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USB CABLE, Monitor Input, PC input?

Q: USB CABLE, Monitor Input, PC input?

What can be done with USB Cable regarding PC? Is it worth it?

I use a Dual monitor cabe, one end plugs into The Display shared Vga Connection. The other 2 allow me to have up to a total of 3 Displays. Is there products that allow more than the standard 2 outputs? Example 4?
Thank you

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A: USB CABLE, Monitor Input, PC input?

Originally Posted by mmdlshooter

What can be done with USB Cable regarding PC? Is it worth it?

I use a Dual monitor cabe, one end plugs into The Display shared Vga Connection. The other 2 allow me to have up to a total of 3 Displays. Is there products that allow more than the standard 2 outputs? Example 4?
Thank you

USB, even USB3 was never meant for transferring large amount of data needed for HD video, too much conversion has to be made. Laptops are limited by number and type of outputs but desktops can accommodate multiple video cards and even basic cards with Display port that use power of existing GPUs to provide video signal to more monitors or TVs.

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Windows automatically updated last night before shutting down. When I turned on the computer this morning, the HP w2207h monitor was not functioning properly. Each time I rebooted, I received the message "HDMI Input: No Input Signal" before the monitor went to sleep.

I do not believe it is a problem with the sleep and display settings as I have dual monitors and the EN9910 is functioning properly; both are set to NEVER anyway. Further, I have plugged our SONY television into the HDMI port and it works just fine.

I have also plugged the monitor into another computer, using the same cable, and both worked just fine. The hp monitor also functions in the utility mode. Problem seems to exist only when Starting Windows.

This has happened once before with a Windows Update, but I don't recall the solution.

Please help.


A:HDMI Input: No Input Signal -- Monitor Going to Sleep

Hello and welcome aspen can you just make sure the driver for that monitor is ok.

Software & Driver Downloads HP w2207h 22 inch LCD Monitor | HP? Support

But mate I also think you may have answered it yourself in another way. Can you remember when this started happening? If so system restore back to before that date.

Then it is just a matter of downloading any updates if this is what is - one or two at a time until you find which one is the culprit. Make a not of that one and each time it comes up untick it to download / install.

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Hi there, please help (again).
Windows XP Pro
Western Digital HDD
Maxtor HDD
Motherboard KV7MA
PSU 460 watts
RAM 320 gb

Monitor won't come on with normal startup, have to turn it on manually. Shows a box with red blue and green lines and message "Check signal input cable" and "monitor is working". After a few seconds the monitor shuts down (along with everything else) and restarts (along with everything else). It does this continually untill I get fed up and turn it off by holding the power button in for 5 seconds. I tried another HDD with Windows 98se with same results. I tried another computer with same results. The computer worked fine until I installed new HDD. But now does same with old HDD. Any and all help greatly appreciated.

A:Monitor signal input cable

can you borrow a monitor to check? otherwise your video card is suspect.

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Really having some wonk issues with these last two Lenovo products I've bought. It's nuts. Latest weird thing that's happening seems to be some sort of unintended input. Occasionally, I've had the focus repeatedly stolen from an input field I was typing in. I have to click on the field several times, only to have it taken away again, like the mouse is clicking elsewhere. (I've been having issues with clicking things accidentally firing double-clicks--maybe my mouse buttons are faulty? Both the X1E I returned and this X1C have done that.) The other strange thing that's happening is that in iTunes, if I pause my music, it will resume itself 5 seconds later, like the play button some keyboards have was pressed. But this keyboard doesn't even have that, as far as I can tell. It feels like my computer is inventing input. It's maddening.  Any clues? My opinion of Lenovo products has sharply dropped these last couple months.

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Sorry for the silly question, but I am really lost with Windows 8. Did a quick search, but nothing came up (Keyword will only result in how to set input in Win8, not the problem presented here).
Here is the issue.

The short version of the question is how do I move the #@#[email protected]%$#^%$ (display gibberish somehow, boxed in red below) input method above Microsoft Pinyin, while keeping English as my default Display language and Input language.
Longer version here:
I use English and Chinese input, but the default MS Chinese input is "inconvenient", so I installed another input software for Chinese input (the gibberish above, or lets call it method ABCD).
The order I want is English as my default Input method and display, while ABCD as my default Chinese input (when I hit Alt + Shift, should switch from English to ABCD). However, since I can't get ABCD above MS-PinYing, when I Alt+Shift it auto switch to MS-Pinyin, not ABCD (Manually switch from MS to ABCD gets annoying).
In WinXp/Win7 I only need to manually switch to ABCD once, and the system remembers it, but Win8 for some reason automotcally load the language list on every start up =/
Also in WinXp/Win7, I can delete MS-PinYin while keeping ABCD (so I only have English and ABCD), but Win8 doesn't allow me to do that as I must have MS-input or the second line (highlight in green) in language perference doesn't even appear.  
There are some additional points/details.
1 - I must set Chinese as "Language for non-... Read more

A:Language input order issue? (Set Non-MS input as secondary default)

Hello, and welcome to Bleeping Computer.
I can't help you with your specific problem but you may want to look here. Hope it helps.
Under Chinese Input Methods it says to use the Windows key and space bar to easily switch between language inputs.

