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What the *#^&** does "Out of Range" mean?

When I try to change from my daughter's screen to mine and visa~versa, the stupid screen blanks with only Out of Range shows. I'm very frustrated. Can anyone help?

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Hi Sapphire9, The monitor that gives the ?out of range? error is telling you that it cannot work at the resolution/color setting the computers video card is set for. What you need to do is set the computers video cards screen resolution to something generic like 1024 X 768 first (Start, settings control panel, click on the display icon, click on settings tab on box that appears, screen resolution slider bar is in the lower left corner) then switch the monitors. Let us know how it goes and please don?t forget to rate this post.

Posted on Feb 28, 2007



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Means the monitor is not getting any communication from the computer. If there is an auto button on the monitor press it. If that doesn't work, check the connection between the monitor and the computer. Check the end of the cable where it meets the computer and look for any bent pins. If all these things are ok, then (depending on how confortable you are with it) you can open the case and pull the video card and reseat it. After trying these steps, if you still have the same problem, I would try connecting a known working monitor to the computer and see if you still get no video. If you get video, then the original monitor is suspect, if not, then the video card or other part/setting in the computer is suspect. Hope this helps :)

Posted on Feb 28, 2007


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