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Replacing monitor. Bought a new monitor. Don't know if this computer has a DVI-D-compliant graphics card. Monitor won't come on. Also their is a hookup for the DVI cable on the monitor, but not on the computer.

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  • gauley Feb 02, 2009

    Monitor does ot come on at all. VGA cord icluded,but no cord for the DVI. Also, I don't see a DVI plug-in on the back of the computer.

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What type of monitor do you have? Most monitors will come with a DVI-to-VGA adaptor.(Sometimes and some models.) Also, when you say the monitor will not power on, do you see a message like "No signal detected" or anything like that or do you get nothing what so ever?

To verify it's not your system, connect a VGA monitor to your computer to see if it works. If it does, you know it is the monitor. Good luck.

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    Nouveau IT, LLC Feb 02, 2009

    It's possible the monitor is bad. (possible, that is.) You should be able to turn it on regardless if it is connected to the pc. I would check with the store or person you purchased the monitor from. Since your pc does not have DVI input, you will need to get an add-on PCIe or AGP video card with DVI output or an adaptor for the DVI-to-VGA connection.

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Dual screen wont work


Kevin,

1) You cannot plug a monitor into the VGA connector, on the back of the desktop computer, AND plug a second monitor into a DVI connector, on the back of a desktop computer.

In otherwords you can only plug ONE monitor into the motherboard.

[ The I/O area on the back of the desktop computer, is the Input/Output area. This rectangular area has connections for Input devices, and Output devices.

Examples such as a Mouse, Keyboard, (INPUT), VGA devices, (VGA monitor - Output), USB devices, audio devices, (Speakers - Output. Microphone is an Input device), and so on.

The I/O area has a rectangular metal shield. (Thin metal plate)

Connecting a device in the I/O area, is connecting it directly to the motherboard.

Example of a VGA connector, and VGA cable,

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

Example of a DVI cable, and DVI connector,

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

(There are several variations of DVI connectors.
Scroll down ]

To use dual monitors you need a graphics card also.
Graphics card with a VGA connector, or DVI connector. (Or both)

Monitor with VGA cable, plugs into the I/O area on the back of the desktop computer. (Plugs into the motherboard's graphic chipset)

The second monitor plugs into the graphics card's DVI connector, or VGA connector.

[ Just an example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1416091&CatId=3669

On the image of the graphics card on the left;
Go under it to the subheading - + 11 larger images and views.

There are 7 views shown. One is the carton the graphics card comes in. (View 2 from the left)

Going from the left side, count over to the 5th view. Left-click on the 5th view. Shows you the 'business end' of the graphics card.

Starting at the left side it is the HDMI connector, then VGA connector, then DVI connector.

Note*
YES, you can plug a VGA monitor, AND a DVI monitor, into this type of graphics card, and have Dual monitors ]

FIRST:
Computer on, Windows running; Put the Installation disk (CD) in the optical drive's tray. (CD/DVD drive)
Load ALL software.
Drivers, and 'Control Panel'.

Graphics card software loaded, close all windows, go back to your desktop screen. Turn the computer off normally.

Unplug the computer from power. Open the computer case.
FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions.
(Don't know Anti-Static Precautions? Post back in a Comment)

Physically install the graphics card. Close the computer case.
Plug the VGA cable of the Primary monitor, into the VGA connector in the I/O area, on the back of the desktop computer.

Now plug the DVI cable of the Secondary monitor, into the DVI connector on the graphics card.

(The main monitor you use is the Primary monitor. The second monitor you are going to add, is the Secondary monitor )

Plug the computer into power. Both monitors plugged into power, turn them BOTH on.
Turn the computer on.

When Windows loads you will see a display on the Primary monitor.
Your desktop screen.

Now Right-click on an empty area of your desktop screen.
In the list at the bottom, Left-click on - Properties.

In the Display Properties window that comes up, left-click on the -
Settings tab.

You will see two rectangular icons. 1 and 2.
1 is the Primary monitor. 2 is the Secondary monitor.

Left-click on the Secondary monitor icon.
Go down towards the bottom/middle on the left.

