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Projector driver My new PC will not detect my Vivitek 538W projector. I am able to connect using my OLD PC (windows xp), but when I change to the new PC with windows 8.1 (using all identical cables) the projector doesn't find a source and the computer doesn't detect the projector. I have connected this computer with 3 different LCD televisions and they ALL are automatically detected and display perfectly. I have tried to hook up a monitor and the projector at the same time. The monitor works flawlessly, but the projector is not detected even when setting resolution to it's lowest point and trying to force detection. Here is what I am running on my PC: AMD Phenom II 8 core processor with an ATI radeon R7 250a 2GB Video Card. The outputs on the card are "DVI, HDMI, and VGA" The video card manufacturer states that any of these, or any 2 will function at the same time or separately. I have updated all of the drivers for the mother board chipset as well as the video card and catalyst control.

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The projector is flaw
something wrong with the mother board of the projector
something wrong with the interface board (video board)
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If the signal won't go through you will have to either have your Mainboard Repaired or Replaced.

This is unfortunatelly a common Mainbaord problem , and the above is the only way to get it fixed.

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