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Lenovo T61 laptopith DVI mini dock. Using standard DVI cable to connect to LG L1942T monitor using DVI. Cannot get signal to show on monitor. Shows default monitor in Device Manager.

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You will need to switch it to the external display by using the keyboard function key There should be a key in the F Keys above the letter pad that has a picture of 2 monitors on it, the color of the monitor on the key is blue it coincides with the blue function key. Using the function and the monitor keys you should be able to toggle your display options.

I hope this helps,

Thanks for using FixYa,

Eric

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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No signal when i used vga monitor connector to pc, no problem in dvi


Michael,
I have both ASUS and LG monitors with multiple input choices. On both, when the monitor is turned on, it remembers the last input source. Both monitors (and presumably yours, as well) have an INPUT selection in their SETUP MENU.
So, I'm suggesting you search your monitor for an INPUT selection option, then choose "VGA" rather than DVI / HDMI / AV / COMPONENT / CABLE / ANTENNA, etc.
Hope this helps.

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Help Adding a 2nd Monitor to ALL-IN-ONE


Try using a VGA to VGA cable or a dvi to dvi cable because dvi-d and hdmi tend to lack the necessary pins to be converted to an analogue signal. A hdmi to dvi cable may also work

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Can i get an adapter for my emachine monitor to go into a dell desktop ...my lead i have now doesnt fit as unable to screw it in


YES.

I believe it is time now for the guessing game............

1) Is the monitor about so high, and so wide?

2) Does the monitor look like a small TV, or is it flat in appearance?

3) What does the monitor cable look like?

4) Is your hair Brown, and do you smoke cigarettes?



NO.............just wanted to see if you were following along! Geez!



An Analog monitor, such as a CRT type of monitor, uses a VGA cable,

http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-crt-monitor.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_Connector

Scroll down a little for a VGA Cable example.

Flat LCD screen monitors are Digital.
Some may have a VGA Cable attached, but the best cable option is a DVI cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

(Click on any photo on those two Wikipedia pages, to enlarge)

Using these two examples, does one apply to the eMachines, and one apply to the monitor?

Let us say the monitor has a DVI cable.
The eMachines Desktop PC has a VGA port. (Connector)
For this you would simply use a DVI to VGA adapter,

http://www.directron.com/dviadapter.html

Now notice...........this is a VGA MALE to DVI FEMALE.

The DVI cable on the flat LCD screen monitor, has a male connector.
The contact pins of it go into socket holes, in the DVI end, of the DVI to VGA adapter.

The VGA port on the eMachines, has socket holes.
The male VGA connector end on the DVI to VGA adapter, has contact pins.

Point?

Make sure you get the correct DVI to VGA adapter.
There is a male DVI to female VGA adapter, also.

This is just one example.
For instance I'm using an HP 2009M 20-inch widescreen monitor, AND an RCA 26-inch HDTV, as dual monitors.

Presently using the HP 2009M with a DVI cable, and the RCA L26HD31 HDTV with a VGA cable.

(I'm also using an ATI Radeon HD5450 graphics card. Pretty 'pud', but it does OK for what I want)

Primer;
A computer sends out a digital signal. To get the best graphics quality, you ideally use a monitor with a digital cable. (DVI, etc)

When you use an Analog monitor on a computer, the computer has to change the digital signal down to an Analog one.
Therefore the graphics quality is not as great.

Digital cable technology now, is DVI, HDMI, Display Port, and Mini-Display Port. And some others I'm sure I've forgotten.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Video-Connectors-Tutorial/157

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Also post what the monitor manufacturer name, and model number is. (Look on the back)

Are you using the VGA connector on the motherboard, (Back of computer), or do you have a graphics card installed?

If you have a graphics card installed, what is the manufacturer name, and model number?

Regards,
joecoolvette

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How do i find my question


Just click on your username,

http://www.fixya.com/support/t11655926-third_cable

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005146

http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-W2040T-PN

On this page, I would like you to click on the red English, to the left of the PDF icon, and to the left of the heading - Owners Manual

A small window will come up on the right. Make sure there is a green dot in the small circle, to the left of - Open with.
Plus, to the right in the box, it states - Adobe Reader (default)

If not click in the small circle to the left of Open with.
(And use the down arrow on the right side of the box. Click on Adobe Reader, if it is not in the box)

Now go to the bottom, and click on OK.

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on OK, it may take up to 30 seconds before you see the first page come up.

In the Bookmarks menu to the left, click on - Connecting the display.
Now use the Down Arrow at the top of the PDF file, and go to Page 9.

(Using the page number box at the top of the PDF file. The actual manual page number is 8 )

Here you are shown the 3 cables.

AC-IN is the power cord.

D-SUB is a VGA connector. Should be Blue in color.
Example of a VGA connector, and VGA cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

VGA is Analog.
A computer puts out a digital signal, but has to be converted to Analog, for a VGA monitor.

This actually slows the graphics process down.

DVI-D:
Digital Visual Interface.

This is for a monitor that uses a digital signal, and is not a VGA analog monitor. Graphics are best using DVI.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

There are different types of DVI connectors, and the function for them.
1) DVI-I single link
2) DVI-I dual link
3) DVI-D single link
4) DVI-D dual link
5) DVI-A

The most common types today will be DVI-I single link, and dual link.

(Observe the chart showing the various connectors, under the bold subheading - Connectors )

If you have a DVI connection on the back of your computer, it is BEST to use a DVI cable from the monitor, and connect to it.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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How can i use dvi port


DVI stands for (D)igital (V)ideo (I)nterface.

