Omnitech 22'' LCD monitor ... Windows XP Pro During operation, monitor goes black, displays ''no input signal'' and then displays the bios screen (del to enter setup, F1 to continue). Press F1 to continue and am returned to XP. Repeatedly happens - monitor was working fine until about a week or so ago. Any ideas what could be causing the problem?
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Re: Monitor goes to BIOS Screen Repeatedly
The monitor is probably working well. Windows is trying to tell you that "setup" needs to be performed, but likely the CMOS battery is failing and won't hold the selected settings. The time setting is wrong as well.
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sounds like either an LCD panel problem, or a video controller. First thing, connect an external monitor and test if the same thing happens with it. You may need to press FN + F8 together to switch the display to the external monitor. If same thing happens, there is a problem with the video card. Try to boot in safe mode and if same issue, you either need to proceed in getting a new video card/motherboard if the problem is happening even during the Dell BIOS screen. If it happens pass the BIOS screen only, you may try a reinstall or repair of Windows. If external monitor is okay, you'll need an LCD Panel repair/replacement. Let us know how it goes and your rating/comment would be appreciated.
The signal being sent is outside of the rated limits of the monitor (vertical or horizontal synch rates). Boot up in safe mode (by hitting F8 during the initial startup of the computer, before the windows logo screen comes up). Select Safe Mode. If you get a display in this mode, then you know your graphics card is sending a signal outside of the monitors limits, if not, then the monitor itself is probably bad. NOTE: The following steps are for Windows XP only... if you have a different OS, please reply and I'll research the steps for you.
If it is your graphics card, while in safe mode, right click on My Computer and choose Properties. Click on the Hardware tab. Click on Device Manager and double click the Display Adapter entry. Right click on your graphics card and click uninstall. This will force the computer to reinstall the graphics drivers at bootup and, hopefully, reset the adapters output mode. Reboot the system and once in, set your display settings to the best for your monitor (Windows XP should pick the best setting if the monitor is plug and play).
make sure your cables are tight. make sure you have the correct input selected on your monitor. swap your monitor on the pc with one from a freind that works. this rules out your graphics card and the pc. if all of these are correct you probably have a bad video input on the monitor. you may need it repaired.
To my knowledge, it is compatible and certainly would work with XP. Since this monitor has both DVI and VGA inputs make is compatible for most video cards or even a built-in video of the PC. If for some reason the Acer X193W would not work with your Windows XP PC, possible reasons are:
Screen Resolution and/or Screen refresh Rate of the PC's Display Properties too high, try lowering them down;
hardware fault either on the monitor or video card;
incorrect/missing drivers of the video card;
it is being hooked as a secondary monitor and the dual/twin view is not activated.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.
Assuming you are running Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME, or XP...
During boot, after "all the computer details come up", press F8 repeatedly until a menu appears. One of the options will be "Enable VGA Mode". Choose that option. Once into Windows, right-click the desktop and hit "Properties". Go to the "Settings" tab, and change the "Screen Resolution" to the lowest possible setting (800x600 is safe). Click OK, and reboot.
Your problem should now be gone. You will want to go back into that screen after you have rebooted and set the resolution higher. At some certain resolution, you'll have the problem again. Don't go that high.
If you are using Windows Vista, then right-click the desktop, hit "Customize", and choose "Display Settings".
The BIOS is sending the display information to the monitor but, when you turn your PC on, the LCD will be sleeping and it will take 1~2 seconds to wake up when receiving the display signal. The monitor is working and even if the BIOS messages aren't displayed, you can still press the correct keystrokes to get to the SETUP screen or press PAUSE in the keyboard to see what's going on in the POST. If your LCD has a bicolor LED indicating the status (Standby/On) keep looking at it, when the LCD gets the video data, the LED turns instantly from amber to Green or blue even if the screen is still black. This way you can have an idea when the LCD gets the initial video signal and to press the keys accordingly. Your PC will also delay the video output from the secondary video card because it's detected after the onboard card.
If you mean the monitor is fine during the Windows booting process and then just as your about to go into Windows goes black then do this...
Start the computer
When the bios screen goes start pressing F8
A Windows Startup screen will appear
If you see the Windows Logo (the loading one) then hit reset and try again
At the Windows Startup page, select Safe Mode and press enter twice.
Windows will now load. Go into Device Manager (Start-Settings-Control Panel-System-Device Manager)
Select the video card, and uninstall it.
Reinstall your video card using the Installer package (if it's ATI or nVidia)
If this dosn't work, then post back and we will try something else
I have been having the same problem with my hpvs17 monitor when i start to use my web browser on linux distros. Now, for the next few days i am going to try my system on a regular crt monitor. if the monitor does not crash, than i will have to say that the hpvs17 monitor has a defect.It seems that when i go online, while i am in the middle of searching something, the monitor just shuts off and i get "input signal out of range".
yes you can fix this problem go in to start menu then control panel then double click display, then screen resulution and add the secondary screen, bc windows doesn't add the screen automaticlly you have to do it this way