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Q: Solved: No picture on monitor

i bought a new monitor the other day, and its plugged in correctly, the motherboard is fine, everything works fine, but the monitor just won't recognize the wireless keyboard and mouse (and even the mouse i plugged in; and its either they aren't being detected, or there's a different problem). it just turns on, says "Auto Detect: entering power save", and the screen goes black. the computer had been freezing up beforehand, but its been like this for 2 days now. I'd like to get the monitor up and running again. I'm not too good with computers yet, so simplistic directions would be great, if this is even fixable.

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I have an old computer that was given to me, it currently has windows 95 on it, I am going to run it as a firewal, but to do this I have to get it to show something on a monitor, I have tested 5 monitors and they all say No Signal Inputer, or just show nothing, I have changed the graphics card out with 2 different graphics cards, and still the same thing, I am going to take the mobo out and clean the case out, and then remount it some time soon, to make sure the motherboard isn't being shorted out, if anyone has any suggestions, or needs any more information please post.

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I am using an ATI All-In-Wonder 9600 with 2 monitors.

Last night I had to uninstall and re-install the ATI software; for some reason I had lost the Capture Driver. After re-installing everything worked fine. This morning I turned on the computer and the monitors did not come on. I turned them on manually and they give a "NO SIGNAL" message. Is this a coincidence? Could the re-installing of the software cause it to not even show the BIOS bootup screen? I'm totally lost as to what to do. Install another video card - I may have one still around somewhere?

Any help would be much appreciated. I'm not at home now but any advice will be taken when I get there this evening. I do have a second computer there so I can respond to any comments, questions, etc.

Thank you,

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Ok i just installed a new power supply and a new geforce 8400 video card. The computer turns on and beeps like 3 times and my monitor just lights up the orange button and won't show a picture. What do the beeps mean? What should I do??????

A:Solved: Monitor will not display picture!!!

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i have connected a pc that worked fine into a new room and now no picture screen goes to sleep as if not input and pc sounds like its working fine. however if i disconnect the wire then reconnnect the screen light goes green then sleeps so must get some input? i have hoovered inside and made sure nothing came loose while moving it? thanks

A:Solved: the pc and monitor turn on but no picture?

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I just recently bought a used emachines computer, and it was having problems. It has an AMD Athlon XP 2800+, 512K L2 Cache, 333MHz FSB. It had the original MOBO in it, and I just replaced that with an ASUS A7V8X-MX SE. The original MOBO was bad, because the power supply and fans would come on automatically when plugged in, but nothing would work. Now that I replaced the MOBO, everything comes on and runs, but I am getting no picture on the monitor. I tried replacing and reseating the RAM, replaced the battery, used the onboard video card, and tried using the AGP 8x GeForce FX5500 256MB I just bought. I have pretty much tried everything I can think of, except for replacing the CPU, which I really hope I don't have to do. Does anyone have any recommendations? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

A:Solved: Installed new MOBO...No Picture On Monitor

I had a similar problem. The issued turned out to be the memory. Try different sticks. In my case the new board could not handle PC3200, even though the manual said it could.

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My 9 year old daughter was on the kid's Compaq computer using the "Jumpstart" Web site when she says "the computer started doing something and then the monitor went dark." She thinks there was a message that said something about "internet explorer" right before the monitor went dark. I wonder if what happened was that there was a problem with internet explorer so it "turned off" OR I wonder if the computer was just restarting itself after an automatic download in order for the new stuff to take effect. I think it was highly possible that when the computer started "doing its own thing" that my daughter started clicking keys to try to stop the process not knowing what was going on.

So now here is what I am left with. The green power button on the monitor is not lit and the screen shows nothing. I can turn the computer off by pressing the power button on the tower (I hear one ding). I can turn the computer on by pressing the power button on the tower...I hear the computer power-up, I hear the usual "ta-da-ta-da" and then a few seconds later a "da-da," but the monitor does nothing. After the computer has set for awhile and is quiet, I can move the mouse and hear the computer "wake up," but still see nothing on the monitor.

Do you think my daughter pushed something that is the reason the monitor seems to be "turned off," and if so, what can I try? I understand computers very little so ... Read more

A:Solved: computer starts but no picture on monitor

Hi momathome,

It sounds more like trouble with the physical connections on the monitor, but it is possible something changed on your windows settings. Try disconnecting the monitor cable (the cable that runs from the back of the monitor to the back of the computer) and reconnect it on both ends. You can leave the computer on to see if the display comes back.

