I turned on my computer after being away for 6 months, and the monitor will read "Out of Range". Any help on what this means. I cannot get past this even after rebooting and checking all the wire connections.
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Re: "Out of Range" Message
This happens when your screen resolution is set to something higher
than what your monitor can display. For example, if your monitor
supports resolutions of up to 1024x768 and your video card allows you
to crank it up to 1600x1200, doing so will give you an error. Another
reason you might get the error is if the refresh rate you selected a
certain resolution is higher than what your monitor supports. The
monitor can't "sync" with the video card, so it just gives you that
"Out of Range" error. If you are sure you have your resolution set at a
reasonable amount, make sure that your monitor is plugged in all the
way. Actually, if you're like me, that might be the first thing to
If you are using Windows, hold down the F8 key while the computer is
starting up and choose "Safe Mode" from the list of options that
appears on the screen. This should force the display to be a low enough
resolution so that it will work.
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It shows out of range because the PC is sending out the video signal that is higher than the monitor can display, you need to set the PC video resolution to the native resolution: 1024 x 768 @60Hz. You can reboot the PC into save mode (hitting F8 key while booting up) then set the resolution to 640 x 480 (try 1024 x 768 if it allows you to do so), reboot and reset the resoltion to 1024 x 768 @60Hz.
If you are getting this message this means that you are connecting a device to the monitor and/or a connection that is putting out a signal that is not supported but the monitor. You may also need to look at the cable you are using. Example I have an XBOX 360 with the official VGA cable when I use it to connect to my monitor it works fine. However I have been testing cables to get a setup for my PS3 as I have not been able find an Official one from Sony. So when I connect my RBG to VGA cable to the end of my RGB XBOX cable then to my monitor I get an Out of Range message. So something with the cable is case a problem with the signal to not to be sent properly.
Note with monitors they have a safety feature that they would turn off if they got a signal they did not properly support and/or not read properly. This has always been there they just not got where they would show you a message. Plus with monitors getting bigger they have stopped supporting lower resolutions so you may see this issue more often when hooking up older devices. I my self still have a 15 and 17 inch on my work bench for toubleshooting.
Hope this helps clarify things. Feel free to reply back with what device you are having trouble with.
julezj, You will need to connect your monitor to a KNOWN GOOD pc that DOES NOT have the screen saver set to do a time out when the keyboard is inactive. Whenever you state a problem with a monitor on fixya, please mention the monitor technology you are dealing with. CRT (TUBE) or LCD flat screen!! IT HELPS IF WE KNOW TOO!!! Did it really display a screen message that read "out of signal" or did it read "OUT of RANGE SIGNAL"??? Is this monitor used to display HIGH resolution gaming and other high refresh rate imaging? Will this happen if you only have the WIN-desktop showing on the screen? Get back to me with more CLUES as to what happens on the screen. 12fixlouie Bye for now.
change the CRT/LCD to Presentation. this is done on a Dell (for example) by pressing the blue Fn key and the F8 key which cycles thru the three modes: off, shared or on. bit late (may 2009)0 but just in case/
1: Signal out of range meas the monitor can't handle the input refresh rate. lcd and Tft monitors usually supports 60 and 75Hz refresh rates. 2: The Resolution you are using to view the desktop is too high, this number is depending on the size of the lcd monitor. a 15" lcd usually runs with: 1024x768 with 60hz a 17" lcd usually runs with: 1280x1024 with 60hz some of them supports 75hz. a 19" lcd usually runs with 1600x1200 or higher.
I recommend reading the user manual if you have it, or checking the information on the manufacturer's website.
3: As a solution turn on your computer and after it passes the bios screen press F8 and select VGA mode.
This will enable 640x480 (standard vga) resolution and 60Hz refresh rate, after windows boots up you can change thease nmbers , and windows automatically asks for turning to 800x600 60Hz.
If you want to change the resolution go to: Right click on your desktop, select properties , select settings tab, and adjust the resolution on the bottom of the window.
With another monitor attached to your computer, right click anywhere on the desk top. Click on properties. Select the Settings tab. change the settings to 800 x 600 with a refresh rate of 60 hertz. Now attach the Liquid Video TV.
I beleive that 800 x 600 is the maximum screen resolution that this TV / monitor can support.
i think the probelem is monitor resolution out of range . try the system resolution changes and connect the monitor then the issue is solved 80% or other problem is monitor hardware damages cheack the whole hardware components