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  While trying to adjust the resolution I apparently picked a level that Windows hp doesn't like. My monitor now has a box which says input not supported floating around on it and no matter what I try (esc, control-alt-delete, restarting) I can't access my computer at all. PLEASE HELP!
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A:NO INPUT SUPPORTED--Desktop Computer Stuck On Input Not Supp...

Hi there @145755, I hope you find your Support Forum experience a positive one!  It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel.  I understand that you have changed a setting on your computer and now the display is not working.  I am happy to give you a hand with this. Please post the full product number for your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.  HP Desktop PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number? I would suggest you try to start your computer in Safe mode to load basic screen settings. See this document: HP PCs - Windows Safe Mode (Windows 10, 8). As you are unable to see the display properly at this time you will need to follow the process described for "Entering Safe Mode without access to Startup Settings".  If you are able to get in, then make the needed adjustments to your display settings, then restart your system normally to see if the display will come up properly. If not try a different screen resolution. Please let me know whether that works for you, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.

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I have a Dell D610 laptop w/ XP Pro SP2... or had.

I have a corrupted registry entry hosing the keyboard input. The mouse works fine up until the point when I kit the first key on the keyboard when under the Graphical Windows interface. After I hit any key, the mouse freezes as well. This happens if I use the laptop keyboard or an external keyboard connected to a PS2 jack.

I have performed hours of troubleshooting and it is not the keyboard hardware. Keyboard input works during all non-graphical UI (BIOS, Recovery Console, etc.). I even removed the drive and plugged it in to another computer. I made a copy of the WINNT\system32\config files (sam, default, security, system, software) and replaced them w/ a copy of these files from WINNT\repair. The computer boots to Graphical Windows and I am able to type in this session just fine.

How can I "erase" the keyboard driver corruption in the registry (or perhaps a corrupted driver file or set of files)? The problem is that I can't boot the system to a point where I can edit the "corrupted" keyboard entries. I can't use the Recovery Console because I don't have the Administrator password. So I tried to install SP3 from a bootable CD. The minute it asks me to type in the Product Key (a graphical dialog box), input is frozen a the first keystroke (even a key like Caps Lock). Can I actually edit the registry that resides on the boot drive while it is connected to another computer? Any other suggest... Read more

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Hey all, I've been having this issue for a while in OneNote and Drawboard (because it happens in these 2 applications I believe it's a platform=laptop issue and not applications):1. I put annotations on top of PDF printouts in OneNote and in Drawboard PDF using my pen in tablet-like keyboard position2. Right after that touch input stops working for a while, as if it was not touch-enabled device. After 5-15 secs it comes back to life3. This issue does not reproduce when keyboard is in laptop position Has anyone had a similar issue on the same laptop/other Lenovo laptops?My system is a BestBuy-specific sister version of Yoga 14". Thanks,Danil

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I have an A530 that will not connect when using the PC input, but the HDMI out port works fine.  So I attempted to connect to an external monitor and it worked.  So I know the actual HDD is working and that the computer is running properly. I then took an HDMI cable and ran it from the HDMI out port to the HDMI in port and the screen is now receiving the signal from the PC. So now I know both the PC and the A530 screen are working. The PC is out of warranty. Any idea why this is happening?  I currently have an HDMI cable connecting the in/out ports and the computer works, but I'd like to go back to it just using the pc and have an available HDMI port.  

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So my Laptop does accept HDMI as Input to. But i dont know about any program, that can watch what is being put in. Does someone know one?

A:Laptop with HDMI Input, but no program to watch the Input

you can try any of the tuner software and see if that works. things like Windows Media Center, XBMC, MediaPortal, GBPVR.

video editing software like Adobe Premiere. the best, easiest, and cheapest bets would be to try the tuner software first.

