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No reboot and no screen.

My LCD screen has both DVI cable and VGA. I've been using the VGA that was plugged to my 8600GT PCI video card's DVI port via a VGA-DVI adapter. I decided to use a DVI cable so I remove the VGA cable and use a DVI cable to plug directly into my 8600GT PCI card. When I did that my PC asked for a driver so I reinstalled the driver for the 8600GT PCI card. When it was done. My PC freeze on the desktop (VISTA) nothing was working. I reboot the PC and now nothing comes up in the screen not even the ACER logo or any thing. The LCD says no signal.. My PC does not even shutdown the way it was. The fan was not even working except the built in fan on the PCI video card. Now my PC is completely dead. What should I do next? The only way to turn the PC off now is to unplug the AC cable. It wont turn off even if I press the power button for more than 5 secs.

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  • jsc_ny Jun 26, 2008

    What i tried: Removed the video PCI card and connected the VGA cable directly to the original vga port, pressed the power for 30 secs and power off the PC wont power off. Wont Reboot either. Only blinking LED light on the dvd drive.

    Re-install PCI video card and used the VGA cable with DVI adapter and plugged into the PCI DVI port using the VGA-DVI adapter. still nothing happened. Removed all the RAM and re install the original RAM (2x512MB). Removed the backup battery, pressed the power button for 30 secs with the power cable unplugged then plugged to power and pressed the power button, nothing happens but just a blinking LED at the DVD drive and the fan at the back of the PC and power supply running. Still wont reboot. Monitor says no signal and PC seems no activity except the fan and the LED.


  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    i have an acer 5620z laptop. no hdmi port. i have a vga/hdmi cable for tv. does my pc video card support digital signal output?

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Hi jsc,
try to use the VGA port again so that we can isolate the problem. hold the power button down for more that 5 seconds.

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Dual monitors t3516


Is it just like this with NO graphics card installed?

http://products.pacificgeek.com/emachines_t3516_celeron_d_3_20ghz_512mb_120gb_cdrw_dvd_xp_1013070674.php

If so, Not happening.

The I/O area is to the left side. (Input/Output area)
In this rectangular area you see;
1) PS/2 mouse port, and PS/2 keyboard port, at the top.
2) Orange port below them.
3) Black port below it.
4) Down below all of the above is the blue VGA port.

If you do not have a graphics card, your monitor is plugged into this blue VGA port.
If so you are using Integrated Graphics. Another term used is OnBoard graphics. ON the motherBOARD.

Do Not try to use a splitter cable, and run two monitors off of this VGA port. Ain't happening.

See the four long slots at the bottom of the computer? The bottom one has the Ethernet adapter card in it?
A graphics card, (Video card. Same/same), is installed on the motherboard, and the end of it sticks out one of those 3 unoccupied slots.

Each of those slots are known as Expansion Bay Slots.
When you choose what slot you want, you remove the Expansion Slot cover, for that slot.

My sources indicate the motherboard is an Intel D101GGC motherboard,

http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1/motherboards/socket775/D101GGC.shtml

There are 2 white PCI slots at the bottom.
There is 1 black PCI-Express x1 slot above them.
There is a longer black PCI-Express x16 slot above it.

The PCI-Express x16 slot is for a graphics card. It is the best graphics card slot on your motherboard.
(The white PCI slots are lame. The PCI-Express x1 slot, is NOT used for a graphics card)

Suggest you use a PCI Express graphics card for your computer, and run two monitors at the same time.

From here it depends on what the two monitors are. Do you have two monitors that use a VGA cable?
Example of a VGA cable, and a VGA connector,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

Or do you have a monitor that uses a VGA cable, and a monitor that uses a DVI cable?
Example of DVI connectors,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

Or do you have one monitor with a VGA cable, and a monitor that has a DVI cable?

Post in a Comment as to the monitor manufacturer name, and model number.
[ For example I am using an HP 2009m (20 inch widescreen), and a 26 inch RCA EN-V HDTV, as dual monitors ]

This is an example of a very economical PCI Express graphics card, that will run dual monitors,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130755

You can use a monitor with a VGA cable (Blue port), and a monitor with a DVI cable.

