Why cant my ibuypower pc dvi port show the signal on my asus monitor?
There are several possible reasons for the DVI port not to provide a signal to the monitor. First, is this a desktop or laptop?
For a desktop, do you have a video graphics card installed? If so, make sure that the DVI port to which you connected the cable is on the VGA card. Video ports on the motherboard will be disabled when the VGA card is active. Next check if the monitor is set to the correct source. Then turn off the computer and monitor. Turn on the monitor first and then the computer. This is the best way for the computer to find a new monitor. If this still fails, try a different DVI cable. If you are using an adapter, check that you have it in the direction. Not all adapters support two-way video signals. (This applies to most Display Port to DVI cables. It may happen with some HDMI to DVI cables.) If you are adding a second monitor, check the Display settings. (For most versions of Windows, right click on the desktop (no icons/programs) and look for a Display Settings button. For Windows 10, Start button > Settings > System > Display.) Use the Detect button to see if the computer has recognized the monitor. Then set up how you want the output to go to that monitor (duplicate screen or independent). If you have more than two monitors, check your hardware. Many computers will not support 3+ monitors unless Active Display Port adapters are used for the third and subsequent monitors.
For a laptop, you may need to enable the external video adapter. Often this is disabled to save power. Enabling the adapter usually requires accessing the BIOS and that depends on the motherboard. You might need to press F1, Del or F2 repeatedly after turning on the computer. (There will be a splash screen that shows the appropriate key.) With Windows 10, the fast boot may make this impossible to see. From Windows, press Start and then power. Right-click on Restart to see the Advanced Restart menu and access your BIOS information. If the port is active, then see the above section on the Display Settings to have Windows send data to the monitor.
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