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TOWER lights up but monitor no signal

Q: TOWER lights up but monitor no signal

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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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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Hey guys!
I came across this site while googleing my issue, and I'm hoping you can help me out.

I came home from a buddy's after having my PC there for the night. Worked fine there. Brought it home, and went to plug it in and when i plugged the power cord into the psu it sparked and stunk something awful!
I initally thought I had somehow fried the psu so I went and picked a new 550W one up (compared to my old 480W). Now, when I turn on my PC I get my fans & lights all turning on. I can feel the HD's running, but I'm getting no signal on my screen. I tried a new video card, still the same problem. Also, the first time I turn it on, if its been off for awhile, it'll stay on for about 1min, and then turn off. I power it back on, and then it'll shut down within a couple of seconds.

Dead MOBO? I assumed that if my mobo was dead, nothing else would turn on, maybe I'm wrong though.

Anyone else with this issue know what exactly is wrong? Any ideas would help!

Thanks! - Cody

A:No signal on monitor. All fans/lights/hd running?

You should have looked in the Guides and Solved Issues section -

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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.

Also, I'm not sure if this was initially there, but when I turn on the computer, after a few seconds I hear a short high-pitched 'blip... Read more

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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Is there any way to turn off the multi-coloured lights on the tower without having to open up the tower?  I really don't have the experience and know-how to start fooling around the inside of a computer tower.

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Hi guys and gals,

I recently bought a new Xion Vantage Series (AXP-100) when the Thermaltake tower I wanted became unavailable. (http://www.xionusa.c...ales tool.JPG)

When the Guy from CompUSA/TigerDirect sold it to me, he said it was fully customizable. and that If I bought a Red LED Fan the whole Tower would light up red. I found out when it arrived that it wasn't true. It's trivial, I know, but My favorite colour is Red. and the tower lights are blue. I contacted TD, they sent me to Xion. Xion apparently has no custom/ replacement parts for their Towers. The Power light is actually painted blue and the LED Light inside the Door is blue, and some how glued according to Xion. I been feeling a bit duped, but then i have seen Sick mods on the net and I am wondering if any of you experts out there can help me make mine the way I want it.

You will have my eternal gratitude is you can help me I would like to build the thing already .

A:Modifying Tower Lights

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I'm just wondering where to find the settings that would adjust/turn off lights that are on my tower.  Or am I stuck using a winter hat to cover it up for the rest of my life, lol.  Thanks.

A:Turning off lights on my desktop tower

Hi, From the following front, which ligh or lights are you talking about ?               Source: Worse case, a black piece of tape (such as electrical tape) could fix it/them Regards.

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I cannot get an OptiPlex 755 Mini Tower to power on. It had been running fairly continuously in an office environment on a APC battery backup/surge protector until it failed Monday morning. Then there was some orange light that was flashing or continuous. When the computer was turned off, it would not come on again. Sorry for the vagueness, but this is second-hand information. I found a fair amount of dust inside, but I've seen far worse on computers
When I push the power button I get no change: no light in the power button, no diagnostic lights, no sounds, no fan movement. When I connect it to power the "AUX LED" light on the motherboard comes on a solid yellow/amber so the PSU is putting out something.
Is this likely to be a PSU problem? Is there some way to pin it down other than buying a replacement PSU?
Thanks for any help,
Joe M

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Hi everyone, I'm new on this forum. I bought 2 years ago a dell optiplex 3010 mini tower, suddenly it stopped working, I have no screen, no video or any kind of sound, the only thing it does is to light up the number 3 & 4 lights on the front panel. What can I do ?


A:Optiplex 3010 mini tower diagnostic lights 3 & 4

Hi ,
Thank you for writing to us ! 
To understand the cause of this issue I would ask you to try these steps and advise the result ,
*Disconnect the system from wall socket ,then press and hold the power button for about 15 - 20 secs .Then connect the system to wall socket and try to turn on the system .Here we are trying to release static charge from the system .
*Then disconnect all the peripheral components from the system and try to turn on the system .
*If the above step fails then remove all the memory modules from the system and try to turn on the system with only 1 memory module at a time .
If there are any more queries do reply to this post with system service tag sent via private message .
Hoping to hear from you soon .
Kind Regards,

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Expert advice needed. No signal to monitor, no lights on keyboard, no system beep at start-up.

The all fans are running: case fan, power supply fan, video card fan. I can hear the drives, the dvd writers lights are on and the trays open.
The monitor tests ok -- works with the laptop.

Removed the ram one by one and restarted.
Removed both stick of ram, restarted and got a sustained beep so the speaker is working.
Removed the battery and re-inserted it and restarted
Reset the cmos jumper to clear setting and set back to default
Replaced cmos battery
Unplugged each of the three hard drives, all of which are bootable.

Abit IP35 motherboard
Antec 500w power supply
Evga gforce 8600 video card


A:No Signal No Lights No Beep

First thing I would check is the video card, either try another card in the that computer or try the 8600 in another computer.

Welcome to the forums!

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I know this probably isn't the right site to be posting a question in this area but this site always gives me good results.

When ever I'm watching channel 7 or 7 Two and I switch on the down lights in the next room on, the signal dies to about 25% which gives a horrible picture and odd sounds. Keep in mind this is digital TV.

The down lights are 12V. When we unplugged one down light closest to the TV it improved immediately then after a few minutes the signal started playing up again.

I get a feeling that the oven might have a role in this as well. The oven is electric. It could also be a electric fry pan that cuts in and out while cooking.

does this sound anywhere near right? If not what could it be? If so is there a way to fix it?

