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I recently was given a V7R17PS LCD Monitor but when I plugged it into my emachine it would not work but only displayed a message in a box the said it was not supported. I tried going to the Video seven web site to look for a driver but could find none. All they had on the site was a spec sheet down load and an owners manual down load. Where do I go to get the driver I need? Or do you think that is my problem? I would really like to figure out how to get my new flat screen running. Phil Beer

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  • BirdDog_ZA Sep 06, 2010

    Hi Phil, Do you know at what screen resolution was the PC running before you installed the new Monitor? BD

  • phillip1beer Sep 06, 2010

    Stephan, sorry I'm so dumb but I don't know which type of connection I am using. How do I find this information? Right now I have my Pro view flat screen Monitor hooked up so that I can get on the internet. I have not changed any settings on my computer. The current resolution setting is 1024 by 768 pixels.

  • phillip1beer Sep 06, 2010

    I am using XP professional.

  • phillip1beer Sep 06, 2010

    Stephan,
    It looks to me like the VGA. It looks to me like about 18 pins arranged in three rows. It looks to me from the picture that the DVI connector has more pins. I would say it is VGA. It come directly out of the monitor without plugging into it and the end which plugs into my computer looks like VGA. Yes when I plug the monitor in it starts up and shows the e machine logo and the bios settings and then the Windows XP logos comes up like it is about to load and then the screen goes black and a colored box appears that says something like it is unsupported.

  • phillip1beer Sep 07, 2010

    Thank You Stephan. It worked. I appreciate your help very much.

    Phil Beer

  • phillip1beer Sep 07, 2010

    Thank you very much Stephan. Your solution worked and my monitor is up and running. I appreciate you help very much.
    Phil Beer

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Hi Phillip

Could you please supply the following info so that me or one of the other experts can assist you.

What operating system are you using?

How are you connecting your screen to your computer?
Examples are :

DVI to DVI
VGA to DVI
VGA to VGA
DVI-CONVERTED TO VGA - Screen DVI.

Please reply with this info and I will see what I can do for you.

Kind Regards
StephanSA

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    Stephan Reichert Sep 06, 2010

    Hi again Phillip

    Here are some pics to help you identify your connection :




    This one is a VGA to VGA connection. Note the small connector with about 15 pins (if I remember correctly).




    This one is DVI to DVI and is more common than the VGA cables. These have a little metal plate on the right of the connector.


    I also had a look at the screen's website and as you mentioned there is no driver. Screens generally don't come with a driver with the exeption to 3d screens and some other speciallity screens. Most screens come with a "driver" on the cd , but this is almost always only color calibration info which has very very little impact on the function of the screen.

    One thing which I suspect is the problem in your case is the screen frequency as the screen mentioned only has a 75hz limit. When you connect the screen to the computer , does it show all info like the bios tests and then stop just before loading windows?

    Stephan

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    Stephan Reichert Sep 06, 2010

    Okay , it's either the resolution but more probably the refresh rate of the screen that is incomparable with the computer configuration. Please give me about 30min to write you a pictorial on how to test which problem and how to correct it.

    Stephan

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    Stephan Reichert Sep 06, 2010

    So firstly , shut down your computer and install the new screen.

    Okay , since your computer won't fully start up with the screen installed , I want you to do the following.

    After starting your computer , keep hitting the F8 button to bring up the starting dialog which looks like this :



    Now , start with the normal safe mode. The computer will load a bunch of files and eventually start in safe mode. If the screen again gives a error message , restart and try it with "enable low-resolution video) option. If neither will allow you to get into windows , let me know.

    Now , when in safe mode ,right click on your desktop and select propreties. Then , go to the settings tab.



    Now you should be able to see a advanced button. Click on that to bring up the following window.


    When here , select the monitor tab.

    Now here , firstly check off to hide modes that the monitor cannot display and then select 60/75Hz if available. Press okay to enable the changes and restart your computer normally. If this does not work , try any of the other settings. If none of them work , let me know and we can look for something else.

    Stephan





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    Stephan Reichert Sep 06, 2010


    Sorry , forgot the last pic.

  • Stephan Reichert
    Stephan Reichert Sep 07, 2010

    It's a pleasure Phillip , glad we could get that working for you! Have a nice day!

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http://www.geeks.com/largePic_all.asp?invtid=D620-5133-OB&pic=D620-5133-OB-box.jpg

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/eMachine-D620-Motherboard-48-4BC01-011-MBN240100-08226-1-Yukon-MB-/121076931939?pt=US_Motherboard_CPU_Combos&hash=item1c30bf5d63

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/eMachines-D620-Motherboard-CPU-base-assembly-/110847874891?pt=Motherboards&hash=item19cf0c574b

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/eMachines-D620-LCD-Video-Cable-50-4BC03-021-/130862506637?pt=US_Video_Cables_Adapters&hash=item1e7803628d

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/eMachines-D620-LCD-Screen-Bezel-41-4BC01-001-/300798380595?pt=UK_Computing_Other_Computing_Networking&hash=item4608fb0a33 ]

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