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Cant output to external monitor only

Q: Cant output to external monitor only

Im running 7 on my laptop, and im trying to get it to output only to my external monitor when the lid is closed. I can get it to extend my desktop, but when i close the lid, it turns off the external monitor. I have set Windows 7 to do nothing when lid is closed. Is there anyone else with this problem?
I have an Dell Inspiron 1525, with Intel x3100 integrated graphics, if that helps.

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A: Cant output to external monitor only

Hi & Welcome to the Forum,

There typically are 3 settings:

1. Notebook Only
2. External Only
3. Notebook & External (extend or clone)

Have you tried to switch before closing the notebook lid to both 2 & 3?

Think on most dells its FN + F8. Try pressing FN +F8 to display only external before closing notebook.

Lastly, have you checked to make sure the notebook is staying awake when lid is closed?

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I am quite new to PDAs. Is there a unit that has wireless capabilities built-in and something like a docking station for lap-tops? id love to put it in a docking station, have it charge, use a full size keyboard, mouse, and most importantly, full size monitor. the video doesn?t have to be amazing quality, just enough for MS Office files.

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Cant output to external monitor only
Im running 7 on my laptop, and im trying to get it to output only to my external monitor when the lid is closed. I can get it to extend my desktop, but when i close the lid, it turns off the external monitor. I have set Windows 7 to do nothing when lid is closed. Is there anyone else with this problem?
I have an Dell Vostro 1500, with Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS video card, if that helps.
Also, I've tried the FN+F8 route and it does the same thing. Both screens go blank and the LCD TV (external monitor) says invalid format. Its almost like when the lid is closed it changes the resolution to a non displayable one. Happens with both FN+F8 and the lid close method. I never had this problem with XP. Please help.

A:Cant output to external monitor only (Different Issue)

For me this works only if I first disconnect the main (laptop) display, showing desktop only on external, secondary display. If both displays are used in extended desktop mode, closing the lid also turns external display off.


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Hello! My lcd broke and i'd like to use an external monitor, but i can not get it to dislapy bios on it. I have tried disconnecting the lvds connector from the motherboard, tried both hdmi and vga, tried closing the lid after pressing starting it and no luck. Is there a solution to that?

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I recently purchased a ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen connected to a Thunderbolt Dock. The display of this model is capable of displaying a maximum  resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (WQHD/1440p) using integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics. I have connected an external monitor - a Dell UltraSharp U2713HM - also capable of a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. If the integrated graphics processor can output 1440p on the Yoga, am I wrong to assume it can output 1440p to an external montor? The reason I ask is because I am only outputting 1920 x 1080 pixels (FHD/1080p) to the Dell. I have an HDMI cable capable of transmitting a maximum resolution of 3840 × 2160 pixels between the dock and the monitor. I've gone over all the settings I can find but cannot select anything more than FHD on the Dell. What am I doing wrong? 

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I have a Dell Precision 7720 with Quadro P5000 GPU. I am thinking of getting a 4k HDR external monitor and want to make sure I can set up the P5000 correctly. I've set up the BIOS to have the P5000 control the output ports directly.
In reading Nvidia's site, I'm supposed to be able to access the P5000 color settings from the Nvidia Control Panel, but when I open Control Panel I only get access to 3D settings. Many settings in the full Control Panel are missing from the drop down tree. Do I need to get full Control Panel software somewhere? 

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Hey there! So a few days ago I accidentally dropped the laptop on the floor and the screen is completely broken beyond repair.I need to install Windows on it but neither the BIOS nor the Windows setup will output on the external monitor.Is there a hotkey to switch output during BIOS splash? (Fn+F10 does not work). Thanks in advance

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I have bought this device as used from ebay. It is working fine except that the External VGA connection does not work. I am using win 7 and have it does recognize the external display correctly and I can configure it as an extended display. However the external display does not show anything. The external VGA monitor is fine as it works with other Laptop machines. I have tried using UBUNTU Live CD on this machine and tried to make the external display work (and it can also recongize the external display and configure it) but there is no picture. I also connected the external display to the vga port and then re-booted the machine but still no picture. I have tried changing the bios settings for the display as well but all my actions point to a hardware fault.