A:Down Lights Affecting Digital TV Signal

SeanKeith said:

I know this probably isn't the right site to be posting a question in this area but this site always gives me good results.

When ever I'm watching channel 7 or 7 Two and I switch on the down lights in the next room on, the signal dies to about 25% which gives a horrible picture and odd sounds. Keep in mind this is digital TV.

The down lights are 12V. When we unplugged one down light closest to the TV it improved immediately then after a few minutes the signal started playing up again.

I get a feeling that the oven might have a role in this as well. The oven is electric. It could also be a electric fry pan that cuts in and out while cooking.

does this sound anywhere near right? If not what could it be? If so is there a way to fix it?Click to expand...

You have a bad (loose) connection that is somewhere upstream in your electrical system, which is affecting various circuits within the house. It's almost certainly located in your panel (load center) or in the watt-hour meter socket base. If the problem only affects some circuits (oven, fry pan, television, etc.), but not all circuits, then your problem connection is with one (of the two) hot wires. If the problem affects all the circuits throughout the entire house your problem connection is likely the neutral wire. My guess is that you have a loose connection with one of your [two] hot wires in either the panel (load center) or in the watt-hour meter socket base.

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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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I have a Vostro 460 MT from Dell.
The Specs:
320GB HD
Stock PSU - 350W

I had a NVIDIA GT 210 card in previously which I sold and bought an R7 240 to upgrade with. When plugging in the R7 240 and booting up. I get NO VIDEO SIGNAL. NO BIOS SPLASH SCREEN etc.
NOW if I take the card out and use the onboard VGA it works fine. The NVIDIA GT 210 worked fine too.

Why does this card not work? Is there a solution to my problem?

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My display shuts off, lost signal, windows freezes, tower stays running without a hiccup.My display or displays shut off and windows freezes when playing games. It started with Fps game loading inside of a window the size of the screen instead of full screen. I then tried playing another graphically demanding game with the settings maxed and the display shut off after several minutes of gameplay. Over time it gradually got worse and worse until it would shut off the display as soon as it loaded windows. I thoroughly cleaned the entire case and components, cleaned and recovered the system back a couple years and I got a full week of Gaming on maxed out settings without issue. Repeating the same steps didn't yield the same results and the display shuts off. At around certain points every time in certain games the display will lose signal. Its been like this for over a year and I think I narrowed it down to faulty drivers or overheating gpu. If it's faulty drivers, do I delete all present drivers and replace them with the newest? If it's a overheating gpu, do I take it apart and replace the thermal paste? Any suggestions? I maybe completely wrong?

PC/Desktop:Custom build
OS:Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
CPU:AMD Phenom II x6 1075t
Motherboard:Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
Memory:Patriot 4g DDR3 x2
Graphics Card(s):GeForce GTX 560 ti 1024mb
Sound Card:Onboard
Monitor(s) Displays:SCEA 24" stereoscopic 3D Dispay
Screen Resolution:1920x1080 60htz
Hard Drives:Western Digi... Read more

A:Display shuts off, lost signal, widows freezes, tower stays running.

Hello and welcome Atemup mate the GPU driver would be a good start Drivers | GeForce it is the latest driver and did wonders for my three desktops.

You could also check this
UsingHW Info PSU

Download HW Info and pick the right bit version - HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download -(copyand paste this site into the search bar) If you do not need the runninginformation in the smaller right hand panel close it. In the left hand windowclick on the + for the individual device groupings and they will open out tothe various components.

Go on opening out further until you get to the device itself. click on it and it will highlight. In the right hand window there will be a very detailed description of that device as in brand, speeds model number etc etc These are very detailed and are just what is needed for searching for drivers etc.

To get the PSU volts you need to select the Sensor button circled in yellow in the pic for PSU testing do the same and scroll down the readout as in my pic to where it has Nuvoton = yours might be a different section name / title. Post back a pic of that please.

If you want a more definitive test see this but please only use a digital multimeter and not an analogue as they inject typically 9v into a circuit to test and into a 3.3v or 5v rail - not a good idea!!see the partial pic of the correct sort of meter in that tutorial. details if you scroll down that listing.

Now a good ... Read more

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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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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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We purchased a brand new battery for the computer.This computer is at least four years old.There is no light on the monitor for this lap top. What should I do or is there a solution for the No Lights? Thanking you in advance,

A:Lights out on monitor

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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, 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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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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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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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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If you want to have Christmas light around the edges of your monitor screen,you can download a free trial here ...note they are NOT compatible with Vista ..

If you want a free screensaver for Christmas get one here

A:Monitor Christmas lights


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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It's a custom build and came w/no manual for the card so I'm looking it up as I write this. What could be causing this? Its a brand new machine.
Card is ati radeon 4890
AMD quad core
vista home premium
4 gb ddr3 ram

I checked connections, cleaned some dust off the inside; the cpu temp was 38 C, HD 43C; usually they're about 35-40. I had just finished playing Silent Hill homecoming but it had no problem w/that.

A:Monitor not turning on; red lights on vid card

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Sorry for the long text, I'm trying to send as much information i have.

