Inspiron 600m,"no input signal check video cable"?
My laptop has been working excelent in the docking station until recently, all I can get it the message " no input signal, check video cable" and I have searching on the net for a few days with no luck, I had opened the key cover and blow out the visible dust, clean the conector in the back of the laptop. any surgession would be appreciated. I am certain that the dock station and the others monitors are working fine, I have video if I use VGA cable to expand to the second monitor
Re: inspiron 600m,"no input signal check video cable"?
Do you have an external monitor for use when the laptop is on the docking station? If so, does your laptops screen come on when it's not docked?
If you're using an external monitor while the laptop is docked, make sure that the screen selection is for external monitors, by pressing/hold the FN key and then press the F8 key to cycle through the choices between LCD, Monitor/LCD or Monitor only.
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A docking station is an extension or addition of ports for a laptop computer. Once the portable computer is docked, you can access the docking station's ports, such as PS/2 or USB 2.0 ports, through your computer. Some docking stations have monitors that you can connect your computer to, placing your video on an external screen so you can turn off your computer's monitor and conserve some of your computer's energy. All Dell docking stations will have the same general troubleshooting steps.
Plug your laptop's power adapter into the docking station and dock your laptop onto/into the docking station. If there is no power going to your laptop from the docking station but it works when the power adapter is plugged into the wall, the docking station is bad and needs to be replaced. Plug your power adapter into the docking station and dock your laptop onto/into the docking station. If power goes on but your computer doesn't recognizes accessories such as a USB mouse--plugged into the docking station, try a different port on the station. If it works in a different port, the previous USB port is burned out. Plug your power adapter into the docking station and dock your laptop onto/into the docking station. If power is going through the docking station but no accessories are being recognized, you might have a corrupted docking profile. Undock the computer and dock it again once it has fully started up to reset the docking profile. Plug your power adapter into the docking station and dock your laptop onto/into the docking station. If you have an external monitor and it is not working, completely close the lid on the laptop so the image will move to the external monitor. Plug your power adapter into the docking station and dock your laptop onto/into the docking station. If power is going through the docking station but no accessories are being recognized and resetting the docking profile fails, update all drivers through Dell's support website and then re-dock the computer. Some of the software that runs the hardware may have become corrupted. Hope this helps
I assume you would switch the TV's source to VGA. Is that correct?
Connect it the same way you did before, with the VGA cable. Then hit Fn + F8 on your keyboard, to switch the signal from your laptop screen to the VGA cable. Then select VGA as your source on your TV as you did before.
If that does not work, please post and tell us what type of television you have.
this is easier than you think my friend, firstly put the dock on your desk, plug in power lead, network cable and monitor cable, place laptop on dock (making sure it clicks into place) turn on dock and monitor and your up and running
The reason why your TV is showing no input from your laptop is because
of the display resolution of your graphics card, which is higher than
what the TV can handle.
What you can try is, when your system is powered up, just go to your
display settings, then reduce the systems display resolution
to--preferably 800x600, then go to where you normally select the
output, and select 'Output to external monitor"...this should send the
signal input to the monitor.
Most Laptop graphics display resolution are generally very powerful as compared to what the TVs can handle.
I have actually dealt with a no input signal like this before, and this was what I did.
Hope this helps.
I successfully connected the ASD-3W to the Denon 3808CI using the supplied AV/Control cables (dock control, L & R audio, S-video). I used the video and audio input connectors marked VCR (iPod) on the 3808CI and used the default settings. I used the connector marked Dock Control for the control cable. These VCR (iPod) connectors are different than the input connectors marked VCR. I turned the source selector to VCR/iPod Stereo and operated the GUI using the ASD-3W remote control. I was able to play music and video.