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Monitor display faded

Q: Monitor display faded

Fujitsu CRT monitor has a suddenly "faded" display, as if the screen has been whitewashed. It's also slightly out of focus, and there's a tiny black dot in the middle. It's still usable (using it now to post this). Tried degaussing a couple of times, no result, though at one point it displayed properly for an instant during one degaussing. Any help appreciated.

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Hello. So I'm an art student and I use my laptop but the colors are extremely cold/washed out and blue-ish compared to my iphone or my old Hp pavillion G windows 7 laptop, It's as if the vibrance or saturation is extremely low. I've tried so many ways to fix this, I've tried; Messing with the display calibrationsMessing with the brightness and contrastUpdating/Reinstalling my display adapter (Intel R HD graphics 5500)Updating my bios I even sent my laptop in for repair and just received it back today and the issue was not resolved (CSO #: BHXY366501) Is there any way to fix this or is this just how the laptop was made to look??   

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hello. having problems with LCD montior. It is a quality monitor--NEC Multisync LCD 1830--but is about 5 years old.

For a week or so it was flickingering slightly. Then one day it faded to black for a minute, came back for 30 seconds, then went black for a long time. On subsequent days I tried it, no luck. Then one day I tried it again and it worked for a few minutes before fading to black again. When it works for brief periods, the image quality is perfect. But at any time it is liable to go totally black again.

Might it be at the end of its lifespan? Can anyone tell me the normal lifespan for LCD's?

Are they worth repairing, in general?

Note: i am quite sure the problem is with the monitor, not the CPU or anything else. i hooked up another monitor and it has been working perfectly for days.

A:Solved: LCD monitor has faded to black

Your LCD is history as in either or backlight,inverter and no it is not worth having fixed. Buy a new one.

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Issue Example:
Monitor: eMachines e15t4

So my issue is like the image I posted above - I have faded blackish lines moving all over the screen (kind of a fuzziness). It will gradually change as I change the monitor refresh rate, however it's always there. I have noticed, I can only see it in windows; if I'm in bios, It's not active. I can not try another monitor because I have no other monitor.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you

A:Fuzzy Faded Lines on Monitor

Welcome to Seven Forums ddbillsfan. If you pull up the monitors own menu (for adjustments), is the problem showing in the monitors menu as well, or is it behind the menu? A Guy

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Hello. This is my first post on these forums.

Getting to the point, I have a Panasonic TV which I have been using as a Secondary Monitor for the past few months, and it has worked perfectly (with an S-video cable). One day I was using it for general reasons and the screen faded to black, and I knew it was on standby. Problem is, I tried everything, but it seemed to stay on standby no matter what. I have tried reconnecting the S-video cable to many places both on PC and Monitor, still same result.

I am using AV3 on the monitor, and am using the Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

UltraMon doesn't seem to be helping in any way with it, and yes, the monitor is enabled in Display Settings.

I honestly have no idea at all why it just went black one day, other things such as my Xbox and normal TV viewing works perfectly on my Panasonic TV.

A:Secondary Monitor faded and won't work again (Panasonic)

Oh great. It still doesn't work.

Hey Panasonic, make a monitor which can be taken out of standby.

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I have a maxtech(i know) 19' lcd that has a white ghostlike area around the edge of the screen that goes away after it is on for about 30m-1hr. The monitor is over 3 yrs old. Anyone know why it does this? Is it going bad?

A:White 'faded area' around edge of lcd monitor

Offhand? Given the age; I would first think that the fluorescent tube light used to backlight the screen is beginning to go bad. It starts off a little to dim with the edges worst, just like a fluorescent tube in a ceiling light. Once warmed up it reaches full brightness .
This is fixable, the bulbs are designed to be replaced .

But if it is something more complex like the internal electronics the monitor may be on the way to the junk pile.

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I just got a LG L226WTQ 22" monitor. Some letters will have faded areas on them and also the screen saver will lock up the computer up solid, so I have it off (blank setting) right now. I have a Dell XPS 400 running windows xp. Any suggestions, I have a week and a half before I can not take it back. Thanks

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hi ,
i have 2 identical hp w2007 flat screen monitors. they are both installed on
identical gateway 3 yr old PC's with xp. one monitor is upstairs, and mine is downstairs. mine works perfectly .. they one upstairs.. lets call it monitor 1,
has developed a bright or washed out , bright horizontal line about 4" tall-going across the entire screen.
... along with this problem it doesn't have true black ,(more of a black brown faded) on all black screens...
Mine , monitor 2, is perfect.
monitor 1, started having issues ,with not holding, a preferred setting.. it wouldn't hold resolution, size or brightness , contrast and other settings.. i have uninstalled the new monitor and software and reinstalled it.. i have tried all the monitor adjustments , i have tried to match resolutions and setting to my perfect monitor 2..nothing works.. from day one , it only had one oddity... there was a white shadow
around the arrow pointer,cursor, my monitor never had that.. i couldn't even make my pointer/cursor , do that..
does anyone think it has a burned out
band " across the monitor? what are these new crystal clear view flat screens like inside? Anyone think there is anything i can do..
could it be a bad video card.. or just a blown new monitor?
thanks for all the help.. i can sure use it..

A:faded 4"horizontal line on hpw2007 monitor-need help !

Either take it in to have it looked at or buy another monitor. If it is under warranty you may be able to have it replaced

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The bottom corner of my mitsubishi diamond pro 1000 21 inch montitor sometimes fades and this morning was highly redified. so I pressed the degauss button, and that fixed things up decently thought it is still a little faded. Strangely if I move the monitor around a bit it seems to get better, depending on how it faces, but the way I want it to face makes the bottom corner not so good. Is there something I can do, some maintenance technique that will improve this situation? Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: faded and red spots come and go in the btm rt crnr of my 21 inch dmnd pro monitor

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My Dell Insipron 6400 laptop will not support multiple monitors. I think I may not have a key driver installed. Help!!

I have attached two separate images, screen shot of my device manager and display properties and a screen shot of the same image on my mothers PC. (which is also a Dell Inspiron 6400)

On my PC, In my device manager I can not view the display adapters (there must be something installed and I do not have visiblilty?? correct??)

Also, on my display properties I do not even have the option for Multiple monitor support. (these are the same PC's)

I inserted my Drivers and Utilities CD from Dell, but I did not see any driver on there that was applicable to a display adapter.

Am I on the right track???



A:Solved: Display Adapters - Display Properties - DualView - Multiple Monitor Support

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Hello folks,

I seem to be having multiple problems all at the same time (all of which may or may not be related) but let me start from the beginning.

This all started when I tried to connect my Inspiron 1720 laptop to our television. For some reason my laptop froze, the image on both my computer and TV had white lines across it, and so I turned off my system since it was locked up.

