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Re: what does this mean?
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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eMachines flat-screen monitors offer high quality at low
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
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
Set your monitor to VGA if connected to your computer's VGA
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monitor is connected via VGA (Blue Connector). Fix by using the input select button to select DVI input)
The video cable is not connected to the correct port on the system (Or not connected at all)
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.