Hello forums!
A few years ago i built a new gaming pc because i wanted to be able to play high quality games. But since day 1 i've had nothing but problems. Whenever i play one of my high quality games such as "Assassins Creed, Tomb Raider, Battlefield 3 or Primal Carnage" the monitor goes completely blank showing a "no signal to monitor" sign after gaming for between 5 minutes to up to 2-3 hours. The monitor sometimes also shows different color stripes either for examples: orange, pink or grey. The sound of my friends on skype usually keeps going for about 20 seconds before going silent, the sound of the game shuts off instantly or goes in a loop or starts with a loud buzzing sound. The fans and the LED's on my pc are still going but i can't control anything on the pc making me have to force restart my pc on the power button.
I've been on this forum before talking to this guy who is helping me but he's been quite busy lately so i need some extra help.
I've updated all drivers to latest, i never overheat, the GPU does not go over 51C when gaming and CPU never goes over 51C either.
I've upgraded my 650W powersupply to a 850W power supply and is one of the highest rated best performance power supplies you can find.
I tried to RMA my graphics card but they found nothing wrong with it and sent it back.
I bought two new sticks of RAM 4GB each, still... Read more

A:Solved: No signal to monitor/colorful monitor crash when gaming

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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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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 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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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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I bought a new tower and when I replaced my mainboard etc., and tried to switch on my pc the monitor didn't show anything, and the d-bracket(msi) showed four red lights. Nothing works, and I don't know if it is the mainboard or the processor.
Could somebody please help me.


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I have a Compaq Presario 7000, P4, 256RAM, etc. System is a couple of years old running Windows ME. System is used for gaming, internet, email, and that's about it. Just did a complete system restore which was successful. System has a 64MB video card, (not sure of specifics), and in the past when in intense game, computer will kick me out of the game and back into Windows. Was downloading 16MB of upgrades last night, and gaming at the same time. System kicked me out, only this time the monitor was blank, and all the keyboard lights are dead. Have tried rebooting several times, unplugged and reconnected everything. System powers up, HD light, CD, etc. light up, but monitor is in self test mode and says that the monitor is OK, check the video cable and computer, and keyboard lights are still dead.

A:monitor in test mode, no lights on keyboard

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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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Have a 1702FP Dell monitor (17" flat panel, has both DVI and VGA connectors) that went slightly mad.

If it's plugged in, the power light is blinking orange (twice rapidly, then a pause off, then twice rapidly, then a pause, repeate), and the selection lights (DVI vs VGA) are blinking (#1 on, #2 flashes twice briefly, #1 on, etc-I don't know which is VGA and which is DVI.). The screen is blank.

Pushing buttons has no effect--can't turn it on or off let alone any of the other settings. It doesn't matter if the computer is on, if the monitor is plugged in to a computer (tried both home built PC and Mac), or if the video cables are attached to the monitor. It acts the same, as long as power is connected.

Any hope of returning this to sanity?

A:Dell FP1702 monitor-pretty blinking lights

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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?

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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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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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Okay here is what is happening, I just cleaned up a PC that I own Windows ME OS, more or less a Dell Machine, with a couple of bits added.

Anyway after I was finished cleaning it up I brought it up to the house. It started up fine, Detected everything (from what I can see) but then as soon as it starts to go to the Desktop the Monitor goes blank and all the lights on the Monitor are flashing. I could not figure out what the problem is so I re-started and booted in Safe Mode which worked, I then went to look for the Drivers but it did not detect the Monitor or have drivers available for it (in Safe Mode - is this normal?), I think it is a case that some of the Drivers have been deleted.

So my questions are....

- Is it missing Drivers?
- If so where can I get them?
- Any other Ideas?



A:Start up Problem - Monitor Lights all flashing - blank screen

Good Evening Alan, I understand you can successfully boot into safe mode.
Understand that in safe mode a basic driver is used to allow video display.

Your symptom is similar to an out of range kind of problem as though you might be using an old monitor where sometime previously you may have had a more modern one and have increased the video settings which is unsuitable for the current one.

Whilst in Safe Mode, go to the control panel > Display > Settings and knock the screen size and colour settings back to say, the lowest available.

See if that allows windows to normally boot, you can increase the settings later if possible.


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My monitor (ViewSonic VA720) is set to turn off after 20 min in the WinXP Power Options Properties. The monitor goes into standby correctly, but will will oftentime not come back on after resuming. It will just show a black screen and the lights on the monitor indicate it's in standby. Pressing the power button on the monitor seems to have to effect. When turning it back on it will say signal out of range, and then go back into standby. My system is:

AthlonXP 2200+
MSI 6600GT 128MB AGP (Driver 163.75)
Windows XP SP2

The only way to fix this is to reboot the machine, which is not always convenient. Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:monitor says signal out of range when monitor comes out of standby

Refresh rate in display settings set to max
You may need to check any settings on the display itself too

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I was working on my computer when the monitor suddenly shutoff. I did a manual reset and now the monitor will not turn on and the BIOS will not post. After trying several things, the BIOS posted once, and now will not post anymore. I reset all items. Booted the computer with only the CPU, RAM and Video card, still no post. I tried a different power supply, still no beeps or posts. No keyboard or mouse lights either. Any help ASAP would be great! Thanks!!!!

System specs
P4 3.4 Ghz
Gigabyte GA-8KNXP motherboard
X800XT video card
XP Pro

A:Monitor shut off, no BIOS post, no keyboard or mouse lights, will not boot

Once I needed to remove the addon Video card, and then disperse all the computers internal voltage. By holding down (the non powered) computer's ON button for 30 secs.

Then plugging in the Vid card and power again, and turn on

Try that

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sounds from hd like beginning to boot, but screen remains black. tried rescue disc, 95 windows floppy,
installed new memory, used wrist strap and problem started. reinstalled old memory problem remains.
hp pavilion 7125/windows 95/intel133mhz pent/48 mg ram 1620mbhd,cd rom will open/close lights up while hd is making noise then everything stops, exept scroll lock, num lock and sometimes caps lock lights stay on keyboard.
monitor is ok...connected it to son's computer and works fine.