I restarted and began having display problems - first windows were not opening in the desktop area. They would open in the system tray, but were "unreachable" by the mouse. I played with display settings and got the screen to fit...but now seem to have 2 primary problems:


Whenever I play games, view pictures, or Windows Media Player, I see strange "plaid boxes." However, the desktop is fine and everything else appears to work fine. I contacted NVIDIA and I have installed different driver versions, as well as the OEM (Dell's) driver's - all did not work - I still saw the distorted images when playing games, viewing pictures, and videos.

I have also completed System Restore's to points prior to when I was having the problem - unfortunately that did not work.

Here are screenshots of what I am seeing:


This problem may stem from the original TV incident. When I click on Displa... Read more

A:Vista Display Problem (display driver and/or multiple-monitor related)

The first set of pictures that you put up look like classics examples of bad video RAM. In a desktop PC I would tell you to swap out the video card with a differnt one to verify that is the issue since in a few cases bad drivers can cause the issue but it's highly unlikely. Professional service by a local non big box computer shop is your best bet at this point.

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Tonight I was playing a good old game. I minimized to my desktop while the game was running and pulled open Windows calculator, did some calculator stuff, but then the computer goes into a blue error screen and then restarts. A few moments later, the display on my monitor suddenly turns off as if it were put to sleep. And even if I turn it off cold and restart the computer, nothing appears on the display at all, not even a BIOS logo screen. So weird.

System specs:
AMD E-350 Processor x2 (1.6Ghz)
4GB RAM (upgraded from OEM default 2GB)
500GB Hard Drive
GRAPHICS: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Acer (eMachines)-EL1360G UW12P
bundled with eMachines brand monitor/speakers

A:Monitor display suddenly turns off, can't get the display back

You can try:

- Remove the power cord of monitor and PC for a minute. Not just shut down.
- Clear CMOS if you don't mind reconfiguring the BIOS

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I have a Benq FP7IE+ monitor that has suddenly stopped working. Here's the breakdown:

-when you turn the monitor on when hooked to a computer it will sometimes show the display for a brief moment (ie. showed HP booting screen at startup) and than stops displaying, but the blue light stays on the unit as if it is receiving a display. Other times it will display nothing at all, but the blue light stays on.

-with the blue light on if you attempt to press any of the menu buttons on the monitor itself again nothing is displayed.

-I don't believe that it's a refresh rate or driver issue even though I reinstalled the driver and hooked the monitor to PC running in safe mode and still no display (even though the blue light stays on).

-not the VGA cable, tried another, same result.

-hooked monitor to PC with the identical monitor working on it, same result, no display.

-if you unplug the power cord from the monitor and then plug back in and power back on it will always show the "Benq - Energy Star Qualified Monitor" screen as bright as ever, but then nothing is display even though blue light stays on.

-tried monitor on 3 different computers, no display on any of them.

Any idea what might be causing this? I apologize for being so long winded, but I wanted to include as many details as possible.

A:LCD monitor display shows for a second and than nothing (but display light stays on)

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I recently got a monitor from one of my friends saying that it was broken. Its a Dell 19in LCD. I have my main monitor a 22in Samsung wide screen So i just plugged it into the second DVI slot on my graphics Card. When i went into the display config i set up dual monitors just to see if it was working. The dell monitor would blink up then quit on me.

When i was messing with the Display settings I made the Dell. Not my Samsung the Default Monitor. I unpluged the broken Dell and restarted. Now my computer regognizes the Samsung as the second monitor and it just shuts it off and recognizes nothing as the main.

I managed to get it into safe mode and it recognized the samsung but every time i try go back to Normal Start the screen is blank.

How can i get it to recognize the Samsung as my main?

A:Computer is stuck in dual monitor mode and will not display my Samsung monitor

You might try reinstalling your cards video drivers

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Hi - I have recently acquired a new work computer with 1 widescreen Dell monitor (Dell E228WFPc 1680 x 1050, Monitor A) and my older 4:3 monitor (E178FPc 1024 x 768, Monitor B). The graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce GT 620. I cannot get them both working at the same time on an extended display.

One is plugged into (excuse my slightly less-than-technical language here!) the 'main' monitor port and one has a VGA-DVI adapter.

When either monitor A or B is plugged into the main port without the other plugged in, they work fine.

When monitor A, the widescreen, is plugged into the main port and B is plugged in via the adapter, A works perfectly and the PC detects monitor B (if I set it to extend displays, programs open in that screen but I cannot see anything - the screen is completely black).

When B is plugged into the main port and A is on the adapter, B boots up normally until the point where I would usually see my Windows log in, when it goes black and I can only see and move the cursor.

I thought it would be a case of adjusting the screen res down so that they weren't so drastically different - in fact I'm still sure that would help but I can't get the smaller monitor B to let me do so and it doesn't seem to make a difference when widescreen monitor A is plugged into the main port with B in the other?

A:Extended display monitor problems with one widescreen and one 4:3 monitor?

That is usually normal. Try dragging a window over to the other monitor and see if it works.

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I have a dual monitor setup, where the laptop is hooked to a 2nd monitor (TV) thru an HDMI . I primarily use the 2nd monitor. Can I blank screen the 1st (laptop screen) monitor, yet continue to use the 2nd monitor with the lid open for access to the keyboard?(I noticed with changed settings in Win7 control panel, I can close the lid without cutting off [sleep, hibernate or shut-off] the computer and had to reduce the 2nd monitor display to fit the visible screen. But to use the keyboard one has to open the laptop lid, which kicks in the 1st screen)Thank you

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I ordered and today received a new Gateway DX4831 07 Window 7 Desktop Computer and a new FHX2300 23 inch Gateway Monitor. I connected the monitor and computer in accordance (I used the HDMI cable connection between the computer and the monitor) with the included documentation double checked the connections and then turned on the monitor first and then powered up the computer. The monitor displays Gateway for a second or two and then after about 10 seconds it quickly displays no signal before going completely black. Upon turning on the computer, it beeps once and then after about a minute I hear a whirring sound as if the hard drive is turning. After that, the computer is very quiet (as I have read in reviews that it should be), but the monitor remains black no matter how long I leave the computer on. This is the second Gateway DX4831 07 I have ordered/received in the last two weeks. The first one did the same thing and I sent it back and reordered the same model hoping the second one would work. I really want to keep this computer rather than send it back a second time since it is full of features for the price. Gateway’s support is virtually nonexistent so this is not a reasonable option. All I can do is return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Can you tell what the problem is likely to be and how I can solve it so that I can keep this computer. I’ve read in some of the online reviews that opening up the case won’t like void the warranty but I have not dare... Read more

A:New Computer boots up but no display on new Monitor with no display

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the display/monitor uses the generic driver for display and it is 1024?768 or 800x600 but it looks very odd it should be bigger because my screen is bigger. I have a acer monitor but is there something I can download to fix the display size?

