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What does this mean?

What does a blue screen with this written mean?

self test G
sheck your pc and signal cable R
monitor is working B

does it mean my hard drive is dead?

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No, that means either your video card or video cable is bad; most likely the video card. Assuming, of course, that the computer is turned on and seemingly running when you get that message. Basically it is telling you that the monitor is fine, it's just not receiving any input from your computer provided the computer is on. Thanks, and please take a moment to bive this solution a fixya rating. :c)

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It means that the monitor is not receiving a signal from the video card of the computer.

Possible failures are as follows:

1. The monitor input cable is no longer connecteds to the video casd.
2. The computer is not powering on
3. The video card has failed
4. The input Select option of the LCD is set wrong

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The screen reads no signal


eMachines flat-screen monitors offer high quality at low cost.
eMachines flat-screen monitors are compatible with most brands of PCs.
Issues with eMachines flat-screen monitors can arise from faulty power sources, cable problems and incompatible settings.
These issues can be resolved by testing step-by-step each possible cause.

Plug the computer's power cable firmly into a working AC outlet.
Press the computer's power button.
Check the LEDs on the front of the computer case to confirm that the computer receives power.
Plug the eMachines monitor's power cable into a working AC outlet.
Press the monitor's power button.
Check the LEDs on the front bezel or power button of the eMachines monitor to confirm that the monitor receives power.
Orange or blinking LEDs indicate low power or no signal.
Green LEDs denote a working connection..

Perform a monitor self-test.
Switch off the monitor.
Unplug the video cable from the monitor.
Press the eMachines monitor's power button.
An eMachines logo, Windows logo or "no signal" message indicates that the monitor is working properly.

Plug the eMachines monitor's video cable into the video port on the computer.
Attach the monitor's included DVI-to-VGA adapter to the monitor's VGA cable if your computer has a DVI port (15 or 25 pin-slots with 1 side slot) in place of a VGA port (15 pin-slots, no side slot).

Press the eMachines monitor's input button to change the monitor's setting to match the computer port used.
Set your monitor to DVI if connected to your computer's DVI port.
Set your monitor to VGA if connected to your computer's VGA port.

Connect the eMachines monitor to a known working computer with a known working video cable if the problem persists. Contact Gateway, eMachines manufacturer, if the monitor issue is not resolved.

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When my computer says check signal cable what does it mean?


Your monitor is telling you that it thinks it is not receiving a video signal from the computer. You need to verify which of three components is not working, the computer, the cable, or the monitor.

The first thing to do, obviously, is to check that the cable connecting the computer to monitor is good. You will need some extra components to do the checking. I'm going to assume that the cable is detachable at both ends.
First you can try replacing the cable with different one. If the replacement cable works, then it's the cable.
Secondly, you can try different monitor. If you connect this in place of the first monitor, and it works, it's a faulty monitor (needs repairing or replacing).
Third try a different computer with the original cable and monitor, if it all works it looks like the video on your PC has malfunctioned. (This might also be your conclusion if a system comprising a different cable and monitor fails to work with the original PC)
You might just be able to verify the cable by testing the connectivity of all the wires in the cable with a meter, if you knew the pin out of the cable at both ends.
If you find out the computer is getting a signal out, there could be many causes for that, each having its own solution (or not as the case may be)

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I have a dell Dimension 2300 and the images are very dark. I don't think it is from the monitor.


Try these steps: 1. Check the monitor settings. Access the On Screen Display (OSD) Menu System. Adjust the contrast and brightness using the control buttons in the monitor.
2. Run the monitor self test. Unplug the video cable from the computer (cable from monitor to the back of the computer). Usually it has a blue or white connector. Turn on the monitor alone. It should display the self test pattern (white, red, green & blue). If the images are dark in the self test, it is a problem with the monitor.
2. Rotate the monitor to face a different direction. This will help in eliminating sunlight glare which can cause poor picture quality.
3. Test your computer using another working monitor. If the problem occurs in a known good monitor, then it is a video card or motherboard (if your video card is integrated) problem.
I hope these options help.

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My computer is showing a floting box which say self test feature check, wit red,green blue and white box.What do this mean


its showing u monitor self test feature screen issue either with the monitor cable or monitor or the graphic card

Nov 19, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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My pc is working but the screen is not working, i mean there is no picture


if you are using a desktop compuiter try running a monitor self test ie by unplugging the video cable of the monitor if you are getting the multocoloured bars on the screen then it means the monitor is fine otherwise the monitor has gone bad.

Apr 25, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Dell monitor not working


just try running the Test on the monitor(monitor self test) ie disconnecting the video cable of the monitor & leaving the power cable connected & then see if u r getting the red,blue,green multicoloured bard moving on the screen or not,if yes then the monitor is fine otherwise the monitor is bad.

Apr 02, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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Nothing comes up on the screen


The monitor connected to the system is set to receive video signals from the DVI port on the video card and it is not getting a signal.

Possible Causes:
  1. Monitor is connected via VGA (Blue Connector). Fix by using the input select button to select DVI input)
  2. The video cable is not connected to the correct port on the system (Or not connected at all)
  3. The monitor is on, but the tower is not powering on or failing to complete the Power On Self-Test (POST). It the power LED on the tower is NOT on, or solid or flashing Amber then the tower is not posting. Flashing amber is normally a bad power supply, solid amber is the motherboard.

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Computer powers up, but monitor shows a self test


Your video output is bad. Either the video card, or the onboard video built into the computer. You need to swap out the card or add a card to bypass the built in video port on your computer.

Thanks and please take a moment to rate as fixya.

Feb 11, 2009 | Gateway 550GR PC Desktop

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Computer not booting up


Could be one of two things:

1. Signal cable from monitor isn't hooked up. (either monitor end or computer case end)

2. Video card in the computer is damaged and not putting out signal. This is unlikely though as usually this will trip the motherboard into beeping when you turn the computer is turned on.

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