Question about TV Accessories

1 Answer

No monitors will work on my computer

I have just purchased a used computer and it will not send a signal to either monitor that I have. It has an Intel D845HV mobo, Nvidia Geforce2 MX 100/200, pentuim 4. I first hooked it up to my new monitor which is an HP w2408h LCD and it worked but then i turned off the computer because the keyboard would not work and after turning it on again, the monitor displayed that the VGA and HDI was not receiving a signal. So I then hooked up my old tube monitor to it and it also doesn't work; says ''Video cable connected?'' I know the Nvidia video card is ok because I took it out and put it in my older computer which works fine with its tube monior. So, with this newer computer I cant get to the desktop or even see it first boot up to use the F8, etc commands. Any help would be appreciated. TY

Posted by on

  • boozaboy Nov 11, 2008

    Slick54, TY for responding. Im basically computer illiterate. I used wiki to research the AGP card and to my understanding, thats what the computer has. If the Nvidia Geforce MX2 card is an AGP, then thats it. I dont know if it has an integrated/built-in card. The Nvidia card has 2 notches and fits into a PCI slot(?). Also, how do I access the bios if I cant use a monitor to see what to do? Thanks for your assistance.

  • boozaboy Nov 11, 2008

    Slick54, There are 2 other connector ports, one is definetly not it cause its a lot longer and the other vga connector wont work with my monitor cable. That video connector port has the female end, the one with the prongs in it. Looking at it on the inside it is integrated to the mobo. Maybe that for the printer? And thats what the ends of my video cable look like too, so that wont work. Does it have a fuse or somehting?


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 126 Answers

Hello Boozaboy,

Does the computer have a built in video card and and or an AGP card too? If so go into the bios and make sure the correct choice is selected. Let me know what you find.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

  • Slick54 Nov 11, 2008

    Hello BB,

    Look at the back of the PC case and see if you have two video connectors, you will know because they will look exactly alike. If you do have 2 video connectors then go ahead and unplug the machine and remove the PCI video card. Plug your video cable into the onboard video connector, this will at least get you to see a display on your computer. Let me know if this works and then we can continue getting the better video installed.

  • Slick54 Nov 13, 2008

    Hello BB,

    No problem we can solve this. Here is a picture of the back or your motherboard. The line pointing to the connector is your on board built in video card. Your vga cable has prongs so it wont connect to this connector. I have had this problem in the past too. You need to purchase a male to female vga connctor, costs about $ 3.00 us.

    Here is a picture of the connector you need and your Motherboard. This is a female to female converter. Your male VGA cable goes into one end and the other connects to the back of the computer.

    Connector you need

    Your Motherboard

    Let me know how it works out.


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I am using FRONTECH LCD TV tuner MODEL NO:-JIL-0622.Recently connected to my new DELL LED then i was just changing the configuration of screen resolution but somewhere in middle it got stuck later on the...

update your driver of tv tuner for os of your win7 or win8.
second do windows update for your computer and do update for your graphic card--and do update bios of your computer.

Jul 14, 2014 | Philips SAA7130 TV Tuner/FM Radio/Video...

1 Answer

Gv 800 power surge in my building. no video signal. tried connecting 2 brand new cameras that have their own power source and still no video. also uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled them. could t

I have the same problem with at least 6 GV800s that are clone...I dont know if the originals will have the same problem. The problems occured after thunderstikes. All went DEAD and send them to China for repair. I have a few cameras connected to this card using shielded cable...and some others using UTP cable using video balloons. The UTP is not shielded and I start suspecting the damage is from these cameras.

Aug 18, 2012 | Geovision GV-800-16 Video Capture

1 Answer

Use my hdtv as a monitor

Use the PC in on the TV if equiped. if not you will need a HDMI cable from computer to TV if your computer is equipped with HDMI.

Apr 28, 2012 | Canopus ADVC-110 A/D Converter...

1 Answer

My 2207 monitor goes black after saying "monitor

Usually means you need to update your video driver. What model is your computer you are connecting the monitor to?

Mar 03, 2011 | HP TV Accessories

2 Answers

Getting only vertical color bars

I had the same exact problem with my PC to TV only showing colored bars. I watched a lot of videos/read many forums to try to figure this out.

The solution was very simple.

I did two things wrong: 1) I was using a different VGA cable then the one that came with the unit. 2) My PC resolution was not set to 1024x768 so my tv couldnt read it.

MAKE SURE you use the VGA y-cable provided with the unit and MAKE SURE you plug the one labeled "PC" into your PC (as opposed to the other blue one labeled "monitor," which i dont use. it DOES make a difference)

Then i press fn+F7 (my particular hot key for external monitor display. every comp is different, so check yours online/in the manual) on my laptop. I had to enable the "XGA 1024x768" option under the "fn+F7 settings." (all i did was check off a box for this option and click OK. then i was able to use that option)

Once i did this, POOF!!!! Away went the annoying colored bars and up came my computer!! HOORAY!!!

So lets recap:
1) use the provided y-cable to connect PC to TVtoPC and plug them in according to its label.
2) make sure your hot key settings has the option for "Presentation on Projector and Notebok : XGA 1024x768" and enable it. (i assume xga=vga???)
3) once you click that resolution option, your picture should come up! (if not, then just reset the pc to tv and it should work!

I hope this helps you with your problem!!

PS: I read that the computer needs to have a screen refresh rate of 60 hz. This is accessable thru right click->preferences->display settings->advanced settings->monitor->refresh rate. I didnt need to mess with this cuz my PC already had that setting. the resolution was the actual problem.

PS #2: I saw many videos on youtube saying that you needed to switch to monitor 2 under the display settings. this is contrary to my setup. I am still using monitor 1. just with the 1024x768 res. instead of my normal 1400x1050 resolution.

Sorry if this is really wordy! Hope it helps you solve your problem and keep you from throwing your PC to TV out the window!!


Oct 26, 2009 | KWorld PC to TV (0872880887527) Video...

1 Answer

I can't get it to work please help....

You may need to switch your laptop monitor to an external monitor using the Fn + F5 keys or similar -see your laptop manual. This will send the VGA signal to the HD-15 VGA connector going to the converter.

The instructions that come with the unit doesn't address this.

Oct 01, 2008 | KWorld PCTV CONVERTER KW-PCTV-1600 RT...

1 Answer

Multiple Monitors

Here's a great How To that pretty much explains everything you need.

Jun 20, 2008 | TV Accessories

10 Answers

KWorld PC to TV Converter

I had the same problem. It turned out the issue was that I had the VGA Y-cable connectors between the PC and the KWorld box reversed. They look like they should be interchangeable, but they are not. A closer look at the cable connectors shows that one is marked "PC", one is marked "Monitor", and the 3rd is marked "SCAN CNVTR". Once I got them plugged into the right places, I got the screen image on the TV.

Jan 01, 2008 | KWorld PCTV CONVERTER KW-PCTV-1600 RT...

2 Answers

Avermedia Averkey lite - Monitor Colour Display Issue

I had the same problem. I was going from PC -> Dvd recorder -> TV.
I had the S-Video output from the averkey going via an adaptor into the DVD scart input. I discovered a setting within the DVD menu which could select between 's-video' and 'composite video' on the scart socket. (it appears that scart can carry either/or, I guess).

I changed from composite to s-video, and I got colour.

I think seeing a greyscale image indicates that the signal being sent is S-Video, but the equipment that is recieving it is expecting composite video.

Sep 23, 2007 | Avermedia QUICKPLAY (pquickplay)

Not finding what you are looking for?
TV Accessories Logo

Related Topics:

136 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top TV Accessories Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

68323 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a TV Accessory Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides