My computer does not support a digital cord and the monitor is stuck in digital mode - check signal cable - digital - will not even pull up the menu - although when I attach a digital cable and hook it up (to a friends computer) it works fine. I need to figure out how to get it to analog!
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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.
The monitor is possibly not receiving power. Perform the following steps to fix the problem:
Ensure that the electrical outlet and the monitor are both switched on.
Check that the power cord is firmly plugged into the electrical outlet and the power supply unit.
If the power cord has a removable fuse, replace it.
Try another power cord.
Try another electrical outlet.
Check the power connection at the back of the panel.
Screen is blank and power indicator is steady green
Brightness and Contrast may be too low. Adjust the brightness and contrast using the On-screen display controls (OSD) by selecting the button Screen is blank and power indicator is steady amber
The monitor is in the Power Management Standby state. The power management feature is invoked when the computer recognizes that you have not used your mouse or keyboard for a user-definable period. Perform the following steps to bring monitor out of the power management state:
Press any key on the keyboard or move the mouse to restore operation.
Check the Power Management software on your computer.
Press the (OK) key to switch between analog and digital mode. If the panel is the wrong mode for the signal being provided, the monitor appears to go into sleep mode.
Screen is blank and power indicator is flashing green
Display mode of the computer is outside the range of the monitor. The display mode the monitor uses is controlled by your computer. Therefore, you should refer to your computer's documentation for details on how to change display modes.
The image size, position and shape may change when the display mode changes. This is normal and the image can be readjusted using the IMAGE SETUP and the monitor controls.
Note: Unlike CRT monitors, which requires a high refresh rate to minimize flicker, TFT technology is inherently flicker-free. If possible, configure your computer for 1600 x 1200 addressability at 60Hz vertical refresh rate.
Use the following table as a guideline and reconfigure your computer to use a supported display mode. The highest resolution (for example, 1600 x 1200) produces the optimal output, but limitations of your monitor may prohibit this setting. Adjust the addressability mode until an image appears.
CHECK SIGNAL CABLE" message is shown and power indicator is steady amber.
The monitor is not receiving a video signal. Perform the following steps to fix the problem:
Check that the signal cable is firmly connected to your computer
Check that no pins are bent in the signal cable connector.
There are noises in the video signal. The IMAGE SETUP function is used to adjust the level of noise in the video signal which causes horizontal lines or areas where the image appears to be unstable and jitters or shimmers. This can be done automatically or manually. Note: It is not applicable to digital input.
Use the image setup fix the problem:
Select (Image Setup) menu in the OSD.
Select Manual to adjust CLOCK/PHASE settings.
Image appears to be discolored
The color setting may be incorrect. Perform the following steps to adjust the color settings:
Select (Image Properties) from the OSD menu.
Select (Color Properties) to adjust the color mode you find most comfortable or fine tune the colors using the Custom menu.
A few dots are missing, discolored, or inappropriately lighted
A small number missing, discolored, or lighted dots may be present on the screen, which is an intrinsic characteristic of the TFT LCD technology and is not an LCD defect. Using On-Screen display (OSD) controls
The settings adjustable with the user controls are viewed through the OSD. Press the (OK) button to display the main OSD menu.
OSD main menu:
Note: The LCD monitor needs time to become thermally stable the first time you turn it on each day. Thus, to achieve more accurate adjustments for parameters, allow the LCD monitor to warm up (be on) for 15 minutes before making any screen adjustments
This problem is often the result of a loose video cable connection on the computer or an incorrect video signal selection. Most monitors use a cable with "VGA" connector on the end that mates to the computer video port. Other modern computers make use of an HDMI (like the ones used to connect a TV to a BluRay Disk player) or DVI connector instead - either way if it is loose you will get the same "No Signal" message on screen. Make sure these connectors are making good contact with the port on the computer by seating them fully (or better yet - remove and reinsert). In the case of the VGA connector, most have two screws to hold them in the port - you should make sure both are threaded all the way in. You do not need to crank them down, finger-tight is more than enough.
Many newer - flat screen types in particular - do not have the video cable permanently attached. Instead, they use the same cord and connector arrangement found on the computer. It is possible that the connector has become loosened on the monitor end - especially if the monitor is moved / adjusted frequently. You should check the connections at the rear of the monitor just as you checked at the computer, too.