If that doesn't work, try booting the computer in Safe Mode to see if this will allow you to get the monitor to come up. Press the power button on your computer to turn it off, then turn it back on. Begin hitting the F8 key on your keyboard repeatedly (don't hold it down) for about 20-30 seconds. Then press enter and give your computer a few minutes to power up.

If your monitor comes back in Safe Mode, things will look really strange. Right-click anywhere on the desktop that does not have an icon, then click on "Properties" in the menu that appears. This should open your display properties. From there, click on the Advanced tab and see what your monitor settings are. If you have more than one monitor that shows up in that window, make sure Monitor 1 is active and set as the "Primary" display. If so, click OK and try restarting the computer.

Hope this helps!

--- Russ

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I'm working on my pastor's homemade pc so I can 't really post what it is cuz I booted it and was starting to load some anti-virus and the monitor started blinking and then no picture. The monitor went into a hibernation mode as the green indicator light went yellow. The pc was fully booted. I've replaced the vid card thinking that that was it but to no avail.
After the Windows XP flash screen appears the monitor goes blank.
What else could this be?
Please help!
May God bless,

A:Solved: Display trouble, no picture on monitor..

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I'm a real computer illiterate and I readily admit it. I don't even know if this is the correct place to post. Please forgive any first time faux pas.

Lately when we try to view certain websites the picture shakes - a lot. It makes you dizzy. Per example: All of Yahoo! is fine, but Playsite shakes when it first opens. We have games downloaded and they shake too.

Not all sites, not all games. E-mail is ok, everything else is fine.

Our computer is a Packard Hell (did I say that???) and it is about 4 or 5 years old. We had a hard drive crash and it was successfully repaired about 4 months ago.

We are slow but were working fine until this.

Is this a monitor?? A friend suggested opening the tower and cleaning something with canned air. Scary for me.

I would appreciate clear understandable replies.

Thanks so much.


A:[SOLVED] Monitor picture shaking big time

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(using public library computer now)
My 15 month old,Compaq computer without warning crashed. All of a sudden there was no picture as i was online. Monitor showed "NO SIGNAL".

I rebooted,same message from monitor. Its got to be the computer as i hooked up the monitor to another computer and it worked. i hooked up another 2nd monitor and no signal,that 2nd monitor worked on another computer too. So knowing its something to do with the Compaq computer,i checked out the "dumb" things it could be:video card unseated inside,loose cables,loose wires,power on,rested the computer overnight..the problem remains...no signal on monitor.

When i now start the computer,the power lights come on including the indicator,flickering light the computer is doing something,but no windows,no bios boot up, appears on the monitor..maybe they are booting up but i cant see it.maybe not. I unhooked the keyboard at some point when i was changing monitors,when i rehooked the keyboard ,the keyboard shows no lights so i assume the boot is not happening at all.

This might mean something,it might not:the 3 weeks before this problem occurred,3 times the "no signal" showed up,i rebooted and had a picture.
3 times my computer froze(for the first times ever),rebooted everything worked. Also lately, at one point i was thinking my dsl modem was on the way out as the little dual-screen icon for a internet connection keep flickering.

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A:Solved: Computer Down--power On,monitor Good,no Picture!

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I got a Mag Innovision LT2219WDB 22in LCD display today and hooked it up to my xbox 360 Im running both the 360 and the monitor in 1680x1050 resolution (which is the monitor's native resolution) The issue I'm having is not with the Xbox it is the monitor, The picture is being stretched past the horizontal borders of my screen. Im sure it is the monitor because when i go through the settings and reduce the Hsize and position i get different results, one time i could see more of the picture and now i cant even get that to happen. Also when trying different resolutions via the Xbox things would look to be alot better but when messing with the settings on the monitor i accidentally hit "Auto" and then the screen gets shifted up and to the right. Afterwards whenever i try those resolutions the screen reverts back to the messed up settings.
Is there a way to completely reset the monitor's settings (Using Reset in the menu still seems to leave the messed up settings)
I'm wondering if there is a battery or something i can remove to clear any saved settings.

Thank you for your time,


A:Solved: Mag Innovision LT2219WDB 22" LCD Monitor Picture not centered/Stretched

Ive been reading about overscan but this seems to be limited to actual TV's, is this something that could affect a PC monitor?

