I bought the pc and monitor all dell products.I connected the cables as was suggested but still no change.Once the pc power button is pressed,the amber colour lights and at times it only blinks.On the monitor screen it says power mode,press any keyboard pad or move the mouse.Help me out because the connections appear ok.Thanks
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Re: My dell pc still not working
An orange/amber light is almost always a power problem. Is the amber light on the monitor or the PC itself? I'm assuming the PC since you have the ability to read the screen. Your best bet is to check your power supply in the PC. Do you have a power supply tester (about $20) or another PC? You can switch them out and see if the orange light follows the power supply. Let me know what you find out.
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I see that you are having a check input error on the Monitor/LCD that your are connecting to your Dell tower, please see steps below.
On your HP 2310E make sure that your HP is set to the input/source that you are using and make sure that you only use one type of video cable for the issue.
I see that you mentioned that you have a VGA cable and a DVI cable, you can only use one type of cable for a video connection.
VGA would be the Blue tipped cable connecting to the tower and going to the LCD monitor.
DVI this is a black cable connecting to a white port much bigger than a VGA port and is rectangular in shape unlike the VGA
and on your LCD monitor check the input type to see video from the tower.
everything seems to be OK you just need to change the input of your LCD monitor for the video to show up on the screen.
also if you are using HDMI for the video u will need to change the setting of your Audio and set HDMI as the Default to have Audio come out from the HDMI connection together with video, the HDMI viedo will automatically be detected as long as the LCD monitor's input is set to HDMI.
I hope that this will able to help resolve your concern.
Most of the Widescreen monitors come with DVI as well as VGA connector. A VGA connector and DVI connectors are different in many aspects. First of all the DVI connector would be white in color and VGA would be blue. VGA connector has 15 pins and DVI has 24 +1 pin
I'm assuming the monitor switches on, ie the the orange light comes on when plugged in or turns green once the pc is booting up? If not check the plug fuse or cable connecting monitor to pc. If all is ok can you see the bios screen as the pc boots up, you should at least be able to see that as this doesn't require any drivers. If not, try the monitor on another computer, if it works on another pc then its something to do with your graphics card. Hope this helps.
One reason that this is happening could be that it is on Power saving mode. This happens when the LCD monitor detecs an incorrect timing then thats the time that the LCD goes blank and the power botton starts to blink.
what you need to do is to turn the computer off. Unplug cables attach to the LCD make sure it is also off, once done press the power botton for a couple of 30secs to a minute and then release. After doing so re-connect all the cables and make sure that both ends is tight and secure once everything is ok turn the computer on same with the monitor to check if it solves the problem.
Your Monitor is not connected properly http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/wireless.mspx
Connecting Your Monitor 1. Turn off your computer and unplug the power cord. 2. Connect the white connector end of the DVI cable attached on the monitor to the connectors on the computer. 3. Connect the USB cable that was included with your monitor to the computer and the upstream USB connector on the monitor. Once this cable is connected to the computer and the monitor, you can use the USB downstream on the monitor. 4. Connect any USB devices. 5. Connect the power cord. 6. Turn on your monitor and computer. If you do not see an image, see Troubleshooting Your Monitor.
NOTE: The Monitor will display full screen in White, Black, Red, Green and Blue color rolling pattern on screen if the DVI cable is not connected. This self test pattern will be displayed continually when Monitor detects that DVI cable from Monitor to PC is not connected.
* Check connection integrity at both ends of the video cable. * Ensure the monitor and computer are plugged in to a working electrical outlet. * Ensure power button is depressed fully.
If you have the (white connectors) DVI cable correctly plugged into the computer, when you turn the computer on, it should recognize it and make the needed changes automatically. Maybe not if the PC was already on even though it's plug&play.
If you have the model number of the monitor, you can google for the manual.