A:display/monitor 1024×768 display size

first, have you installed the drivers for your video card?
if you have then you should be able to change the resolution to the native for your screen. If it will not let you report back and we can explain how to force it to the proper resolution. Also please follow the link in my signature and fill out your system specs.

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Hi, I have a very nice Gateway laptop, three years old, it is a P-Series MG1
with dual core Centrino 2000 mgz CPUs and 4 gigs of RAM and 17 inch screen.

It was dropped once from a short height and ever since there is a permanent black vertical band near the right hand side of the screen. Replacing the LCD
screen will cost $200.

I would like to be able to reduce the amount of the screen that the computer display uses, so that I can narrow it enough to avoid the black vertical band which blocks everything displayed beneath it. My idea is that there may be some way to adjust the display settings to a completely smaller size , to use only the screen only partially. I'd like to be able to just click and drag the desktop to a reduced size , filling to the edge of the blacked out band and no farther.
Do you think there is a way to do this? I am using Windows XP

A:Line on monitor, can I use just half of the monitor for display?

What you can try to do if you dont want to replace the screen now is just hook it up to an external monitor and use it that way until you are ready to replace the screen.If it wont work with another monitor then replacing the screen will take care of the problem.Trying to reduce the settings might work but i dont think its going to be practical enough to be usable to see anything decent.

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Please help me!

i just installed a dvd burner. When I went to turn on the computer, the computer turns on and it beeps, but the nothing is on the monitor. I tried the monitor on another computer and it works. I disconnected the dvd burner and still nothing. The computer sounds like everything is working, but just nothing on the screen.

Can anyone suggest anything???


A:No display on monitor but monitor does work

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Some backstory: just one month ago, I started to think of what will be the other use of our TV and it's HDMI cable. When I cleaned out my PC, I noticed that my card has an HDMI port so something came into my mind; and after 2 weeks, I decided to use my TV for a larger monitor and it works fine. In the coming weekend, I'll work with 2 displays. I'll use the 32" (capable of 1080p) as the main monitor and my stock 20" as a side monitor. So I can still do things while doing other things? I may not be able to connect with my internet since the positioning of the modem and the TV is away from each other so I can't immediately ask for support nor receive it. Also, is it possible to have different backgrounds in each monitor? And another question: if there will be two displays (with different contents being shown from one another), will it mean that the GPU load will double? What programs will I use? Is there already a built in program?

Specs of GPU and the displays:
Palit NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 2048 MB (VGA, DVI and HDMI)
Stock 20" HP monitor
LG 32LF20FR 32" 1080p TV (from what I can remember, it's from 2009)

A:Setting up a multi-monitor display w/ a 20" HP monitor and a 32" LG TV

Hi there
the easiest way is to use WINDOWS + P and simply use the EXTEND option - then you can move things at will between the two monitors. Remember though the resolution will be that of the device having the SMALLEST resolution (not necessarily the smallest screen !!).

For different Backgrounds you could use the desktop program in the sysinternals suite - this gives up to 4 "Virtual desktops" that you can split out over the two monitors.

Extract the DESKTOPS.EXE file - works on W8.1 too

Couple of Caveats with DESKTOPS.EXE though -- desktop version of IE only works from DESKTOP 1 - if you start IE again from desktop 2,3,4 then the windows are stacked up in desktop 1.

Charms etc only operate from primary desktop (desktop 1)

Toolbars, desktop icons etc all work correctly on each desktop with the exceptions outlined


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Last night, I installed a new Power Supply into my PC, because it was shorting out. Well, for about 12 hours everything was working great. Games played awesome, sound was great, everything fine and dandy. Then, I turned it off to go to bed. I wake up, and go to turn on my computer. No response. None. When I get back from school, it's still doing it, so I uninstall the Power Supply, and put it back in. Now, the computer will boot, but I can't get any response from the monitor. I've tried using the on board video card, and the 2 extra ones I had lying around. Nothing working. On boot, the monitor light turns green like it's getting a signal, but then just turns amber again. With the on board card, nothing at all happens. Any ideas?

A:No monitor display, please help.

Your motherboard may be fried. What exactly do you mean by "because it was shorting out" Sparking, Smoking?

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I have a Intel system and here are the specs:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 1.5GHz
Mobo: ASUS P4VBX-MX with VIA chipset
Mem: PC2100 256MB
GPU: Geforce4 MMX 440

The problem is that when I boot my PC I have nothing. No display in the monitor. No displays as in nothing. I only have a blank screen.

Also, I noticed that my keyboard has no lights (you know the indicator for num lock, caps lock, and scroll lock). Even when pressing the keys to have it lighted still no use.

I know my system is working because I can see my CPU fan running and my GPU's fan running as well.

Moreover, the led in my mobo is lit so I am sure there is power. I recently changed my power supply and still nothing.

Can you please help me?

Thanks in advance!

A:No display in monitor! Please help!

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I've restored a noname-clone to working condition under Windows 98SE. Before its crash the monitor would display 16-bit high-color and I gould get an 800x600 screen. Now - no more. The choices I have are 2-color or 16 and a screen size of 640x480 - period. The monitor is an IBM 9900, Model #76H6981. I don't find any drivers for it on the IBM site that look like they might provide a better appearance. I'd like to get my old apprarance back.

Any suggestions?


A:Monitor Display - IBM

What you need are drivers for your video card not your monitor. Do you happen to know the make and model of the card?

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I changed the resolution from 100 dpi to 200 dpi in advanced settings. Now everything is too big to fit on the screen, and the buttons I need to change are no longer visible. I can not even do a system restore because that option is not visible when I goto help. How can I restore the default settings?

A:Display too big for monitor

Safe Mode.

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Hi, i purchased a new 22" widescreen VM222 asus yesterday and decided to run it in dual screen along with my old 19" LG.
At first everything was working fine and i tinkered with a few settings so that i could run it in extended rather than clone and all of a sudden my old LCD died. I checked through device manager and it had removed itself as a display device. I tried to find the drivers but they didn't seem to exist so i unplugged both monitors, plugged my old one in again and reset the computer (hoping that plug-and-play actually meant a god damn thing)

Long story short, now neither monitor works and i am unable to get onto my PC for school work that is due tomorrow (on sisters windows 2000 laptop ATM)

The odd thing is, on the new monitor, if it is plugged in it will display the booting up process, but as soon as the windows logo screen changed to the login screen it turns black and says "no signal"

They are both plugged into a 7900GT and i'm running windows XP media centre edition. Please help

A:Monitor display help

update: i managed to get video to work on my second monitor, but it still has the same issues. Turns itself off as soon as it reaches the logon screen. What the hell is happening? also, for some reason i can't boot into safe mode.

