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Cannot run a monitor on Aser Aspire SA80

G'day i have brought a friends pc home to repair, as it is riddled with issues, and the registry is corrupted...The pc was running on the owners lcd monitor, but now that i have brought it home and hooked it up to my lcd, 17'crt and 19' crt, it will not show anything on the screen! I also brought it 'here as im on B/Band and they are still on dial up, so as to speed up my repairs...I'm stuck, Elp? TIA

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    Haych Dec 27, 2008

    Thanks for the super fast responce :))

    The issue is, i cannot get a screen up to continue in F8!! its like the driver has been wiped...any other suggestions? As i loaded a new O/S on a new pc, and used one of the crt monitors, and tested all "3" montors on New pc, and they are working...TIA

  • Haych
    Haych Dec 27, 2008

    Thats correct, no start up, on all "3" monitors...There was before i unhooked it, and brought it here though :( TIA

  • Haych
    Haych Dec 27, 2008

    Ok this is hardware i have never dealt with :O Erm are you saying that it may have come loose??? so i unscew it, [ground myself] then re align and reseat? How can i tell if it is "standalone"???

  • Haych
    Haych Dec 27, 2008

    FaBuLoUs!!! did and now repairing the registry etc, thanks so much!
    I have never had this issue before, so there you go a 'first time ey 'wink' :)) Have a smikki and prosperous New Year <3 @-->-->>

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Try pressing the F8 key when the computer starts to boot up. When you get to the safe mode screen, select Enable VGA mode. Evidently your friend's monitor can support resolutions and/or refresh rates that yours does not. Oh and one more thing, please rate this solution with a fixya rating. Thanks!

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    Kevin Shafer Dec 27, 2008

    So when you turn on the computer, you don't get a post screen or anything? No Acer logo? Nothing comes up?

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    Kevin Shafer Dec 27, 2008

    Okay, is this a standalone video card? If it is, remove it then reseat it in the slot.

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    Kevin Shafer Dec 27, 2008

    A lot of computers will have a built in video card. This is built directly into the motherboard and is usually beneath the keyboard / mouse ports, colored blue. Other computers that have an actual video card, the monitor will plug into a card which plugs into the motherboard. If that's the case, unscrew the card, remove it, then put it back in again making sure it is completely seated in the slot. Put the screw back in again. I've seen this happen many times when a computer is moved. And, yes, make sure you ground yourself before touching the card. :c)

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    Kevin Shafer Dec 27, 2008

    Glad I could help. Thanks and a happy new year to you, too :c)

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