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I want to connect my cabletv box HDMI feed to be seen on my computer monitor on only part of my screen while I work on my PC looking at the same (HDMI capable) monitor.
I think I have to get a USB to HDMI converter to plug into my Dell inspiron 5315 computer and then
get a HDMI switcher with PIP to do this. Does this sound right or is there a better way to do this.

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Hi, few days ago screen on my notebook Probook 6560b  with discreete GPU 6470M went black.  Monitor does not have any backlight and also there is no picture on it (looking at angle...so it is not faulty backlight). Pulled all devices out (HDD, CD-ROM) but monitor still remains blank (no BIOS screen). On external output (VGA or DP) there is pictrure, but it can not load any Windows (I have dualboot Windows 10 and WindowsXP). In Windows 10 shows error: VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE What failed: atikmpag.sys. In Windows XP, also blue screen with error in atikmpag.sys. So, I booted in SafeMode and remove Radeon HR6470M driver and put Standard VGA driver. Now PC boots to OS, but still only on external monitor. Tried to reinstall drivers, but it always fails with blank screen and PC freeze.With some many tries and restarts, in one moment notebook monitor starts to working again. But only up to next Windows restart.I tried to put new HDD in it and install fresh Windows...but same thing. Booted from live linux distro...only external monitor works. So, as I can see, external monitors on VGA or DP can work but only with generic VGA drivers. OS correctly recognize graphic card, but when driver is installed external monitor also goes blank and windows freezes (not responding on caps/num lock, no longer pingable on network).As in one moment internal monitor went back online it seams that maybe is some bad connections...but where...GPU or video memory? Also tried HP diagnostic... Read more

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I have been infected by "about blank" before and repaired it, this one is annoying me...help!

A:Solved: Click to see larger picture...about blank pops up with no picture!

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can someone help me please, i just set-up my old pc with a new hard drive and when i conncet the monitor to the on-board graphic card there's no picture on the monitor i don't known what i can do, please help me!

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tap f8 when booting and choose vga mode and install the drivers from the m/b setup cd

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There is no picture on my monitor. Just completely black. Everything is properly connected and everything is turned on and the screen is still black no picture. The dvi cable is not the problem it had to be the monitor acting up or my computer acting up. I locked my computer when I left my room and I turned off my monitor. When I came back to go on my computer I turned on the monitor and there was no picture just black. I moved the mouse to wake the monitor up or the computer up. Nothing worked still black screen. This is unbelievable Maybe Windows 7 is acting up and it's a bug that caused this weird issue. Windows 7 could be the culprit or my computer. I had to turn off my computer completely because the black screen was still there and when I turned my computer back on the monitor was working again I saw a picture. I saw the windows 7 login screen password. Please tell me how and why this happened.

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I turned on my monitor and there is no picture. The computer is on. The monitor says "no signal." Does this mean the video card has died and needs to be replaced? This top of the line Lenovo computer is only 2 years old
I tried plugging another monitor into the other port, same result.

A:No picture on my monitor

im assuming its a desktop and not a laptop. if another monitor had the same result it sounds like the video card might be bad and will have to be replaced.

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I have an oldish dual core PC , EP41-UD3L motherboard , 4 gig ram , GTX 260 running XP .

I stopped using it a couple of years ago and gave it to my dad , its sat gathering dust so I decided to set it up for him to use . It had 3 HDD in it , the main one I have in my new PC as a slave , currently in it is one IDE and one SATA HDD . I unplugged the IDE drive and got ready to re-install windows.

Problem is theres no picture on the monitor , I tried another monitor , same story, I put another graphics card in , same story . You cant plug a monitor into the motherboard so I assume theres no built in GPU. The PC ran fine for me last time I used it about 18 moths ago , the memory was removed but I put some more in.

Really got no idea what to do as with no picture I cant do anything and I'm stumped. I can't tell if everything/anything else is working without a picture , all the fans are going , all the motherboard LED lights are on. I can't hear any beeps at all when switching the PC on.

I havent built a PC for years or messed around with them but am I correct in thinking that even if the memory isnt working or the HDD ishould still get a picture? . Kind of hard to do anything without a picture.

A:No picture on monitor

Reseat the ram same thing happened to me if that doesn't work id say its something with the ram

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I'm trying to hook up a 32" Emerson TV as monitor to a Windows 10 computer using HDMI.

There is not a video card as such?it is the graphics included on the Intel chip.

