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Q: computer tower port workin .no picture on the monitor and key board not wo

hey... My computer switches on when i press the power button but no power is going to to the key board or mouse and there is no picture on the monitor........ this all started when i changed one of the settings on the F2(bios setting) and it switched off...... when i switch off the computer all fans are working all lights are working just no picture and power to mouse and key board. how do i undo what i have done. please help

A: computer tower port workin .no picture on the monitor and key board not wo

Can you see the POST screen to enter back into the BIOS? You may need to go back in with the manual for the PC and make sure everything is properly set. If you used F2 to enter the BIOS, it should work, but you will need to make sure the display setting is supported. If you disable on board video, you will need to get a stand a lone video card to make the change.

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i installed a rage 128 video card and i want to go back to my original on-board video but whenever i plug my monitor in it, i get a black a screen..does anyone have an idea on how to fix it?

A:No picture when monitor is plugged into eMachines on-board graphics port

You probably need to enable on-brd graphics again in the BIOS. Plug monitor bk into rage card reboot, press DEL key to enter BIOS. It will be the Standard CMOS set-up or the PCI/Plug n Play menu.

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Blank monitor when pc tower is powered on,I tried another or different hard drive and still no picture. Hhelp

A:My monitor shows no picture when tower is powered on

Did anything happen to it or did you make any changes to it between the last time it worked OK and the first time it didn't?Do you hear any beeps when you attempt to start it up?Often that symptom is due to a bad PSU or motherboard (not that that narrows it down much).

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i was connectin my laptop to my sony bravia tv via hdmi cable for a long time,but laterly its not workin.
when i connect my laptop to tv via hdmi cable there is no signal on the tv.the controller is workin fine (ie. fn + f4) but there is no signal on the tv. the hdmi port on tv is workin fine as is the hdmi cable.
some one please help!!

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will a p2b board fit in a mid-tower?
i have to replace my tower (i believe is a full tower, the cage is nose to nose with the board however)
and need to know if i can use a mid tower?

A:will a p2b board fit in a mid-tower?

p2b board?? Motherboards are described by form form factor. IE... AT, ATX, Baby At, Micro At. I am not sure what p2b means. Do you know what brand and model the motherboard is?

Let us know

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My new laptop left side usb port not working, only 1 working out of 3 please help me

A:My new laptop left side usb port not working, only 1 workin...

Hi: Did you install the amd chipset drivers for W7 32 bit? If not, you need to install those and restart the PC in order to get the usb 3 ports to work. You want the first file listed on the webpage.

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today I put in a new power supply, OCZ modxstream 600W, and when I turned it on, the monitor didnt load. Some USBs didnt work either. I even tried another monitor and cable, and even tried the USBs in the other slots but still no luck. What could be the cause of this?

A:Monitor & some USB not workin after replacing PSU

oh its fine now, sorted

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Hi I have a pentium 4, 2year old computer. A few days ago, I was playing games and my computer blacked out. I thought my monitor went dead, switch to a new monitor still no picture. I thought its my video card, installed a new video card still no picture. Now I'm getting frustrated, someone told me power supply but my fans on my mobo works also my 2 extra fans work also. Also you can hear the computer booting up. I have a orange light on the power switch on the monitor, also a orange light by the reset button on the case. If anyone can help me with some ideas I'm in total gratitude.


A:No picture on monitor when computer boots up

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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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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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Hi.. Sorry for weid title but i could fit funny there so i put a sad face instead.
So on my last computer with nvidia gt 430 gpu i oc'd my monitor to 75Hz (Freaking loved that speed)
Now with the gtx 660 when i oc the exact same monitor to 75Hz the picture gets messed up and the resolotion gets completely out of the normal. i did set the pixel ratio to 1600x900 that is the stock one..
Is there a colour setting on the monitor i have to fix or is it another thing?
If i way worse gpu can handle it so should a gtx 660 i feel...

A:Monitor ran fine with 75Hz, Now with new computer the picture gets :(

Hey mate,

First, check the box that says 'hide modes that this monitor cannot display'. Is 75 still listed? If it is, let me know.

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Hi i have just oredered a HP pavillion 550-188na  desktop which will be delivered in a couple of days.....QUESTION....Does this desktop have a VGA port?I need to know as i have a VGA monitor and am unsure if i will need a adapto or not.Help would be very much appreciated. 

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I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to computer, ah, specs (or finding information about the one I have)... so I don't have much for you to go on.

Computer is a Dell, with Windows XP Home Edition. Monitor is LCD.

A few days ago (around Wednesday morning) my monitor began to click on and off. The screen would flash black and the light, next to the on/off button, would flash from green (on) to yellow/orange (off). At first it wasn't that bad. When I switched pages on the internet, scrolled, or highlighted something on the page it would flash.
It steadily got worse, going from internet pages to flashing on and off right when I turned the computer on, all through the loading and welcome screens.
I thought maybe it was just the monitor, so I switched it out and hooked up my old hp pavilion mx70 monitor.

That monitor worked perfectly fine with my old tower, but when hooked up to my new one it... Erm, got 'static-y'. It looked like an old TV that had a VHS tape in the player, being re-wound. I know that sounds odd, but it was like spikes from the side of the screen surging inwards. I thought it was because the monitor was so much older than the tower. Soon the static got steadily worse, and I used it for about a day before it got to be too much.

I switched to Safe Mode with Networking on the hp monitor, to see what would happen, and it was fine! No static. Today, I switched back to my LCD monitor and put that into Safe Mode with Networking and no b... Read more

A:Solved: Monitor or Tower problem? Monitor is blinking on and off.

Video card is busted. When in safe mode, the video card's drivers are not loaded, so the card does not function at "full blast". It will not cause trouble because of that.
Dell model would help finding a replacement, but it can well be assumed that there's a PCI-E 16x slot for add-on graphics. This would be a cheap replacement in that case:

This is all an assumption on the most propable cause. The problem could also be your power supply or motherboard, but those are pretty unlikely.

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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 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 recently bought several Dell Optiplex GX620 computers online for repair. I usually do a thorough review of what I am getting but this was a cheap deal on a big lot and a few things slipped by me.

