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Is it possible to connect a laptop to a computer monitor? and can a computer monitor be connect to cable?

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Yes it is possible to connect a laptop to a monitor by way of the VGA port on the back or side of the laptop. but unfortunately no you cannot connect cable to the monitor.

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Monitor keeps blinking every few minuts

Potential Problems:
One possibility is that your cables are messed up. The 15 pin connection cable could be malfunctioning. You should get a new cable and replace it to see if it helps your situation. If not, the problem lies somewhere else.
There could also be an electromagnetic interference affecting your computer. You should move the laptop around the building or room to see if the position of the monitor changes the flickering. If it stops when you change positions, then there is something in the virtual environment affecting your monitors ability to display properly.
Display settings
If your display settings are improperly set, then your screen could flicker as a result. You should go into your desktop main screen, click Properties > Settings > Advanced > Monitor, and set your screens refresh rate at around 85 hertz or less.
Video card
The other possibilities are that the video/graphics card that was integrated into your computer has stopped working. You should switch it out with a new one to see if this helps your situation.
Try to plug your monitor into a different PC/laptop. If it works properly, then you have an internal computer problem. You should also update your monitor's drivers just in case.

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Using with a laptop

Connection the monitor depends on the connections you have out of your Toshiba laptop.

The monitor has both VGA and DVI.

If the Toshiba has a VGA out, all you need is a VGA cable available online, computer or electronics store.

If the Toshiba has an HDMI out, you can connect it to the DVI on the monitor with an HDMI cable and an HDMI to DVI Adapter.

You can also use USB out with either a VGA converter or a DVI converter (go with DVI for the better picture). Converters can be found online at Amazon, you may also need a standard male to male DVI cable to use with the converter.

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How to connect xbox 360 to Vaio pcg 252l

I couldn't find out if the Vaio pcg 252l was either a monitor or laptop, but if it is a laptop, I have to dissapoint you because there is not possible to do, because the laptop isn't made to be used as a monitor, but if the Vaio is a monitor(basicly a screen), then all you have to do is to either connect a HDMI cable from the xbox to the monitor, or you can use a SCART cable, all depending on which are available on the monitor/xbox.

HDMI have better quality, in case you could use both cables.

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I would like to remove the OSD warning pop out "Attention" from my monitor. What I need to do to achieve this?

If you are getting a message that says something like "Check cables" " no signal detected" or something like that, it is likely that your monitor is operating correctly. I would suggest checking your cables, make sure that the computer is turned on, and if that doesn't help, check if your monitor has VGA, DVI, or HDMI inputs. I am thinking that your monitor may be trying to display from the wrong source. This is what a VGA (analog) cable looks like. VGA cables are typically blue.
Another common connection that is used is a digital HDMI (left) or DVI (right) connection. DVI cables often have white end connectors. How your PC connects to your monitor will determine the source mode you want to use on your monitor. (Obviously this is the cable view but the connection on the monitor itself will look similar.)
If none of these tips helps, I would suggest hooking the same monitor up to a different PC or laptop, and trying once again to get a the display working. Again, make sure that the connection matches the source setting on your monitor. If it works on another PC, then your computer may have a video problem.
Otherwise, if it still does not work your monitor have a problem displaying via that connection. If possible I would suggest switching to a different type of cable and re-try the above steps.

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Power saving mode way ride this

An incompatible graphics card or operating system can cause this message to be diplayed. Check the vga cable connection on both the computer and the monitor. Make sure that the video card is working properly, check to see if there are any updated drivers for your vidoe card, make sure the video card is seated properly, if the card is not part of the system board.

You can then try the monitor on another computer if possible, you can even use a laptop to connect the monitor. You can also try another vga cable if you have one, cables do go bad once in a while.

This message generally shows when the monitor has a problem with the video signal being sent to it.

Let me know if there is any additional detail about this issue that I can know to be as helpful to you as possible.


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No picture on screen

Try connecting the CRT to a different (desktop or laptop) computer, to confirm that the CRT is still working.

Try connecting a different CRT (or LCD) monitor to your computer, to confirm that your computer is sending video-output.

If possible, try a different "data" cable between the computer and the CRT.

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My packard bell lcd monitor shows orange then sometimes green light but has totally black screen. If power supply giving insufficient voltage would this cause above problem?

> insufficient voltage cause ?

Well, anything is possible, but other things are more likely:

1. loose connections of the "data" cable between the monitor and the computer's video-card;

2. an electrical "short" in the data-cable;

3. a "dying" video-card.

So, try the "free" stuff first:

Check the connections.
Try a different cable.
Try connecting the monitor to a different computer (laptop?).
Try connecting a different monitor to your computer's video-card.

Then, consider buying & installing a new video-card.

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You can't even get into the BIOS. Hard drive failure?
Here's what the manual say's about black screen.

Verify that: The monitor cable is securely attached to the rear of the monitor and to the rear of the computer.
The monitor power cord is plugged into the monitor and into a working electrical outlet.
The monitor is turned on and the brightness and contrast controls are set correctly.
The voltage is set to the correct setting for your country.
The monitor signal cable is securely connected to the monitor and to the monitor connector on the computer
.Note: If your computer has two monitor connectors, verify that your monitor is connected to the one in the AGP option connector rather than the one in the rear of the system board.

If you can check the monitor by using another monitor.
I suspect hard drive failure. Keep me informed on what you tried and I'll keep checking to come up with solution.

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No Input Signal

First i would look at the monitor settings and make sure its on auto-detect and check to see if it has an analog option and digital option. Its possible your connected with a VGA cable and on the digital option. or On a dvi cable with an analog option. The other possibility is a bad video card on your pc or laptop.

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connect the cable to your laptops headphone jack and the other end of cable to the monitor

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