The picture is too big for the screen. The first column of icons on the desktop is barely visible and the task bar is almost totally hidden.

The highest resolution available in Display Settings is 1920 x 1080. When I open a window the text is very clear/sharp.
I have not been able to find any way of reducing the size of the picture using the TV/monitor settings.

Q1: How can I reduce the size of the picture so it just fills the screen?

Q2: Can I get a higher resolution than 1920 x 1080?

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Hi all,

I installed a brand new case and PSU on my old setup (Asus M2NPV-VM) and there is still no picture on the screen. I tried using the onboard video, and then tried plugging my video card (nVidia 7600GT) but nothing works. The same thing happened to my when the system was using my old case, nothing would show up on the screen. I'm out of ideas.

Please help.


A:No picture on monitor - new PSU

Did it occur to you to:

Try a new signal cable to check that existing cable may be faulty?
Try a different monitor to establish whether the monitor has packed up?

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We have given our HP Pavilion desktop to our 2 children to use and we recently purchased a notebook for us to use. We also purchased a new flat screen monitor for the HP desktop. Everything was working fine on our children's computer, but in the last couple of days there has been no picture on the monitor when we turn it on. When we boot up the computer, we do not hear any Windows XP sounds, and when we press on the caps lock button there is also no sound. The button that you press to boot up the computer is lit up though, so the computer itself is on. We would like to begin a complete recovery on the system, but we can't without seeing what needs to be done on the monitor. Please help!

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Does the computer make any sounds at all? Such as when it usually powers up it should have an initial system beep. Also just to confirm, does the monitor work by itself? You should be able to test it using the laptop it it also has the same vga connector. And lastly, do you have access to another desktop system?

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Recently I tried to turn on my computer but the monitor would not receive a picture. The computer sounds like it is starting up like normal and the monitor is receiving power. What could the problem be?? I am running off of an Asus motherboard and an Asus Radeon video card. I tried hooking up another monitor to my computer but it too didn't receive a picture. Please help.

A:No picture to monitor. Help!!!

do you get to the desktop screen or does it :giddy: restart and restart?

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Model: vx2035wm

Power light blinks blue but no picture. I swapped it out with CRT monitor with no issues on the CRT monitor. How hard is it if I fix it myself? Whats the name of the part I need to fix this and where to buy the part?

A:No Picture on LCD Monitor

From the info you provided, it's hard to exactly tell what is wrong with your monitor. Most likely you have some capacitors or some transistors that have "burnt up" (failed). You have the blinking light which means that you are still getting some power to it, but not the full amount needed. Looking up the information on the monitor, it is from either 2007 or 2008. My best suggestion is to get a new one. This is not something that is quick and simple to fix. Most of the time when something like this happens, you have to unsolder parts and then solder new parts back on to the board. Also, finding available parts for the monitor might create another challenge. If you are comfortable with this type of repair work, then take the cover off and start looking for "burnt" parts.

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Ok my computer is on and the monitor is on but there is no connection between the two. What isn't working so that the monitor and computer aren't working together? Its a desk top emachines I bought in 2003. runs windows 98 I believe. The emachines monitor went out on me not even a year after I bought it. I bought a used monitor from a friend. Its a gateway. Sorry that's all I got for now. I bought a new computer and monitor since this has happened.

A:No picture on the monitor

Welcome to the TSG forums...

When the monitor isn't showing anything, it is very difficult to tell if the computer is actually WORKING, or only sitting with the fans making noise, due to some problem you can't see, because the monitor isn't working... If the computer IS working, you should be able to see a (small) light flashing on the front of the system; the Hard Drive Activity Light flashes to indicate that the hard drive is busy working during bootup...

OK, let's figure that the hard drive IS working, and a little light IS flashing on the front of the computer while the system boots up... The MOST likely problem is that the videocard inside the computer has come loose, and is no longer making good contact in the slot where it is installed on the motherboard. You MIGHT be able to resolve this by removing the cover from the computer, and trying to reseat the videocard. You will recognize it because it is the card the monitor is plugged into...

Do NOT remove the cover while the system is running; SHUT DOWN and UNPLUG THE COMPUTER before you work on it. Failure to do this can mean serious problems for you, and damage to your system...

It is ALSO possible that something else has come loose inside the computer, though most times, you should hear a series of "beeps" when that happens. However, if your system does NOT have an internal speaker, you won't hear any beeps...