For one it takes a special power cord that I can't find for less than $17.00 and there were none with the lot. I ordered one to test them with for now.but that is not my main problem but if anyone knows where I can get those DA-2 adapter power cords any cheaper please let me know where.

My main problem is that these are the small form factor cases so they have no card slots. I am dependent upon the motherboard options only. So here is my problem: the only connector for a monitor on the back of the computer is for a DVI-D which would be great if I had monitors with those connections. The only connections I have on my monitors are the VGA. I bought some adapters from e-bay that were supposed to convert the DVI port to the VGA which the connector did but I have no screen using this adapter and I am thinking that I was cheated. Can this even be done this way? I have always just changed the video card but this computer has no way I can see to do that, it is all in the motherboard. Does anyone know what I can do here? I put a fresh install of io xp pro on several of then since that is what they came with. They only have pentium 4's with hyperthreading 3.0 and 3.2 single core processors and I didn't think windows 7 would help any. If anyone knows what I can do to use... Read more

A:Help using a VGA monitor with a DVI-D port on computer

Your best bet for Global spares is

As to the DVI to D-Sub you did the right thing in buying an adapter. It should work period. Did you get the joblot from eBay? Was it sold as untested? Are the PCs even powering on? Maybe there are issues with memory/cpu/motherboard....

Yes you have to be very careful when upgrading the CPUs for this unit as they follow a narrower roadmap. Top line CPU would appear to be a Pentium D3.4Ghz which worked in a GX620 usff with bios revision A11.

Good luck!

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Question: I have an old PS/2 A4 Tech Cordless mouse IR Transmitter/Receiver. Can I connect that to my IrDA port on my motherboard? the IrDA port on my board has 6 pins which are:

1. Power +
2. FIR
3. IR Data Input
4. GND
5. IR Data Output
6. Over Current

is it possible to do? the IR Transmitter/Reciever that I have has just the standard PS/2 wiring.

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About 6 months ago, i was moving furniture around in my room and whilst moving, my tower fell over and hit my carpet, and the case cracked. Ive been using my older tower for quite some time now. Ive deleted all viruses, spyware, addware...still didnt help. anyways to the point..I tried to hook up my other tower, which is alot better, but whenever i hook it up and turn it on, i get no reaction from the monitor. Ive tried unplugging and replugging it, and the dell symbol shows up on my monitor but then my monitor goes blank. Ive tried hitting f8 many times, but nothing comes up. Can anyone help me? Ive also opened my tower, cleared any dust, and all parts are connected as they should be.

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I'm looking to upgrade my dad's computer setup. He has a Gateway with Windows 98 -- all hardware from around '97 or '98. It needs upgraded so I wanted to get something like this new tower, but he wants to keep the same monitor. Will a 10+ year old monitor work with a modern tower?

A:Getting a new tower for old monitor

it will definitely work , it will just look like crap.. its totally worth getting an LCD if what you currently have is an older CRT monitor

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A friend recently gave me an old tower of his with Windows XP installed. He did not give me a monitor. I was hoping I could use a VGA monitor cable and be able to plug that cable into my laptop and the tower but I am having difficulties. There is no place for me to "physically" boot up to that tower. Do I need to buy another/different cable to do something like this?

A:Tower with no Monitor

Quote: Originally Posted by codyw

A friend recently gave me an old tower of his with Windows XP installed. He did not give me a monitor. I was hoping I could use a VGA monitor cable and be able to plug that cable into my laptop and the tower but I am having difficulties. There is no place for me to "physically" boot up to that tower. Do I need to buy another/different cable to do something like this?

Don't even think about using the laptop screen as the desktop monitor unless you know exactly what you are doing, how the desktop was configured, etc. What you are proposing is having the XP desktop set up like a headless server, connecting the desktop and laptop via a crossover cable (or connecting to a network) then "running" the desktop using remote access from the laptop. Not a simple undertaking.

Buy a cheap used monitor and keyboard for the desktop - it's cheaper than replacing a fried laptop!


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I have an ASUS A7S333 motherboard. I have activated my infrared port on the motherboard but i don't know how to use it(for file and multimedia transfer from PC to mobilephone).Thanks for the tips.

A:How to use my on-board infrared port?

I think you`re probably going to need an Infrared dongle.

Regards Howard

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Hi, I just got a pre-built iBuypower gaming PC with a new monitor today and I set up everything and put everything together from VGA to HDMI, but nothing is working. The monitor is still black. The only time the monitor shows something is when I turn it on after a few seconds in which it flashes its logos and goes black and then my power LED for the monitor starts blinking blue. My friends told me that PROBABLY my graphics card is not sending a signal to my monitor (I also tried this on my old computer and it still didn't show anything on the screen at all.) How do I fix this? I don't really know anything about computers THAT much so if you tell me to dissemble can you please tell me how to? I just want my monitor to show something from my tower. My tower is working completely fine. The fans and everything is going and turns on perfectly. It's just that monitor that is not working and I don't know what to do anymore after working on this for 8 hours.

EDIT - I found out it isn't my monitor. Since I tried it with my laptop and it works. It's my PC. Now how do I fix that?

A:New monitor is not showing anything from my new tower.

Why are you using the VGA output? If this is a new PC and monitor they should both have DVI.

Or at least use (DVI to HDMI) or (HDMI to HDMI).

Check in BIOS for a preferred output device setting. Read the manual. Also check monitor for a source select button.

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Forgive me if this is a redundant topic but I surfed thru many pages to try and find a similar topic.Got a tower here that I am troubleshooting for my sister.tower would turn on, get to the tower flash screen, then shut back off. So I treplaced the power supply and unplugged the monitor cable from the onboard plug and I tried 2 different video cards, a PCI and an AGP style.all fans and such come on, no strange noises, and no confirmation beeps when it boots. I even yanked the HDD to gain access to it to save some data, but this tower still wont fire up the monitor. I have the orange light right now, and it never goes green.Any clues?Motherboard shot?Looks to be a Biostar MB in a CISNET tower..whatever that is!I can pick up a new MB if that's the problem, but wanted to bounce it off someone in here first.Thank You.

