Trying to connect my computer to my Television. My television accepts PC-DVI and so does my computer. The screen in blank however. Any suggestions? It seems the cable works because the TV can identify with it.
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Re: Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop DVI
Normally you have to open Control Panel, then open Display. From the Display properties dialog window, choose Settings and then Advanced. Your video card should have features available for all potential external displays. This includes TVs. That may be listed as a choice or you have to find the button to 'automatically find/detect TVs'. Once you get to the TV property sheet, you want to choose 'Clone' or words to this effect. Once your TV is found (your S-video or HD cable needs to be connected and active) then you can see your desktop on the TV. You can set parameters for the TV display. These are normally 60Hz unless you have a HD TV and then you can set a higher refresh rate and video display size 800x600 and 640x480 are common for an analogue TV. Use higher displays for your HD Flat Screen to accommodate a 16:9 width. Once you have activated Clone mode set your TV to the input line your HD cable or S-video cable input and you should see your desktop on the TV..
Some things to be careful about is how the display on the TV screen performs. Does it stretch your video out of proportion or not, and if it does you need to hunt for a property value you can set to modify what you see now to what you want to see.
Many video players on your PC or Laptop can clone your display adequately. But, there are some players that are preferred. Once in VLC media player and the other is Windows Media Player classic found after installing the K-Soft Full Codec package. Both of these are free and can be found in the Multimedia section of http://www.majorgeeks.com/. You will also want to ensure you have the latest Codecs available. Once again, the preferred program is K-Soft Full.
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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
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.
When you first turn on your computer, start pressing the F8 key about once every 1/2 second until you get to the boot menu. From there, select "Safe Mode" or "Safe Mode with Networking" (if you want to transfer files via network connection). The rest should be pretty self explanatory.
It seems that you have Dell Desktop computer, unless you requested a wireless card to be put into the computer, it would not come with one. Just like stang_1 mentioned, you should check your network adapters to see if your wireless card is listed. Also since it is a desktop, you can check the back of it to see if you have an Antenna sticking out of it. That would indicate that you have a wireless card on the PCI slot. And if that is the case and you do not see it listed in the network connections, check the Device Manager and make sure that the drivers are installed properly.