Left-click in the empty square to the left of -
Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor

Go down to the bottom Right. Left-click on Apply.
Go down to the bottom Left. Left-click on OK.

Your desktop screen will now be on the secondary monitor.


When you open your internet browser, (Yahoo, or Google, or MSN, or Mozilla Firefox, etc), you have to DRAG the screen onto the secondary monitor.

(Let's use Yahoo for an example. Yahoo will be on your Primary monitor.
You need to drag Yahoo onto the Secondary monitor)

Which direction you drag, is up to which direction the two monitors are sitting, on your computer desk.

The way the monitors are sitting in Display Properties; the Primary monitor is on the Left. ( 1 )
The Secondary monitor ( 2 ) is on the Right.

This is the way the two monitors should sit on your computer desk.
(There is a way to switch them around, however)

On your Primary monitor, (Still using Yahoo as an example), go to the RIGHT side. See the blue frame going around the screen?

When you bring the mouse cursor ON the blue frame, it turns into a Double-Sided arrow.
It is difficult at first to keep the cursor as a double-sided arrow.

Move too far to the right, it turns into the usual pointed cursor.
Move too far to the left, and it turns into the usual pointed cursor.
have to keep it on the blue frame.

WHILE the mouse cursor is a Double-Sided arrow, left-click, and hold the left mouse button down. Now drag the screen to the Right.
(Move your mouse to the right)

Keep dragging until the Yahoo browser is on both monitors.

Different size monitors? The display will not be the same size, on both monitors.

[ I use an HP 2009m, 20-inch widescreen monitor, as a Primary monitor, and an RCA EN-V, 26 inch HDTV, as a Secondary monitor.

I have my desktop on the Primary monitor, and FixYa, (Firefox browser), on the Secondary monitor, right now ]

If this is not your problem please state in a Comment.
Also state additional questions in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

May 10, 2012 | PC Desktops

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Once i connect my gt5662 to a monitor nothing is on the screen, i know the monitor is in fine condition, i realize the graphics card it came with has 2 different slots, should i buy an adapter an hook the...


Did the computer boot to a monitor before? Is this a new monitor for this computer? The GT5662 came with an ATI Radeon HD2400 PCI-e video card. There is also an onboard VGA port on the back of the computer. The VGA port should be disabled. The ATI Radeon HD2400 PCI-e video card comes with two DVI connectors. With the back of the computer facing you, you would use the one on the right. You would have to have an DVI to VGA adapter to use them unless your monitor has a DVI connector also. Hope this helps. This is what the VGA and DVI connectors look like. _498.jpgmoz-screenshot.png

Dec 13, 2010 | Gateway GT5662 Desktop PC

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TRYING TO CONNECT TWO MONITORS FOR EXTENDING USE


1) You have to have a graphics card with two monitor ports.

You Cannot use one port on a graphics card, and the VGA, or DVI port on the motherboard of the computer.
BIOS will only let you use the graphics card, or the Integrated Graphics.

2) Using a 'splitter' cable results in very bad graphics on two monitors, or no graphics at all.

3) With a graphics card installed that has two monitor ports on it, connect the monitors to the graphics card.

[ The graphics card can have a VGA port, and a DVI port. Or the graphics card can have two DVI ports.

VGA = Video Graphics Array
Photo of a VGA port,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SVGA_port.jpg

Photo of a VGA cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vga-cable.jpg

DVI = Digital Visual Interface

Information about DVI showing a DVI cable, and connector examples for the DVI port on a graphics card,

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


4) Turn the two monitors on once they are connected to the graphics card.
Turn on the computer.

5) Windows loaded, right-click on an empty area of the desktop screen.

6) In the list go to the bottom, and click on Properties

7) Click on the Settings tab.

8) You will see two monitor icons.
One icon has a square with a 1 in it.
The other icon has a square with a 2 in it.

The 1 monitor icon is used to represent your Primary monitor.
The one you have been using.
As you can see the 1 monitor icon is sitting to the Left.
This is how your Primary monitor should be sitting on your computer desk.