A:screen blank, keyboard lights up,hd lights up, no light on floppy, no boot

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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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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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So at my friend's house, whenever it rains or bad cloudy day, there is no WiFi signal sending from main floor to 2nd floor. So I recommend them to install a Linksys RE6400 range extender to boost the signal, on the existing Linksys AC1200 unit, and the setup of that extender is wacky. It somehow works after a while, but w/o the 5GHz band. But the other day when they re-plug in that extender, there is no signal (even on a sunny day)

So today, I try to help them to re-initialize that RE6400 by going thru the instruction, totally no signal(on a sunny day). Now, assuming it's a defective DOA unit, is there some range extender that is high quality ? And has a nice and simple setup software? (just in case pushing the WPS button doesn't work)

And more importantly, should we unplug the extender when you don't use it? Or are you suppose to always leave it plug in? If you unplug it, would you lost all the setting on that extender?

A:no WiFi signal during rainy day and signal booster doesn't work, & what's the good signal extender?

Use a wire. Extend WiFi via remotely placed access points.

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2-year old gateway desktop computer with AMD dual processors and 1 g memory. Few days ago, the screen froze. Restarted the computer and nothing happened. No signal to monitor, no beep, no sound. The power light and fan were on. Hd light came on for a while. Put recovery disc from gateway or window xp installation disc in DVD drive and again no signal to monitor. The DVD light did come on for a while. No sound from computer during the process. The monitor works.

Any way to fix or buy a new computer.


A:Help - no signal to monitor

Hi this will be moved to the forum Misc. Tech for better service. Thank You for understanding.

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Had probs with a video card, my former motherboard wouldn't send power to the fan on it and I wasn't getting any signal to the monitor...So I ended up replacing the card. Still no video. I ended up replacing the motherboard, power supply, video card, and I am using a brand new monitor. Still does not work. Have tried clearing the CMOS, and tried removing the 2032 battery on the board, removing RAM, making sure everything is properly seated, but no signal. HELP

A:No Signal to Monitor....

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Hi I have a computer which i built it has worked fine for months, I had an lg monitor and then it kept going in and out of standby every 2 seconds, i saw the windows screen then the lg screensaver over and over. So I googled possible problems, it said there is a common fault in lg screens that causes this, so I took it back to the shop and got another acer one, I plug this in the pc boots up but the screen does nothing, just says no signal, i checked/replaced the cables, it's not those. but I know it's booting into windows enter password screen, because when i click on where the turn off icon is and hit enter it turns off, I wouldn't know if it booted into desktop because I turned the windows booting sound (da da da da) off ages ago. btw it's vga.

ps keyboard light comes on and all sounds are as normal, but can't see anything on the screen.

A:No signal to monitor (VGA)

You got another monitor to try to see if you got a defective monitor? If by chance you are using a PCI-E or AGP card go into the BIOS and make sure you have the onboard video turned off or try pulling the card and using the onboard video.

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My computer specs are as follows

12gb DDR3 corsair RAM
Intel i7 2.6 ghz
750 gb HD
1000 watt modular PSU
2 nVidia GTX 260's running in SLI

The issue I'm having is my monitor is not receiving a signal from the graphics card, which leads me to think that the gpu is damaged. However the power to the gpu itself is working fine. I have also tried taking the cards out of SLI and just using them separately including swapping the cards places. Nothing...

I then tried removing components that may directly effect the gpu such as the ram and other peripherals, I cleaned and inspected each and replaced them into their slots, still no luck.

The only thing I have not done is remove the CPU or use compressed air to clean out the pci-e slot, I will be trying the compressed air, however I don't see it as a likely solution so I am posting for some help.

The reason I believe that it may be an issue other that my graphics is because I would think it likely that both my graphics cards would fail at the same time, especially when the computer was running just fine minuets before the monitor lost signal and powered off

I've tried various other small things such as remove the battery from the mobo, switch dvi cables, all connections tight on my modular PSU, I have had similar issues in the past, however they seemed to fix themselves faster than I was able to troubleshoot the problem.

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A:GTX 260 in SLI getting no signal to monitor

Have you tried switching out the monitor? Maybe its the monitor and not the computer it self. Can not hurt to try.

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connected my Hp laptop with a broken screen to my desktop monitor with VGA cable, recieved no signal and shut off. have had this Laptop connected with VGA cable to flat screen Tv about a year ago and it worked fine. is this a graphic card error or something more simple?

A:VGA "no signal" on other monitor

Hi, Did you give primary status for external monitor ? If yes, close the lid should do. I have to do this everyday because few of my laptops use USB "docking" stations and I have to (a) open laptops,(b) turn them ON,(c) enter PIN for encrypted HDD's/SSD's then(d) close them. They will start Windows from external monitors. Have you tried to hit F4 ? Regards.

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So, I came in this morning and twice while playing some games my monitor just decided to not get signal and go idle. I then replaced my 8800gt with my brothers 8800gt to see if that was the problem and right on startup, no signal right off the bat. I then plugged my old one back in thinking I'd try to see if it was a driver issue, but same thing with no signal right on startup. I've tried removing and reseating ram one at a time for faulty sticks. I've tried an old PCI video card thinking my PCIE slot might have shot, but still no luck. I've reset the CMOS, and checked every other possibility I've come across. I've tried just about every single solve I've come across through my google searches and nothing seems to work. Any help on this matter is appreciated. My monitor is a 22" acer, PC is a dell XPS 400.

EDIT: I've also tried another monitor and still nothing happened, so that rules out a faulty monitor.