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I have built myself a computer. I will not list what i used, because they are all brand new parts, all working, and all good spec. Anyway, everything was working fine last night, however when I come to turn the computer on today, i get no display at all to the monitor. I have tested the monitor on another computer and it works fine. So I really dont know what to do. I have reseated the RAM, Graphics Card, and Processor. Still no joy though.

What should I do, any advice would be a great help.


A:No Display on Monitor

Does the motherboard have a built-in speaker and/or POST status LED indicators? If so, what kind of beep pattern do you hear or what do the LEDs indicate?

Do any of the status LEDs on the keyboard light up when you turn on the computer?

With the monitor connected and powered up, do you get anything on the screen when the computer is first turned on. If the monitor has a front panel LED indicator, does it change color at all when the PC is first turned on?

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I built this computer today with the following specs:

Pentium D 920
Rosewill 550w PSU
1GB pqi PC4200 memory
XFX GeForce 7600GT 265mb

So there are the basics, and here is the problem. I've got everything installed correctly as far as I know. I turn on the computer and everything turns on, the psu, the video card, the fans, everything. For some reason, though, the monitor tells me "Monitor working, not recieving signal" or something similar. Any ideas?

A:Monitor Won't Display

Hello and welcome to Techspot!

Can you give us a bit more info please.

Before you hit the power button, are there any LED lights lit up on the motherboard?

After you hit the power button, do the LED lights change?

Do you hear any beeps when you power up?

Does the 7600GT require it's own power connection from the PSU (does it have an empty 4 pin connector slot on the end of the card?)

Do you have TWO connections from the PSU to your motherboard connected?

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I have an older IBM 10in screen thinkpad running Win2000. Turned it on for the first time in a while the other day and the windows sign on screen is off the right and it is like I am on dual monitor. Can slide pointer to right and get to one side with startup menu then slide pointer back to left for icons. When put a screen saver on in tile mode, it duplicates it side by side but you have to scroll left to see both. Have gone into display and tried to change things but nothing works. When I go to settings, it shows only one monitor but says display [Multiple monitors} on silicon Motion LynxEM+.
Any ideas how to get my desktop back to normal?


A:Monitor display off

Do you have a "Display" tab in the advanced settings? That's where mine shows available monitors.


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Hi guys,

I had a working computer with XP on it.

I then wiped it clean and installed windows 7. Everything was working fine.

I then wanted to move the "users" folder to a separate partition, so I was reading on a forum that I had to make a registry change. I made the change and restarted and everything was fine, however, the tweak wasn't working. So I changed the registry back to what it was originally, and rebooted...


There's no display on the screen.

Ill have to get another monitor to test it on, but I can't figure this one out,

I can't even get to boot from a CD...

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I need to install that driver .. ATI Mobility Radeon Premium Graphics or video card driver for HP G42Thanks.. God Bless...

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Hi again!

I have a problem with my Acer AL2021 20" LCD monitor.

Basically, upon start-up, it flashes the image of my desktop for a split second and then goes back to black.

Now I guess this could either be a problem with the circuitory on-board the monitor itself, but because it has not been used excessively, I doubt it.

My other feeling is that it is a faulty power cable not producing the voltage needed to power up the screen image (although it has no triuble showing the lCD lights at the bottom, which require hardly any voltage).

I bought it in Japan so it is therefore not supported by warranty, so I've had to do the homework myself..

For trial and error purposes I plan on buying another AC Adapter for the monitor to see if that helps, but at the moment, as it was bought in Japan, it is connected to a conerter plug.

So my question is: Will a regular monitor power cable from the UK function with a monitor from Japan?

The cable I plan on testing is:
Thanks again TG!

A:Monitor Won't Display Anything

Quick questions:
Is the adapter itself designed to work on UK mains voltage?
I assume the monitor has a menu button like my smaller Acers. If so, does the menu show properly?

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Hello, I have a problem with the new computer i just built. When i power it on, the monitor doesn't display the bios. It (the monitor) says that it is working fine, and to check the cables. The cables are snug, and nothing is out of place. Please help!

A:Monitor won't display!!!

does the motherboard make any beeps? reseat the video card and see if that helps.

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My display does'nt fit my monitor. The display is too big plus when i move my cursor down the display doesnt scroll down it stays the same. I cant see my taskbar.

Here's a screen shot via print screen:

Here's a screen shot of what i can see from the monitor:

I have re-installed windows but still no changes even when I start up at the bios i get this problem

Changing the resolution doesn't really help either

A:Display does not fit monitor.

Have you tried dragging the edges of the window to the edges of the monitor?

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Please help! The color on my monitor is all distorted. I went to control panel and settings, and my only two options for changing the color is 2 color and 16 color which is what it is set on. It used to be set at a higher one but now it isn't. I can't get it to work. i can't see pictures and everything is hard to read or see. I have an azura monitor. I don't have a disk that came with the computer for it.
What do i do? i can't install my new digital camera software until this is fixed...

A:Display monitor

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i have a hp lavilion f1703 monitor and the color keeps getting dimmer and then BLACK SCREEN... and the monitor is still on.. i cut the monitor off and back on, the display shows, but its dim, and then BLACK SCREEN again....

why.. i checked the ports or w/e they all seem to be in.... and how come the fan in my computer isn't working? i think that may have something to do with it..
help plz

A:Monitor Display Going Out!

Okay guys, heres an update, i think the main problem is my fan inside my computer, it must have been over heating seeing as my computer was really hot. XD thats why the video would go out i guess.

So with my quick thinking skills XD i got a little fan, open my computer and let the fan blow inside, everything seems to be working fine now..

BUT i still need to figure out how to get my little fan in my computer to work now.. it had alot of dust it in it btw...

id appreciate the help guys

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When my 17 inch monitor broke down I substituted my 5 year old 15 inch monitor. It works.. colors are good, display is sharp etc. The problem is that the picture doesn't stretch (horizontally) across the screen.. it comes up short about a 1/2 inch on each side of the screen. I've tried using the adjustment knobs at the base of the monitor and they work (moving the display vertically or horizontally or centering) but none of the adjusters will get the display to fit the entire screen. Does anybody know why this is happening?