A:Monitor will not fire up from tower

Have you tried to "reset" the bios with the jumper on the motherboard?

It is possible that a BIOS setting is keeping the video from being enumerated at bootup.

Hope this helps,

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Right now I am really annoyed and fustrated. I have an E machines Winows XP, and it is doing the same thing that it did before I took it into Best Buy. Last time I took it in, I had to wait two months for it, then it didn't work again because something was wrong with the mother board they put in and that cost me two extra weeks. I finally get it back in January and now it is doing the same thing again and I refuse to take it back to Best Buy. This is what it is doing:

The monitor has this window that always shows up and blinks when the tower is not on that says

Apparently, this is pretty much nothing because I can't self check, check PC or see if the monitor is working.
What should happen is when I turn the tower on, this huge white E should show up and the user names whould show up afterwards, but it doesn't.
The tower makes the sound that its on, but the same SELF CHECK window is still blinking as if the monitor never recognized that the tower is on.
I can't do anything with this computer and I would like a simple fix that doesn't cost me three months again and the worry of my C drive being erased because I have important files that I can't back up because the computer won't turn on in the first place.

Please help me.

A:monitor and tower troubles *again*

Hello and Welcome...
Make sure your video connection's aren't loose. Check that where your monitor plugs into the pc hasn't worked loose.. It could also be a bad cable.. If you are comfortable opening up the case and it has a video card (as opposed to the video being intergrated with the motherboard) check that it hasn't come loose as well. If you have access to a different monitor you might try it on your pc also. Something else you can try is resetting the 'CMOS'. While inside the case look for a battery attached to the motherboard. I will look like a large watch battery.. take it out , wait a couple of minutes and then put it back.. If the machine is stuck in a CMOS error this should clear that.

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Hi there, i'm having an issue where I would be browsing the web, watching Netflix, playing a game or even just going through files and the computer would just go right to a black screen where the backlit LED lights are still visible and the monitors blue ON glow is still active and I would look over at the PC and it would still be on. All noises from shows id be watching would play then cut out like they were interrupted and when i unplug the video cord and plug it back in all i get is a white static screen then it will usually go back to black backlit screen. I have searched all over to find out the issue that is causing this but i just can't figure it out. I would even hold the power button to restart the PC and the moment it would restart and be back at the home screen it would happen again. Please help!

PC specs: CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus Gene VI
Power Supply: Corsair HX 750
Ram: G.Skill Sniper 1866 16GB
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

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I have a question about my HP Pavillion. I'm running XP and when I go to start the computer the tower sounds like it's booting up normally however when the monitor is turned on, the indicator light turns green then it automatically, less than 2 seconds later, turns orange..its as if the monitor shuts itself off. Also, the keyboard lights don't flash when the tower is booted up. I tried hooking another monitor up and the same thing happens. I got a tip to try but I really don't know what i'm looking for. I was also told it could be a battery but again, I really don't know. Any help would be *greatly* appreciated. Thanks!

A:Tower Works but No Monitor

Hello and welome to TSG!

First, check the signal cable plug on the monitor do not have missing pins. If the monitor end of the signal cable can also be removed, check that as well.

Next, open the case and see if all your fans are working (the case fan, video card fan, power supply fan, processor fan, etc.)

You could also check to see if your video card is seated correctly in the motherboard.

I hope this helps!

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Has anyone had any issues with the Precision 7510 only outputting through one DisplayPort output on the E-Port Plus Advanced Port Replicator?Our organization recently started to introduce Precision 7510 units to our employees, and we're finding that they will only output to one single monitor connected via DisplayPort through the E-Port Plus Advanced Port Replicators - even though there are two monitors connected into the two DisplayPort outputs on the E-Port Plus APR. If the monitors are connected via DVI, the Precision 7510 is able to output to both of them through the E-Port Plus APR. We have tried Precision M4800, Latitude E7450, and Latitude E7470 units in these E-Port Plus APR's with two monitors connected into the two DisplayPort outputs - and they all work correctly.The Precision 7510 units have the NVIDIA Quadro M1000M video cards, and the E-Port Plus APR's are connected to either a pair of P2417 monitors or a pair of U2414 monitors.

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I have dual primary display monitor is a Chimei CMV223D
My secondary display monitor is an Acer AL1916W.

My graphics card is an HD ATI Radeon 5800.


My primary display monitor which usually has a display resolution of 1680x1050 is currently stuck on 640x480 and in the property settings it won't let me change the resolution. The cable running from the Graphics card is an HDMI cable with a HDMI/DVI converter. I have also tried using the DVI port of the video card to the DVI port of the PC which comes up with same problem. Using a DVI/VGA converter and a VGA cable the VGA port on the monitor works fine!!! SOOOO long story short there is definitely something going on with the monitors DVI port.........

This randomly occurred overnight and is driving me insane to know what I need to fix. I have used different cables and to no such luck. My secondary monitor is just humming away just fine! But I really need my primary display.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled video drivers for the graphics card which is the Catalyst control centre suite and all monitor drivers appear to be up to date.

WHY oh why is my monitor locked at this resolution!!??? How to fix please help!!!

A:DVI port on monitor is stuck res of 640x480 VGA port works fine

Never mind!!!!


Force DVI/HDMI resolutions and refresh rates

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Hey guys

i came across a ASROCK mb , which has an inbuilt infra red device . It has a IR1 port on the MB which is not connected to anyhting . I can find the IR in device manger and control panel . But hisa port is not physically connected to anything . How do i use this infra red device for wireless .. what shld i connect to this port .. I canot find anything in the Tower that can go into the port ..

A:infra red port on mother board

You need to connect an IRdA header unit.
The port only provides the power and data stream, the header has the Tx and Rx sensors. Almost all motherboards have the port header, and have done for years.

A typical kit of parts is here:

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Hello all-I am having a host of problems with this. Hope someone can help.

I have a W7 Pro 32k desktop PC with an MSI MS-7528 mobo.
The on-board graphics port is for sure bad; the output on the monitor is fuzzy and has horizontal lines throughout the screen. But that's not the problem....

