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Connect pc with moniter by DVI cable?

I have done this before connected me laptop to my moniter by DVI withoutany cds i cant remember how i did it can ne 1 help pleasee

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If you already have a cable, usually it's a hotkey on your laptop. Its Fn+F5 just look for the little monitor screen on your function keys, remember, it's two keys and press them until video is transfered to the Monitor. Usually have to press twice or three times.

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If the Toshiba has a VGA out, all you need is a VGA cable available online, computer or electronics store.

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Any contemporary monitor is able to switch analog/digital mode automatically if connection from signal source to monitor is set up properly.

Connect digital output from your graphic card to DVI input of the monitor. Disconnect any other signal cables from monitor and switch on both devices (PC & monitor). Wait a while. Monitor checks its inputs and a activates digital DVI, because it is only one active input on it.

If none picture excluding error message of monitor is displayed, go through these steps:
1) Check whether your monitor is set for automatic input selection. If monitor buttons have no response try to use analog input to activate screen (any picture, desktop background...) and then get monitor menu access by pressing menu button.

2) Find out what connector type has your graphics card in PC. Possibilities are: DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort and some their options. See Wikipedia for connector look if you are not sure.
Remember that blue D-SUB (VGA) connectors are analogue and you cannot activate digital mode through analog VGA cable.

3) Use appropriate cable to connect monitor to PC.
Example: Your PC has HDMI output. Use HDMi-to-DVI cable. Your monitor input is DVI and common DVI-DVI cable is not suitable in case you have PC with the HDMI.
Note that DVI-to-DVI, DisplayPort-to-DVI etc. cables are available. You must buy right one.

Be aware that "Auto" button is inactive in digital mode of monitor.

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It sounds like a hardware problem ,if it still has warranty then you should return it.
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