My E3516 emachines PC monitor has no signal. I found a solution on line to reload the BIOS, but I am a computer dummy and I am not sure how to follow these instructions. It says hit <delete> then <F5> then &F10> then <enter>
Do I hit alt,delete, the ampersand and the letters g,t all at one time? Or alt,delete and the letters gt? Can someone help to guide me through?
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The DVI cable transports the display signal from the video card to the monitor.
I think what Ron is asking is if you used a different cable to connect the monitor to the computer. (I'm assuming you used an old 15 pin monitor cable or whatever those old cables were?)
Without getting into your BIOS:
So on your computer, you probably have an onboard video card (a video card built into the motherboard itself), and a dedicated video card (probably where you're seeing the DVI out).
It may be possible that you have the on board video card (with the traditional connection) disabled, when the dedicated video card is plugged in.
This isn't rocket science, so don't worry. Phillips head screwdriver is all you need.
Pull the side panel off your computer (assuming it's a tower... if not, it's the top panel). Once you have it off, you'll see that video card plugged into a slot on the motherboard, with 1 phillips head screw holding it in place (inside, near the back, where the DVI port is).
Pull the screw, and the video card should come out. From there, the BIOS should recognize your card is missing, and thus revert to using the onboard video card.
your monitor is beleiving it is not receiving any signal from your pc. 1 make sure your cables are secure. 2 make sure your pc is on. 3 borrow a monitor from a freind to see if your pc is sending the signal out, if the borrowewed monitor is showing a picture, hook yours back up. 4 if still not picture your mpcb or video pcb in the monitor is bad.
It sounds more like the computer isn't starting up. The "no signal" message is coming from the monitor itself to tell you it's on but there's nothing coming in to display. Normally no special drivers are required for the monitor, and you'd see at least the computer maker's splash screen and BIOS messages if the computer was starting up properly.
You'll need to determine what is keeping the computer from starting up. Make sure it's getting AC power and that the power light comes on when you press the front panel power button. You may need a power supply. If the computer comes on but doesn't boot you may have memory problems or trouble with the motherboard. But your monitor is working properly.