The mobo has (2) PCI 1.0 slots; (1) PCIe x16 slot; and (1) PCIe x1 slot.
When I try to install a replacement graphics card and then connect a monitor to the new graphics card's VGA port, I get a "check video signal" error message on the monitor.

I have tried (2) different graphics cards.
#1 is an ATI Rage PCI card, which has been installed in both of the available regular PCI slots
#2 is an MSI RX9250 ATI Radeon graphics card, which has been installed in the PCIe x 16 slot

No matter what, I am never able to get a signal to the monitor. That is also after pre-installing the drivers for both cards and disabling the on-board graphics adapter and several power cycles.

Is this just a bad MOBO? Or am I installing the wrong types of replacement graphics cards in the wrong slots?

Any help would be greatly appreciated....

A:MSI 7528 MOBO and bad on-board VGA port

Have you tried different cables and a different monitor with any of the other cards?

Given that you've tried PCI, PCIe and onboard, I'd be suspecting the mobo, but trying a different cable and monitor will prove it. At that point you will have isolated everything.

Every search I do for your mobo gives me a G31 board, which, with all due respect, is one of the worst board on the market (IMHO). I installed a few for customers who requested them, but they always had problems within the first 12 months.

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Hey guys

i came across a ASROCK mb , which has an inbuilt infra red device . It has a IR1 port on the MB which is not connected to anyhting . I can find the IR in device manger and control panel . But hisa port is not physically connected to anything . How do i use this infra red device for wireless .. what shld i connect to this port .. I canot find anything in the Tower that can go into the port ..

A:infra red port on mother board

You need to connect an IRdA header unit.
The port only provides the power and data stream, the header has the Tx and Rx sensors. Almost all motherboards have the port header, and have done for years.

A typical kit of parts is here:

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when I turn on the computer it beeps then turns the monitor off, so I cant do anything at all, the tower stays on

A:tower stays on, monitor turns off

Are you asking about a desktop or laptop? We need the model/model number & the exact beep code sequence - long/short & pauses. As Dashing_star pointed out, beeps are usually related to RAM or graphics problems.The following is for Dell desktops. Scroll down to the chart for BIOS beep codes:

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Hi guys, was having a discussion today at work about how I would much rather have a PC tower than a laptop, and it got me thinking, is there a way send a wireless video signal from a PC Tower to a PC Monitor?


A:Is there a way to connect a PC Tower wirelessly to a PC Monitor

You can send HDMI over wireless. Some reviews of wireless HDMI transmitters here.

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hello there, my desktop PC keeps randomly having the monitor go black with a message coming up saying no signal however this is not all. if i am watching a video it will loop the sound also, so its just turns into an elongated humming noise. does anyone know what to do? i have taken it to a technician he said he took it apart and rebuilt it and left it on for around 2-3 days and this didn't happen. over the course of 10 days he tested what he could and still did'nt know. i got the pc back around 3-4 days ago and it's only just started happening again. i have 7 fans and a big cpu heatsink so im not sure its temperature.

the computer remains on and humming normally throughout all of this. i have tried different hdmi cables also and no difference.

what info would you guys need?

A:PC monitor keeps going black but the tower still runs

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Hi again! so I had this issue before and I had help with someone saying it mightve been the graphics card. Well, I replaced it with a new one and I didnt experience the issue for a few days, but just a half hour ago it happened again, twice. So it's been narrowed down, it isn't the GPU like most of my friends thought, but I have no way of checking if its anything else due to a backup power supply being too low wattage and well that would be about the only other part I have haha. This issue is really causing my anxiety to hit new levels as I just can't figure this out, I have never experienced this before till about the beginning of march, I thought it was driver issues but I went through older and newer ones to no avail, and my monitor is just fine, I have already tested that theory. Could it be the modular power cables attached to the graphics card? Could it be the motherboard failing? My BIOS is also at stock, nothing is overclocked and speccy is reporting everything at normal temps. Please Help!

PC Specs:
CPU: Intel i5 4690K Devil's Canyon
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 100 ME (the 4G one thats red, but green)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus Gene VI Z87 chipset
Power Supply:Corsair HX750 750Watt (not the hx 750i)
Ram: G.Skill Sniper 16GB 1866 DDR3

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somethin is not right tower is turned on but there is no signal goin to the monitor....and the lights on the tower lights is now of my dvd drivers open half way and the other just wont has to be the damn voltage settings on my power supply

the story is there was a shutdown in my area for almost 12 hours becuz the city needed to rewire and fix some **** on the ground.

and when the power was up again...this happened.

i thought at first it was a bios issue so i took out that little round thing out of the motherboard and put it back but no luck......

my powersuppy is a 500w antec.....and i have a gigabyte motherboard.

the bad thing about my powersupply is theres no voltage i dont know how to adjust it...... ANY HELP well be appreciated

A:TOWER lights up but monitor no signal

You have a few misperceptions on how things work... such as voltage switcher on the power supply. You don't want to mess with the power supply.
Your problem could be power supply, hard drive, video graphics, or memory failure... or some other problem.
You can help us help you by posting your computuer brand and model as well as operating system, age of the unit, memory installed, and type of video graphics.
Further, we would like to know what antivirus software, Antispyware, and rootkit snoopers you have installed.
What was going on with your computer when the power failure hit? As that seems critical.
What was that little round thing? A CMOS battery with the number 2032?

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A friends pc (built by her dad so i've no idea what components) seems to have a loose connection somewhere internal or on the monitor cable (though im sure its not the cable-i've played round and it doesnt seem to matter) and the monitor only recieves a signal (reports no signal at all-so it doesnt even know it's plugged in) when the tower is on it's side-it's built in video (but an AGP slot is there too) on an intel board. Any ideas?

A:No Monitor Signal Unless Tower On Its Side

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Not sure if i'm in the right place or not so apologies in advance.
I've just bought a new tower with Windows 7 on it and tried installing it today, it's now 12 hours later and i cannot get monitor, keyboard, mouse to work. They were working last night with the old tower. The light comes on the monitor but turns to orange and says No signal.
The buttons on the front don't wnat to work at all i have to use the one at the back and i have no clue what to do next.
I thought it would be a good idea to buy exactly what i wanted but maybe i've made a mistake and should have bought one 'all in'.
Trouble is i'd bought the accessories not too long ago and i was loathe to buy new just for the sake of it.