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getting no signal input and input not supported messages!
i dont know whats wrong with my pc. and i just spent 80 dollars on a power supply 3 weeks ago. i cant afford to take it to geek squad or something to fix it right now.
I have a custom built PC by a guy a met at school. bad choice. anyway i have a windows vista OS but its only a trial account cause this dude ownd me and i didnt notice it was a trial till 30 days after.
32 bit windows vista home premium OS
geforce 9500 gt
Amd Athlon II X2 250 processor 3.01 GHz
4.00 GB ram
asus MB, not sure what kind all i see is asus
only starts in safemode with networking
Aoc moniter or Adc not sure what it says .
my moniter is plugged in to my video card its an off board.
what is causing this?
a few days ago i downloaded my latest video card driver, restarted the pc and it WAS GOOD! back to normal!! after using it and finally being able to listen to music and play games. i restarted it to see how it would work and it went back to the black screen with red writting in the middle " input not supported"

a few days before this happend i got a virus called anti malware GO or something like that. i downloaded iexplore to get rid of it , i deleted the files and it was gone. im sure it had something to do with it.
please help i cant afford to get a windows 7 or vista upgrade for another 2 weeks so how can i fix it now? could my video card be messed up even tho im on the same PC now in safemode with networking?

A:pc only load in safemode, no signal input , input not supported

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ALC 888 codec
Latest driver 2.46 installed
F7 bios installed

Sony Bravia LCD,

If I'm using the PC input on LCD, sound works great.
If I'm using an HDTV input on LCD, no sound.
Anybody got any ideas about this?
Would really like to use an HDTV input, picture definition is so much better in 1080i.


A:Realtek HD Audio, PC input yes/ HDTV input no

If you have an HDMI OUTPUT on your PC, on many you have to manually set the HDMI on the Video card as the default playback device, rather than the usual "speakers". Go to the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Sound Panel and on the Playback you will probably have an icon for the HDMI, select that as the default playback device and you should get the PC audio in the HDMI signal.

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I have an HP Pavilion A6421.uk computer with an HP w2007v monitor. (The OS is Windows Vista).I've been getting the message "VGA Input - No Input Signal" and the monitor appears to be in sleep mode permanently. I've checked all the connections, cables etc and I have also connected the monitor to an old computer, where it worked fine. I'm guessing I need a new graphics card but don't know how to go about changing it. I have
opened up the box and cleaned it all out, but am not sure what to do now.

Could I take out the graphics card from the old computer and put it in the new one? The old computer is a Dell Dimension 5000 (Windows XP).
Or would it be an option to swap hard drives? (I urgently need to access my work but the old computer got a virus and doesn't work properly).I don't know the first thing about hardware really, so wondered what any of you would recommend I do:
1. Just buy a new graphics card and replace the old one - in which case, what would I buy?
2. Put the graphics card from the old machine into the new one. How do I do this and does anyone have any diagrams?
3. Swap the hard drives so that I use the old box with the new monitor. (this is probably a stupid idea, but who knows).

Please help!!

A:VGA Input - No Input Signal - New Graphics Card?

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Has any one modified a Power Suply to Take 12 volt DC Input?

I would very much like to hear from you, or any one you may of heard of that has done this.

I wanted to Put a desktop case etc. in my car and use it to listen to music...

Thanks to anyone who replies...

A:DC Input Power Supply (12 volt input)

A standard Computer PSU rectifies the incoming mains (120 or 240 volt) and the "chops" it in a switchmode type power conversion.

Therefore as it starts with a high DC voltage (120 or 240 V AC rectified to DC) there is no easy conversion to make it use 12 V instead. Without a complete rebuild and redesign of the PSU.

By far the cheapest and easiest way is to use an off-the-shelf 12 V inverter that converts 12V to 120 or 240 V AC, and then you dont need to bother rebuilding the power supply from scratch.

Has the advantage of easily sourced power supply units for the PC. You would likely get away with a small 200 Watt unit.

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I've been fiddling with this on and off for months, but I don't  know if the problem is with the touchscreen, Windows 10, the drivers, my software, or some combination of those, so none of my troubleshooting has really gotten me anywhere. I bought the Flex 5 and the active pen intending to use the touch screen like a Cintiq monitor, in addition to the Huion graphics tablet I already own, but any pen input just reacts like touch input, making imposible to work comfortably in any painting/animation programs. I also can't figure out a setup that will let me use the active pen and my tablet at the same time; Huion and Wacom drivers don't seem to play nice with each other, so I can't have them both installed at once if I want either of them to be recognized in my software and have pressure sensitivity. I have turned off "tablet mode" in Settings, and in the Control Panel I've disabled "Flicks" and "press-and-hold to right-click". Regardless, using either the active pen or my tablet (which doesn't even interact with the touch screen) will make my computer react like I'm using my finger -- same visual feedback, press-and-hold still right-clicks, dragging with the pen will scroll around the webpage/canvas, etc. Depending on the software I'm using and which drivers are currently installed I can sometimes draw and get pressure sensitivity, but I'll still keep accidentally triggering touch commands with the pen that interrupt my work flow. Even if it's at the cost of touc... Read more

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I've recently been given a new computer from a friend, with all the parts inside except a disc drive and a hard drive. I put in the disc drive from my old computer and bought a new hard drive, but now I've connected everything and turned the PC on the monitor just says "No signal input or cable disconnected". The PSU turns on and lights up, the mobo lights are on and the CPU fan is spinning, I can't tell what the problem is. There's a possibility that I've connected the HD and DVD drive incorrectly as it's been ages since I had to fiddle about inside a computer, but I think I did it right.

