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We bought spore for the pc, placed the cd into the tower and it does not come up into our monitor. Please advise. thank you

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SOURCE: i start up my pc and get no signal to the monitor

You will have to go into BiOS and change the graphics settings from on board graphics to PCI, AGP, or Pci-e depending on what kind of graphics card you have. It will be one of the 3 listed, if your computer is relatively new it's more than likely PCI-e, If it's fairly old it could be one of the other 2.

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I have a dell dimension 3000, bought a new HP 2310E monitor with 3 ports. DVI, HDMI & display port. Told to buy a cable with VGA to connect to dell and DVI to connect to HP Monitor display port....


Hi sshorne9780,

I see that you are having a check input error on the Monitor/LCD that your are connecting to your Dell tower, please see steps below.

  • On your HP 2310E make sure that your HP is set to the input/source that you are using and make sure that you only use one type of video cable for the issue.
  • I see that you mentioned that you have a VGA cable and a DVI cable, you can only use one type of cable for a video connection.
  • VGA would be the Blue tipped cable connecting to the tower and going to the LCD monitor.
  • DVI this is a black cable connecting to a white port much bigger than a VGA port and is rectangular in shape unlike the VGA
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  • and on your LCD monitor check the input type to see video from the tower.
  • everything seems to be OK you just need to change the input of your LCD monitor for the video to show up on the screen.
  • also if you are using HDMI for the video u will need to change the setting of your Audio and set HDMI as the Default to have Audio come out from the HDMI connection together with video, the HDMI viedo will automatically be detected as long as the LCD monitor's input is set to HDMI.
I hope that this will able to help resolve your concern.

Thank you for choosing Fixya,

mvincentc

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When switching monitor and tower on the screen shows great distortion


Make sure that the monitor cable is firmly connected to the tower and monitor. If it is and the screen is still distorted then remove the Graphics card from the tower and re-insert it in. THis should resolve the issue

Please rate if this helped you.

Thanks

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How to play a cd


Hello,

Usually the DVD drive or the CD drive has a very small button on the front side of the Drive, if you see a button press it, the tray will come out and you will be able to put the cd on the tray and than press that button again it will take the cd in and will play for you.

However if you feel that difficult, try doing this,
simply go to MY COMPUTER, there you can see your dvd-drive or cd-drive, you can right click on the drive and click on "eject" it will eject the tray just like a normal dvd or cd player and you can insert the disc to play.

if there is anything else i can help you with please let me know.

Thank you.

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My monitor has kicked into sleep mode and won't "wake up".


Unplug all the Cables from Compaq Presario 5103 CL and leave the Keyboard, mouse and monitor cable pluged in.

Now make sure the power cable of the monitor should be pluged in and the power cable of the tower should be pluged in.

Now to check if the montor is fine just unplug the video cable only which will show no input signal on the screen. If it shows this signal the monitor is fine. Plug back in the video cable.

If the monitor is going to sleep mode it might be possible that the old computer ( Compaq Presario 5103 CL ) is in stand by mode. hit any key on the keyboard and it should come back .

If it is not in the stand by mode then do one thing. Check the same monitor with the new computer. If it is working. Perfect ..!

Do one thing now ..!

Unplug all the cables from your old system and then press the power button for 30 sec and let it go. Now plug the keyboard, mouse and the monitor try again.
If it works Perfect. If not ..!

Then you need to open the tower and check on the processor FAN is it running..? If its not running you will not get the display as the fan is responsible for the display on the screen. Otherwise...!

Check the Tower possibly the Tower is not getting the power.

Try these steps and let me know If it works

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I have had problems with communication between the tower and the monitor. I recently bought a Dell flat screen monitor. The monitor worked for about two months, now when it is turned on, it immediately...


Sorry it IS the monitor this is a common problem, unfortunately, this is evidenced by the fact it still didn't work when connected to another machine,regardless of lack or message. Do a warranty claim.

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Which monitor to use with a ultra 10 tower


http://www.64bit.biz/sun-22-inch-widescreen-lcd-flat-panel-monitor/1115/product.html

Copy paste this link for a example of a good one. With this server you are gonna be really happy with its performance a good monitor would accommodate it well hope this info was what you are looking for have a good day blessings, rob

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You just need to get a video with dual monitor support , so that you can connect two monitor on that emachine tower , because basically emachine only came with a video card that you can only connect 1 monitor...

Hope that helps.............

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Sir: I just recently purchased a system on the payroll deduction program thru my work. the problem: the first cd tray on the tower does not come out when the button on the side of the tower is pushed....


Hi,

May be the CD ROM is not correctly fixed in the CPU Cabinet. Please check whether it is showing in the My computer list or not. Give some ****, by slapping or pushing it suddenly, might works. Otherwise as it is a bran new one, contact to the seller immediately.

Regards
ELLIN

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VDO card problem?


I'm crossing my fingers:

i) sometimes the cable that connects to your Hard Disk(i.e., both data cable and power cable) may 
   loosen....so i would suggest you to open the computer tower and reseat data cable, power cable present on Mother Board and Hard Disk ......

ii) u can alo try reaseating(removing and replacing it again) RAM (imp: place it properly....)

from my personal experience sometimes due to improper placing of RAM may lead to such vertical lines  or may be due loosen contact of data cable or power cable.....



Thanking you

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COMPAQ PRESARIO V-6000 LAPTOP WILL NOT TURN ON


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