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Hello! I was cleaning the fans in my tower bC they needed it, and when I put the case back on, and went to use the computer, the monitors are on but not waking up. It is like they have no idea the computer is on and I'm waiting for them to function. What could I have done??

A:tower cleaning / monitor issue

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ok right now my monitor is roughly 10inches from my tower. i have heard that the magnets in the hard drives can mess up your monitor if placed too close. although i was never able to confirm this. should i move my tower? i figured 10 inches was plenty. there are no speakers even close to monitor. but i am considering buying a nice new monitor and i woud like to know before i place it where my old one was

it could just be my monitor it is old and cheap and is getting darker and darker and little lines are beginning to form.

any thoughts plz

A:Monitor too close to tower dangerous?

i wouldnt worry about your HDs messing up your monitor, unless you put a magnet on the screen your okay. definetly keep large powerfull speekers away from your Hard drives they are more sensitive.

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Bought the following brand new at Best Buy on 8/22/14, and trying to get setup:

Lenovo K450e desktop tower, keyboard, and mouse.
LG 22MP56HQ monitor
MS Office 2013 (key code)
Webroot internet security (disc)
After connecting everything according to the instruction of both the Lenovo and LG instructions, double & triple checking all parts accounted for and connected properly, here's what happened..

Lenovo tower boots up fine, disc drive in tower opens and closes properly, Lenovo keyboard and mouse both detected. Great so far except...

LG monitor does not turn on at all. In the back of the monitor, two things are connected:
blue HDMI connector with pins on both sides is connected to HDMI connection in back of tower.
AC DC adapter plugged into electrical outlet and other end directly into monitor.

Everything works when power booted up except monitor shows no life - no light indicator, and black screen. Monitor just doesn't turn on at all.

There are driver discs for both lenovo win 8.1 and the LG monitor, and like I said, I can insert them into the tower and close, but nothing happens on the monitor display. Best Buy said it should be no issue using the LG monitor with the Lenovo PC tower. They will charge me $100 to come out to my home, even though I bought two year Geek Squad plan, They also said I would still get charged even if they were unable to get me setup.

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A:Monitor hooked up to tower, but doesn't turn on

If no standby LED on monitor, is there a separate on/off switch on the side of the monitor?
With LG there are usually manual buttons for CH+- & vol +- plus On/Off (although I have seen monitors with no on/off at all.)
Also check for 'hidden' buttons on the front lower edge of frame or under the front (right) edge.
I would try a different mains lead/cord that is known to to work, also check for a fuse in the plug, could be missing, or isolated with plastic foil.
Even with no inputs the monitor would show a 'No Signal' sign if it was working.
If no 'standby' LED and you have a separate AC to DC adapter block then that could be the problem. All monitors I've seen have a direct AC connection though.
If it then does work, the on-screen menu will need to be selected, and 'input' changed to HDMI.

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Not sure if I'm able to set up dual monitors with my 750-167c tower.  It looks as though there is only one video output.  Is that correct?

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I have an Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower with an i5-2400 and integrated Intel HD 2000 video.
The case has both a VGA and Display Port connector, I am presently using the VGA port. I am investigating going for a Dual Monitor setup and am confused whether I can do so without having to purchase a discrete video card. I am reading conflicting reports that some say yes and others no. Can some kind soul please confirm one way or the other ?
I do not use the PC for gaming, it is work only with the occasional video and web browsing. Mainly I need dual monitor for multiple file editing, scripting, database programming etc.
Many thanks, Fin.

A:Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower Dual Monitor ?

Hi Fin,
OptiPlex 790's onboard video solution supports both VGA and DisplayPort at the same time. You can connect two monitors to the computer without adding a discrete card.
Please let me know if you need further information.

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Hi there, Matt lost monitor signal while tower is still on. IP address of the tower can't be detected. Checked windows logs says Kernel power 41 error. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Matt Lost monitor signal while tower is still on

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nscm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nscm.sys
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, 0, fffff88004059738, fffff88004058f90}

Probably caused by : nscm.sys ( nscm+37f2 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Looks like an issue with Novell. You will need to contact them to resolve the issue.

Support | Random blue screen caused by NSCM.SYS

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Does anyone know anything about the trouble that a PCI board (Multi-Port Serial Adaptor) causes XP freeze?

I have been trying to install a PCI board (Digi ClassicBoard 8 PCI) which creates 8 COM ports (RS232) and can be connected to 8 cables of RS232. After installing this board and its driver into XP, 8 of "unknown port" appeared in "device manager." Then if I continued to install the drivers for these ports (available from its manufacturer), PC freezes. Now I realized that the drivers of these ports can be intalled when I disable the ports. But when I enabled the ports with their drivers installed, XP completely freezes. No entry is accepted. Even Ctrl + Alt + Del does not work, and I can do nothing but turn off the power of PC.

My PC is DELL Precision 390.

If anyone knows any information about this kind of symptom, would you help me?
Thank you!!

A:PCI Board (Multi-Port Serial Adaptor) freezes XP. Plz help me!

The only time I've ever seen this was because of wrong flavor of driver. Please verify you have correct one for XP (Digi has all flavors freely downloadable on their web site). Also, the way you describe how installation went sounds incorrect. When the "new hardware found" wizard pops up and you tell it where to find the driver files, there should be a new hardware found popup (or from system tray) for each com port as the installation continues automatically without requiring any input from you. This process should not be interrupted. I've many installations of this board in Dells running XP with no problem. Only XP Pro though, if you have the home edition then maybe that's a problem. I've found these boards very robust and reliable.

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Does anyone know anything about the trouble that a PCI board (Multi-Port Serial Adaptor) causes XP freeze?

I have been trying to install a PCI board (Digi ClassicBoard 8 PCI) which creates 8 COM ports (RS232) and can be connected to 8 cables of RS232. After installing this board and its driver into XP, 8 of "unknown port" appeared in "device manager." Then if I continued to install the drivers for these ports (available from its manufacturer), PC freezes. Now I realized that the drivers of these ports can be intalled when I disable the ports. But when I enabled the ports with their drivers installed, XP completely freezes. No entry is accepted. Even Ctrl + Alt + Del does not work, and I can do nothing but turn off the power of PC.

