Question about IBM E74 17" CRT Monitor
I was using this monitor fine before now when connected to my laptop the monitor doesn not display video (in monitor only mode, clone desktop mode and extended desktop mode). but if i unplug the data cable, the monitor displays the 'chech signal' message. the monitor menu buttons on the monitor (for changing contrast etc) don't work since this blank screen problem has started. the menu buttons don't work regardless of whether the data cable is plugged or not. please help! Thanks akabbob
This problem is most likely to be caused by a bent or broken pin on the CRT video cable at the VGA connector, OR, this could also be caused by a damaged VGA connector on the back of the laptop. If neither VGA connector is at fault, the problem could be caused a damaged (kinked) CRT data cable, or internal damage to the VGA connector on the back of the laptop, though I suspect the problem is more likely to be external, and you probably won't have to disassemble the laptop to locate the culprit...
Posted on Mar 31, 2007
Posted on Jan 13, 2008
These messages appear during if the video cable becomes disconnected or
damaged.(most likely you will need to replace it)
Turn off your monitor and reconnect the video cable; then turn on both your computer and the
If your monitor screen remains blank after using the previous procedure, check your video
controller and computer system; your monitor is functioning properly
Posted on Nov 15, 2007
Is it an old monitor? Did you try plugging the monitor on another pc? Did you try plugging your laptop to another monitor that you know it works? The old monitor will just wearout. I keep old monitors and pc's around just for test purposes, so i don't have to test problem pc components on my main pc.
Posted on Apr 01, 2007
Try hitting the function and display menu in your laptop. there are 3 settings: 1. will display both the screen, 2. will display only in your laptop, 3. will display only in the monitor. good luck!
Posted on Feb 06, 2007
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