A:Display won't fit monitor

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I have a friend's Gateway Model#GT4015E computer. It has onboard video but it now does not have any display at all! I have tried it on one of my regular CRT's and it reads "out of scan range." On my LCD it shows "no signal". The computer appears to be passing POST and there appears to be cpu and hard drive activity based on the HD LED activity light and the computer sounds as if it is booting up fine...there is just no display...ever!! I have tried installing a known good pci-e video card but the monitor acts as if there is no display at there is no signal. I think this may be because the motherboard isn't configured to send video to the secondary video card but I do not know how to disable the onboard video as I do not see any jumpers that indicate this function. I have tried pressing f8 to see if it would bring up the safe mode prompt but again...nothing! I know a decent bit about computers but this one has me stumped...please help anyone!!! By the way the MB is a C51GU01.

A:No Monitor Display - Need Serious Help!

First prove the PC is really booting.

When you "think" it has booted, try the Caps Lock key. Every press should toggle the Caps key light between ON and OFF.

If that does not work, the problem is deeper that the CRT or video, the PC is not actually booting.

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I just installed a new graphics card (gtx 770) today and when I finished installing the drivers I was met with a screen that looks too big for my monitor (taskbar,start button all kind of cut off). I tried changing dpi setting, under and over scan in Nvidia control panel. Resizing works but only if I downgrade my resolution. My monitor support full 1080p. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks in advance.

What it looks like.

A:How do I get display to fit my monitor.

generalissimo02, Welcome to SF. Change resolution by right clicking on desktop and choose resolution save it when happy with setting.

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OS: Windows ME

Every once in a while when I boot up my computer, my display changes. Meaning that sometimes the display will be smaller than how it is supposed to be. I'm not talking about resolution here, I'm talking about the size (which can be set on the monitor where one can change such things as size, centre, brightness, etc).

Anyways, my size is what changes. Help would be appreciated.

- Sanjayan


On my monitor it has alitlle button that looks like a master lock(Pad lock). If yours has this, set your screnn to where you want it, then press and hold the 'lock' button.

-hope this helps

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A:My monitor display is red!

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i just picked up new monitor and i was messing around with the settings and now my color seems to be off.

is there any CLEAN free ware that can optimize my display and make it the best display possible?


A:best display for my monitor

No software should be necessary.

You omit to mention any technical specs, but provided that your new monitor is an LCD, you MUST run it at the resolution that is specified as the native resolution, unlike a CRT monitor.

The monitor will have user selectable settings.

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The computer has an on-board video card. The monitor is definitely working since I tried it on another computer. I just don't understand what's going on with the display. Please help.

A:No display on monitor

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I upgraded to Windows 10 yesterday.  Now, the second and third  external monitors are not displaying anything.I extended the displays and it did change anything.  Do I need to update a driver or change another setting? I have Envy 15 laptop with two Envy 23 monitors. thanks!   

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hey everyone, i'm having a problem with my computer. One day it's fine, next day something's wrong with it...ok, well here are the know when you have your computer off but your monitor on, the monitor light next to the power button will blink, meaning it's on standby, so when you turn your computer on, the light will stay solid and your monitor will show the display? Well, the monitor light still blinks when i turn on the computer, and nothing comes up on the i think something's wrong with the video card, but if it's just the video card, wouldn't windows still start and the welcome song come on my speakers even tho nothing is on the screen? I am not sure what to do here, please help me? could it be my mother board or chip? i highly doubt it thing to note, is that the hard drive light comes on and stays solid for like 10 to 15 seconds and then goes away (no more blinking) as soon as i hit the power button.....any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks and god bless.

A:No display on monitor.

Here's a list of things it might be: (in order IMO)

1. Dead Power Supply unit (PSU)
2. Dead CPU
3. Dead mobo
4. Overheating CPU which shuts down almost immdeiately.

If it was a RAM or video card problem you should hear beeps (in code) from the BIOS. But the way you described it you are not. Is this correct?

Give us details of your rig. mobo, CPU, video card, how much ram, PSU (Watts, amps on each voltage 3.3, 4 and 12). How many HDD, optical drivers, etc.

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following a recent scheduled windows update, I started getting the message "video driver failed to respond but has recovered". Today, when coming out of sleep mode the screen remained blank, with just the power indicator on the monitor flashing. The pc had started back up ok as it continued playing music, which it had been before I put it to sleep. Nothing at all on the monitor other than switching back and forth from searching for "digital" and "analog". After several minutes of pressing the space bar to try and activate the image I gave up and tried a forced restart. PC started up ok, no "beeps", but no display. I have it connected to HDMI, so tried plugging my laptop in and it displayed fine. I connected my pc to a tv via HDMI and no display.
I opened my pc up and the graphics card appears to be working, fan spinning at least.
If it is a hardware fault with the card would it still boot up? Do pcs still give beeps on boot if there are hardware failures, because I'm not hearing one?
If it is a driver fault, how can I fix it with no display?
If I buy a new card and it is a driver fault, will the error just carry over?
Please help, I'm at a loss what to do.

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Giving an update, I found my old video card I didn't know i had and the monitor works, now i know what is wrong.

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Hey Guys,

I'm new to this :P. Okay so what happened is that I wa shaving issues with my computer so I tried to fresh install it and during the installation it kept on freezing at the recovery tool so I had read on this site that some guy was having issues with the same thing but it was because he had changed his video card. now this computer was given to me by my uncle and he had changed the video card before so I youtubed how to change your video card and this guy showed me how to so i removed the video card (I dont even know if it was the video card) but then i remembered I didn't have one to replace it with so I just put the card back in. Now my monitor won;t display anything!

Please help me im soo lost.

Thanks in advance,

A:Monitor Won't Display

Did you put the video card back in the same slot it came out of? It should be pushed down and seated firmly into its slot. Monitor and computer should be powered off when disconnecting or moving the card & cable. Re check your monitor cable connections on both ends, then make sure both are powered on again.

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My monitor's display is now more of a pinkish, purple color. Occassionally it will flicker back to regular colors. Anyone have an idea of what could be wrong? And possibly the cost to repair?

A:Monitor Display

I'm definently no expert here, but maybe green beam not functional or green signal not coming through the video cable?
It can be a vid card problem too.

Have you tried the same monitor with a different video card/different monitor with the same video card?
Tried different video modes/refresh rates?

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I can not get my monitor to display anything. I put a different graphics card in my computer and used a different monitor and I still can not get anything to display on my monitor. Can anyone help me?

A:Monitor will not display?

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I am not able to see my desktop when I boot up my system. At one point I powered on the pc and I was able to see my desktop. I was able to browse around the desktop but the system just froze. I couldn't even do a CTR ALT DEL so I powered the system down.

I opened up the pc and noticed that the video card was soldered to the motherboard (it's and older pc). I tried adding an AGP video card in the AGP slot. Still nothing, I even went as far as plugging to pc to another monitor. All I saw was a message about power-save. What can I do try resolve this issue. Thank you.

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Hi people..
my monitor display sometimes worsens so much that it really becomes hard to view it..
I get a ray of shadow for each icon(something like fade effect ) which makes the display hazy...
please help!


