Monitor is connected to laptop jack and displays "no signal"
I have connected the monitor to the jack on the back of my Dell laptop. All lights on all devices are on. When I go to turn on my monitor screen, it displays "No Signal" and then the light on the monitor turns orange.
It DID work, on the laptop, for a couple of times when I first brought it home. It works perfectly on the PC at the office. However, we closed the business and I inherited the screen. I would like very much to use the larger screen, as the laptop screen, over time, hurts my eyes. Can you please help?
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You have to activate the video out of the laptop.
Two ways to do this depending on how you want to use the monitor.
To use the monitor by itself laptops have shortcut keys.
Usually they involve using the Fn key and one of the F keys (Usually F3-F4-F5) KEy will either show two screens or say CRT-LCD
Pushing both keys at once will switch you to both screens, pushed again
will just run the monito, Pushed again will return you to the laptop
If you want to use the monitor as an extension of the monitor to be
able to drag windos over to it then go to your display properties from
the control panel and activate the monitor in the settings box. You'll
have to click the monitor first then activate it as a extension and
adjust the resolution here.
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If it's a Mini 1012 there is a VGA (15 pin) connector on the left side of the laptop. You can try to connect an external monitor to see if you get a display. If you do, then your LCD display has a problem and needs to be replaced. If you have a Mini 1010 there is an HDMI jack on the right side of the laptop where you can connect an external monitor.
Computers have two seperate systems - one for video and one for sound.
The only computer (or laptop) connection that carries both video
and sound is HDMI. If you do not have a HDMI/DVI connector on the back
of your computer, then you will have to use the VGA-composite or
s-video connectors to display your PC's output on an external monitor
like an LCD TV.
On both my HP and Dell laptops the display settings (Start/Control
Panel/Personalize/Display Settings) allow two modes - single or dual
monitor mode. Single monitor mode allows me to switch between any one
of three possible video outputs - VGA-composite, S-Video or laptop
screen, or a split-desktop (display spread over two seperate monitors).
Dual monitor mode allows the same display on any two of three possible
Switching is performed using the fn keys on the keyboard (fn key
plus the F2, F8, etc. function key with the display marking). You guys
use single monitor mode until you figure out what your are doing.
Select VGA-composite or S-Video.
Non-HDMI sound to your TV monitor or sound system must be obtained
from your laptop's Headphone or S/PDIF jacks. Headphone is stereo and
S/PDIF is 5.1 surround sound. Headphone is electrical, but S/PDIF may
be electrical or optical (laser light). You must set the sound jack
that you intend to use as the default on the PC control panel
None of these connectors is two-way in the context of an LCD
monitor - your PC cannot record a TV picture or sound from the external
monitor. To accomplish this you must purchase a video converter box
that converts cable TV or video+sound inputs to USB format usable by
your laptop. Do this and you can turn your laptop into a Tivo
recorder/DVD burner using Beyond TV, Sage TV or a variety of other
if u r connecting a laptop to an external monitor...just connect the monitor cable to the monitor jack in the laptop and u need to make changes to the display in the control panel...
Control Panel/Display/Setting tab/Advanced/Monitor or Display Tab...there u will get the choice to send the signal to either the monitor or laptop display...
chose and freez the choice....
Hi, I don't think the problem is with your monitor. Your monitor sounds like it's doing exactly what it's supposed to do. The monitor is supposed to turn off if there's no cable attached, which means there's no signal input. When the screen goes black, does the power light stay on and turn orange? or does it go off as well? I would recommend that you lower your screen resolution to 1280x1024 or lower in the Display Properties window, then remove your primary monitor, and connect the monitor to your desktop computer. You should see it light up when connected. The monitor auto-senses when there's a computer attached to the cable and when there's a signal. If it doesn't see a signal, it goes black to save power.
Using the Display
When you start the computer with an external device (such as an external
monitor or projector) attached and turned on, the image may appear on either the
display or the external device.
Press <Fn><F8> to switch the video image to the integrated
display only, the integrated display and an external CRT monitor simultaneously,
an external CRT monitor only, the integrated display and an external DVI monitor
simultaneously, external DVI monitor only, and external CRT monitor and external
DVI monitor simultaneously.
Most laptops go into standby mode when the lid is closed. To stop this, (Windows XP) click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, Power Options, then click on the Advanced tab, select "Do nothing" in the drop-down for "When I close the lid of my portable computer"
your describe: connect a laptop VGA out to a monitor but no signal: you need check
1) newer monitor have two signal interface (analog or digital) and you may try to do a logical change the signal way by select buton
2) any laptop have two way display (local LCD or extenal VGA) change by the key (fn+f key showing creen icon)