DVI is a new form of video interface technology made to maximize the quality of flat panel LCD monitors and high-end video graphics cards. It is a replacement for the P&D Plug & Display standard.

you can connect high definition monitor , LCD projector , LCD T.V to a DVI port

There three kind of DVI connector
1. DVI-D (Digital)
2. DVI-A (Analog)
3. DVI-I (Integrated Digital/Analog)

DVI-D format is used for direct digital connections between source video (namely, video cards) and digital LCD (or rare CRD) monitors

DVI-A - High-Res Analog
DVI-A format is used to carry a DVI signal to an analog display, such as a CRD monitor or and HDTV

DVI-I - The Best of Both Worlds
DVI-I format is an integrated cable which is capable of transmitting either a digital-to-digital signal or an analog-to-analog signal, but it will not work transmitting a digital-to-analog or analog-to-digital signal.


How to Recognize These three types of DVI Cable
There are two variables in every DVI connector cable, and each represents one characteristic.

The flat pin on one side denotes whether the cable is digital or analog:
A flat pin with four surrounding pins is either DVI-I or DVI-A
A flat pin alone denotes DVI-D

The pinsets vary depending on whether or not the cable is single- or dual-link:
A solid 27-pin set (rows of 8) for a dual- link cable
Two separated 9-pin sets (rows of 6) for a single-link cable

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Hi there, I'd like to connect the Acer S202HLBD 20"" LED Monitor with a Mac Mini which cabling would I need?


It all depends on what kind of PORT connection you have on your MAC either VGA or DVI. If your Mac has VGA port then you need to use the blue cable that comes with your Monitor when you bought if you have DVI then you need to connect the white cable.

How to know if you have VGA or DVI or BOTH.

1. Check the sides of you mac and see if you have a blue port. Blue port means you have VGA port
2. IF you have white then that means you have DVI
3. IF you have both then you just need to use 1 connection. I prefer DVI since its digital.


Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for using FIXYA.

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Just received Refurbished Advent CBE 1401. It is being replaced because power switch is faulty - but I have questions about machine. 1. When initially switched on the switch turned red is this normal? I...


1) No. The switch color should have been Green

2) No Signal on the monitor, indicates the monitor is not receiving a Video Signal from the computer.

A) Could be due to a faulty monitor cable.
Monitor cable is used on a working computer for a test,
Or,
working computer's monitor cable is used on the Advent for a test.

B) Could be due to the graphics 'engine' on the motherboard, or on the graphics card is bad.

[Graphics 'engine'.
GPU
Graphics Processing Unit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU ]

If the computer is using Integrated Graphics, the GPU is on the motherboard.

(Integrated Graphics is also referred to as OnBoard Graphics. Meaning On the motherBoard)

You will know if it's Integrated Graphics, because the monitor cable will be plugged into the VGA connector, on the motherboard

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

Since you indicate an adapter was included, to adapt to a different port (Connector), it could be a VGA to DVI adapter, or a DVI to VGA adapter.

Your monitor may just have a VGA connector on the monitor cable.
Hence you would use a female VGA to Male DVI adapter.

Your monitor may be an LCD flat screen monitor, and has a DVI connector on the monitor cable.
Hence you would use a female DVI to Male VGA adapter.

DVI
Digital Visual Interface

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

VGA monitors are Analog.
LCD monitors are Digital.

A computer puts out a digital signal.

If a VGA monitor is used, the computer has to alter the Digital signal to an Analog one.
This slows down the video signal.

If your monitor (In any case. Not just this one), is an LCD flat screen monitor, it is best to use a DVI monitor cable, and plug into a DVI port on the computer, if available.

If your monitor is a VGA (CRT. Cathode Ray Tube), monitor, and you have a DVI connection on your computer, using the adapter will do you no good.

The adapter just uses the contact pins for VGA, that are present in that DVI adapter, and hence the DVI connection on the computer.

You're still just getting an Analog VGA signal.

Example of a female VGA to male DVI adapter,

http://www.directron.com/dvi.html

If the Integrated Graphics are suspected to be bad, a graphics card is used in the appropriate expansion slot, for a test.

If the graphics work then, the graphics card is left in service.

After I test the monitor cable my next procedure is to suspect the Power On switch, or the Power Supply, and go to the graphics next.

The reasoning is that Power Supply failure, is the number one cause of computer failure.
The next is the Power On switch, then Electrolytic Capacitors used on the motherboard.

(Specifically, any Electrolytic Capacitors used in the motherboard Voltage Regulator Circuit)

If the Power On switch is bypassed, the diagnosis will reveal if the problem is the switch, or Power Supply.

Bypass the Power On switch, and the Power Supply comes on?
Problem is the Power On switch.

[One Power On switch I have found to fit a lot of computers. The Power On switch goes into the plastic Power On button,

http://www.directron.com/atxswitch.html ]

Bypass the Power On switch, and the Power Supply does Not come on?
The problem is the Power Supply.

The Power On switch is bypassed using a jumper wire, from the green Soft Power On wire, to ANY black Ground wire. The contact made is a brief momentary one.

The jumper wire is used at the back, of the 20, or 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.

To be continued in an additional Comment.


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Hi,

Prior to attaching the SynchMaster and if there is another monitor, pls try lowering the Screen Resolution of your Display Properties. It may also be necessary to lower down the Screen Refresh Rates. In some video card, you may have to activate Twin/Extended view or enable the use of a second monitor assuming that your regular monitor is connected to the standard 15pin VGA and that the Samsung would be the 2nd monitor using the DVI.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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i use a dvi connection on my computer.my lcd has many types of connectiond.i have to go to my menu on the lcd and choose what connection i using.maybe you have to do the same.

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