Anyone know what this could mean and how to solve it? The monitor is definitely not the problem as it worked fine before this.

A:No signal input or cable disconnected

What screen do you have? And is there a discrete graphics card in the system?
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I got a Compaq Persario V3000

and I have a Digital Audio (S/PDIF) built in my laptop and I don't know were to put my sound cable.

There are two Speakers which I know were to put them

but for Digital Audio (S/PDIF) it say it is located in the Rear Panel jack

Please help me.I know it is located but I don't know were it is on my laptop.

Many thanks,


A:Don't know were to put audio cable in hd sound input

Hi ritesh,

Depending on how you have got your system configured, the audio out socket can provide both analog and digital output.

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I own a Zoltrix TV Max PCI tv tuner capture card for Windows 98. The video card is old and always had a loose cable-TV coax cable input. The cable TV input finally snapped off leaving me without tv on my desktop. I decided to open up the unit and found the connector had its back-end, rigid metal wire severed due to excessive twisting from the cable tv wire (the severed metal connected to the PCB stands vertical perpendicular to the board while the severed coax input end has a protrudng horizontal end). Even though I've never done this before but I was thinking about repairing the unit myself with a soldering iron?!

Is this how I'd go about repairing the Zoltrix TV Max cable input connector? The area to be repaired is incredibly tiny. Perhaps there are tools for reconnecting such a small broken area? BTW the outter metal is grayish, however the breakage area shows what seems to be a more copper-ish color on the inside.


A:I broke my TV Tuner's cable tv input -- HELP!!

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This isn't really a troubleshooting thread btw, I need some expert input on a subject I'm not really familiar with

So currently I have my internet provided by Fios - 15mpbs up and 5 mpbs down. Today a salesman from Cablevision offered me an "upgrade" - 50mpbs up and 8 mpbs down. Now what I understand is that with a fiber optic network, what they advertise (in this case 15/5) is what you usually get. With cable the bandwidth is shared between people in your neighborhood, so one rarely gets that full 50mbps. However, there's so much conflicting information on the internet about this I'm not sure what to believe.

So my question is, should I stay with Fios or switch to Cablevision (cost not considered)? If I do switch, how much of that 50mbps could I realistically use with a cable network?

Thanks for your help.

A:Cable vs. Fiber - Knowledgeable Input Needed

One question I would ask is how many folks in the "neighborhood" have Cablevision.
Then you have to figure out is when you are on the computer. Is it in the morning, evening, or late at night?
Last but not least....are you going to get more noticeable bang for you buck by going to Cablevision?

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Hi all, I have just bought a second hand Dell Dimension 2200. When I switch it on the monitor is displaying
No Signal input, check video cable. I was using this computer at the home of the person I bought it from without problems.

When I have hooked the monitor to a laptop it is displaying on the screen for a couple of seconds the showing me the same error message.

As soon as I switch on the computer it give four short beeps, a short pause then another two beeps.

Any ideas as to what this would be or how I could fix this would be greatly appreciated.


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Dim piesky As Double

On Error GoTo Cancelled - On Error resume next
piesky = InputBox("amount to find", , 196.96)
onerror goto 0
If IsError(piesky) Then Exit Sub Else MsgBox 77
If IsNumeric(piesky) Then v = 1 Else Exit Sub
If piesky = "false" Then Exit Sub
If piesky = "" Then Exit Sub
If piesky = 0 Then Exit Sub

piesky is used to find row number

In blue is the code I tried. Nothing seems to work and if cancelled or blank entry gives an error

Why am I diming the input as Double? Cause nothing else works to find a $196.96 amount in a column
with my program except the double. Column is formatted to accountancy.

A:input box error when using double as input

Okay guys, found a solution, the best I could with my limited knowledge.

dim wonky as double
userinput=inputbox (" xxxxxxx")
if userinput="" then exit sub

this then finds sums in a col like 99.99 which if the input is normal or currency or whatever
does not work in my program. Perhaps there is another dim function that can be used
that does not require all the above

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I'm looking at getting my son a monitor for his birthday, and some insight as to what are the better models would be helpful. I kinda narrowed it down to a ViewSonic P95f+ and the Nec FE991SB.

Anyway, if you all have ideas let me know...


A:New Monitor Input

Actually, the brand and model of the monitor is irrelevant. What the question to ask is "what is the main purpose of his computing?" If it is gaming, then you wil be looking for a monitor that is compatible with video cards using 64MB RAM or higher, although 32MB will work for most games. If he uses the computer mostly for Word Processing, Excel (or Spreadhseet), email and casual Internet useage, then 32MB video is fine. Programming in Visual Basic, 32MB or higher. Graphics, 128MB RAM and higher.