My PC is DELL Precision 390.

If anyone knows any information about this kind of symptom, would you help me?
Thank you!!

A:PCI Board (Multi-Port Serial Adaptor) freezes XP


have you tried disabling the onboard COM ports in case of conflict, also is this board supported by XP and do you have the latest driver for it.


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running Vista Home Premium
this is an eMachines T5086
The desktop computer is less than 2 years old.
We just moved. Now when I turn on the computer, it will make its whirling sounds then it will beep 3 error beeps. The monitor will display "no signal". So I tried another monitor...same message. What could be wrong with it all of a sudden? This is the kids computer and they are sad

A:turn tower on..beeps 3 image on monitor

To me it could be one of three things if you are comfertable going inside the computer try reseating the ram or if there are two sticks take one out and see if it will boot up if not put it back and take out the other stick and try to boot up if it will boot up with just one stick then the other stick is bad. to test the power supply see if your cd or dvd drive will open are there any lights showing? If its none of the above its your motherboard most probably a capicitators blown or something see if you can spot any dark marks like burn marks on the motherboard. Well I hope its the ram.

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My pc monitor doesn't have an hdmi port / dvi. Can I use a female hdmi to male vga converter So that I'll add an male-male extension(i have this extension cable) between dock and converter.

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Hi everyone

I'm new here and have read over some of the posts and stickies but have not found my issue.

I have a Dell 4550, Pentium (R)4 CPU, 2.4 GHz and 2 GB RAM (extra added by me). I have never gotten any kind of warning or message that my tower fan was not working properly.

For the last couple of weeks, I have noticed my computer monitor brightening (a lot) and then darkening (screen is still readable), and then going back to normal. This will happen anywhere from 2 to 6 times in a two hour period.

I have been turning off the computer when not in use, giving it a chance to cool down, which I now realize was the worst thing to do.

Today, when I went to fire it up for about the third time, during the start-up, Windows shut down "to protect itself" and gave me a blue screen message to turn off the computer and restart. I did, and have not had that issue again today.

I have placed a large fan behind the tower and the problem seems to have stopped for now, which leads me to believe the problem is caused by overheating. The tower casing was cleaned inside around 3 months ago, but was very dusty. My questions:

Does this sound like a tower fan problem and how do I check that it is working properly?

Are there capacitors or something else I should be checking for heat damage and replacing?

I know I really just need a new computer, but that won't be happening for a while, so any help you could give me to keep this one sputtering alo... Read more

A:Dell 4550 monitor brightens/darkens - tower overheating?

Hi Jeri, welcome to TS. I'm not sure specifically about the 4550, but I know most Dells will post a warning on boot if the fan isn't working properly. If you haven't seen the message, it's probably not the fan.

If you're up to it (which it sounds like you are if you upgraded the ram yourself), open it up and look if the fan is spinning while the computer's running and also while you're in there dust out the computer, especially the cpu cooler and video card heatsink. While cleaning it out, look at the capacitors on the motherboard and/or video card to make sure they aren't leaking or bulging. A cap should be flat on top, it should not be "pointy" or rounded on top or leaking from the top or bottom. I've seen bad caps on a 4550 before, close to the cpu socket (between the rear ports and cpu), so make sure to look to be sure. You may have to remove the green "air duct" to be able to see the caps on the board.

Also, are you sure the problem is with the computer and not the monitor? It almost sounds like you might be having a problem with the backlighting on the monitor (assuming it's an lcd). Any chance of testing the monitor on another computer to be sure?

I suppose there's always the possibility of a a failing power supply as well. Sometimes when a power supply is flaky (power fluctuations, noise, etc) it can cause weird issues like BSODs among other things. It's possible that y... Read more

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a few days ago i was sleeping and suddenly by accident i pushed my laptop (acer aspire one) and it fell (about 1.30 or 2 feet tall)
since then every time i try to boot windows it loads the desktop and everything but after loading skype it freezes , ive been trying to find a reasonable solution for this problem but i havent succeded ..anyways it works in safe mode! thats why i cheked my hardware if any wire was loose and it wasnt !

i will be glad to hear recomendations what can i do ? do i take to deafault recovery? or is it just a silly problem ?
need help

ps: it works very good in safe mode! thats why i think its not that serious problem but let me know if im wrong please

A:computer freezing and only workin on safe mode

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I am working on my boss' computer that has some type of malware, trojan horse, or tracking cookie that I can't clear. First off, the computer is a HP s5503w Slimline:Operating Systems: Windows 7 Home Premium Startup Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Platform: PC Memory Type: DDR2 Memory Speed: PC2-6400 Total Memory: 3.0GB Processor Brand: AMD Processor Class: Sempron Processor Number: 140 Processor Speed: 2.7GHz Processor Interface: AM3 that carried Norton when they bought it. I took Norton off and refitted it with Avast! and SuperAntiSpyware. These two took most thing off, I would guess including two trogans, but I think there is still something on it because it doesn't have to visit the internet without SAS finding more tracking cookies. Does there sound like there is a problem that I need cleared?Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Edit: Moved topic from Win 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Workin on boss' home computer with problems

I've asked a mod to move this to the appropriate forum. Please wait for a malware specialist to respond.

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We had scanned some pictures using PaperPort where it took up the whole sheet, now when we scan the image only fills a corner of the white sheet. We have tried a number of options and can't find the settings to switch. We have a brother MFC 3820 C printer, scanner and fax machine. I have looked at the owners manual but did not see any thing. On the PaperPort menu we explored under help. Any ideas is appreciated.

A:Scanning picture with paper port

Can you put the cursor on the edge of the picture and see if you can drag it out to make it bigger. Don't know really how to explain but on my scanner when I see the photo I can put my cursor on the edge and drag it smaller if I want to crop it some. Sometimes when I go to scan the next thing it's still in that cropped position so it doesn't fill the whole screen and I have to drag the sides out to make it fill the screen again.

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So I just recently bought a new Edge Z40 from Velocity Micro.

