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How do you connect acer laptop to a desktop monitor

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    Jay Selway May 11, 2010

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My acer desktop turns on and beeps with no picture

>make sure your video cable is plugged in on both sides.
>make sure your video cable has no bent or damaged pins.
>try a different video cable
>connect a different monitor that you know for sure works
>take YOUR monitor and connect it to a different computer Does it work? If no, the monitor is bad. If yes, either your video cable is bad or the video card in your computer has failed.
If none of the above work, I hang out at
which is a free computer help forum. Post in the Hardware section and I (or someone else) will be along. This forum is not set up for complicated problems that require repeated, in-depth communication.

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No video, white scrren only.

Test computer on another monitor to eliminate graphics card problem
If it works ok, suspect graphics card failing
If it does not, check connections between card and monitor
If tight, assume an internal fault in the monitor, needs repair or replacement

Jan 14, 2011 | Acer Aspire E360 PC Desktop

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Power on but a blank screen? what am i not doing

If you don't get any image at all, not even the Acer screen at the start then it's a hardware defect. Simple test: connect an external monitor and try to get the image on to it. If you can then the cable that connects the scree to the motherboard is disconnected - the laptop will have to be opened, the cable checked and reseated. If you don't get any image even on it then the video chip from the motherboard has failed - the motherboard will have to be replaced and that will be expensive.

Dec 22, 2010 | Acer Aspire Z5600 PC Desktop

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While using my acer 4720z laptop the monitor blinks n comes with different colors n blinks again

Bad news: this is a sign of your video card or LCD failing. To check out which is failing, connect a known-good monitor to your laptop. If the color changing and blinking occurs on the second monitor- it's the video card. If it doesn't: it's the LCD.

Oct 01, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Acer X1700 won't connect to monitor; monitor doesn't get signal from computer.

Is the monitor getting power? Does the power button light up? Check all your connections. Power from wall to monitor. Video cable from PC to Monitor. Do you have another computer or laptop you can try plugging into the monitor? If two machines don't work on the same monitor, it's either the monitor or the video cable itself.
Hope this helps! If so, please give a rating!

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How to hook up an laptop to a desktop monitor

Connect an external monitor to the video port on the laptop. Power up the monitor first then boot up the laptop, the video data will automatically divert to the external monitor.

Jan 31, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

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My acer monitor is showing only blues and yellow colors. No reds etc. I tried to adjust it on color resoliution byut didnt work

Try a different video-cable.

Try tightening the connections at each end of the cable.

Try connecting the monitor to a different desktop or laptop,
to see if the colours are correct -- it could be the video-card on your computer.

Oct 29, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Dell monitor and acer one laptop

Yes, you can connect. BUT, after that right click on the desktop and select Properties->Settings. There you will find two monitor icons. The left one is your Acer display while the right one is your new Dell Display. Select the right one and configure it. You should have the same resolution and color as the main Acer display to use it optimally.

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Acer flat screen monitor, attached to laptop. Turns on and says 'no signal' occassionally works though for a short period. Works when connected to other laptops.

If this monitor works when connected to other laptops, the problem is likely to be your laptop, not the monitor. I would suspect that there are bad comnections at the video connector of the laptop.


Jul 23, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Acer Aspire 3100 Laptop Monitor will not turn on

1. Mainboard failed
2. Vga adapter failed

I wouldnt be suprised if the vga failed, my acer broke down on me 2 times, on the 3rd time it was too much and I sold the laptop.

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