The 2 monitor icon is used to represent your Secondary monitor.
The one you are going to add.
As you can see the 2 monitor icon is sitting to the Right.
This is how your Secondary monitor should be sitting on your computer desk.

Left-click on the 2 monitor icon.
Go below in the Display Properties window, and view where it states -

Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor

There is an empty square to the left of it.
Left-click in the empty square.

Now go below to the Right, and click on - Apply
Finally go below to the Left, and click on - OK

Your desktop screen will now be on your Secondary monitor.

Whatever is on your Primary monitor, has to be drug over to the Secondary monitor, when you are on the internet, or a program. (Such as a game)

Go to the blue frame on the Left side of the Windows screen.
When your cursor turns into a double-headed arrow STOP.

You'll find it's a little tricky your first time, keeping your cursor into the position where it turns into a double-headed arrow.
With the cursor in a double-headed arrow, press the left mouse button down, hold it down.
Drag the monitor screen to the Left.

Keep dragging until the window on your Primary monitor is on your Secondary monitor.
It's helpful you'll find to have two of the same size monitors.

I have found occasion where when using the internet on two monitors, that I had to Restore Down the screen, THEN drag it over to the Secondary monitor screen.

(Icons at the top right of the monitor screen.
Minimize ( - ), .......Restore Down/Maximize, ...........Red X

Then I Maximized the screen


For further questions please state in a Comment.
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Nov 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have an acer AX1700 which boots up but does not give any signal to the monitor.all lights are on from the computer as well as the monitor but the monitor stays black. cables are plugged in...


Before you buy a new graphics card, please try the monitor on another computer. If it's works on another computer, you need to troubleshoot the your machine.

Bring another monitor to your computer and connect it, if it works, then there's no problem with your graphics card. Must be startup or interfaces problem.
(Note: do all the connections before you power on the computer and leave your monitor On before your switch on the computer.)
If another computer works on your computer, then replace with a new display cable (vga/hdmi/dvi which suits your monitor).
Do let me know after you are done all these.

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Jun 30, 2010 | Acer Aspire AX1700-U3793A PC Desktop

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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.


Jun 04, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How can we connect two moniters to one cpu


To have and use 2 monitors at the same time, you need a video card with a dual VGA outputs.

To use 1 monitor at the time you can buy a VGA switcher, to switch between the 2 monitors.

Best of Luck
Sabre

Feb 18, 2010 | ViewSonic PC Desktops

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We have Dell OptiplexGX745 smallform factor desktop computers that we need to run two monitors.


If your Dell Optiplex GX745 came with the ATI Radeon X1300 graphics card, that has One - DVI graphics port, and One - VGA graphics port, it's no problem.

This link shows an ATI Radeon X1300, and the two above mentioned graphics ports,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5550932&CatId=28

(Please scroll down to the larger photos for more detail.
The Radeon X1300 graphics card in your computer, is a Low Profile graphics card. It will not look exactly like the one shown.

Low Profile means shorter in height. Your graphics card is shorter in height, in order to fit in your SFF computer case. {Small Form Factor}

The longer white connector shown on the left side of the view, is a DVI port. (Technically it's a Dual DVI port)

The shorter blue connector shown on the right side of the view, is the VGA port.

1) If one of your monitors has a DVI connector plug, simply plug it into the DVI port.
If the other monitor also has a DVI connector plug, you will need an adapter to plug it into the VGA port.

2) If both of your monitors have a VGA connector plug, one will plug into the VGA port on the graphics card.
The other will need an adapter to plug into the DVI port, on the graphics card.

This link shows an adapter for connecting a monitor with a DVI connector, to the VGA port on a graphics card,

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

The adapter to connect a monitor with a VGA connector, to a DVI port on the graphics card is opposite of this.
[ I have found them at Radio Shack.
This = Expensive! $14.99
Not advertising for Radio Shack, or the above website in the link]

NOTE*
Use care when selecting the adapter you need.

A monitor with a VGA cable connector has the Male pins.
Your adapter must have the VGA Female sockets.
The DVI side of the adapter must have the Male pins.
It goes into the Female socket holes on the graphics card.