You can use two VGA monitors, with using a VGA to DVI adapter, for one of the monitors.
You can use two DVI monitors, with using a DVI to VGA adapter, for one of the monitors.

Already have a graphics card, and two monitors connected to it?

1) Right-click on an empty area of your desktop screen.
2) At the bottom of the list left-click on Properties.
3) In the Display Properties window, left-click on the Settings tab.

4) Left-click on the rectangular monitor icon, that has the 2 in it.
5) Go below to the left, and left-click on the empty square next to-
Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor
6) Go below to the right, and left-click on Apply.
7) Go below to the left, and left-click on OK.

Your desktop screen is on your second monitor.

Need guidance past this post in a Comment.
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That all depends if you have available slot on your PCI or PCI-E buses. So let's say your running it from the built-in or onboard then you can buy a PCI-E card and install that with dual port capability. After you've installed the card you can then use both your screens simultaneously. One can be on a VGA and the other DVI port so just make sure you check out all the various video cards available. The only ones I would recommend is a GEFORCE card not an ATI RADEON. Okay so hope this helps you out.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 531S, I have both two different monitor slot, does my PC support dual monitor systems?


Yes.

The area on the back of the computer, that has two ports to connect a monitor, is a Graphics Card.

It is a PCI-Express graphics card, and is plugged into a PCI-Express x16 slot on the motherboard.
(Expansion Slot)

It has a blue VGA port, white DVI port, and black S-Video port.

The area on the upper left with a blue outline around a VGA port, is a VGA port connected directly to the motherboard. It is Integrated Graphics.

You CANNOT use Integrated Graphics, and a graphics card at the same time.

It's either use the Integrated Graphics VGA port, OR use the graphics port/s on the graphics card.
BIOS will Not support using both Integrated Graphics, and a graphics card.

HOWEVER, you can use the VGA port, and the DVI port when using two monitors.
You will be only using just the graphics card.

Example of a VGA port, (Connector), and VGA cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

Example of a DVI port, and DVI cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVI_connector


1) Whatever monitor you have that has a VGA cable, plug it into the blue VGA port on the graphics card.

(There are VGA monitors {CRT} that resemble a small TV. VGA cable is usually attached.
There are also LCD flat screens that have a VGA connector, for a VGA cable, and may also have both a VGA, and a DVI connector.

To digress for a moment;
VGA is Analog. It uses an Analog video signal.
DVI is digital. It uses a Digital video signal.

A computer naturally puts out a digital video signal. This digital signal has to be converted by the computer, into analog for an analog monitor. This slows the graphics process down. This is one reason it is best to use digital )

2) Plug a monitor with a DVI cable into the white DVI port on the graphics card.

3) Turn the monitors on.

4) Turn the Inspiron 531s on.

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6) You are now looking at a small window that has two monitor icons in it.
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Monitor 2 icon will be for the Secondary Display you are adding.

Note how monitor 1 icon is sitting to the Left, and monitor icon 2 is sitting to the Right.
This is how your monitors are supposed to be arranged on your computer desk.

If the second monitor is on the Left on your computer desk, you need to move the icons around.
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It may matter to you how your monitors are arranged. It may not. Once you read the following it may help you decide.

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9) Now left-click on Apply at the bottom Right corner.

10) Finally left-click on OK at the bottom Left corner.

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When using the internet on both monitors, you have to drag the screen from the Primary monitor to the Secondary monitor.

Go to the left side of the screen. Left-click right on the edge of the blue frame. Hold the left mouse key down after you click, and drag the screen across to the left.

Doesn't work?
Go to the right side, click on the blue frame, and drag the screen to the right.

This is why it may matter how the monitors are arranged on your computer desk.

It's kind of eerie your first time dragging the screen across.

You will also find out why it is best to use two similar monitors, when using dual monitors. The pixel resolution is different for both monitors, if they are different from each other.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd531/en/OM/appendix.htm

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