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I came home today and restarted my computer. When I did, it said no signal, check cable. I saw that one of the pins on the cable was pushed in so I tried another cable, and now when I turn on my computer the monitor just stays on stand-by mode not picking anything up. It was working fine.

I went to Best Buy, bought another Video Card and popped it in but still no luck. It's the exact same. I have no idea what to do. I've tried different PCI-Xpress slots, I've checked every cable I can think of, but still no luck. I'm at a complete loss.

The fans turn on, the hard drive light turns on, the graphics card, Heat Sink, green light for the mobo. Any ideas?

And I'll let you know, F8, BIOS, all that is out of the option, as my monitor does not pick up anything.

A:My monitor won't display anything.

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My precision manufacturing class just got 24 new dell dimension computers, and they all came with small dell 14" monitors. One of them suddenly does not display anything on screen, the computer itself powers up just fine, but nothing on screen. We tried another monitor, but still nothing.
Here's the specs:
AMD athalon 64X2's (unknown speed)
1 gig ram
128mb Nvidia integrated video card (unknown type)
120 gig SATA hard drive
DVD-rom/cd-rw cd drive

All the computers have access to high speed internet, so maybe a virus got on it? I think it might be the video card, but what would make a video card on a 2 month old computer suddenly go?

My teacher is panicing because each of these computers have a 10,000 dollar program on them, and the cd can be used once.

A:No display on monitor

Return the computer to Dell for a replacement... I'm sure your teacher knows how to do this

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Hi, I've had reocurring problems with my graphics driver, I have an ATi Radeon x600, which gets stuck in an infinite loop and requires VPU recovery. Now however, there is no display on the monitor at all. It's happened before but afTer a few minutes I turn it back on and it works. I've left it off over night and there's still no display on the monitor, I've tried switching monitors and no luck. Any idea how to fix this ?

A:No display on monitor

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Hello folks,

My kids have been messing with my computer and my screen display is set upside down, so as i type this message my monitor is sat the wrong way up!

I know there is a simple solution to this but I cannot remember what it is.

Not the most technical question asked but at least I'll be able to turn my monitor the right way up.


A:Monitor Display

Hey there,

Try using ctrl+alt+up arrow key.

If that doesn't work, then there should be an option on your display control panel. Which should allow you to turn your display back to its original position.

Hope this helps!

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Disconnected computer then reconnected. The hard drive seems to be starting up, but no display on monitor. All cables and power supplies are connected. Computer is a Dell Dimensions 2400 with non-flat screen non-Dell Monitor. The menu keys on the monitor work. I installed a Radeon video card a few months ago. All was working until we disconnected and then reconnected. I need some help diagnosing the problem. Can anyone help?

A:No Monitor Display

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Just as the topic states a computer in our house is not displaying on the monitor, I switched with another monitor and same thing. When I access the computer through Logmein I do get a connection but the display is smaller then normally. Is it the video card? I will open it up now to check the memory is seated right but it hasn't been moved for quite some time.

A Dell dimension 4500 with a 19" dell monitor. I think I did change the video card some time ago and through out the original vid card about 6 months ago :-(


A:No Display on Monitor

Try starting your computer in safe mode ( if you can see the bios boot screen ).

If you cannot see that screen either, it may very well be a bad video card.

Hope this helps,

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After my original 6 year old 40 GB hard drive failed to boot any longer, I had it replaced with an 80 GB hard drive and I increased the RAM from 128 to 256 MB. I'm still using the original OS which is Windows 98 se and I have an 800 MHz Pentium III processor. Ever since the repair, when the system boots, occasionally the digital flat panel monitor (Dell 1501FP) only displays in the top third of the screen, Re-booting usually resolves it. Any idea what this problem is or what can be done to remedy it? Thanks.

A:monitor display

I first would go to the dell site and download the most recent driver for your monitor.


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: 64MB DDR NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 with TV Out, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76308 MB, Free - 16348 MB; F: Total - 305168 MB, Free - 291622 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D845EPT2
Antivirus: GFI Software VIPRE, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Hello Everyone, I have been using a Monitor from Dell P992 19" vintage 2001.
I have just upgraded to an Acer 19" ACR0359 wide screen monitor.
My problem is distortion. I have it set on 100% but still not right.
I believe I have to get a new Graphics card and install it.
I do not know what I need or can move up to. What do you all suggest I purchase that will be
compatible. Thank You. Will

A:New Display Monitor

You've gone from a standard screen CRT 19" monitor to a wide screen LCD 19" monitor, so you're going to need to change the display resolution from a standard screen setting to a wide screen setting.

If I recall correctly, the standard screen setting is 1280 X 1024 and the wide screen setting is 1440 X 900 for 19" monitors.

If that new monitor came with a disc, make sure to install the monitor INF driver so your computer can detect and configure the new monitor.


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Ok so i built my own gaming pc and after turning it on i got no image displayed on my monitor. I made sure everything was plugged in properly and even tried using my tv as a monitor (which uses hdmi) but i still got no display? I'm using a vga cable with the monitor aswell. Plus my mouse is lit up and seems like its working whereas my razer deathstalker keyboard isn't lit up and seems as if its not working?
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Hi, I'm having some toruble with my pc and was hoping someone could give me some help. i started having toruble with my pc a few days ago. my monitor is plugged in but when i turn on my pc the monitor doesn't display. i tried unplugging and repluging the monitor and all it was do is say "no signal" on it. i have a geforce 9500gt vidoe card that has 2 different vidoe outputs. i tried both and still get nothing. i checked the pins on the plugs and they are fine. even tried the onboard video on the motherboard and at first it did work but now its not. even tried a different monitor and still get the same trouble. i even took out the video card and placed it back in and still the same. i know its not the monitor because i tried it on a different pc and it works fine. I'm thinking its my motherboard. hoping not the vidoe card. does anyone have any answers or suggestions i could try to get my pc back up?

thanks for taking the time to read my post.

A:What would cause my monitor to not display?

There is a good chance that the graphics card is bad. Can you try it in another PC? You could try removing the graphics card and see if you can get the onboard graphics to work. If you can, then it would point to the graphics card as the problem.

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My friend had Toshiba laptop which runs Windows XP SP2. When I start it, it boots properly till displaying welcome screen and then the display disappears. Everything looks ok except there is no display. What could be the reason? Could it be virus or corrupted system file? I tried to use recovery console but still no display. It used to work properly previously. What do you think I should do?

A:No display on monitor

Boot to Safe Mode and check that the graphics settings are set for something that monitor supports.

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Hi all,

For no apparent reason I started getting an error message on my monitor saying "no signal"
I disconnected everything and re-connected and while the PC is starting up and not giving any audible beeps to indicate an error, I'm not getting anything on the screen.
I connected the screen to my laptop and its working fine.