I am not sure if it is a manufacturing fault ? Do you know if this issue has been reported earlier to you. Is there a product recall issued for this?
Please advise as I need to connect this external display but am sure that it is a hardware fault with your device.

A:Satellite Pro U200 - External VGA monitor does not show any output

Hi buddy,

Have you already tested it with ?factory settings?? I mean the preinstalled Windows from Toshiba with all drivers and tools. If you have the Toshiba recovery disk you should boot from this disk and install Windows with all drivers and tools.

Furthermore you can switch between external and internal monitor using FN+F5 key combination. Does this work?

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my monitor supports 3440x1440 but no matter what I do the Y730 only outputs a max of 2560x1440.  I am connecting with hdmi.   also I have updated bios and all the drivers. any ideas?

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Hello i am an owner of a Dell inspiron 3542 i7 with 840m. I have a question that the tech support in Greece couldn't solve. When i plug the hdmi on my laptop and i connect it to a screen if the screen is bigger then 19' then everything is messed up. The colors the resolution everything. I noticed that the hdmi is connected to the integrated graphics card which powers the display of the laptop of course and has and output of 1300sth resolution. So when i connect it my laptop with an external monitor i cant see anything right from resolution or colors side.Is this normal? there is nothing wrong with graphics card the discrete and the integrated are perfectly working i cant just get passed this issue though.. 

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I have an S-Video port on my computer and I am going to run it to my 46" Projection TV.

What I want to know is how to switch b/t S-Video out and the VGA out so I can switch between my monitor and TV - is there a keyboard combination I have to hit (like on a function key on a laptop)?

I will only be viewing video files on my TV (so it won't be too often that I use the S-Video out port).

I remember doing this a while back, but it seems like I had to do a restart and unhook my VGA connection to get the S-Video feed to work - there must be an easier way.

Thanks ALL!!!

A:Switch b/t VGA Monitor output and S-Video Output

Depending on the card, I am personally better versed with ATI, but I know my Nvidia also, you can set up a dual display and set the S video to play all movies at full screen, and through the control disable the TV when not in use.

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I have an ATI Radeon 4670 card. I have not had trouble getting it to "Dual Display" in the past. Usually I wanted to do an extended display. I am now trying to get it set up with my HDTV with HDMI. I have added the Realtech drivers and HDMI adapter to the video card and have been able to get HDMI and digital sound to the HDTV, I am trying to get the two displayed as clones.

The problem I am having is after getting Catalyst to display the HDTV, I have lost the image on the monitor. In the process of trying to get it back to both displays I have accidently made the HDTV an extension of the monitor. Which is really a cluster as I can not get to the control panel to make any changes. All I have is the extension showing on the big TV but none of the controls. I tried rebooting in safe mode but was unable to access the catalyst control center as it did not boot in safe mode. The big plus is that in safe mode both screens are visible, but I can not undo the Catalyst settings. I am now running a system restore which will take me back to tomorrow settings, which is not ideal but better than not being able to access anything outside of safe mode.

How do I get the TV and monitor to display at the same time?

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I have an HP laptop and I have been running it with dual monitors. I finally decided to upgrade to Windows 7 and after I installed it I noticed that the built in monitor of my laptop looked strange and when I opened the display settings to change the screen resolution and set the external monitor as a separate monitor rather than a mirror I noticed that only one monitor was detected and it was the external one (Generic non-pnp monitor on standard VGA graphics adapter) and the built in monitor does NOT show up at all.

I've tried the detection button, in hopes that the computer would read the built in monitor and I could fix the problem. This did not help. I tried unplugging/replugging the external monitor to no avail. I tried restarting without the external monitor plugged in and it STILL reads the built in monitor as if it is the external one. Is there anyway to fix this? I have not tried re-installing the OS, not yet anyways.

Any suggestions ?

A:Monitor Issues - Laptop Reading Built In Monitor as if it were my external monitor.

Only thing I can think of is to disconnnect the external monitor, uninstall any monitors listed and then reboot and hope the computer installs the correct drivers for the laptop monitor.

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I am using a 22" screen for my primary screen and the laptop lid open for a secondary screen. The main screens resolution is 1680x1050, I can set it to anything I want and it's always using the full screen. The laptop screen on the other hand will only use the full screen if it's at 1400x1050 resolution (max for that screen, IBM Thinkpad T43). With the large 22" screen I have no trouble reading the screen at high resolutions, the screen is huge, with the little 14" screen though I have to strain to read the screen at 1400x1050.