A:Monitor Not Getting Signal

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I know this question has been asked before but I searched the archives and none of it seemed to help. My monitor has just recently started saying "No VGA signal".. I haven't changed anything, it just happened randomly. The video card is only about 2 or 3 months old so I don't see how that could be the problem. I borrowed a monitor from my grandma and tried hooking that one up but it just has a blank screen (it is a really old monitor though.) I tried using new chords with the original monitor and I still get the No VGA signal message. The computer boots up fine, and the fans are running and everything, but there is no picture on the monitor after the No VGA signal, and then the monitor just goes to sleep. So is it the video card or what? We just upgraded like a said a few months ago, but I have an old video card that I could try.

A:No VGA signal on monitor..

Without a signal to the monitor how are you ensuring that the computer is truly booting up fully?

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.

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I just got a new bearbone pc from newegg its a BIOSTAR Eco i1 Intel Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo / Pentium Dual-Core (Up to 95W CPU TDP) Intel Socket T(LGA775) Intel G41 Intel GMA X4500 Barebone. I put in everything in and hit the powerbutton yet the the monitor getting no signal the cpu came from my lest pc so I know it works. I tried a psu with 50 more watts still no luck so how do I know if it's the the ram or motherboard thats giving me the problems? If anyone needs more info just ask and thank you for and help you can give me.

A:monitor getting no signal need help

Just return it as soon as possible and get a computer from bestbuy or,HP,IBuyPower!

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Hi there,
My computer has been working fine until this morning when it froze shortly after logging into Windows (mouse/keyboard unresponsive and frozen display etc). I switched the computer off and on again, and from this point my monitor has been displaying a 'no signal' message when the machine is powered on. I've tried running it without external/usb devices and the same thing happens. All lights inside and outside the machine are behaving normally as are fans. All cables are in properly (cable into back of monitor was loose but the problem persisted after tightening it). The computer doesnt beep when turned on, but as far as I recall it never did anyway. My graphics card (gts250) is only a year old and never overheats, and has plenty of power. Unfortunately I have no spare components to swap in to test.
Any suggestions? I've just started a new uni course so this couldn't have come at a worse time. Any advice extremely gratefully received!

A:No signal on monitor

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Have you experienced that the monitor of your computer doesn't have signal from cpu?
*Monitor is OK-i tried already hooking up to other cpu and its working.
*Video Card is OK
*Power Supply is OK
any help would be much appreciated...



A:No Signal from CPU to Monitor

Is it showing any display on the startup.

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ok, been researching this on my bro's pc for 6 days. no help. the problem: previously working pc runs fine, but monitor stays off (orange light). something different than the other posts: i use quick keys and after i was sure pc started up xp professional, i ran winamp and played music fine, though monitor was still blank, meaning that cpu, sound card, hd work fine i think. i've done what i can to diagnose problem for 6 days. reseated everything, switched out cables, switched out 6800 gs pci-e for another new card. switched out monitors, even tried booting off different hd. in my mind, that only leaves mobo. i pressed power button on mobo for 30 secs, and cleared cmos.i hear all the normal beeps during startup, all fans on. leds on keyboard work fine. can't see bios or anything. my monitor only displays override when i power on. i'm only thinking maybe there's some capacitor or something on mobo that allows signal to pass through vid card, and maybe that blew. i've been reading many pc help forums, and this one by far is more comprehensive and ppl have a true desire to help others, so here i am.

~the turtle

A:monitor no signal different

Alittle more info on motherboard might be helpful?

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While playing COD 4 last week the screen suddenly went black with red lines going down it. Few seconds later Vista crashed. Rebooted and immeditly noticed that the BIOS splash screen had funny grey shapes all over it. When Vista loaded the graphics were very distorted and it soon crashed.

Turned the computer off completly and left it for a few minutes. Turned it back on the computer seems to power up all fans start going lights come on but theres no signal to the monitor. Checked all the connections then tried monitor on different computer just to confirm that monitor was ok.

Naturally I thought the problem was related to the graphics card so decided it was time to replace my 6600GT with a brand new 9800GT. Arrived yesterday. Fitted it powered up, same. No signal to monior.

Then tried stuff like taking 1 ram chip out and trying in different sockets. With no change. Then went out and spent way to much money on a 700w PSU. Still exactly the same.

Next step I guess is a new motherboard but has anyone else ever had anything simmilar or have any ideas?

A:No Signal To Monitor

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I have a problem with my desktop monitor, while playing Neverwinter Nights 2 on a previously stable computer, the screen went black followed by the No Signal message on the monitor. Subsequent reboots dont even bring the monitor out of standby.

The monitor is fine, I hooked it up to the laptop and used it as a second display and no problems.

My desktop posts fine, one beep as usual, keyboard light blinks once, optical drives check for inserted media, and the hard drive chitters away for the usual peiod of time until it gets to the log on waiting for my input which obviously I cant see at the moment. I normally have the monitor connected to the grafics card using the digital connector, but have tried the DSUB connector too (monitor supports both - ViewSonic VX24 (I think that model number is correct but not sure) LCD) with no joy on the desktop.

I have reset the bios, reseated graphics card and memory sticks, re-plugged in all cables on the motherboard.

Mobo = ASUS K8V-F, with AMD Athlon 64 3400. 1gb memory (2 x 512 PC3200)
Grafics = Winfast A400 (NVidia Geforce 6800 GT, 256m)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:No Signal On Monitor

Forgot to mention also checked system with panel off, all fans working, the graphics card fan is spinning so believe its not a power problem just to be sure I switched molex connectors between hard drive and graphics card and everything seems to boot as normal.

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I turn on my computer but monitor says no signal
All the lights are on but it looks like the cp it is not booting.
I tested the monitor in other Cp and it works
How can fix it?

