Plugged in my emachine LE1938 to my dell without the DVI cable, screen displays 'no signal'. Shouldn't the monitor work without the DVI cable?
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.
Sep 02, 2012 |
eMachines E-machines flat screen CRT 17"...