The problem is when I set the laptop screen to anything lower than 1400x1050, it uses less of the screen. Preferrably I want it at 1280x1024 or 1024x768 (I dont know which I want yet as I can't see the freaking screen at that resolution). At 1280x1024 for instance the useable screen is just a box in the middle, so the "1280x1024" is still barely readable for me cause it's shrunk from full screen, plus it's just annoying only using a portion of the screen.

I have played with the ATI Control Center, the Thinkpad display settings and windows display settings and just cannot get this thing to go full screen at lower resolutions when docked and using the external monitor.

Anyway to resolve this?

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Hello all,
I am new to the forums and my laptop.However I have one question about my sound,

Is it possible to take the sound from my laptop without is passing though my laptops DAC (Digital to Analauge converter) and feed the sound into the DAC on my Cyrus CD player 6XP (2010 Edition) and then onto my amplifier, so I can experenice the higher quality from the CD players DAC rather than my computers.

The ports I have on my laptop are:

1x Headphones out
3x USB
1x Card Reader
1x Microphones In
1x VGA out
1x Network out


Harry Cross

A:Output sound to external DAC

Quote: Originally Posted by HAWC145

Hello all,
I am new to the forums and my laptop.However I have one question about my sound,

Is it possible to take the sound from my laptop without is passing though my laptops DAC (Digital to Analauge converter) and feed the sound into the DAC on my Cyrus CD player 6XP (2010 Edition) and then onto my amplifier, so I can experenice the higher quality from the CD players DAC rather than my computers.

The ports I have on my laptop are:

1x Headphones out
3x USB
1x Card Reader
1x Microphones In
1x VGA out
1x Network out


Harry Cross

Short answer ... probably not.

However, there are some high quality dacs on the market that will connect to your computer by USB or Firewire and deliver mind blowing good sound... There's a lot of them and at a very wide range of prices, so do some google searches....

But do let me caution you... unless you have exceptionally good audio gear the audible improvements are likely to be lost to plastic speaker boxes, weak power supplies and poorly designed sub-woofers....

DAC vs Soundcard on high end gear such as McIntosh Audio... "WOW"
DAC vs Soundcard on $199 home theater in a box... "Why did I waste my money".

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I have a Thinkpad Yoga S1 and when I connect it to my Asus External 24" LCD Monitor via mini-HDMI to HDMI it drops connection every few seconds.  The cable is properly fitted so its not a loose connection and I checked that my video driver is up to date. Any suggestions? regardsSteve   

A:Yoga S1 and external display output

hello Lenovo Support, Are you able to help with this? RegardsSteve 

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This is the Hardware i bought
GIGABYTE GA-8N-SLI Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
eVGA 512-P2-N635-AR Geforce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

I am very sure everything is connected correctly, but when i startup my computer there is no video output and no warning beeps or anything.

A:No Monitor Output

Check to make sure that everything is plugged in tightly. Furthermore, and only becuase I've done this more than once, ensure that the monitor is plugged into the video card, and not into the monitor plugin on the motherboard. Seems silly, but it could happen!

Let us know how you fare with this!

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Hi everyone, so I'm having a problem with my self built PC. The PC turns on and the monitor and about 30 seconds to about 2 minutes in, the monitor cuts but the PC is still running. So what I do is just turn it off and and on again but I came across the same problem over and over again. My specs (don't laugh)

Amd radeon hd6450
Samsung 4gb ram
Core i3-2130
500w PSU from trendtech
Apple cinema display

Things I've tried to fix it:
Reconnect the cable
Clean ram, CPU and GPU
Cleaned all slots
Reassembled the PC
Changed the plug
Used another monitor and PSU
Resinstalled everything

I'm beginning to feel hopeless about this building. Any help please.


A:Pc on but no monitor output, HELP?!

Which of the 3 video connections are you using?

You said you tried a different monitor and had the same problem, so it's obviously not the monitor.

Have you tried a different graphic card and/or the motherboard's integrated video port?
The problem may be with that AMD graphic card.


