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Monitor is black with message "Cannot Display This Video Mode".

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Re: Monitor is black with message "Cannot Display This...

The computer is having problems displaying the video mode from the tower. Im not sure what kind of flat panel monitor you have but you should have a menu button there where you can choose video input. its either VGA(analog) or DVI(Digital). if you are using the monitor cable with the blue connector use VGA if its the white cable use DVI.

hope this resolves the problem. thanks.

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To resolve this behavior, either change the refresh rate, or change the video adapter settings.

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