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I've had my computer for about 4 years now, and it's been working without fault untill recently.
A few days ago i turned it on only to get a "No signal to monitor" message on the screen before the monitor went into power-saving mode. I read various articles and tried reshuffling my RAM and reconnecting my moba vires, nothing worked, untill u tried resetting the CMOS battery. This made the comuter work fine again, untill i restarted it, then i got the same problem again. Then i tried starting it without the CMOS battery in it at all, something that worked just fine a couple of boots, then the same issue occured.
Now it boots fine occasionally, but most of the time i get the no signal message. Resetting the CMOS battery no longer works, apparently. I know it boots fine, as my speakers play the startup sound, skypes innitial sound and i can find it in my network using my laptop. When it boots it works peferctly, untill i turn it off, then i get the no signal again, if it's in a foul mood.

My specs:
XFX Geforce 8600GT
Intel Core™ 2 Duo E6550
Epsilon 600 Powersupply
2x Crucial DDR2 PC6400 2GB
MSI P965 NEO-F Motherboard

I'd love to exchange whatever part that causes this issue, it's just that i'm clueless as to which one, since it works perfectly now and then.
Regards - Tord

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I am able to power on my pc, but I get no signal to monitor. It comes on for a few seconds then goes straight to no signal. Light turns green when on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

A:no signal to monitor

Hello, I need more information about your desktop:1- What model do you own exactly?2- Do you have the same issue when you connect it with another monitor or a LCD TV?3- Do you hear the fans of your desktop and see the power indicator?

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Respected Members
i have been facing this problem for the first time that my graphics card is giving no
display on the monitor when i replaced with other graphic card it worked well,,
my rig

core 2 duo e4500
DG33FB intel mobo
Giga byte 4850 MC 1 GB passive cooler
1 gb 667 kingston ram
asus dvd rom
cooler master 460 psu

Display coming on on boards vga and the second card i plugged in PCI E slot
card is powering up but to display while Hdd Boots to windows normally ..
no beeps ,no aritifacts
wht could be the problem

A:No signal on monitor

But the monitor does work in another computer?
Some graphics cards will not work with limited memory... I would be sure you have 1 Gb, and preferable 2 GB, depending on what the new graphics card might be.
But we can assume you have thoroughly gone over the checklist that came with the video graphics card? And you installed the drivers from the enclosed disk?
Does the computer still work with the old video graphics card?
Do you have any red or yellow flags in the Device Manager?

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I have widows xp and when my son turned on his pc today it said no signal going to sleep. I put the monitor on another pc and it works fine. So I then took out the video card that I put in a year ago (it has an intergrated one in the mother board also) and the monitor does the the same thing I don't know what to check next if it's not the monitor or the video card. Any suggestions? I am a single mother of 3 with a limited income so I would like to figure it out myself with help here rather. Thanks all....

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Alright so it worked when I left to go pay a bill. Come back and it has no signal. I tried the PC on my TV to see if it worked and it does no problem, so I know the PC is not at fault. Tried a DVI cable and a VGA. Tried restarting and powering off everything.

A:Monitor not getting signal.

Ok I fixed it. When I plugged it in to the TV there was something with the current session and I deleted it and all is good.

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Recently i've attempted for the first time to build a computer, but i've had several problems and am afraid that I will never get it to work.
My problem is after I install the parts to the motherboard and power up the motherboard and CPU I get "No Signal" on the monitor.
I have litterally tried every solution to fix this problem the the problem still exists.

These are some of the solutions I have tried so far
. Build outside of the case
. Keep the essential parts on to test ( CPU + Fan, 1 Stick of Ram, Graphic Card )
. Tried to use the onboard graphics ( Taken the graphic card out for meantime )
. Tested the ram in different ram slots
. Clearing CMOS

Just to add that I have had 2 motherboards, 2 CPU's and 2 kinds of 4GB ram, since I was convinced they were the ones faulty but obviously they weren't ( Replacement for the 1st CPU and a refund for the the 1st motherboard then got a different motherboard, DDR2 ram for first motherboard then I got DDR3 for the next motherboard )

Here are the specs:
( Original Motherboard ) Sapphire PC-AM2RS790GX Socket AM2+
( Orginal RAM ) Corsair DDR2 4GB RAM
( Current Motherboard ) Asus M4A79T-E Socket AM3
( Current RAM ) Corsair DDR3 4GB RAM
AMD Phenom II x3 720 ( Socket AM3 )
Corsair 750W PSU
Asus HD 4870

So far I have tested 2 motherboards and 2 of the Phenom 720's but still the fault exists.

I have asked around on some other forums but I have had useless answers which did not fix the problem, I saw th... Read more

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I have a gateway vista

and i have had it for about a year now and today it froze and i restarted it and when it booted back up my moniter said there was no signal i was using a graphics card and i tried a new cord that goes from the computer to the monitor and it still said no signal i also tried attacking it to my normal video card that comes with the computer and still

i do not know much about computers so i hope that this is enough info

if u need more plz let me know i am desperate to get my computer back up and runnning so can somone plz help me out

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I get on the screen "Please Check The Signal cable" And I get NO BEEPS. HDDS are spinning. CPU fan running.

I read through another forum to find out what others have said and tryed and tryed a few of my own.

This PC i built hasnt been running yet. So can't see BIOS, nor can update any drivers.

Right now I only got the on Board Video card, since I haven't got any PCI express X16 card yet to fit the slot (I may get one when I get more money).

Here's what I tryed. Unplugging connector that connects the video card at the back of pc and repluging it, I tryed that a few times. Removing the the 2 RAM I had and tryed one of them at the time. PCI slots are empty at the moment. I tryed to only put the one HDD on my IDE Controler, instead of two. I cleared the CMOS (jumper). removed floppy cable.