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I have a computer with ASUS P4T533-C motherboard. I recently connected the VGA output (from a Winfast A310 Graphic Card) to DVI input of my TV. It did not work, but when I reconnected to my monitor I find that there is no output to the monitor. The power to the computer is on, the fan works, but it does not boot in the usual way and the monitor stays off.

I don't know what has gone wrong. Perhaps connecting the VGA to the DVI has damaged my BIOS?!

Can anybody help me please?

A:No output to monitor

shahussein said:

I have a computer with ASUS P4T533-C motherboard. I recently connected the VGA output (from a Winfast A310 Graphic Card) to DVI input of my TV. It did not work, but when I reconnected to my monitor I find that there is no output to the monitor. The power to the computer is on, the fan works, but it does not boot in the usual way and the monitor stays off.

I don't know what has gone wrong. Perhaps connecting the VGA to the DVI has damaged my BIOS?!

Can anybody help me please?Click to expand...

Try A different monitor. Its always a dangerous op connecting to tv. when it failed you should have powered off the computer by pressing power button to initiate shutdown. (not holding button for 5 seconds) then when you power it back on use safemode/vga mode to reset default monitor config.

sounds to me like it has distroyed your monitor.
when you reboot if the HDD led activity is normal, then it is still likely that your Mainboard is still OK, try a different graphics card or use onboard if your Mainboard has one. if all fails then all you can do is to reset your Cmos and try a different processor. if that does'nt work then your Mainboard and possibly processor has had it. Hope this is helpful.

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Monitor black off while CPU power runnning

A:no output on monitor

Please provide as much detail about your computer as possible.
Need to know the, Operating system, motherboard , is it a manufactured computer (like dell) or custom build ; ie exact MB, exact CPU, exact GPU, Monitor cable, exact ram, exact pw supply, etc. Do not post 16gig of ram; post the exact brand and mode/part# do that for ALL of your parts

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I was having problems with Computer A, a driver issue, windows wouldn't boot when I installed the nvidia drivers. So I tested the card was OK by putting it in an other machine (Computer B) The card checked out fine and I've since fixed the problem with Computer A.

So now I put the old card back into Computer B and now there is no output to the monitor. At first it came on but didn't seem to be booting (no beep). I had a poke around inside and it seemed I'd knocked the catches on the ram, I secured them back in place and tried again.

5 seconds after turning it on, it beeped, then every 10 seconds after that, but still no monitor output and the floppy drive light stays on constantly.

I tried a different cable, monitor and card - still the same problem, so its none of them.

A:No output to monitor

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Hello Guys :wave:

I have a problem to my computer there is no VGA output in monitor. Ive tried to pull out the videocard and just using the built in VGA in the mainboard but still there is no display in monitor its black no bios numbers, letters none just black. i tried using another monitor but still it wont work.
help me fixed my system unit and thanks

A:no VGA output in monitor


When you turn it on does the fan spin, hard drives whir, lights come on,?

Does the PC beep in anyway...


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Hi Techies !

My monitor is fine and the processor is up, but no output on the Montior. What would be the problem. My wild guess is with HDD. To ensure that my HDD LED is not in operation. How to check if its HDD. Whether the problem is entirely different ?

Thanks in Advance,

A:No OUTPUT on Monitor, CPU Is UP.

Are you using an onboard graphics adaptor (physically part of the motherboard) or a seperate one connected in an expansion slot?

Double check the cables from PC to monitor are connected securely. With the machine turned off open it up and check the graphics card is seated correctly and firmly in its slot (if its in a slot and not onboard), remove it completely and re-seat it to be sure.

Are you 100% sure your monitor is fine? Have you tried another one to see if it makes a difference?

I assume you are getting power to the machine as you say the 'processor is up'. Is it actually booting though? Can you hear the hard drive being accesses shortly after you switch the PC on?

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I hooked up an external monitor from my video card. It goes from s-video from my card to a converter that changes it to rca, then the rca video goes into the tv. Now I can see everyting fine on the TV, but when I play videos, it won't display them. It will display the player, but not the media. I hooked up audio to the tv. I have audio from the media files, but no video.

A:Output To Monitor

Could you give us some more information on the video card you are using?