Fortunately, most models on today's market meet any of the above requirements, so your selection is huge. But again, the question is "what is the main purpose of his computing" then take it from there.

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Hey Guys,

It's my first build. The power turns on on the PC then switches off about 5 seconds later. Then about 20 seconds later it boots up again and stays on. I can't, however, see what's going on as I can't get any signal on the monitor.

It is a Novatech 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor Full HD - link to specs here http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/monitors/NOV-24LCDA.html

It has DVI and VGA connectivity - no hdmi.

My GPU is: ATI RADEON 6950 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-EXPRESS - link to specs here http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/...ongraphicscards/atihd6900series/NOV-6950.html

The graphics card has DVI and HDMI slots.

I don't have a DVI to DVI cable - is this the problem? I possess two cables: a standard vga to vga cable with standalone DVI converter for one end. And I also have a DVI to HDMI cable.

Also - I have tested the monitor with another computer, using the vga cable without the DVI converter (the other computer only has VGA sockets) and it worked fine.

Thanks in Advance,

A:No Input on Monitor

I would guess that the cabling or the video card would have to be the problem. Go get a dvi to dvi cable and see if it works. If it doesn't return it, and you can most likely assume that the video card is defective.

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I have a hp m9040n running vista home premium. The problem started when I started using my big screen for a monitor. I decided to do a factory restore and when I did pc crashed halfway through. now I get no display to monitor any monitor. I have upgraded the power and replaced graphics card with same kind still nothing. so I replaced motherboard and processor with same replacements still nothing. iv tried resetting cmos battery and using the jumpers. pc turns on but no display, monitor immediately goes to sleep. I have no idea why pc is not outputting to monitor. im no computer expert and don't know anymore options please help. the fact that I was running my recovery discs when this happened may be contributing to the prob but i have no idea.

A:no input to monitor

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Hello, just came across a problem and am not sure where to go with it. I did a cleaning of my hard drive and was reloading the software when it started to freeze. So I reformated my hard drive again and things went fine. The next morning I turned my computer on to finish the software install and my monitor is not getting input from the CPU. Furthermore, on normal start up my PC gives one audible beep, but it is not doing this. I do not get that normal audible beep and my harddrive light is solid. Is my problem the video card, harddrive, motherboard, chip or memory. Thanks for your help!

A:No input to monitor!

Can you tell if the machine is booting or not?

You reformatted your HD as in rebuilding it? Was it the HD with your OS on it?

Does it post (show the BIOS information)? Are any lights on your monitor on?

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Created a new non-admin account. My volume control works and appears in the status bar just fine but it is completely MISSING the last column, Input Monitor. I've heard of it being grayed out but never missing. I don't know how to attach an image here but it's pretty self-explanatory anyway, the volume control literally just has 4 columns. Please help me enable the Input Monitor, which works on other non-admin accounts on the same computer and of course on the admin ones as well.

edit: WOW I feel pretty stupid. There's an option to enable it in the menus of the volume control itself :-/

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HI,I have an hp a6403w Intel m board .I keep getting no input screen
on monitor.So far i have put in a new video card... no help.
New power cord no help.tonight i bought new 750 watt power
supply no help.I have pulled out memory chips powered cpu on
get beeps put back in no help.I have tried onboard video no help.
I have tried to pull out power cord holding power button on for 60 sec
plug back in. you guessed no go. all lights come on cpuprocessor fan are working
ovideo card fan runs. Im stumped guys any help is appreciated.

A:No Input on monitor

It sounds as though the monitor itself may be the problem.

Do you have access to another computer that you can connect the monitor to?

Have you checked that the video lead doesn't have any bent pins and is securely connected?

If the monitor proves to be alright then you need to consider whether it's the motherboard at fault as you say you've tried another graphics card.

You could check your memory sticks are seated firmly and that there's no dust laying in the case.

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Up until about a month ago, my computer was working great. However, one day when I turned it on the monitor would not display anything, and it would only say "No VGA Input" before going to sleep. I checked the vga cord and it was plugged in. I took it out, rehooked it, and it still wouldn't work.

I turned the computer off and rebooted it and it still did not work. I tried a few more times and once it came up as normal. I thought maybe it fixed itself, but once I turned it off and turned it back on the next day, the same problem occurred. I don't have any computer knowledge whatsoever. I tried looking around on the Internet for solutions and some said that it could be the monitor or my video card could be burned out.

Please somebody help. I don't know what to do.

By the way, my computer is an HP Pavilion Magnesium Gray Edition p6404y with NVIDIA GeForce 9100 integrated graphics.

A:My monitor won't come on. No VGA input??