Truth be told, there are a MULTITUDE of reasons why you could be havin... Read more

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The problem started when I tried using a different monitor w/ my desktop pc. There is no picture on the monitor (I've tried it w/ both video cards in my pc, and the monitor works on other pcs), and it doesn't sound like the pc is booting. The fans are on and lights on the front light up, but there is no windows startup music. Also, I have to turn it off from the power supply, the restart button seems to work though. Any help would be awesome

A:no picture on monitor, pc not booting up?

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So, my friend just got a new monitor for his computer. It's an emachines T6410 and has XP and a 3200+ AMD Athlon 64 processor. The monitor is an LG Flatron and when we hooked it up to his computer and turn it on, I'm not sure, but I think the computer isn't sending any signal to the monitor. Because the monitor turns on and the blue light comes on, then the LG symbol comes up, but after that it says power saving mode. It won't show anything else, it just stars hibernating.

Any help would be appreciated, I'm kinda stumped.

A:New Monitor Won't Show Picture

How old is the computer?

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Is it true that the picture size of a 15" lcd monitor is about the same size as a 17" crt?

A:lcd vs crt monitor picture sizes

Hi, plschwartz

It is pretty close, because unlike a CRT monitor, an LCD doesn't cover part of the screen with a bezel.

One thing to remember about LCD screens, however, is that they have a " Native resolution" ( depending on the size of the LCD) and generally do not look good at any other resolution.

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I have now gone through 4 monitors and a new video card during my attempted transition from a 15 inch screen to a 17 inch flat panel. Despite adjusting resolution and refresh rates, the picture always gives shadows. In other words, after each text letter, there are multiple faint repetitions of each letter trailing off to the right. The monitors DO work on another, older computer. I have a 3 year old Dell running Windows XP. Any advice?

A:Fuzzy Monitor Picture

Have also seen this be due to a motherboard. Tried all of what you have done and since it was in warrantee, the motherboard got replaced which solved the problem.

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I am not a computer guru so I am not sure if this is the right forum to ask this question. If not, please advise as to where I should pose this question:
While I am on my notebook computer wirelessly (this doesn't happen on my wired PC) frequently a picture of a monitor appear on the bottom of the right screen-within this box are three rectangular boxes on the bottom. I don't know how to make this disappear without shutting off the computer. It prevents me from seeing everything on my screen. I use avast-don't know if this is a virus, but I am going to run my Avast program in a few minutes. Has anyone had this happen to them?

Thanks for your advice,

A:picture of monitor on my screen


Sorry for the lateness in a reply, but these forums are very busy

Are you still having this problem? If so, can you do the following:




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When I got home from school one day, I turned my computer on and the monitor's picture was and still is upside-down. How do I fix this? What's wrong with it?

A:monitor picture upside-down?

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Can a monitor lose its "crisp and clearness" after so long. I have some older monitors on new machines with the refresh rate maxed. Is there anything else I can do with it or is served its time and needs to be thrown out?

A:Monitor picture clearness

You can try adjusting the contrast & brightness, as I've seen many monitors where users turn them both all the way up and that often causes the pixels to blossom which results in a bright but blurry screen. Though many older cheaper monitors dim so much they have to turn them all the way up, so at that point it's time for a new one. In environments where florescent lighting is used you often need more brightness to overcome the overhead glare, which results in shorter lifespan of the CRT.

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Tried different hardware changes, still nothing shows as a picture on the monitor


A:no picture shows on monitor

Explain a little more in detail. When you start the computer, the monitor doesn't show anything?

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Hello, I am trying to use my TV as a monitor for my computer. I have a GeForce 7950 and an Olevia TV. It has VGA and HDMI but I am trying to use the componet cables from my video card. The blue, green, and red ones. It shows up but everything is blue and white. The colors aren't coming in right at all. I have checked that they are matched correctly multiple times. I was wondering what I may be able to do to fix the problem? I have also tried reinstalling the video drivers. I would like to see if there is any way to fix this using the cables and not having to get a VGA cable.

A:TV picture for monitor"?

It is possible that there may be some type of "component video" type difference. The controller may be outputting Y,Pr,Pb signals while TV is expecting RGB signals.

It may be rather difficult for someone here to help troubleshoot your problem without knowing the exact brand and model number of the video controller card (I believe that GeForce 7950 refers only to the graphics ICs on the card) as well as the model number of the Olevia TV.