When satisfied that the connections at the computer and monitor are good, check the monitor again. If the message is still present, the monitor may be able to select between an analog input and a digital input via a menu item accessible from the monitor. Check your monitor manual for instructions to change inputs if unsure. If you are using the "standard VGA cable" (the one with the two screws) you should select the analog input. If you're using an HDMI cable, you should select the digital input. If you're using an DVI connector the input may be either analog or digital. When making a change, wait 5 to 10 seconds between toggling between the analog / digital selections to allow the monitor to sync the signal for proper display.
If you're still unable to display the desktop, it is possible that that someone has changed the BIOS options to select a different video card (if more than one is installed) or that the cable is defective.
VGA no signal means "no signal" from the computer on the VGA (blue plug) cable... ...if the computer works check the cord for loose connection or get a new cord...if the computer is hooked to the digital cable (DVI/white plug)...set the signal source on the monitor to digital...
Symptom : No Image on the screen. I cannot turn on the monitor.
Checklist 1 : Is the power connected properly ?
Action : Check the power cord connection and supply.
Checklist 2 : Can you see "No Connection. Check Signal Cable" on the screen ?
Action : Check the signal cable connection.
Checklist 3 : If the power is on, reboot the computer to see the initial screen ( the login screen), which can be seen.
Action : * If the initial screen (the login screen appears, boot the computer in the applicable mode (the safe mode for Windows 98/95) and then change the frequency of the video card.
* Note : If the initial screen ( the login screen) does not appear, contact a service center or your dealer.
Sympton : I cannot see the ON Screen Display.
Checklist : Have you locked the On Screen Display (OSD) Menu to prevent changes ?
Action : Unlock the OSD by pressing the MENU button for atleast 10 seconds.
Symptom : No images on the screen. I cannot turn on the monitor.
Checklist 1 : Is the power cord connecte properly.
Action : Check the power cord connection and supply.
Checklist 2 : Can you see "Check Signal Cable" on the screen ?
Action : (Connected using the D-sub cable)
Check the signal cable connection.
Checklist 3 : If the power is on, reboot the computer to see the initial screen (login screen), which can be seen.
Action : If the initial screen( the login screen) appears, boot the computer in the applicable mode (the safe mode for Windows ME/XP?2000) and then change the frequency of the video card.
Note : If the initial screen does not appear, contact the Service Center or your dealer.
Checklist 4 : Can you see "Not OPtimum Mode", "Recommended Mode 1440 X 900 60 Hz" on the screen.
Action : You can see this message when the signal from the video card exceeds the maximum resolution and frequency that the monitor can handle properly.
Adjust the maximum resolution and frequency that the monitor can handle properly.
Checklist 5 : There is no image on the screen. Is the power indicator on the monitor blinking at 1 second intervals ?
Action : The monitor is in Powersafe mode.
Press a key on the keyboard activate the monitor and restore the image on the screen.
If there is still no image on the screen, press the On button. Then press any key on the keyboard again to activate the monitor and restore the image on the screen.
Your monitor provides a self-test feature that allows you to check whether your monitor is functioning properly. If your monitor and computer are properly connected but the monitor screen remains dark, run the monitor self-test by performing the following steps:
Turn off both your computer and monitor.
Unplug the video cable from the back of the computer. To ensure proper Self-Test operation, remove both Digital (white connector) and the Analog(blue connector) cables from the back of computer.
Turn on the monitor.
The floating 'Dell Self-test Feature Check' dialog box should appear on-screen on a black background if the monitor cannot sense a video signal and is working correctly. While in self-test mode, the power LED remains green. Also, depending upon the selected input, one of the dialogs shown below will continuously scroll through the screen.
This box also appears during normal system operation if the video cable becomes disconnected or damaged.
Turn off your monitor and reconnect the video cable, then turn on both your computer and the monitor.
If your monitor screen remains blank after you use the previous procedure, check your video controller and computer system; your monitor is functioning properly.
if monitor is gave no siganl .Firstaly Check monitor Signal Cable For connected of ur system vga port. if Siganal cable is connected ur pc then Check ur System IF system is gave the Display anthore monitor . Then Proble is ur monitor signal Cable .So Plz Change Monitor Signale Cable.