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I've just built a new PC and fired it up but get no output on the monitor. By that, I mean the monitor doesn't detect any signal. I have tried unplugging and plugging back in but still have the problem.

My specs are:
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3
Antec SP-350 PSU
Inno3D Nvidia Geforce 7600GT 256MB

I have tried everything I know. Can anyone give me some help?

Also, I am using a DVI to VGA connector with the card and I have no onboard video

A:No output on monitor

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HP Presario SR1830NX with ATI Radeon Express 200 video card - 6 months old. There's no monitor output today (monitor displays other computer output nicely, cables replaced). Never seen this one. How does one diagnose the computer in this sutuation?

A:No monitor output

So do you get the post and the "INVENT" label? or just nothing? In this situation I use a second testing computer and go through each part to make sure what's working. Need to call a PC friend and see if you can use their (compatible) pc for a few minutes. You can reset the bios by removing the battery for 15 seconds or so. Just one of the usual steps. If all hardware checks out O.K. then get your Windows disc out (if you have one). I hope it turns out to be an easy fix. Good Luck.

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Hi guys,

My computer recently died on me after a power failure, the surge killed the power supply even though I had it connected to a surge protector . I got a replacement power supply because it was under warranty and replaced the old one last week. I powered up my system and it worked fine apart from one of the video cards was not being detected. So I shutdown the computer and turned it back on, but this time I got no output to the monitor. Everything turns on and I think it boots up, the fans on the video cards spin and everything else turns on. What could have gone wrong?

My specs are:
Abit IN9 32X-MAX Motherboard
Intel Core2Duo 2.4Ghz
2 x Geforce 8800GTX OC SLi
Windows XP Professional

Thanks in advance

A:No output to monitor

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

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I tried putting a DDRAM512MB|64X64 DDR333VS -2700CORSAIR
into my Dell Dimension 4500. After I hooked it back up, I started my computer and there was no output into my monitor. Was wondering if anyone could help me with this?

A:No output to monitor

Check the Video Card

Open the case up again and double-check that you didn't accidentally loosen the video card from it's slot. You didn't change any jumpers, right? Do you hear any beeps when you try to turn on the computer?

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My monitor stopped displaying anything. I didn't instal any new hardware or take anything out. Just one day it stopped. Is this probably because of the video card? I just want to know before I go out and buy a new video/grafix card. What other solutions could it be?

A:no output to monitor

do u have an other monitor as it could be that or it could be the cable that runs from the monitor to the computer.

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I am using an external 5.1 USB Sound Card (Best USB UB-003 5.1Ch USB) but there is no sound in Rear output. I want it to use with my Herculies MP3 E2 DJ mixer controller.

I am trying to keep eye on the Tracks while crossfading the songs by my headphone like DJs do.

Front Out is working fine.

Please help me.

A:External Sound Card Help - No Rear Output

I've moved your thread to the Hardware forum as Random is only for discussions that are not technical in nature.

I've also removed your e-mail address so you don't get spamnmed and also because all assistance is to be done on the boards where others can also benefit.

Thanks for understanding.

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I need to write a script or command file for windows 2003 Server to automate the running of various executables from the command line.

I need to be able to send various strings or keystrokes to these programs depending on the text output by these programs.

I need something similar to the waitfor and respond commands used in dialup scripts but to be applied to a command line window.

Does anyone know of such a tool if there is a scripting language that includes this functionality.



A:Scripting and responding to output from external commands

If the windows/DOS command line capability doesn't do it for you, you can add in the tools that are found in the resource kit. If the combination still isn't good enough (because it still sucks), you could install cygwin which would give you a bash shell and access to most of the available linux/unix commands as well.

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I have a question about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018)'s ability to display HDR content on external monitor.Does ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018) support Windows 10 HDR mode on external HDR capable external monitor like Dell UP2718Q or BenQ SW320?Thanks in advance for your help!

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I have a question about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018)'s ability to display HDR content on external monitor.Does ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2018) support Windows 10 HDR mode on external HDR capable external monitor like Dell UP2718Q or BenQ SW320?Thanks in advance for your help!

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Following the release of the new intel chips i bought my self:

EVGA 650i motherboard
2gb xms2 ram

I have had problems from the start with it first being completely unreliable, so having to send it back to the provider with no out put going to the monitor.

