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Dell Desktop DX270 doesn't work with LG w2052TQ monitor...

I am trying to connect DX270 to an LG Flat monitor w2052TQ using a blue video connector. When I boost up the computer, the monitor does not even blink. Can anybody give me an advice?

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Your resolution may be out of range. try plugging in a different monitor and then adjust the resolution.

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A Dell Optiplex GX270 can have either on on-board VGA integrated graphics controller or an expansion graphics controller. If an expansion card is installed, the onboard graphics is disabled.

So first, ensure that the VGA cable is connected to the correct graphics connection (If there is an expansion slot with a video connector, ten you must use that connection)

If connected to the correct port on the system, next ensure that the input select for the monitor is either set to autoselect or ANALOG

Last ensure that the display resolution of the graphics adapter will support the new monitor.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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I have a Dell Inspiron 531S, I have both two different monitor slot, does my PC support dual monitor systems?


Yes.

The area on the back of the computer, that has two ports to connect a monitor, is a Graphics Card.

It is a PCI-Express graphics card, and is plugged into a PCI-Express x16 slot on the motherboard.
(Expansion Slot)

It has a blue VGA port, white DVI port, and black S-Video port.

The area on the upper left with a blue outline around a VGA port, is a VGA port connected directly to the motherboard. It is Integrated Graphics.

You CANNOT use Integrated Graphics, and a graphics card at the same time.

It's either use the Integrated Graphics VGA port, OR use the graphics port/s on the graphics card.
BIOS will Not support using both Integrated Graphics, and a graphics card.

HOWEVER, you can use the VGA port, and the DVI port when using two monitors.
You will be only using just the graphics card.

Example of a VGA port, (Connector), and VGA cable,

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

Example of a DVI port, and DVI cable,

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


1) Whatever monitor you have that has a VGA cable, plug it into the blue VGA port on the graphics card.

(There are VGA monitors {CRT} that resemble a small TV. VGA cable is usually attached.
There are also LCD flat screens that have a VGA connector, for a VGA cable, and may also have both a VGA, and a DVI connector.

To digress for a moment;
VGA is Analog. It uses an Analog video signal.
DVI is digital. It uses a Digital video signal.

A computer naturally puts out a digital video signal. This digital signal has to be converted by the computer, into analog for an analog monitor. This slows the graphics process down. This is one reason it is best to use digital )

2) Plug a monitor with a DVI cable into the white DVI port on the graphics card.

3) Turn the monitors on.

4) Turn the Inspiron 531s on.

5) When Windows has loaded, right-click on an empty area of your desktop computer screen.
Now left-click on Properties at the bottom of the list.
Left-click on the Settings tab.

6) You are now looking at a small window that has two monitor icons in it.
Monitor 1 icon, and monitor 2 icon.

Monitor 1 icon is your Primary Display.
Monitor 2 icon will be for the Secondary Display you are adding.

Note how monitor 1 icon is sitting to the Left, and monitor icon 2 is sitting to the Right.
This is how your monitors are supposed to be arranged on your computer desk.

If the second monitor is on the Left on your computer desk, you need to move the icons around.
Move monitor 2 icon to the Left.

Left-click on the icon, hold the left mouse key down, and drag the monitor 2 icon over to the left side of monitor 1 icon. (All the way over, or it will snap back to where it was)

It may matter to you how your monitors are arranged. It may not. Once you read the following it may help you decide.

7) Left-click on monitor icon 2 if you have not already done so.
Go down to where it states, "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor"

8) Left-click once in the empty square, to the left of Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor.

9) Now left-click on Apply at the bottom Right corner.

10) Finally left-click on OK at the bottom Left corner.

You should now see your desktop screen on both monitors.

When using the internet on both monitors, you have to drag the screen from the Primary monitor to the Secondary monitor.

Go to the left side of the screen. Left-click right on the edge of the blue frame. Hold the left mouse key down after you click, and drag the screen across to the left.

Doesn't work?
Go to the right side, click on the blue frame, and drag the screen to the right.

This is why it may matter how the monitors are arranged on your computer desk.

It's kind of eerie your first time dragging the screen across.

You will also find out why it is best to use two similar monitors, when using dual monitors. The pixel resolution is different for both monitors, if they are different from each other.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Just to add:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd531/en/OM/appendix.htm

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You have the wrong cable from the pc to the monitor.Look in the back of monitor and you will see a cord with a blue connector and one with a white connector.
Try the one not in use.If that does not fix it your gpu does not support the monitor.

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How do I reset my flatron w2052tq monitor to factory settings? . I shipped my monitor to my new home and now I can't get my monitor and printer to agree on a color--I use a ColorMunki to calibrate,...


For the LG w2052tq, you can do a reset to factory settings through the OSD menu. Press Menu then go down to Setup. Press Auto/Set and go down to Factory Reset. Press Auto/Set and confirm the action. Then press Menu twice if needed to exist the menus.

Alternatively, press the Up and Down arrows together.

Remember that you can only adjust the white balance of the monitor when the incoming signal is Analog. Documentation for the monitor is available here: http://www.lg.com/us/support/product/support-product-profile.jsp?customerModelCode=W2052TQ-TF&matchedModelCode=1000004018&searchEngineModelCode=W2052TQ&initialTab=documents&targetPage=support-product-profile .

I hope this helps.

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As soon as i switch my dell laptop on the page jumps like mad


it's very likely the vga adapter is simply loose! (connects PC to Monitor, the connectors are usually blue, white, or black-blue is most common) so make sure it's secured and screwed in tightly.

If that doesn't work, try adjusting the settings on your monitor (Menu> ....Default Settings)

Hope that helps!

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If your monitor is going in Power save mode it can be cause by following reasons.
>Check the data cable going from monitor to your Dell Dimension 4600 Tower is connected properly.The connector will be blue or white in colour.
>If the Dell Dimension 4600 Tower is powering on.

If still in power save mode then try to shutdown Tower and monitor,disconnect power cable from tower and monitor.Hold the power button on tower for 15 seconds.Then again try to connect monitor and check,if still nogo,and if tower has no lights then issue with motherboard or video card or power supply.If possible try connect spare known good monitor.

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LG flat panel


Due to no model number I will assume it has bith digital and analogue inputs.
If possible, connect another cable the opposite of what you are using and try it again. (IE: if you are using a DVI cable now, use an analogue instead)
It is possible that the internal video card of the monitor has been shorted out and will not accept a signal any longer.
On the upside, if that is the case, the digital and analogue circuits are normally seperate to each other so losing one dosn't mean losing both. It could also be the output section of your PC's video card that has suffered the same fate so try the other video port (if you have 2 on the same card) or try another video card.

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