other VGA cable means that the monitor is listed as a "CRT" monitor in my nvidia control panel, and is impossible to change. Being CRT, it gives me no option to have the relevant widescreen resolution (in this case 1440 x 900), and also annoyingly flickers on and off as if it has a CRT gun! (when changing resolution).

Does anybody have any idea why changing a VGA cable would disable the plug and play driver installation from my monitor? Many thanks for any help.
 

A:Plug and Play Monitor Driver Issue

Not fixed...not fixed...not fixed
 

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As said , my primary monitor disconnects as soon as I plug in my secondary one , the secondary one instantly becomes the only one recognized D:
Specs:
nVidia GeForce 970
Intel 4970k
Corsair 16gb ram
thanks for helping :D

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I have a Viewsonic Optiquest Q7b-3 monitor. For the longest time, it was working just fine on me... until just the other day. Now, whenever I plug it in, it won't turn on. If I hook up the monitor to a PC or a Laptop, the little light under the power button will flash about three times, stop, and nothing will show up on the monitor.

About half a year ago, it did something similar to this, but I was able to fix it by replacing a domed capacitor. It worked perfectly... Up until now, of course. I opened up the monitor, and after looking at all the capacitors, none of them seem bad or even domed this time.

Here's the thing though; while I have it opened up and it's plugged into the wall, I can hear a faint buzzing noise. The faint noise sounds sorta like "Wee-ooh wee-ooh wee-ooh wee-ooh", and will continue until I unplug it.

Anyone have any idea's? It is now trashcan-filler, or do you think it is still repairable?

Any replies will be appreciated. Thanks in advance~
 

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I have just reinstalled Windows XP on my computer....Obviously my computer is not picking up my video card, monitor, etc....it is the same monitor that came with my Dell Dimension 2400 desktop computer, How do I make this work?
 

A:My Plug and Play monitor isnt working!

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I recently connected a Gateway VX1130 Diamondtron 22-inch CRT monitor to my IBM computer running Windows XP. The colors on the monitor are way off, even after trying to adjust them using the controls on the monitor itself. There's nothing wrong with the monitor; I got it from my uncle and colors showed up beautifully when he had it on his computer.

I thought downloading the monitor's driver might solve the problem, but every time I try to install it, I get a screen that says something along the lines of it won't install because the computer is using the generic Plug and Play driver instead. How can I get it to recognize the monitor's actual driver instead of the Plug and Play? And more importantly, if I am able to get the official driver to work, will the colors show up more accurately, or would I just be wasting my time?
 

A:Actual monitor driver vs. Plug and Play

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Hi.... You guys helped me so much with another problem, (birthday present for son)...hoping you can help again. Temporarily, my mom has hooked up her computer in our house, but didn't have a monitor, so used our flat panel from our Dimension 2400. We ended up using HERS (not a flat panel, but a newer dell) and tonight I switched them back. Now our my son's Dell flat panel, which is supposed to be a plug and play PLANAR, will not register. The system is using the default VGA and all the text is too big, doesn't give any other display options but 16 bit. I tried turning the computer off for about a half hour and restarting, then unplugging the monitor, turning the pc on, and plugging the monitor in after the pc was started, hoping to see the "new hardware found" msg, but nothing. Why won't it detect the right settings automatically? (I recently also reloaded the entire system from the original boot cd again, since it was really congested). Help anyone?
 

A:Help... Monitor switch, now Plug & Play won't work?

Make sure you have the correct drivers, or plug it into the other vga adapter.
 

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DVI Monitor cable goes to what socket on the cards? Don't want to try experimenting, I'm quite unlucky at that, Any clues will be appreciated.
 

A:sli video, two 7800gtx's 4 places to plug monitor

since nobody else has answered this, I will chime in here...

With standard single video cards with dual monitor capabilty, it never mattered which output connector you used (the vid card would sense which one was plugged in)... I can only assume that it wouldn't matter in your case either. In SLI mode, the 2 cards function as 1 single card.

I can almost assure you that if it did not state in your video card or motherboard manual which connector to plug the monitor into, then it doesn't matter. when you plug it into any "socket" it will be recognized and configured from there. In any case it won't do any harm to plug it into a different output
 

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is there an abdaptor i can use and if so where do i buy one my new tower is a HPslimline model 260=p030xt  ------when i bought new tower salesman said evertthing would connect ----old tower was HP PAVILLION ELITE  HPE    THANKS ROR ANY INFO

A:Bought new tower but monitor cord won't fit new plug in take...

@KC-13 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Here is a link to the specs for your HP tower PC:  https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05152614 Under the Back I/O Ports it shows both VGA and HDMI video jacks. You would need an adapter to connect either of these to your monitor, if it does not have either a VGA or HDMI jack.Good Luck

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Just got my new PC, but when i plug in hdmi and power cable it starts up but no signal on monitor?
 

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Monitor displays with red background not normal white background at all websites & oulook & desktop.

could it be damaged plug?
 

A:Monitor displays everytin with red background= could be damaged plug?

Yes,
not sure what type of display we are talking about
BUT
if connected by VGA cable
check the pins in the plug - common problem , bent PIN - we used to get them a lot on projector cables - where used on a laptop and the pin gets bent but the plug still goes intothe socket
 

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I recently got a laptop the hp pavilion zv6000 and figured well cool i can just plug this into my external monitor hook my keyboard mouse etc all into it and have a nice computer so i came on here and asked how to do this becuase i was having problems a member suggested i got to the hp website which i did and they said to press the fn key then the f4 key and it will switch over and i did and it worked after i restarted my laptop it went back to the laptops screen wtf....... so i attempted to switch it back and all it did was my external monitor would flash a litle then nothing so i got mad and just shut the laptop off and walked away from it later i got back on and tried it again and it worked ummm ok..?? why...? thats weird so i was like cool and then i restarted it again and it brought it up on the external monitor again awsome! so i played some games on it to test it out and restarted it here we go again it went back to the monitor on the laptop and now it wont go back to the external monitor is there any way to set the external monitor as the primary once and for all? or untill at least i decide to take the laptop with me somewere in the settings tab of display i see something under monitor 2 that says set as primary device but it is grayed out and it wont let me click it....
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

Feel like an idiot asking this, but I'm setting up a new z240 workstation & monitor. The monitor came with an HDMI cable. It plugs into the monitor securely with ease. I just can't get the other end to plug into the tower.Am I overlooking something obvious? The plug is in the correct port, connections matching. It just wont click in & I'm afraid of forcing it and damaging the connections.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

control buttons on monitor do not seem to work properly
have to keep pushing control buttons to make it go away ... then it flashes back on ......... then flashes back off
a major annoyance
that has just started
 

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