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IBM 9513 DWO

I have a IBM 9513 DWO LCD Monitor. - It has a DVI input can I change it to AG1 analog. The unit has died. I cant find a a DWO board, would the Analog board work?

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Re: IBM 9513 DWO

Dont know if you ever got an answer for this question but no the 9513 will only accept DVI input. You cannot change it to accept analogue.

You can test the monitor by using a HMDI to DVI input if you have satellite or cable box with a HMDI output.


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How to switch from analog to digital mode

Any contemporary monitor is able to switch analog/digital mode automatically if connection from signal source to monitor is set up properly.

Connect digital output from your graphic card to DVI input of the monitor. Disconnect any other signal cables from monitor and switch on both devices (PC & monitor). Wait a while. Monitor checks its inputs and a activates digital DVI, because it is only one active input on it.

If none picture excluding error message of monitor is displayed, go through these steps:
1) Check whether your monitor is set for automatic input selection. If monitor buttons have no response try to use analog input to activate screen (any picture, desktop background...) and then get monitor menu access by pressing menu button.

2) Find out what connector type has your graphics card in PC. Possibilities are: DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort and some their options. See Wikipedia for connector look if you are not sure.
Remember that blue D-SUB (VGA) connectors are analogue and you cannot activate digital mode through analog VGA cable.

3) Use appropriate cable to connect monitor to PC.
Example: Your PC has HDMI output. Use HDMi-to-DVI cable. Your monitor input is DVI and common DVI-DVI cable is not suitable in case you have PC with the HDMI.
Note that DVI-to-DVI, DisplayPort-to-DVI etc. cables are available. You must buy right one.

Be aware that "Auto" button is inactive in digital mode of monitor.

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Samsung syncmaster 2033sw monitor, till now i was using a vga cable for the display, but recently i bought a dvi cable and connected it. but its not detecting the display of dvi cable. if i remove the vga...

LCD Monitors having multiple inputs have option and option to select and switch between the displays from analog (VGA) or Digital (DVI) inputs. Go to the LCD menu and select input source (DVI)

Hope this helps!


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Monitor wont come out of sleep mode

I'm guessing you are using a the VGA input of this monitor (the smaller "D" shaped connector with 15 pins) on the back. If not, and you are using the DVI input (larger white connector), then check your PC video output. I've seen this occur with HP monitors when they accidentally get set to "digital" input. Its easy to set that way (even by mistake), but not as easy to reset to analog (VGA). To do that, you'll need to find someone with a DVI output on their video card. Once you connect to a DVI source, the monitir will come on and stay on. You then need to go into the menues of the monitor, find the setting and change it back to "analog". After you do of course, you won't get an image on your monitor until you reconnect to an "analog" (VGA) source.

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My viewsonic mo9nitor says analog not digital on

To clarify, you know that analog is referring to the VGA 15 pin video input, and digital is referring to the DVI video input, right? You can't have the digital video unless you use the DVI input, which requires a DVI output from your computer (and a DVI cord of course).
If you already knew this and you mean that it won't switch over to your DVI, then there could be several problems. Most of them being with your DVI signal source (computer). Try booting the PC with ONLY the DVI cord attached between the PC and the monitor. If you have a VGA cord plugged into either, UNPLUG IT FROM BOTH ENDS.

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May be a dumb question, but how do I switch singal input on this monitor.

The right side top button is Menu is has a letter M on it. From the menu display select the seventh option using the up and down buttons.
Select the「Input Setting」option to change between the analog (D-Sub) or Digital (DVI) source. Enter the option and select Analog or Digital.

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hi..check properly the CPU then unplug the monitor and see the message (Signal out of Range) if you see this message from your monitor so its working,so the problem is on the CPU.if the CPU not working remove all the memory then make a clean and video card..thanks and good luck..have a nice day..^_^

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Ibm 9513-ag1 flat monitor broken switch

I have the same monitor. I had the same problem you have. I couldn't find the correct replacement part so I improvised. The plastic part you refered to just activates a micro switch on the circuit board. In my case the micro switch worked just fine so I used 5 plastic buttons off of some ball point pens as a replacement. I took the monitor out of its plastic case and drilled holes in the front bezel directly over each of the 5 micro switches. I then put the buttons from the ball point pens in holes. So now the push buttons from the ball point pens act as a substitute for the broken part. I hope this helps.

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I have the same monitor and assume you have both analog and digital inputs. In other words, both a DVI and standard analog monitor input. I noticed on mine that there was a "factory reset" on the menu. Have you tried that? What type of video card are you connecting to? DVI? Do you have any adapters or gender changers connected to it?

Let me know.


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Sounds like the video controller board inside the monitor has blown a transistor. They are only about 3mm wide so not easy to spot even if you look closely.

It's a fairly rare fault, though not unknown to happen without reason.

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