Hi, if you can you should try the monitor with another computer. If you don't have one, take it to a friends house and plug it into theirs. That will tell you if the problem is your monitor or your computer.

Or, if you have a spare monitor available then try plugging that in. That will also tell you if the problem is your monitor or your computer.

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I have a gateway computer about 3 years old. My daughter kicked the tower over and the computer froze. All I could do was restart by shutting down improperly. After restarting the tower started up but nothing would display on the monitor. Tried new monitor cord. Did not work. Tried new monitor, still nothing. What else would be stopping a signal to the monitor??


A:No Input to Monitor

nik11 said:

What else would be stopping a signal to the monitor??

ThanksClick to expand...

Broken trace on the motherboard...a capacitor could have broken off...

Any number of things really.

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Hi, I recently let my friend borrow my Lenovo V570 laptop while I was out of town because he wanted to fix the keyboard which did not work at all. The keyboard was removed and reinstalled with a new one but a worse problem was created. The power button cable was removed and the plastic piece that locks it was lost. I cannot afford to pay for computer repair or a new motherboard, I know its still good since the battery light is on and charges when plugged in.

Now I cannot turn on my laptop at all and I need it for school ASAP. I read through the maintenance manual many times for this laptop but it does not say exactly what each one of these inputs are for. So my plan was to remove the plastic lock from the cable for the touchpad. At this point I dont care if the keyboard or touchpad works (I will use USB keyboard and mouse) I just need to be able to power it on and working USB ports.
So I unplugged the plastic lock from the input I believe was the touchpad and tried to install it in the power button cable input since it looks like the same size. Problem is it is very small and difficult to work with and when I tried to install it I slightly bent one of the pins (shown in photos below.

If I carefully straighten out the pin on the cable input and try it again (any tips would be appreciated in doing this) do you think the plastic lock I removed will fit in the power button cable input? Also are these plastic lock pieces hard to find if I need a replacement?

Also does anybody k... Read more

A:Need help with Power Button Cable Input Plastic Lock on Laptop Motherboard!

It may or may not fit, sometimes every connector is different. Personally I would use hot glue to keep the cable in place.

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Hello guys, I believe this is my first post on the forums, so please forgive my ignorance towards computers. My rig is pretty outdated by today's standards, but, until my current problem, I had no issues running video games, (Skyrim, SW:tor, CoD:MW 3). However, about a few weeks ago when I initially woke up the PC up from sleep mode, the desktop would show but then the screen would black, monitor light still green though. About a week ago, when I went to wake it up, the screen light turned green then immediately went orange and a "No Signal Input" warning flashed upon the monitor before it went black, no desktop view this time.

I initially thought monitor or video card. I switched both components, separately, with another PC in which both components are known to work, and the problem still persisted. I then tested the RAM individually, and also tested RAM with the other PC's that works fine. That stretched my PC abilities, thus I took it to a shop, and they did the some checks and came up with no definite solution other than motherboard or PSU. They ordered a 600w PSU and installed it with the same problem. My question is two part I suppose. Would, after those checks, it appear that the problem lay with the motherboard? And if so, would it be worth replacing a motherboard with such outdated hardware?

My PC stats, to the best of my knowledge:
OS: Windows xp sp3
GC: Nvidia 9800 gtx
PC: AMD (cannot recall specific model, but dated no doubt)
PSU: 600W
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My laptop downloaded Windows 10 on Friday....I was not able to completely use windows 10 with my laptop so I went back to Windows 7....now my second monitor will not come on. It says no input signal. It did this as well with Windows 10...any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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Compaq Presario 6435cl was doing fine...tried power supply in another comp, that comp said reinstall win95...replaced power supply back in original pc, now when I power up, the cd-drive LEDS blink and only the yellow "active" LED blinks for a few secs, then everything quits except for the fans. Monitor LED doesn't even illuminate from yellow to green. Any suggestions?

A:No Input Signal on monitor

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Go HERE and read my post. A message for all newcomers.

Did your computer run ok before you took the psu out?

Make sure you have connected everything properly.

If this doesn`t work then maybe you need a new psu, or mobo.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Hi guys, i'm a student with very little experience of pc's. 2 days ago my desktop computer (xp operating system) did
not send a Signal to my monitor. Normally, when I turn my pc on it beeps and
then the monitor comes on. Now, you can see the pc light up and you can hear the fans
but you do not hear the beep and no signal is sent to the monitor. This problem happened once two days ago but after 10 or 15 attempts it eventually beeped and came on. However, it has refused to turn on since. I'm worried as I have all of my student work on the computer and I hope this is not going to be lost. I've changed the cable, and i've tried another
monitor so I'm 100% sure it is my computer.

What do you guys recommend me doing? I'm obviously quite worried about all of my work!