Anyone got any ideas what is causing the problem??

A:No display on monitor

The "no signal" means that the PC is not providing a signal (usually because it has not booted)

The "no signal" message comes from the monitor itself, not the PC.

You usually get one single beep on a successful boot. Is that happening?
Also, when the PC has booted, the Caps Lock light on the keyboard should toggle On and Off with each key press. If that does not happen, the PC has not actually booted.

Fans running etc do not necessarily mean the PC has booted.

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A:No display on monitor

Hi this is a desktop\tower system have you checked you cable from the computer to the monitor is not loose

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Friends, I am 66 and not too bright with computers.What is the problem with the monitor?I need help.

A:Display on LCD Monitor

Unfortunately, it appears that your monitor has gone the way of the dodo. It sounds like there is either a connection that has failed or a component. In any case, it would cost more to repair the monitor than to purchase a new one. That specific monitor is not available in the US, but a similar widescreen version of the same monitor sells for around $149 here.

At some computer shops, it can be had here for less than $100

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Any help would be most appreciated.



A:Monitor Display

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Ok, so i was helping my dad set up his computer in his new office and when I hooked up the monitor and turned the computer on, it did not display anything. He said the monitor had worked fine before but for some reason now it didnt. The monitor received power because the little blue light was blinking, but it would not display anything. We restarted the comp a few times and still nothing so i decided to take it home with me to see if it would work on my computer. It didnt... But i do know that it something wrong purely with the monitor since i plugged it in and my computer picked it up and set it as a second monitor, but it still didnt display anything, even after i restarted my computer a few time. I am not sure what else to do and any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Monitor won't display anything?

try changing cables for the monitor and make sure it was properly connected. Which interface are u using to connect the monitor, VGA, DVI, HDMI ?

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A:Monitor Display

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Help should I get my money back and buy a flat screen PC Monitor instead?
Need Advice Please!

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I have this relatively old computer (possibly bought in 2006 or 2007) that worked fine for quite a long time. In mid 2010, the computer stopped showing a display on any monitors, and I originally thought the integrated graphics card was the problem (i.e. it had failed). I packed the computer into storage and thought nothing else of it, until early this year when I found it again and decided to have a look.

After doing some research, I reset the CMOS, as well as took the RAM out, and after a few attempts I got the computer to display again. As far as I can tell, what worked was I moved the second stick of RAM (I only have two) from the second slot to the third slot, and all seemed fine (so I thought faulty RAM slot).

I gave the computer to my sister, and all was well. However a couple of weeks ago, the same thing happened. The computer stopped displaying anything.

I know the monitor is fine, as I have tested it with another computer, and when plugged into this problem computer it just turns off, however as soon as you unplug it from the computer, it says check video cable, therefore it knows when it is connected to the computer, it just isn't displaying anything.

I once again reset the CMOS, and tried the RAM thing. I even tried using only one RAM stick in each socket, and then the other one, with no luck. It just won't display. Is it possible that both sticks of RAM decided to go crazy at the same time, or could it be something else besides the RAM?

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A:No display on monitor?

I would buy a cheap PCI video card for it and see what happens with that.
When you fit the card, the integrated video chip will automatically be disabled to avoid a resource conflict, so no need to disable it manually.

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Hey, Recently I've been trying new things with my gateway desktop. I tried putting in a 8400 gs graphics card in my computer. When I turned it on nothing showed so I took it out. Everything was working fine until I tried taking my old fan out and putting a new one in. I don't know why but still when ever I turn my computer on, my computer runs fine and the fans work fine, but I get no display.

Also I don't hear the sound that it's supposed to make when you turn it on. I tried plugging the VGA cord or whatever in the different slots but it doesn't show anything still.

A:My monitor won't display

You may have fried the motherboard... Try removing the CMOS battery. This is the silver "button" on the motherboard. Unplug the computer before you do this. Wait a minute or two and put the battery back in. Boot the computer

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I have recently Moved. Before I moved My PC was fine. Before Hooking it up at the new place I opened up the side panel and cleaned up the particulates that gather over time. I was very careful not to touch things being careful for reasons of EMI. Upon start up Nothing happened.I rechecked power cable, wall power and power setting on back of PSU and still nothing. Through Troubleshooting the power supply was putting out voltage just fine-without a load. Hooked it up to the MOBO there was not output. I purchased another PSU and hooked up everything as it was before(99.9% sure). Powered on PC and all fans kicked on I got the power ok beep and sounds like the hard drive was doing its thing. The mouse and Keyboard light up but I get nothing on the screen. I have tried the screen on my laptop and it works fine.
I have tried re-seating the RAM, all power connections and the display connections. Maybe I have tunnel vision but can't figure it out. Any constructive help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I have also hooked up the hard drive to my laptop using USB to grab some Docs that I needed.(like an external Hard Drive)

I am running a Gateway GT5058
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Processor 3800+
250GB Hard drive
Dual Channel 2048 MB DOR
nVidia Ge Force 6100 GPU
XP Media Center Edition 2005

Very Respectfully,

A:No Display on Monitor After R/R PSU

check the aux power plug is firmly inserted into the m/board

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Upon starting the computer does not beep and nothing on monitor. It has done this before and I just had to restart to get it to work, but now nothing. It has XP OS, dont know other specs right. Any help would be great!! Thanks

It was given to us, so don't have other specs right now.

It worked when we got it. We have used it and it would work good just on start up sometimes it would not do anything just like now, so we just shut off the power and restarted it, but now that doesn't even work.

We did a test, in which was to remove the HD and CDROM DRIVE, in addition, the floppy drive was taken out too. We then ran a total of 4 tests:
Test 1: 1st RAM in 1st slot: Nothing happens
Test 2: 2nd RAM in 1st slot: Nothing happens
Test 3: 2nd RAM in 2nd slot: Nothing happens
Test 4: 1st RAM in 2nd slot: It kept on beeping until we shut it off.

I hope that this information is useful to help us solve our problem.

Thanks for reading!!

A:No display on monitor

When you press the power button do you hear the fan(s) spinning? Does the hard disk light flash? Exactly what does happen?

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Hello, there is a pc with GFXCEL motherboard, i removed and formatted the harddisk after which i returned the harddisk back to the boots but won't display on the monitor...i have tried options but it still won't display...i put in an external VGA caed but it stikll does a little lost and i need to use it soon...can anyone give me any options to look out for ??? thanks (the monitor is good)

A:My Pc Won't Display On Monitor

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Ok guys. Recently I've been noticing a large number of people here posting about having no output on their monitors. Most often one would presume that it has to do with the video card. So solutions like changing the output port / trying another card on the motherboard / etc. seem very probable. However, if that does not work suspicion falls on the motherboard / PSU / the monitor itself maybe. A friend even suggested that cleaning up the RAM too helps. But sometimes all logical solutions seem to fail.