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already running LG ultrawide monitor over hdmi.  no vga port so using usb to vga adapter.  hooked up older acer and also dell monitor but neither detects a signal and goes into standby mode.  laptop doesn't see either 2nd external monitor either.is there an additonal piece of hardware I need or a configuration that needs to be done?

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Hello, I need somebody's advice on how to get the max performance out of my PIONEER KURO plasma 60" flatscreen. As many of you know hi-def 1080 is not powerful enough for these $5000 monitors so I would like to use a video card instead to give this engine the fuel it needs to run correctly. I don't watch cable or reg television I strictly watch prerecorded sporting events, movies etc. Here's the catch I will be running it from a slim chassis pc only so I need a very powerful vid card that must fit the narrow chassis design. Hi-Def means Hi-Def and the awful picture quality of anything over 50" is a discrace. At least if there is a Unit that was ever made to look the part the Pioneer was it , so anyone who could bring out the potential of the 6020 FD , please share your thoughts!   VeeDandy

A:I have $5000 monitor with $50 picture HELP ??

First off there are many models.
Pioneer PDP-6020FD 60-Inch Class KURO Plasma HDTV (2009 Model) ??
High-Definition 1080p Resolution (1920 x 1080p)
1080 Progressive Image Reproduction with ability to accept 480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p signals
You did not say what OS or what dell model.
Without full specifications there is no help.

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I own an acer aspire e360 from 2002ish on windows xp professional. It has run without any real problems till just now. Upon normal browsing (nothing ram or memory intensive, no new browsers, no new hardware), the computer "randomly" flashed a bsod. The bsod flashed for too short of a time for me to copy down the error code. After this, the computer rebooted and the monitor receives no signal. The other connections all receive power. After a few seconds of the computer being on, any keyboard input leads to what seems like a restatt judging from the noises from the fan. However, the monitor displays no picture and receives no signal. My best guess is the computer is restarting into a bluescreen. Therefore, by "pressing any key" I am rebooting.

I have tried removing all connections except the power, keyboard, and monitor to the same end. I also tried installing a different monitor with no success. I tried booting into safe mode via f8 multiple times without seeing bios or any signal.
What seems to be the problem?
Thanks in advance.

A:bsod=>no monitor picture?

Hi .

The first thing I would suggest checking is...all connections.

If you have a separate video card (it's not onboard video), then I suggest removing the video card and reseating it. If it's onboard video, then I would (because I have spare components lying around my apartment) try a video card in lieu of the onboard. In such cases, I have to make sure that I have the appropriate video card type that matches up with my motherboard.

The only way that I approach troubleshooting a lack of video on a system...is to try to assure myself that other likely suspects (power supply, RAM, hard drive) can be moved to another system and actually work there.

When I'm sure that the above components/functions are working properly...and I still have a problem...I move on to the hard stuff (CPU, motherboard) as suspects. My experience-level doesn't allow me to do much with these, so I just take the troubled system to a local computer shop (I trust) and ask them to check it out for me.


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My monitor picture is shrinking. It has several fine lines along the top of the picture if I change the screen resolution to much smaller vertically the picture is shorter but the lines go away. any suggestions or is this a bad sign??

A:monitor picture shrinking

check cables, download and install latest video drivers, check there are no large speakers/magnets near the monitor (if it is a CRT) if that doesn't help get a new monitor.

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Hello All,
Yesterday I was surfing the internet, not doing much of anything, no new updates, no new driver or hardware or software installs, just a slow day checking the forums. Everything seemed normal so I leave the computer to go do something for about an hour. When I come back and pressed the space bar (that is how I wake up my computer) the computer fires up but there is no picture on my monitor. It is dead. So I restart the computer and I can get the BIOS screen on the monitor, and I can navigate through the BIOS screen and on start up I can see the Windows emblem on the monitor, but after that it goes black again. So I dig out my old monitor and hook it up and it works perfectly. My main screen is a Samsung S24D360 hooked up by HDMI to my motherboard, I have no graphics card. My old monitor is a 19 inch HP hooked up by DVI-D. I uninstalled and reinstalled the Intel Graphics driver, I got a different HDMI cable off of my Blu Ray player and tried that, I scanned for malware and everything, but still no signal on my main monitor. I need help to figure this out. Thanks.


A:Please Help, No Picture On My Main Monitor

I just booted in safe mode and I got identical video in both monitors. I am beginning to think that this is NOT an HDMI handshake problem but it is something else. I just don't know what to do at this point.