I have set it up as directed but my monitor, a working HP 2311xi does not detect a signal with tried and tested VGA DVI and HDMI cables.

Unboxed it
Plugged it into an US-EU adapter (I'm in Europe)
Plugged that into a surge protector
Turned on the surge protector
turned rocker switch on the PSU on
Pressed the power button

LEDs light up, fans spin, the HDD vibrates, I put my Windows 8 disk in the optical drive and that spins, the MemOK! LED that signal a compatibility or installation problem with the RAM is NOT lit (no problems), the green LED next to the SATA 6Gb/s port is lit, and everything seems to be working fine.

Next I try plugging connecting my monitor, first with VGA, then DVI, then HDMI, but to no avail (I would try displayport but my monitor does not support it). The cables were secured at both ends, the monitor was on. It showed that it was scanning all 3 possible inputs, but reported "no signal" and went to sleep.

Since then, I tried pushing on all the connections to make sure the power supplies were connected properly, the connection from the video ports to the motherboard were firm, rearranged my two 4GB DDR3s, and tried using a step-down transformer with the 110V setting on the PSU rather than an adapter with the 230V setting.

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A:Solved: Monitor does not detect signal from new tower (Velocity Micro Edge Z40)

Hello and welcome to TSG!!

Have you tried using the motherboard's video connections? Or just the graphics card's? Can you remove the card and try the ones on the m/b?

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System info at end of post.

Lately my computer has been displaying the blue screen and shutting down. When this first happened after it restarted it told me to perform a chq dsk (or something similar, not sure what it's called) I did this but my computer keeps displaying the blue screen and restarting, this usually happens when I'm on the internet.
Also my explorer keeps not responding and displays this error message:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: iexplore.exe
Application Version: 7.0.6001.18000
Application Timestamp: 47918f11
Fault Module Name: StackHash_1703
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 077a004b
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 3081
Additional Information 1: 1703
Additional Information 2: 2264db07e74365624c50317d7b856ae9
Additional Information 3: 1344
Additional Information 4: 875fa2ef9d2bdca96466e8af55d1ae6e

Please help, It's very upsetting!

System Info: OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name PC
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron 1525
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, 2001 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A08, 7/01/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System ... Read more

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hi, I am going to upgrade my graphic card to ATI 5770 so I need a new power supply which has power about 550--600 watt. But the most frustrating problem is that I failed to find a proper power supply with the correct dimension.
I have an HP pavilion e9300 which uses a very wired power supply tower-150mm(W) 86(H) 140(D). But so far all the PSUs I found is the standard size --150mm(W) 86(H) 150(D) which cannot fit in my setup.

So could any PC God give me some suggestion, please??
Is any PSU with the size of my tower or can I just simply install a bigger PSU which can still successfully power up the comptuer?

Thx in adance.

A:Power supply bigger than the tower - frustrated by HP PSU tower

If the power supply will physically fit your case, it should work fine with your computer. Will the extra 10mm interfere internally with anything inside the PC?

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Hi all, I have monitor gericom 2030 and it has some power board model that I cant find on sell, so I have buy one that is almost same with it. 4 plugs for invetors are same but one connection for t-con board is diffrent and on oroginal board I have pins (5V, 5v, GND, GND, 12v, BL, N/F) and on board that I have buy has ( 12v, 12v, GND, GND, 5v, 5v, GND, N.C, ON, DIM, MS ) So any suggests wich on wich one I should connect?

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Attempting to connect a Dell Inspiron 8300 MS XP and a Dell Optima MS XP to one monitor using a IOGEAR Model# GCS612A KVM. Have a Logitech wireless mouse and key board that has a USB connector instead of a PS2 connector. I have used a USB to PS2 adapter to connect Logitech to the KVM. The optima doesn't have PS2 connections only USB. I am using PS2 to USB adapter to connect KVM to Optima. I have use of monitor but not the Mouse and key board.

A:KVM:Monitor but no Mouse and key board.

The USB to PS2 adapters are likely the cause of the problem; thy simply don't always work with every mouse/keyboard.
You'll probably want a USB KVM to resolve this.

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I need to retrieve some old info from my old tower. Is it possible to hook the old tower to the new one and use it as a big memory bank? And if so, how do I do it?

A:Hooking old tower to new tower to retrieve old programs

This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.

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I recently installed a new Acer Model S211HL monitor and a new Nvidia GEForce 6200 video board. I'm running 1024x768 mode with True Color-32bit with large fonts. Everything on my video screen seems wider than normal and the height seems shorter than normal.

What could be the cause of this?

Thanks for any help.

A:Monitor/Video Board Problem

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Hey doez anybody here know about motherboard monitor?.....
does it work?
are there any problems at all with this program?

A:mother board monitor..good or bad

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Hi. I have a Sceptre S1902D-RV X9G-Gamer monitor. I am having the problem where, when powering the monitor on, it will turn on for a split second (and look fine) and then turn itself back off. Apparently this is because the inverter board is faulty, and replacing this board should fix the monitor.

I am having a hard time determining exactly which board is used in the X9G-Gamer, and also can't figure out where on earth I would go shopping for a replacement.

It seems like replacing one little board would be cheaper than trashing the whole monitor and buying a new one, and it'd also be kind of fun for me to crack this open and see if I can fix it ... but if it's going to be so much trouble to figure out, or just as expensive either way, I guess I should just get a new monitor.

Looking forward to your comments and suggestions.

A:Monitor: Replacing an Inverter Board

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Maybe a dumb question for you experts : does a bigger monitor require a more powerful video board ? Specifically a 22" Samsung 226BW LCD and a Nvidia GeForce 8400GS 256MB for Vista - no gaming .

A:Video Board vs Monitor Size

No, those will be fine together.

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I have a fairly old monitor (NEC MultiSync 75) that always works with video cards but never works properly when I have it on-board.

The screen resolution is set at 640x480 and the color quality is set at 16 bit, and I cannot change these options. In the device manager, I don't even have a monitor tab, however I do have 2 sub-tabs under Other Devices titled SM Bus Controller and Video Controller (VGA Compatible).

