Computer does not detect monitor...

August 5, 2005 at 06:45:41
Specs: windows xp, 128 ram

Okay my last monitor got messed up, had lines everywhere so i went and got a new 21 inch monitor. It worked fine, then i left the house and when i came back my bro told me its not working. I checked it out and basically the computer does not detect the monitor... it says NO SIGNAL CHECK SIGNAL CABLE on the monitor. I thought maybe the monitor is defective.. so i connected my old monitor and it did not detect that either. When i start the computer it just turns on the lights but it doesn't feel like its booting up.. What might be the problem? Like it does not make those usual noises when it starts up.

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August 5, 2005 at 06:58:29

"Like it does not make those usual noises when it starts up." So the machine isn't booting? I'd first ask your "Bro" what happened that the machine quit working.

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August 5, 2005 at 08:00:18

You could have a bad display adapter.

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August 5, 2005 at 08:25:45

Still...ask you Bro what happened....

"No Signal, Check Signal Cable" means your monitor is not getting a signal. YOUR MONITOR DOES NOT DETECT AN INPUT SIGNAL FROM THE COMPUTER, not the other way around as you stated.

Simple, huh?

With the "lines" everywhere on your last monitor, your video card may have been going out.

Better to spend $10-$30 on a cheap video card to check things out than $200-$300 on a new monitor.

Rule #1: Good Computers don't go down.
Rule #2: There is no such thing as a good computer.

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August 5, 2005 at 09:41:47

he said it just stopped working after he restarted. The thing is that when i connceted my mp3 player to recharge (thought it might work even though screen isn't working) but it did not.. meaning something is wrong iwth cpu and its not starting up

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August 5, 2005 at 10:04:18

If the video card is defective, that can prevent the computer from booting up.

Michael J

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August 5, 2005 at 13:55:21

oh are u serious? so best bet is to buy new video card?

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August 5, 2005 at 17:35:58

If your motherboard has on board video and you have a video card, be sure to check your bios to make sure the motherboard's video is disabled, so there is no conflict.

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August 21, 2005 at 10:28:53

Its the same thing to my monitor.... when i turn the monitor on.. it says "monitor is working, check the signal cable..white red green blue" in a small box and i checked the BIOS and its alright..but the monitor won't work.. helpp please!

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August 21, 2005 at 13:54:30

help help!

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