Thank you in advance,

A:Pc not sending input to monitor

Most likely causes are
Failed PSU - even tho the fans run and lights come on is NOT an indicator that the PSU is working ok
CPU fried
Motherboard kaput.

Your data on the HDD should be ok, you can remove the drive and fit in a working PC to retrieve if you so wish

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I recently bought ( 2 weeks ago) an AOC E970swn monitor and it had been working great until last night where I changed the resolution from the recommended 1366x768 to 1920x1080 which caused the screen to get much brighter and the "input not support" message to appear and float around my screen. I tried to fix this by changing back to the recomended resolution but all that happens is that everything shuffles a little and the icons on my desktop get smaller, the brightness and the "input not supported" message stay the same.

Hopefully, someone knows what to do plz

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I have googled myself blind in the past months trying to resolve an issue i have with my LCD monitor and come seeking your wise council in the hope that someone can tell me im missing something rather obvious.

I am using an xp PC, nvidia gforce 7200 card to a viewsonic VA2213w LCD monitor that has ONLY a dsub VGA type input connector.

Now, my monitor works fine at its native res (1920 x 1080) but as the lead provided with the monitor is not long enough for my current set up (with the PC in the next room) i have purchased a series of 5m VGA cables, all of which give me the good old 'out of range' message when i try using them.

If i change the resolution to another setting (1024x768) the monitor comes on but with the display all over the place.
1920x1080 is still an option in the menu but selecting it brings up the 'out of range' message again.

Strange thing is, if i boot using the original lead then switch to one of the 5m leads, off we go on a 1920x1080 adventure. This is not a workable solution as the computer is still in the room.
Its like windows is just not picking up the monitor with any of the new leads.
I have installed new drivers, i have installed old drivers (for gforce and monitor) all to no avail, but it would be helpful if i at least new what was causing the problem.
I can no longer continue to purchase leads in the blind hope that one will work as i have exhausted my budget for this project (poor young father).

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Hi I am trying to run a Radeon 3870 HD 512MB GDDR4 HD Display but the monitor keeps going to sleep lazy monitor. It is a LCD HP w22" Which is brand new monitor I gotten last year very nice monitor. Anyways I plug the power 6pin into my videocard and then I made shure the card was lock in it was plus the fan is working ok not to loud. Then I press my I/O power switch on and also the monitor nothing just a blank screen on my LCD Monitor. So I switch my videocard back to x1600 Radeon DDR2 512MB Pro card my monitor saws it.
So I check my BIOS screen it is pick as PCI-E which is normal even I download newest drivers from ATI.ADM site nothing. The box says it really works and I even call Visiontek which I was surprize they anwser. Anyways they say did you update the BOIS yes I did, did you download newset drivers I say yes I did.
I guess maybe it could be bad hardware needs to be update from local pc shop etc. Thats my only option. Its no my CPU I am running on 700 Watts Intel 4 newest intel board running on double 2 core processors.
And also running on 2GB of DDR-SDRAM memory. Every thing else is up to the date.
I think I going to return it and get it from my local computer store see they can install cheaper HD card that has DDR2 GDDR4 should work fine. It has a power cooler on my new ATI thats why I want it. If not downgrade should not matter it is so allot newer then my old card.

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Sorry if this is in the wrong forum (it was the closet related to my issue that I could find)

So I don't know what happened exactly but for some reason my monitor just.....stopped working. It's like it's not connected to the computer even though the cables are in both sockets (monitor and harddrive)

First the power button on the monitor stopped working (can't press it in) and now this.

I surmise that it is the cable however, as I tried connecting it to my AOC L19W861 TV but that shows no video either).

Could it be the cable?

Or is my monitor broken or something?

I really need help, I have a document on there that I absolutely need to finish, or at least obtain somehow but I can't do anything because my monitor is not working. Is there a way to back up some data/files via flash driveor something without seeing what's going on (stupid question, I know)?
Any help is appreciated!

A:Monitor not showing input. Please help!!!

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I have tried reading through the forums to get an answer before trying to post my problem, but no luck.

My problem is, the monitor does not show any sign of life when I turn on my computer.
I have checked to make sure everything is securely plugged in and everything.

Some of the posts I have read have said to run in safe mode and download the drivers again, problem is, I can't even get it to go into safe mode. I do not get any signal from the video card.

I was originally running my computer with two geforce 7900 GT's, but took it down to one, I don't remember why, and now neither of them are working on either PCI-E slot.

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Please can someone give any input or suggestions as to what might be causing it?
Should I buy a new video card? The mobo shot?

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Hello, I have connected my Acer AL1717 monitor to my computer and this happened...

PS: Sorry for awful quality

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A:Input not support. Yet I can use the monitor

What resolution are you trying to use? It may be that your monitor can't support the resolution and gives the "Input not supported" error. The screen looked out of aspect in your pictures...