They sent it back charging me an extra £20 on top of the £20 it cost to send it back by post as it tested "fine". I put the machine together, and to my suprise it worked. But after a week the output to the monitor became intermittent, sometimes no signal, sometimes the graphics card info would display and othertimes it would boot up like normal. It got to the point where it just wouldn't boot up whatever i did. So i sent it back again, they updated the bios and sent it back to me claiming that was causing the intermittent fault.

So i've put it together for the last time and it has worked for about 10 days, but now exactly the same thing has happened. No output to the monitor, even though its all the same kit.

I use my PC for gaming as i play counter strike semi proffessionally, so it is in use more than average i guess.

Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this fault. Bare in mind the gfx card works flawlessly with the old motherboard, cpu and ram.

The rest of the specs are

550w truepower2 (antec)
1 ide hhd
1 sata

thanks in advance.


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i was playing a pc game, and the sound went all funny, like it got stucked, so i went to exit the game and a blue screen came up. at this point all i could do was restart the machine, now i get no response from my monitor. i tried the graphics card, that is fine, i tried another monitor but that was blank also, so i tried a secondary pc which i have and the monitor is fine. so back to my main pc, it is a asrock 4coredual mobo, 3ghz cpu, 2gb ram, 256 pci-e graphics. 450w psu, soundblaster 24bit soundcard. like i said the graphics card is fine, cos i get same response from secondary graphics card (which i know works). the pc is running but no monitor output, (the monitor is fine as i am using it now with 2nd pc) so cable also is fine, and now i am lost in knowing what the prob could be.

plz can any one help

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After a Windows 7 Starter update my LT 40 Gateway no longer sends a signal to my Samsung TV via HDMI. The only way is if I shut them off and turn the TV on as the pc boots but it keeps reverting to the laptop screen after a while. It was working fine until the last security updates. How can it be fixed?

A:No HDMI output to second monitor

I guess it was an intermittent problem from a bad HDMI cable.

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I have this problem every time I turn off or restart my computer, when it boots up everything seams to work fine..ie..fans on, goes through the start up hear the drive cycle...the only problem is that the monitor doesn't recieve a signal. I have switched monitors and the same thing happens. Their is no beeps or anything. Most of the time if I unplug the computer and let it sit it will come back on when I start it up. I but this computer together myself. please help

A:No monitor output when computer is on

Possible bad motherboard? Or video card...

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Hey I've just finished building my new pc, powered it up but there's no output to the monitor. I took the RAM out to test the motherboard, But heard no beeps from the mobo.

Is the motherboard dead?


A:New Build - No Monitor Output.

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I have a 5 or 6 year old desktop eMachines computer running WinXP. When first turned on, pilot light lights, fans run, HD spins up and monitor comes out of standby and displays “no signal” for a few seconds. Then the monitor goes back into standby without ever displaying anything else.

Monitor works normally on another computer.

I assumed it was a problem with the graphic circuitry on the MB so added a new graphics card. No change.

Is there anything else to check before assuming it is a bad MB and relegating the computer to boat anchor duty?

A:No output signal to monitor

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I'll make it simple. Nothing's appearing on my monitor. At all. I turn on the computer, nothing appears. I can hear (and see) the CPU fan, chassis fans, and power supply fans turn on.

... Nothing appears on the monitor. And the optical drives don't spin up. (My video card doesn't have a fan, it has a heatsink, I have no idea if that's getting power.)

I removed -EVERYTHING- except the power supply, motherboard, and CPU. It wouldn't even beep at me.

I know the power supply works. I know the memory works. I know the video card works. Those all came from my -old- computer (which I'm still USING, since the new one won't boot).

I even switched out the processor, and it did the same thing.

And a hard-reset doesn't fix anything.

I sent back the motherboard, they tested it, said it worked fine for them. They sent me a new board anyways. Still does the same thing.

I have no idea what's going on. Here are my specs:

Mobo: Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
CPU: Athlon XP 2800+ (Thoroughbred)
Memory: 256 PC2700 Crucial DDR RAM
Video Card: GeForce4 MX440 64MB
Power Supply: Antec SL400
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD800JB

A:No output to monitor, no beeps

Did you check the standard items, such as: no false contact between the mobo-supports and mobo, properly connecting the small cables for speaker, reset, power etc. ? No part of the mobo even slightly bent by tightening the screws too hard?