You would think the MB would beep if there were an error, but it doesn't

Here are my spec:


CPU Pentuim 4, 3.20GHz

2 x 512MB RAM DDR

2HDDS (Master: Maxtor 6.4GB, works fine, Slave Maxtor (i think) 40GB)

1 Floppy drive.

15inch CRT monitor (working).

A:No signal monitor

Pull the memory out and see if the system beeps then

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I have recently built a new PC here are the stats.

A 500W PSU

Basically when I start it up the monitor has no signal, and the light just flashes. I've tried multiple monitors to no avail. I'm using the graphics card thats built into the MoBo. Also all these parts are brand new.

Anyone has any ideas would be much appreciated.

A:Monitor has no signal

I read where you MUST use the 12v 4 pin atx connector to power on the graphics.

You got that?


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Hello, I wasn't really sure where my question would fit best, but... I recently bought a new motherboard and cpu. I have plugged everything that is anything into the motherboard in the correct slots. However, when I turn on the computer it flashes from dvi, hdmi, then vga says no signal then turns off my monitor. My other monitor won't pick up a signal either. I have tried plugging the monitors directly into the motherboard itself, but nothing...

My computer:
Asus Z97-A motherboard
Intel i7 cpu processor
Corsair cx600 PSU
EVGA GTX 560 graphics card

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Hey guys, I'm having a problem. My old p4 2ghz prescott from 2002 made quite some noise. That's why I decided to replace the cpu fan(not the heatsink or anything, just the fan). because it was hard to fasten the new fan to the heatsink( it was slightly larger than the old one, so the screws didn't fit), I disconnected the old fan, and put the new one on top. Before I did this, I took out the graphics card to have some room to place my screwdriver. I also unplugged some cables like 1 for the motherboard power(the one that has 4 connections 2 by 2 in a square shape) and one for the floppy drive. I connected the new fan, put my card back in, connected the other stuff, and then the signal on my monitor was gone. I hear the fans spinning, I see some lights, etc. I hear no beeps whatsoever

What I have tried so far:
Test the monitor+monitor cables on another pc-works perfectly
put another graphics card in my agp slot-doesn't help
double checked to see if my card was inserted properly and deep enough
disconnected the floppy drive, the hard disk and the cd/dvd drives-didn't help
double checked the motherboard power cables. I didn't touch the first one, and the second one only fits in 1 way.
clear the cmos-didn't help

Does anyone have any ideas what it could be? I'm thinking it either has something to do with my processor(maybe it broke because I pushed too hard on the heatsink??.. who knows) or there is some cable wrong, although I have no id... Read more

A:No signal on monitor

You repaced a fan - does it start when you power on? (cpu fan)

Is it plugged into the CORRECT mobo socket?

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We just moved and are having a problem with our computers. The monitors are not getting a signal yet they are connected properly, appear to be working properly otherwise and the computers appear to be working fine. Both were working previous to the move and have been moved before with no problems. They also both went in seperate trips.

To troubleshoot I tried connecting one monitor to the other computer, switched the cables, and confirmed that the cables were connected properly. It doesn't make any sense that they would both stop working. That is why I think it is something obvious that I'm missing.

Please let us know what you think.

A:Monitor no signal

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Hey guys...any help is appreciated

i want to use my desktop monitor to display the laptop monitor so i connected the right connection but after the "loading windows xp" goes away, the laptop takes away the signal from the desktop monitor. I just wanted to know if there is a hot key to transfer the signal since the laptop monitor cannot be viewed as the lcd is broken....thx for the help


A:Monitor Signal


How about a clue as to the make/mdl of the laptop

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When I turned the computer off in May of 2011, everything worked fine. Today when I moved back to school, I hooked my monitor up and I was getting a 'no signal' message on the monitor. Thinking it was just a loose cable or connection, I wiggled things around and nothing was working. I even went out and purchased a new DVI to VGA converter thinking (and hoping) that was the only problem. Turns out that was not the solution. I am kind of at a stand still, considering school starts on Monday and I really don't know what to do. I am assuming it is video card related- which happens to be the '512MB nVidia GeForce 8800GTS G92 GDDR3 PCI Express DVI/TV out' video card. My MOBO is a eVGA nForce 780 SLI. Another symptom that caught my ear, was the startup sound. Normally when I would startup the computer, the fans would kick on real fast at first, and then drop down to a lower RPM for running speed. However When I start the computer up now, the fans just turn at that higher RPM nonstop. Also, I always remembered hearing a little 'beep' when things were starting up. I don't hear that anymore- maybe because the video card isn't working/sending a signal out, or maybe the motherboard is kaput. Ideas, please! and thank you.

Thanks, Joe

A:Monitor not getting signal...what gives?

The PC stayed at school or your moved it from/to school?

If the PC was moved, open it up and ensure ALL of the cards and cables are still properly inserted/attached. it's easy for parts to bounce loose while being moved around.

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I've just done a new build, which consists of:

Asus P7H55-M
2x2gb Corsair RAM
Intel i5
Win Power +Plus 750w PSU
ATI Radeon HD 5850

I put all the pieces in place but I get no signal to the monitor. I've tried removing each component one by one until I am left with only the CPU, but still the error continues. I've tried the onboard graphics when the GPU isn't connected but it still happens. I've tried using the PSU from my other machine but it still happens. I've tried assembling it outside of the case but it still happens. What could it possibly be? I've reset the CMOS, reseated the RAM and CPU, but nothing helps. I've also tried unplugging the power and holding the front power switch on for 30 seconds but to no avail.

I've never even heard of the PSU brand so I think it might be a problem with the quality of that. It was £32 so yeah...not great quality. There is no beeping although I'm not sure if the motherboard even has a beeper?