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We just bought a Hp Pavilion p6-2133w, we hooked it up to a sony monitor, we had to hook them up with a adapter that takes the dvi-d from the computer and adapts it to vga for the monitor. The problem is the monitor doesn't act like it is reading the signal. Assistance would be greatly appreciated so I can get my grandad online again.

A:Hp Pavilion won't input to monitor.

If it's an older monitor on a newer computer, the computer may be outputting video not compatible with an older monitor. Try hooking it up to a new monitor so you can see, go into control panel, click display, click change resolution, change the video settings to output to 800x600, and try hooking it back up to the old monitor.

I've seen this happen in a video-teleconference facility where users are hooking up new laptops outputting at 1600, when the displays can only handle up to 1280.

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motherboard - asrock a88m-g/3.1
gpu - gtx 750 ti
cpu - am fx-4350 (not sure though)

my monitor won't detect an input from the gpu, and it isn't a cabling issue. i have no spare parts to test this with, so if at all possible i'd like to figure out what's wrong with it without taking it to a repairman or replacing parts needlessly.

the monitor won't display anything on screen, and will only show that it's trying to detect an input, then shuts off. it started humming a few months back, and sometimes i need to fiddle with the HDMI because no audio will play from the monitor. it's about a decade old.

i ran a stress test on my GPU a few months back and it passed. there's no artifacting / strange displays on anything; the only things maybe relevant are that on the night before my PC broke, i had a lag in an online game i was playing, but i was also streaming music at the time... the lag stopped a few minutes after i turned off the music and more or less went back to normal, so it's unclear if it was just a poor wifi connection or my GPU really dying.

the motherboard i only suspect because at the same time as my PC refused to display an image, one of the case fans stopped working. however, the case fan isn't broken, the pins simply won't register any fan in that slot now. i can turn my PC on with the start button, but i can no longer force it to turn off.

some things that may or may not be important:

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okay so heres the problem,

i built a new build pc a few weeks ago and it was working fine up until about 2 weeks ago when after i shut it down and tried to restart it it wouldnt boot properly,
the monitor was displaying no signal input and the idle light was showing,
it took several restarts for the monitor to show any input,
however the next time i shut it down and restarted the computer i had the same problem of no input to the monitor and the computer not starting and once again it took several restarts for the bios to show and the computer to start up properly.

the next time the same thing was happening but this time when the bios loaded up it would freeze at the POST screen or during the bios or at the loading operating system screens, and would not fully boot. and occasionally when it did load the operating system (windows 7) it would freeze a few minutes after starting.
i decided i needed to leave it on now because i had work to do etc. and wasnt planning on shutting it down, however after a few hours windows update decided it wanted to restart my system abd now it will not work again.
the power button turns on the system but cannot turn it off and the monitor is still not showing any of the bios which i doubt is running.

i have tried taking out the graphics card and using on board graphics, to no avail
i have reseated my RAM and tried each of the 2 sticks individually, with no success,
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A:BIOS not starting, no monitor input

I was going to suggest using an old school VGA plug-and-play monitor to see if the screen activates and hopefully resolve a graphics driver issue. However, the more I read, the more it sounds like you have a bad motherboard. Good thing it's under warranty, eh?

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everytime i turn my computer on now it loads fine until it gets to the password screen, then the screen goes black and my monitor say input out of range. i try to change my resolution in safe mode and in low res mode by pressing f8. but everytime i restart and try to boot in normal mode it just wont save the resolution settings. can anyone help?

A:My Monitor says input number out of range


Boot into safe mode & remove the device.

When you reboot it will re-install in a working mode. All you have top do then is set the resolution to something that works, test & keep the settings.

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Hi, i own a BenQ T903 19" LCD monitor and lately its been acting up. Basically a blue screen continuosly appears and disappears on the monitor saying:

"input select" then gives me two options D-sub and DVI

but i dont have to press anything and it will just keep flickering on my monitor, its absolutely annoying. The only fix i can think of was to check my connection, and its fine. Any ideas?

A:Monitor has issues with detecting input?

That sounds like it's searching for a signal. You need to hook the monitor to another computer first, to rule out problems with the video in your desktop.

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Hi, I bought a new monitor, an AOC, and followed the installation instructions on the box: attach to rest of system, turn on, insert installation disk, hold down monitor button for 2 seconds.
Unfortunately I then get "Input not Support" as the only message on the screen and if I push the button for another 2 seconds I get "D-sub. DV1" as a message. I tried F4 but that didn't do anything. As you can probably guess I am a rank amateur and have no idea what to do now,

A:AOC monitor showing Input not support

Hello and welcome to TSG!!

If your computer is that old, I'm guessing Windows XP and you are using the D-sub (probably a blue D-shaped connector with 15 pins) to connect the monitor. Can you confirm, and provide a model # of the monitor? Desktop/laptop?

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