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Q: Monitor won't work

Yesterday morning I tried to clean my desktop computer inside case all I did was open the case and clean off all the fans and plugged them back in I also disconnected my computer monitor and cleaned won't work Monitor that Once I was done I plugged everything back in and turned my computer on it started up but my monitor said dvi was inactive instead of active so then it said it was going to sleep I tried just turning the monitor on and off but it just Monitor won't work goes back to Monitor won't work sleep lazy and I ve also tried to use a different monitor and video cable but it seems that did not work either same thing happened and I am Monitor won't work unable to do anything Maybe I knocked something loose or dust got in the receiving end of the video cable haven t cleaned this computer in over years I don t know just thought I would ask here before I went to get it serviced somewhere My system information can be viewed here under the information tab Thanks nbsp

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A: Monitor won't work

Disconnect everything wired to the system. Also the power cord. Open the case use some dryer sheets and rub them into your palms of your hands. Now go inside and make sure everything is seated into the the slots. You might have to pop them up and then click them back into the slots.
Make sure everything is connected inside.First!
Once everything is AOK!
Put back on the cover
connected all outside cable connections back to the PC
Check to see if any pins are bent also.
Connect the PC back to AC power
Turn it on
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A:[SOLVED] windows 7 - monitor driver disabled - monitor does not work

Boot into Safe Mode with Networking, go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc, Right click the devmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager, are there any devices with a Red or Yellow flags next to them? If It is Red (Disabled) then right click it and Enable it.
If it is a Yellow Exclamation mark, then you need to download the video driver for your model. First try Right clicking the yellow mark and then Uninstall. Then Right click any device and choose Scan For Hardware Changes, this should reinstall the previous Video Driver, then restart the computer in normal mode.
If that doesn't work, Go to the Dell Support/Download drivers site Product Support | Dell US type in your service tag # or make and model# and download the Video driver for your model.
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A:HP monitor not working with new Pavilion. Monitor DOES work ...

Hi there @Beelady11, Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel.  I understand that one display is not working with your new computer, but it works with an older one without trouble. I am happy to help you with this. What is the model of the display you are trying to use?Have you checked for drivers for that display?What type of connection are you using to the computer? (VGA/DVI/HDMI)Are you using the exact same connection on the computer when you test with another display? There is a possibility that if you are testing using different connectors, that the ones on the board itself are disabled. This would depend on whether a video card is installed or if you are using the integrated display adapter.See the: HP Pavilion 550-179na Desktop PC Product Specifications and you will seethe following note for the integrated graphics adapter.Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.This means that the on-board video connections, linked to the integrated adapter would be disabled. Please let me know how 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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A:Why won't my MONITOR work right?

Sounds like the 98 machine has other problems such as video card issues.
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Do you get any video at all during boot-up (POST)?
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A:My Monitor Won't Work

You could try to connect another monitor (if you have one) to check where the problem lies.

You could also download the latest available drivers for your Video/Graphics Card.
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A:Monitor won't work

Could be, provided that the computer on which the monitor fails to work is really booting up.

A computer that fails to boot will never display anything on a monitor.
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A:Monitor won't work

Try the monitor on another PC. If it works well then it may be your graphic card damaged. If it still don't work then it is you screen faulty.

Another thing try to see if everything is well plugged and that it is not moving and that all the pin and well in it.
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A:Cannot get second monitor to work

Hi, and welcome to TSG

Assygrin said:

The monitor that I use as my main monitor has a VGA plug. ... I purchased what is called a DVI-D adapter.Click to expand...

A VGA signal is analog video. A DVI-D signal is digital video only. Any kind of adapter/converter would need active, powered electronics to convert a DVI-D output to a set of VGA signals. Can you provide a link to a web site that sells the adapter that you purchased?
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A:Monitor will not work

it sounds like to me you might have fried your video card. if you have an old one you can confirm this by switching out your video card, or put your gaming video card in the work computer and see if it works
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A:Monitor won't work

do you have a spare pc? if so try the monitor on that and the other monitor on your first pc, you may be able to see if it's the monitor or the video card

is the video card ok in the first pc ? check device manager, resest the video card

check all the cables

do you get any errors on boot, i.e do you hear error beeps, if so check with the manufacturer of the motherboard for these beep codes
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A:Monitor will not work

first thing to do, is remove the video card and see if the onboard video is working. Very rarely is it a case of a monitor going out first. Is the computer turning on and posting?
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First of all - welcome to BC !
As far as I know there is no need to uninstall the drivers for your on-board graphics when you install a plug-in video card. Certainly the last twice I did it I didn't uninstall any drivers and everything works fine.
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A:Monitor won't work

So it doesn't work on two computers? If so you need to have the monitor professionally fixed or replaced.

If its an Acer, and wasn't purchased as part of a system it may have a three warranty. I'd call Acer or visit their website to find out.
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WTF? The screen flashed again and so I thought gee, I'll check my HDMI Slot 1 screen. And sure enough it is showing what is should.

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Hi there.

Have you tried going into screen resolution and take a look if the monitor is detected? Please make sure to do all hardware and physical checks, then from there we can determine the specific software cause.

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zercar said:

Hi I recently upgraded from an anolog monitor to a new digital 19" Dell Monitor, now everytime I try to play, The game crashes when I try to start. Any suggestions please?Click to expand...

Possibly the game was set to a resolution the new monitor doesn`t support. Put the old monitor back on and fire up the game, change the resolution to 1280x1024 which is what that Dell runs at I think, (check to be sure) then switch the monitors back.
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Did you install the right video card drivers?
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A:monitor doesnt work

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A:Cannot Get Monitor to Work with New Computer

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

DVI, an uncompressed, digital video interface, was developed for the PC industry which was seeking a low-cost, high bandwidth digital connection between PC's and Digital Monitors. DVI keeps data in digital form from the computer to the monitor, virtually eliminating signal loss.

DVI is technology-independent. Essentially, this means that DVI is going to perform properly with any display and graphics card that is DVI compliant. If you buy a DVI monitor, and you want to take advantage of DVI video, make sure that you have a video card that has a DVI port.

Important: All current Samsung monitors that are DVI compatible have DVI-D Single Link input ports. You can use either a DVI-D Single Link cable or a DVI-D Dual Link cable. You cannot use a DVI-A (Analog) cable or a DVI-I (Integrated) cable.

The video card on your PC must be either a DVI-D Single Link output port or a DVI-I Single Link output port.Click to expand...

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A:Dell Monitor won't work with my new PC

Either you have your monitor connected to the motherboard video and the BIOS is set to output to the video card, or you have your monitor connected to the video card and haven't installed drivers for it or switched video modes in the BIOS.
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Self Test - G
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Start your computer in Safe Mode (by pressing F8 at system startup)
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Any chance you can borrow a friend's working monitor to see if the problem is really your monitor?

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klnaj said:

Hey, When i turn the computer on, the monitor doesn't display anything on the screen. The little display light by the monitor power button will go from green to orange then to nothing.

I know the hard drive and processor are working because there is a beep sound after the computer is on. I checked all the power cables on the monitor and the cpu and all of them are well connected. I also change another monitor but still having the same problem.

If I turn off the computer and restart the computer after 20-30 minutes, the monitor will work fine. But this doesn't work all the time because sometime even been waiting for 45 minutes and I still don't get anything from the screen.

Any suggestion or helps? ThanksClick to expand...

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Check your DVI cable for bent pins at each end. For test purposes try to get another DVI cable and see if it will work.
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The card is not the problem.

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