A:No signal to monitor

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Hi guys thak you for your help in advance,

basically i have upgraded my motherboard from Pentium 3 to Pentium 4
and also upgraded Ram, when i switch it on everything works ( Sounds ) fine HDD is working, DVD and CD-RW drive is also working but i am not able to see anything on my Monitor, i have used that TFT Monitor before and have also checked it with my friends one and works fine.

But when i connect it to that port for Vga which normally on themotherboard its just says no signal why'???

Anyway the motherboard is new ( bought it on ebay )

here are the specs of that motherboard

A:I am Getting no Signal on my Monitor

Check the monitor cable and make sure it is not damaged. Very often the reason for most connection problems are faulty cables.

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i built a computer for my brother. here are the specs.
asus a8n-vm mobo
512mg corsair vs
antec tp 350w
athlon 3500
(onboard video)

the problem is even before i turn the computer on i get no signal on the monitor. when i do turn the computer on, all the fans are running, cd drives work, i could hear hd activity, the light on the mobo is on but still it says no input or no signal on the monitor. i tried reseting the ram, and reseting the cmos, and also tried having only the cpu,ram, and psu hooked up. and the 4[in connector is pluged in. Im using an adapter for the monitor because theres only a vga plug for the monitor which uses a dvi cord. the monitor works fine on a different computer. i tried everything and have no clue why im getting this problem. any suggestions?

EDIT: i just saw a post earllier from johnwill saying that vga to dvi converters dont really work well. so that might be the possiblity. maybe get a videocard instead of using onboard?

A:no signal on monitor

It could be that your onboard vga is disabled. Have you tried using a seperate VGA card or it could be that your monitor is damaged

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Hello, my little sister discovered this morning that the monitor wouldn't show any picture when she turned the computer on, so i tried to fix it.

Here's what i tried:

Cleaning the computer
Changing the graphics card
Tried another screen (with the old and new graphic card)
If you need more information, just tell me!

A:Won't get any signal to the monitor

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I have a strange problem on my computer; I turn it on and it works fine, loads windows 2000 gets to the point where the logo comes up and the blue percent type bar ticks along at the bottom then all of a suden the monitor goes off "no signal". I have tryed it in safe mode and it does the same thing, it is not on the internet and have loaded nothing on so i dont think it is a virus, the last thing i did was resit the graphics card and also played around a bit with the monitor setup in display settings (as I connected it to a tv. I presume that has something to do with it... Any ideas?

A:No signal on monitor

Try unistalling and re-installing the graphics card.

"I don't think it is a virus" are you running any AV?

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plz help me i got a problem alsways when i start up my computer the monitor reads 'no signal' and counts down in a countdown fomr 6,5,4..... and then it does it again and it keeps donig it till i turn it off. the light from the monitor is f=green and it keeps blinkeing it was working fine before, but now it gone. plz hepl me

A:No signal, Monitor plz help!!!!!!

Cable/plugs OK ? Video card(if any)working and seated properly ? Try pc with another monitor.Try monitor with another pc.

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When ever i click on maple story to play i get a No signal error on my screen just goes black what could be the problem ive tried restarting and all but no and i never get that error any ware else

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My setup is currently a 1280x1024-1920x1080-1920x1080, the small monitor is an acer and the two big ones are both asus. So recently i have had the problem that the monitor on the far right keeps losing signal, it turns black for a few seconds, then it comes back on and the HDMI source logo thing comes up on the page. It happens a few times in a minute then it stops for a while then it usually comes back.

If there is anymore information i can provide then please say so.

ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1 -

A:Monitor signal keeps going out.

Have you Tried connecting VIA a VGA Cable.

Are your drivers update?

Do you have a spare monitor you could try.

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I just built a Pent4 1.6 mhz
Asus P4S333 board, Kingston PC2700 Value Ram 512 meg and a Geforce 4 ti4600. The case is an Antec 400w P/S
I booted it for the first time and it seemed everything in the tower ran. The fans (including the one one the Vid card) and the light is on on the mobo. I am unable to get a signal to the monitor.

I tried a different monitor and it still didn't work so that was out. I put the video card in another computer and that worked fine. I moved the ram around and removed and reinserted the chip. Still no signal to the monitor. Any Ideas? Thanks, Rob

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I have a second monitor plugged into my computer. I'm using the first one just fine, but my scond one isn't detecting anything at all. I should note that I use this:
My card is one from the Intel 4800 series, powerul, but old. Can someone help me troubleshoot?

A:I have a second monitor, but no signal.

Hello and welcome Instant mate have you updated the driver for the card? I cannot find a driver for it and I suspect this is an age related problem.

Also mate we need some system specs to work with as you have listed the OS as California and I am guessing it is Windows 7 of some version. So please let us know the specs.
System Info - See Your System Specs

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last night the computer was working fine but today when i just added another 128 mb ram it wont send a signal to the monitor for some reason so i took the ram that i just put in back out and tried to boot then but still i get no signal to the monitor and im getting really frustrated to the point that im gonna throw the computer and the monitor in the middle of the road. i had this problem before and the guy in the store told me it was just the way the wireing was set up or something like that but the only thing i did was take the hard drive out to transfer some files to another computer but then i put it back the same way and then i tried the ram thing but still no signal

please help

A:no signal to monitor

Go through all the basics: check that the memory is seated, check the video card as well, they can sometimes pop out of the slot. Do you get a single beep from the system when you boot up? That indicates that the system has checked hardware and all is ok. Since you messed with the hard drive, check all the connections there, and that you didnt pull something else loose when you worked in the machine

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