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Monitor not displaying

Monitor is black except for a blue 4x4 suare in the middle. It says "out of frequency range". I can seem to get to display properties to reset the monitor. My granddaughter obviously changed something........ thanks in advance for your help ron

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  • babruth Feb 21, 2008

    The E54 IBM Monitor displays out of range error and does not allow me to go into safe mode to change the settings

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    error showing frequency out of range in the middle of moniter small blue window

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    IHAVE SAME PROBLEAM VEIWSONIC 19 INCHS

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Sounds like your video adapter settings have been wedged. If you are running Windows XP Service Pack 2, you can use the following steps. 1) Boot the laptop into safe mode. Boot into safe mode with networking support if possible. This can be done by tapping the F8 key as the computer first turns on. 2) Once you are at the Desktop, right click on My Computer and select Manage. 3) In the window that appears, select Device Manager from the menu on the left. 4) Find Display Adapters on the right and click the plus sign. This will list the video adapter that you have. NOTE: WRITE this down EXACTLY. You may need to go and get drivers for this. Seeing this is an older model, I doubt you'll need it, but better to be safe then sorry. 5) Go to your manufacturers support web site and download these drivers. You may not need them, but better to be safe then sorry. NOTE: Skip step 5 if you did not boot with network support or cannot get to the Internet. This can be done from normal mode. 6) Right click on the display adpater and choose un-install. Hit OK on the window that appears and reboot the machine when the process is done. 7) The machine will take longer than usual to boot, as Windows XP is re-discovering the video adapter and resetting everything to the defaults. When it is done booting, the screen may look weird since the settings are now the defaults. You can the set them to what you want by right clicking on the desktop and selecting properties. Then go to the settings tab. 8) IF it did not re-discover the video adapter (this can be confirmed through the device manager), then go ahead and install the drivers. Windows Update will most likely also have the drivers.

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