Does your mobo have a speaking POST that can be switched on with a jumper?

Try to connect the mobo while it is lying on its anti-static wrapper, rather than inside the case.

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I have a notebook with a GeForce Go 6800 graphics card.

My laptop has both VGA, and DVI outputs and I connected the VGA to a second monitor for an extended desktop. Can I connect the DVI to another monitor (equals 2 monitors, 1 laptop display) for a total of three screens from the desktop?

I need to know as soon as possible.
Thank you.

A:Need some help FAST! [3 monitor output?]

Hi wbstein

I haven't heard of doing this with an nVidia card lower than a Quadro. Matrox has some cards that do three of more.

Two screens is, as you know, easy as pie. Three usually involves using two video cards, for lower-end models (on desktops, folks with use a dual-screen add-on card along with their onboard graphics).

The nVidia Specs mention spanning two monitors, but I haven't seen any mention of three. This is likely due to having just two RAM/DACs on the card.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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I have a piece of sound equipment that requires a computer monitor, it has a 9 pin monitor out connection. Is there any way this can be read by a 15pin TFT monitor?
Would this work with a simple adapter?

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I'm not entirely sure is this is quite the right forum but it's the clostest I could find (it's more a hardware thing than a gaming thing really).

Anyway, I want to run my Nintendo Gamecube on my PC Monitor instead of on a TV. I live in the UK so everything is PAL (console and games) and anything else that varies between countries will be the UK version/setting/whatever.

I have a Philips 170B5S 17in TFT Monitor which has CRT and DVI inputs. Is it possible to plug the GC straight into here somehow? Someone said it has DVI output but most things I've read say I need some kind of VGA Box or something. Alternatively my PC has a 3D Connect ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB. Perhaps I can run it into this and through my PC?

I don't have my Gaecube with me at the moment (it's back at home while I'm in University halls) so I can't check what outputs it has.

I'm not massively bothered about quality but obviously it needs to be playable. I don't want to spend a load of money one of these VGA Box things or whatever they are, if it's going to cost me more than £20 on cables and whatever then I probably won't bother. I'm just trying to save some room in my Student halls by not needing a TV in there while still letting me have my GC.

Any ideas would be great.

Many thanks,


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So I have both a monitor and an HDTV that i want to be able to use on my PC. However in order to get one to display i must unplug the other device. Is there a way to switch between my TV and PC monitor while having them both plugged in?

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have you tried right click on the desktop choose personalize>connect to a projector or other external display (left hand side)?
does the f5 key switch between displays? (when the tv is enabled)

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I just finished building a new computer (my first build)

Everything powers on: CD/DVD Drive, Motherboard lights up, Chipsetfan, CPU fan, Case fan, VGA card fan...they all spin.

Still there is no output to the monitor. The monitor acts like it is in sleep mode with the power button blinking. The monitor works on another PC, so I assume its not a bad monitor.

I am using:

Motherboard: Abit AN8 nForce4 Socket 939 Motherboard
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice Core Socket 939 CPU
VGA: MSI GeForce 6600GT 128MB DDR3 PCIe w/DVI/TV-OUT
RAM: 2 x Kingston 512MB Non-ECC, CL3 PC3200 DDR 400MHz
Case/ power supply: Premium Silver 2526 ATX 400w 20/24 pin Mid-T / Handle
Additional: 2 x Powmax Case Fan 120mm x 120mm
DVD/CD Burner: DRU-800A Internal Double/Dual Layer & Dual Format DVD Burner
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST3120022A 120GB 7200 RPM 2MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive
CPU Fan/ Heatsink: Thermaltake for AMD Athalon

I've seen the threads about a possible short on the motherboard, I will have to check that this evening and post back here.

Could the VGA be bad? Not enough power? (using a 400 watt ps that came with the case)


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I can't help you, but I can say that the same thing happened to me, and I still haven't been able to fix it. I'm taking it to computer renaissaince today and let them do a free diagnostic. Merc helped me figure out that the motherboard could possibly be bad. However, check the forum labeled "6600 problem" and merc listed a ton of things you could do. They didn't help me, but they could help you.

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