Same with a monitor that has a DVI cable connector.
The adapter must have Female DVI socket holes.
The other side will have Male VGA pins.

If your ATI Radeon X1300 only has One - graphics port, I Do Not advise using a splitter.
This is an adapter cable that has a connector on one end, and splits into two cables.

The graphics quality will be poor.

If you have No graphics card the situation is worse. This is Onboard, or Integrated Graphics.
(OnBoard. On the motherboard)

Using a splitter cable will result in very poor graphics.

How to tell if your Optiplex GX745 only has Integrated Graphics?
Look at the back of the computer. Come down from the audio ports. (Green and Blue)

Look under the USB ports.
The Blue VGA port is the Integrated Graphics port.

If you have an ATI Radeon X1300 graphics card, you will see a blue VGA port in an adjacent slot, also.

(Your computer can have Integrated Graphics, and a graphics card.
You CANNOT use the Integrated Graphics port, and a graphics port on a graphics card, At The Same Time!
It will Not work)

Once the two monitors are attached.

1) Turn both monitors on.
2) Turn the computer on, let Windows load

3) After Windows has loaded, Right-click on any empty area of the desktop screen.

4) Go to the bottom of the drop down menu, and Left-click on Properties

5) There are tabs across the top. Left-click on the
Settings tab.

6) You will see two rectangular icons. These icons represent monitors.

The one on the left side with the white border around it, is your Primary monitor. The main monitor you have always had.

The grayed out icon on the right side represents a Secondary monitor. This is for the second monitor you plugged in.

Note how the two monitor icons are sitting.
Primary on the left, Secondary on the right.
This is how your monitors should be sitting.

If it is Not, left-click on the Secondary monitor icon. Hold the left mouse button down, and drag it over to the left.

Now scroll down this window with your eyes.
Under the resolution settings you will see -

Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor

There is a square box to the left of it.

Left-click in the square box. Go below to the right, and left-click on Apply.
Now go to the left, and click on OK.

Your monitors will now both be showing your desktop screen.

[Note* When doing this procedure, you have clicked on the Secondary monitor icon. Clicking on the icon activates it]

When you open the internet, or have a program going.
Go to the right side of the screen to the blue border,
of the Primary monitor.

When the mouse cursor turns into a double-headed arrow, hold the left mouse button down, and drag the screen to the right.

(You will note that the mouse cursor changes quite easily. It has to be double-headed in order for this to work)

If this direction does not work, go to the left side of the screen, drag to the left.

(You have to drag in the direction your monitors are actually sitting, in relation to each other)

Need some clarification, or have further questions? Click on Comment.

Jan 14, 2010 | Intel computers9: P3 Computer Computer...

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Dell C521 Where to connect monitor?


This means that you have an external video card (which is not outside the computer). This video card will be plugged into the motherboard. That message is saying that the port on the back of the computer that your monitor is plugged into is the wrong one. You need to look for another port on the back of the computer.

Here is a picture of a VGA port that you should use if you have a VGA cable to connect the monitor (Blue Ends).
http://news.softpedia.com/images/reviews/large/VGA.jpg

Here is a picture of a DVI port that you should use if you have a DVI cable to connect the monitor (White Ends).
http://zedomax.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/dvi.jpg

So depending on the cable and connections that are available on your computer and your monitor depends on what you have to use. I hope that wasn't too confusing. Let me know if you need more info.

Feb 12, 2009 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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Can I add another monitor with (dvi) output to this computer?


You will need a graphics card that supports dual DVI modes.

Dec 20, 2008 | Sony VAIO PCV-RS710G PC Desktop

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Re: widescreen monitor


Assuming the PC has a slot for which you can still get a suitable graphics card, the card will cost very little. The advantage of the widescreen is that, for example, you can get a web browser window and a text editor window side-by-side so you can work on the text and see what you're writing about/responding to simultaneously. Alternatively, you can see two A4 pages side-by-side which is sometimes useful. You can also see a full page of text and have all the tool palettes you need by its side. One last advantage: If your new monitor has a DVI socket and you get a video card which has DVI output, you should get a better quality picture which will be easier on your eyes.

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