I have had my monitor for quite some time now and recently i got a new graphics card and the monitor doesnt turn on it just stays black with an orange LED when i turn the pc on. but everything else runs fine.
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Re: Monitor deosnt turn on
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If your monitor has svideo out or in plug it to a television or monitor with svideo capability.Then go to the desktop and right click on the screen click properties so that the display menu comes up click settings tab and look to see if there are two displays featured click on 1 and see if there is a check mark as the primary display and make sure the other box is not checked.Depending on if you are using two monitors you should leave it checked.Sometimes the drivers default to the svideo output.Hope this helps.
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Did you uninstall your old graphics card driver first,if not try starting up in safe mode(pressing F8 on boot up)and hopefully you can uninstall your old driver through ADD/Remove programmes.
Try booting again and install drivers from instalation CD.
If you did not have an old graphics card and you were using your onboard graphics display, you will have to connect back to the VGA port you previously used and enter the bios(pressing F2 or DEL on boot up) and enabling your AGP card as the primary display device in the 'Advanced Chipset Features'.
Press ESC and it will ask if you want to save settings on exit ;press 'Y'.
Connect monitor back up to your new card,boot up and install drivers from your installation CD.
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If the Monitor is displaying no infomation at all, your display signal from the PC to the monitor has failed. 1: Check the cable between the monitor and PC 2: If you are using onboard graphics then that display port is faulty. 3: If you are using a graphics card then remove it and try the onboard graphics. 4: Your monitor maybe faulty aswell so test it on another computer to be safe.
What Monitor settings are u using? Try higher frequency & if its a 17" monitor use 1024 x768 setting(resolution) and frequency 75-80 Hz. Also check the nVidia website for driver update for this model. I recently saw that there is a new driver in this category!!!!........sodeep
It could be your power supply, your monitor, your graphics card or a software problem.
Try to reinstall your graphics card drivers, if that doesnt help try another monitor.
If that also doesnt help I suggest you temporarily install another graphics card. If that also doesnt fix your problem, you should go buy another power supply.
the video card might not be getting enough power you should have a 500w power supply or higher with that video card if you have this already might want to see if you can download any new drivers for the video card
Hi loudplumber, I doupt you're monitor functions in the manner you're stating. Does the monitor have a on/off button? If yes than you need to turn on the monitor. Check you're monitor, it will have a seperate power cord (That pluges into a wall AC jack) & a data cord which connects to the PC. If everything is connected correctly as I mentioned you should have a display on you're monitor. If you are not getting display than you're onboard integrated graphics card is not working. To test this you can add an AGP 4x 1.5v only graphics card to you're motherboard.
You can buy an AGP 4x 1.5v video card at this link. (Click on the link). http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3636311&CatId=694
This video card can run both 8x & 4x. You can tell it supports the 1.5v because there are only two copper connections (Not counting the end locking tail). If the video card you are buying has three copper connectors it is not 1.5v compatible. The 4x video card arena is getting smaller. Mfg's are not making AGP card that much any more.
Have more questions? Please feel free to ask.
I would suggest 2 things. Open the PC up and reseat the RAM stick/s. Also reseat the graphics card if applicable. If the monitor still doesnt get sync take out the pci cards and see if it will POST. If so plug your PCI cards back in one at a time to diagnose which is the faulty one. Also it could be your graphics card, take it out and use the O/B graphics see if the monitor will get sync off the O/B. If this doesnt help please supply more information.
The problem resides with your monitor or your video card.
To easily find out, get a family member or a neighbor to bring over their LCD monitor, then check the display.
An LCD is the easiest to carry and easiest to position on a busy desk.
If the display is normal on the LCD monitor, then your "other" monitor is defective, and vice versa.
(Please ensure the monitors are at least turned OFF before you switch them, not necessary to turn off the computer)
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