The screen is fine and so is the monitor itself, but I'm thinking that there's an issue with the drivers. When I downloaded the drivers for it, there was no .exe file. Instead, I unzipped an ICC Profile, a Security Catalog, and a Security Information file.

Does anybody know if I can just put these files into the registry somehow and my system will automatically update them and fix my screen resolution?

A:Old NEC Monitor On-Board - Screen Res Is Too Small

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trying to salvage a Packard Bell Windows 98 machine. The on board video (driver/card) appears to have died. The monitor does work (tried it with a different computer).

How do I install a new video card when a can't see to change drivers/Cmos/bios/etc.

I did try to plug in a new video card into the PCI slot. Of course the machine never seemed to detect that it was there.

Any suggestions.

A:on board video dead, no signal to monitor

Putting a new card in may not work as some BIOS's require you to tell them that there is another card there. You could try finding the CMOS reset jumper, which is usually near the battery/BIOS chip on the motherboard. Using that may reset it and tell it to use the card you put in.

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Hi, I had my computer set up in the garage which wasn't heated. It was too cold there so I move it down in the basement. Everything worked perfect in the garage. When I move it to the basement.I let it set a couple of days because of the change in temp. After everything got acclimated I turned on the computer and the monitor said no signal and the key board lite up on start up then went dead. Fans work, floppy lites up,cd-rom drive lights up and opens and closes,hard drive is running. what next? BillDing

A:Monitor/Key board not working,windows 98se

Make sure all the cards and memory are seated properly.

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I have a pc running windows 7 pro 64 bit, I received a update from windows and when the computer rebooted my monitor and key board will not work. I don't know what to do now, I can't even get it to boot in safe mode. Any Ideas?


A:windows7 update now my monitor and key board wont work.

Do you have the Windows disk. Boot from the disk and choose Repair.

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Hi everyone.
Yesterday I bought a new monitor (Packard Bell viseo 190W), I've plugged it to my computer, but something is not working: while windows (I've XP pro) is loading the logo appears and everything seems to be ok, but just before the "user-interface" loads, the monitor goes black showing a "NO SIGNAL" message. I tried to uninstall ati-drivers (my graphic card is ati radeon 9250, 256MB ram), it works but obviously is in low mode graphic. If i try to reinstall catalyst + drivers the problem comes back. I tried Omega drivers too, same problem :\

What should I do? Any suggestions?

Thanks for help
@moderator can u change "video board" with "graphic card" in the thread title? thanks

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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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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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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!

A:No picture on monitor

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

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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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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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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!

A:No Picture On Monitor


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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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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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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Help, I shut my computer down the other night. I tried to turn it on yesterday, but the green light or the Gateway icon is not lit. I can hear the fan going, and a orange light that is in the shape of a battery stays lit. Please help!!!

A:Computer tower will not turn on..

Do you have another PSU that you can try in the computer?

What model # is your Gateway?

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Whenever I play music on Windows Media Player or play any kinds of games on my computer something inside my computer tower will start beeping continuously until I exit the media player or the game and log off my user name on Windows XP. It doesn't affect my computer's performance in any way but the beeping is annoying and I would love for it to stop. Please help me....

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I am just wondering if an official noun name has been given for the following noise? And please read this entirely before submitting your answer.
Its a noise that comes from the Computer Tower that sounds like a Geiger Counter? It can also be said to have a very fast, medium, or slow clicking or ticking sound. But the sound is best described as sounding like the noise made when a Geiger Counter detects radiation. I don't know if this sound can be heard in the most up-to-date computers of this day. But on the older ones especially it was a very prevalent sound. This sound occurs when my virus software is doing a scan. When this sound is being made, I experience a slow down of being able to open programs and etc.

Now I've gotten three answers from people who wanted to give me a solution for a problem when all I am asking is if there is a name for the noise. I have no problem. So for the people who submitted answer posts #2 and #3, please read my response in the #4 post.

Today I have edited my question in such a detailed way so there should be no confusion that I am not asking for a solution to a problem. I am asking if anyone knows if a name has been assigned for this noise. I already know why it happens.
Where it comes from - (like does it come from a speaker),
and how its produced - (like does it come from a component),
would be nice to know.

But the basic question is: What is the name of the noise called?

A:Noise from Computer Tower

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Hi, I am not sure if it is the hard drive or not making this noise when I turn the computer on. I replaced the original hard drive for this computer about 3 years ago or so. The original hard drive made clicking noises when it was on its way out. This one makes a sound I haven't heard. It does it 5 or 6 times before stopping. The computer loads with no problems. I recorded the sound. If it is the hard drive what should I do? Thanks. I uploaded the video I made of the noise on youtube. Here it is:

A:Computer tower noise

The noise is from a fan.

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I'll start with my current setup, which can be found attached to this post as a jpeg (Csetup.jpg). Now, what I'm wanting to do is only adding a computer tower to the router and being able to access that tower from one of the other computers(Wsetup.jpg). I guess it would be networking the hard drive through the router to be accessed by other computers on the same network. But I've been racking my brain on how to do this. I've tried remote access connections from computer to computer on the same network, but that was an unsuccessful attempt. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. I followed the explanation on how to setup the remote access. Couldn't get that to work with the computer name or the IP address of the computer. I tried doing some of the port forwarding for the host computer and even tried putting it on DMZ but nothing allowed me to access that computer through the router from other computers. Well, if anyone could offer some assistance with my dilemma it would be much appreciated.

A:Networking a computer tower

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I have recently bought the following items for my new computer.

Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe

Procesor: AMD Athlon 64 4000+ 2.4GHz San Diego

Memory:1 GB (2 pcs 512MB) DDR (400) PC-3200 Corsair w/LED Display (TWINX1024-3200XLPRO)

Video Card: eVGA GeForce 7800 GTX KO 256MB

Hard Disk :Western Digital 74 GB SATA 10K Raptor (WD740GD)

Now I need a good place to put this bad boy into. What is a good computer case/tower for cooling? What should I buy to keep this bad boy cool? CPU fan? other fans?


A:Computer Case/Tower


That is a nice system. Damn!

How about this for a case? 730

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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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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,

A:Solved: No picture on Monitor

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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.

A:Solved: No picture on monitor

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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