For example take a look at this thread :

I was wondering if everyone could post their opinions on where to start looking when facing such problems with their display output. What are the steps that could maybe be followed to get to a definitive answer as to where the problem might be.

I thought that any inputs would help people out here facing such issues.

A:No Display From Monitor

Things I would do in such a scenario:

1. Switch the monitor to a second output port if present on the graphics card and see if display is restored. If it is, the other port must be the problem.

2. If (1) fails, plug the monitor to the motherboard's VGA adapter and check. If it works, then your monitor is Ok. Graphics card might be the problem.

3. If you have determined that the card might be a problem, try out a different card. If it works the issue is resolved. If not, it may be the graphics card slot on the motherboard (PCI / PCI-E/ AGP).

4. If (2) above fails, then the issues could be varied. PSU problem / motherboard problem / RAM / the monitor itself. It must also be determined if the mobo is failing the POST. After this stage, to me, it's difficult to determine what to do. If a new monitor can be arranged and if it works, then its fine again as the problem is determined.

Hopefully you guys could come up with all the options. I don't actually know much but guess everyone could really help.


* Incase you're installing a video card for the first time you may need to change the Primary Display Adapter in BIOS to its required mode.

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Hello everyone!

I'm having a crucial problem because I made the mistake of not backing up my coursework(due very soon) on an additional hard drive.

Basically my PC is turning on but there is no display. This has been going on for a couple of weeks now and me being horribly optimistic and ignorant decided that it was fine because if I kept turning it off and on it would eventually emit a 'beep' and start up. However, today I tried for an hour to no avail.

I've googled everything and people suggested to check the monitor, which I did and my monitor worked fine when I connected it to a laptop. I also took it apart and tried finding the CMOS Battery to reset it or something but I couldn't find any CMOS battery on the motherboard. I think mine is in the real time clock or whatever that means.

The fans run when I turn it on and everything seems to be working, but it doesn't emit the 'beep' any more and there is no display on the screen. Sometimes it turns on and stops, then it automatically goes back on again. Really strange.

Could someone please let me know what might be the problem and the quickest, easiest way to solve it?


A:No Display and it's not the Monitor

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No display in monitor...
After i turn on the CPU, Some frequent sounds are coming, normally sounds wont come, & also monitor is working fine, but no display. i am thinking RAM or CMOS Battery making sounds & not allowing to work. please help me.

A:No display in monitor..

If you are not seeing anything on the monitor, how can you tell it's working properly?
You are hearing noises when the computer is booting that you don't normally hear?  What kind of noises.
Please post the make and model of this computer.

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Hello. I'm a bit new to this so I hope this is the right forum.

My problem is this. My monitor has reverted to 16 colours and a 640x480 resolution. I have tried changing it via Control Panal etc and it never works. Always says 'you must restart your PC' but when I do nothing happens. It's doing my head in!! Is there anything anyone can suggest?

Your help will be most appreciated.


A:Monitor display - PLEASE help!!

It's okay, panic over. Thanks to one of the other threads on here I managed to get it sorted. Phew!

Good site this, I'll definitely be back.

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I haven't turned on my computer in a while, and when I did, there was no display on the monitor. It says there's no signal and check the cables. I know it's not the monitor because I even tried the monitor that I am using right now. I tried all three of my video cards, I switched my power supply and still no luck. Usually when I turn on the computer the second fan turns on for about a second, then the computer boots. But now the second fan is always on and the keyboard has no lights. Any idea what the problem may be?

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I joined these forums because I made a silly mistake with my new PC and I need help because I am not the greatest with PC's. The issue is after i set everything up I realized in my windows 7 display settings it said I had 2 monitors connected but I only had one connected. Then when I was changing the settings I lost display to my monitor, in panic I pressed the power button hoping that the settings would not save and would go back to normal when I turned it back on. Now when I turn my PC on I still have no display. I'm not sure what to do, can someone please help me?

A:No display on monitor

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i have a gateway 733. it had 64 meg of ram and a added a stick of
pc-133 dram to the available slot. no i get no display. it acts like it's
booting but it never comes up and now the samething happens when i take the new ram out. please help.

A:monitor won't display

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Hi, when I turn on my pc, the monitor doesn't show anything at all. I have no idea what casue the problem. Even I have the video card replaced, it doesn't solve the problem.

I don't think is the monitor problem as I tested the monitor from other pc and it works perfectly.

I wonder what could have cause this problem? What other solutions I can try? Thank you.

A:No display from monitor when pc is on.

Try re-Starting your PC and start tapping the F8 key and see if you get a screen come up and if you do choose Safemode.

Check the cables to the monitor

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After i turn on the CPU, Some frequent sounds are coming, normally sounds wont come, & also monitor is working fine, but no display. i am thinking RAM or CMOS Battery making sounds & not allowing to work. please help me.

A:No display in monitor...

Does the computer start and no display? What do the 'sounds' sound like?

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Hello, I have a HP 20wd monitor which i got awhile ago because I got a second-hand desktop running windows 10. Now I have a Mac Book Air 11inch running OS X 10 up-to date.  The problem is that the monitor will only display the windows desktop, not the Mac.The mac CAN recognise the display in the settings, it also scales the screen on the laptop to that of the monitor, but does not display anything. The output is through the thunderbolt adapter to a VGA in the monitor. I have tried to change the settings on the monitor, althhough there seems to be no drivers for windows 10 for the monitor.  any Ideas? 

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I have recently got a refurbished hp pavilion H4a32aa#aba when I got everything plugged in, nothing displays on the screen. The computer powers on but no bios screen or Windows screen. No signal at all to monitor. Please help. I have tried:
Ram placement
Cmos battery
Clearing bios jumper

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My computer has recently died the death (multiple errors) and a techy friend of mine has recommended reinstalling Windows.

My problem is that the sticker with the product key on is faded all to heck and unreadable.
Is there any way to reinvigorate the sticker? The top barcode is still visible if that is of any use.

Alternatively I have an old dud laptop (also dead, I think the motherboard burnt out) which was on Vista. The sticker on this one is perfectly visible. Would I still be able to create a vista installation media and then perhaps upgrade to Windows 10.

I really don't want to have to purchase a new version of windows for the sake of a faded sticker.

Thanks in advance guys.

A:Faded Sticker... Help

Windows will be tied to the hardware
Vista is not free to upgrade to W10

if you have the recovery DVDs for the PC you may not need the Key
Also the recovery partition may still be working and you may be able to recovery using that

whats the make and exact model of the PC

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