Happy new year Jemmyrash I have an Acer monitor, is there a cable that one connection is the DVI to monitor and the other connection is Video in?>I would like to use the acer monitor as my video out so I can out put a digital receiver. I work with Final cut pro. Is there a cable like this? Carlos :)
The best way to do what you are describing it to have 2 display adapters installed...and use your 1st display for your monitor and the second for the digital receiver..... then you would optimal performance and have more video memory for each display allowing faster productivity
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The problem could be in the adapter to the video card. There are different types of DVI connections. If the adapter does not have the proper set of pins then the card will not recognize that a monitor is connected at that port. Monitors themselves have no bearing on whether a single or dual monitor set up will work or not. Digital Visual Interface Follow this link, it may help you determine if the adapter you are using is correct for the graphics card.
If your monitor has various input sources, make sure it's on the correct input source in the main/input menu. If that's not the problem double check the cable for bent pins also make sure if you have a video card with DUAL dvi outputs that your using the correct one.. as the other one might be secondary and non-functional. It's possible but highly unlikely if you unplugged the DVI cable while the monitored was still powered on it could have damaged the video card of the computer or mainboard of the LCD monitor. When in doubt try another DVI cable if all else fails.. if you have another DVI monitor (thats a known good) try that also to make sure that the video card is not the problem.
I am not too sure if you have tried this but this might help, for what i know your monitor have 2 ports for video (DVI and VGA). VGA is the one with color blue adapter, while the DVI is white. If your using VGA for both computer might be you can try DVI or from DVI to VGA. Also try a different cable for both VGA and DVI. If still the same might as well contact the Acer and check the warranty, normally monitor had 2-3 years of warranty, Have it replace if still under warranty.
DVI ==> Digital Video Input
If your monitor has both DVI and VGA inputs, and your PC's video-card has both DVI and VGA outputs, then buy a DVI-to-DVI cable, and use it, for a better picture.
If your monitor has both DVI and VGA inputs, and your PC's video-card only has VGA output, then use a VGA-to-VGA cable. Or, purchase a video-card with DVI output, to replace the video-card with VGA output, and then use a DVI-to-DVI cable.
Not Good.. After you've checked that the video cable is connected properly, make sure that all the pins in the video cable plugs are straight and not broken off. Then test on another PC. Make sure your CMOS battery has not gone flat, as some PC's will fail to load basic drivers if CMOS memory is lost. The battery should show no less than 2.5v, if it's marked 3 volts when tested on a multimeter. If you can't test it, just buy a new one at the supermarket or hardware, usually around $4.00. Next thing to try is your Video Card . If it is an on board one like most are now, there isn't anything you can do but try another card in an expansion slot or fit a new motherboard. At this point, I'm sad to say, you're better taking it to a PC shop where they will have a few things at their disposal to try.