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I have a Viewsonic VG800 monitor that I recently acquired from a bank. The bank was ready to throw away the monitor because it wasn't getting any picture. Then monitor is definitely getting power, just no picture. I have hooked the monitor up to the secondary video port on my graphics card and when I turn the power on I get a BRIEF picture. The monitor then proceeds to power down as if it is getting no video signal. Does anyone have any ideas that might help????

A:Monitor trouble.....Power no Picture

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I have a Dell LCD 17" monitor, when I power it on I only get a grey/white screen no picture. The power light is green. Tried connecting this to another computer with no luck. Any ideas what could be causing this?

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I borowed my friends graphics card because mine was broken.
I tryed to put the card in with the power on the pc ON, after that my pc rebooted all of a sudden,
and when i connected the card and the monitor, the monitir is not showing anything, and the inside of my PC smells like
burned plastic, I removed the card and its still not working. The card is OK i think, it doesn't smell wierd of anything.
I tryed removing the power cable for a minute and its still not working.

A:Monitor not showing picture after new gfx card

Installing (and removing) cards or any parts with the power on can result in many potential failures including motherboard, the card that was removed or inserted, the power supply.

You should have a qualified computer technician check it out to see what was damaged.

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My friend gave me his old laptop, he bought a new one.
The screen is crack making it totally useless.
I'm trying to boot from a USB stick but can't because I can't see what's going on.
If the system boots normal windows will show up on the external monitor.

Sony vaio


Intel i3 2.3 ghz
6 gb ram
Intel video card
500 gb hard drive

Thanks in advance.

A:Laptop, external monitor no picture.

You could try pressing fn+F7 to see if it cycles to the external display while booting, if it does then just press enter to confirm and save, it's not done via windows but the Sony hardware, so give it a go and good luck.

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Bad picture - Monitor? Video card?

I have a friend who says her Desktop or any window she opens is graying at the top and the window is getting squashed at the bottom. I know that's not a great deal of info, but here's the kicker.

She has sent me three different screenshots and they look perfect on my computer.

Does that give anyone an idea as to what's going wrong?

A:Bad picture - Monitor? Video card?

Sending you a screen shot doesn’t prove anything about her system a screen shot is just data not what she is seeing on her display. And it is probably the monitor, she can check by connecting ether another PC to that monitor or another monitor to that PC.

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When I boot my PC and when the monitor turns on (for example when exiting from standby mode) the screen image is projected too low, the bottom pixels are not visible !

First, i moved the image each time i had to in order to re-center it again. Then, I noticed that several minutes later (when the monitor is "hot") the image moves up so if i re-centered it first, the top pixels are now too high and out of the monitor.

and such things happen each time i turn it on

So i decided to leave it and wait until the screen image is correctly centered (there aren't too much lost lines at the bottom, about 8-10 pixels).

My monitor is an 19" AOC 9Glr. (not flat screen, not TFT)

Do you think I should return my monitor to the shop ?

A:My monitor moves the screen picture itself !

My friend had this same problem, and I'm sorry to tell you that the only way that he fixed it was to buy a new monitor. But if it is a new one, then I would say talk to the company or store you bought it from.

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You have to understand I am just a beginner with computers first off........Ok here is my problem, our house was hit with lightening at both ends during the same storm, yes lightening does strike twice LOL The computer was unplugged but there was still an old phone line still plugged in that my son never unplugged, when the lightening hit the one end of the house it came into the house through the phone line, but all the phones worked it was the jacks that got fried, the lightening bolt that hit the other end of the house bounced off the tree right next to the house, and when we got the surge of power , it messed up my cable booster, and splitters but my computer is fine, it didnt mess with it at all, but my sons computer works and he gets no picture on the screen, his computer is hooked up to the TV but the TV is fine, we changed out the monitor cable, ( a geek told us that was our problem) but it still isnt working, what else should I try ?????? Please help, son is driving me crazy with no computer

A:Computer works but no picture on monitor

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Bad picture - Monitor? Video card?

I have a friend who says her Desktop or any window she opens is graying at the top and the window is getting squashed at the bottom. I know that's not a great deal of info, but here's the kicker.

She has sent me three different screenshots and they look perfect on my computer.

Does that give anyone an idea as to what's going wrong?

A:Bad picture - Monitor? Video card?

Looks like her monitor is about die. Have you asked her to connect to a working monitor? If problem still presist, it may be the video card.

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