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I just purchased a new XL computer tower but only have one monitor I have cable to connect the old computer to new one to transfer information but do I need 2 monitors so I can see what information I am transferring

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If they are the same operating system, you can use XP's remote desktop utility. Second solution, you can use a remote monitor switcher to toggle between the two.

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The monitor for my Dell optiplex 745 computer shows, "no input signal" than proceeds to go to sleep a few minutes later. what can I do to correct this.

1)Make sure the tower is powered on
2)Make sure the video cord from the tower to the monitor is fully connected on each end
3) Check for bent pins on either end of the cable
4)Replace the video cable with a new one.
5)Try another monitor if you have one just to verify you don't have a bad monitor
6) If none of the above works then the video display from your tower has stopped working. Either take it to a computer shop and have them repair it or purchase a video "graphics" card and install it into the computer. That should fix your problem.

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HDMI cable connects to monitor but not to tower

HDMI cable has a specific design for specific purposes, if your tower is supposed to be used through a different port, use it, the other device is the one that will have to adapt to it. An "HDMI to other port" wire shouldn't exist, since it wouldn't bring the advantages of an HDMI wire.

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We have a Windows XP system on a 14 year old Dell computer.. We are desirous of transferring data from that system to a new computor. My husband purchased an Acomdata Hi-speed 2.0 external hard drive...

If both your Dell and the hard drive have USB ports you may be able to download directly. Other wise you may purchase an external drive and load the data to that. The external drive almost certainly will connect by USB.

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How do I download the info from a tower to a laptop

There are three ways that you can download information from your tower to your laptop.
1. The first way is to copy all of the items that you want to transfer in your email and then send via email. Open on the laptop and drag all items to a folder or the desktop.
2. Buy an external hard drive. Connect it to the desktop PC through a USB port. Transfer all of your data there and then unplug the USB from the desktop and plug it into your laptop. Go to my computer and then click the drive that you just plugged in and then all of your information will be there for you to transfer to your laptop.
3. The final way to do this would be to plug a simple USB into the tower and then transfer for all the information there and then plug it into the laptop and click my computer. And click on the USB which is usually named travel drive and all of your information will be there to access from your laptop.

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I need to connect my old speakers to my new Samsung monitor. No instructions in manual. thanks, barb

You don't connect speakers to the monitor, you connect it to the tower of the computer. If I'm not understanding your question right then please be more specific. If your monitor has speakers, you connect the audio cord to the tower then to the monitor or vise versa.

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How to fix No Display on LCD Display Panel at all?


Good day, For you lcd issue you may try doing these steps:

1. Check if the the power cable of properly plugged in.
2. Check the cable connecting your monitor to the tower or CPU
3. If there's no power at all you can try to change the power cord and also the monitor to cpu cable.
4. You can also plug it on another outlet to make sure that its not your power outlet that's causing this problem

If everything above doesnt work for you, you might consider having it check by a technician or just purchase a new one. Hope this information help you a bit. Have a great day.

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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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Got monitor how do i conect it

o.k. we need more info.

if you are trying to connect to your computer you will need a special monitor cable which should have came with your purchase.

if you have a new computer you should be able to plug in the monitor to the back of you PC tower and turn on your computer for things to get going.

If it is a older computer you may need to install the monitor driver software which came with your monitor when purchased. this will get your monitor connected.

please respond if you need more info

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Using a belkin easy transfer cable with only one monitor

Hi there. You can use the same monitor for boh the computer (just consider the annoyance of having to go to computer one, do the trick, disconnecting the monitor and connecting it to computer 2 and so on). If, what you want is to extract the files from the old pc because you are going to get rid of it and want to save them, I"d suggest you get a Hard Drive External Enclosure (between 20 and 35 dollars from most places). Connect such hard drive to it and read it via USB interface (or probably E-SATA or Firewire. Depending what do you have in your computer). Hope it helps, good luck.

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as you say that old speaker is working from the same tower means your computer is ok.

the problem is in speaker only.

plz chk that while shifting some wire must have broken or loose or speaker not connected properly.

ultimately chk connection.

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