How do I get my PC to display video?

January 9, 2018 at 14:44:37
Specs: Windows 10
My PC won't display video, it will turn on however. I even took it to my local Computer store and they found nothing wrong with, yet I still can't get it to display video.

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#1
January 9, 2018 at 15:03:00
You need to explain more clearly. What do you mean by "it will turn on"? If you can see the desktop that means it is displaying video. Do you mean it won't display video movie files? If so is it all file types, or do you mean videos on the net?

Exactly what happens when you try? Give us a link to something you are trying to look at.

It is odd that your computer store said there is nothing wrong with it when there clearly is. Did you demonstrate to them the problem you are having?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
January 9, 2018 at 16:15:43
The computer will boot up, I can hear the fans running and the led lights within my tower turn on. But there is no output to my monitor, the monitor won't even recognize my PC. I know it doesn't have to do with my monitor because I've tried hooking my PC to my HDtv via HDMI and yet it still doesn't work.

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#3
January 9, 2018 at 16:34:40
Did you actually see your PC "display video" at the computer shop? are you sure you're connecting the monitor cable to the correct port? If your motherboard has a graphics port & you also have a graphics card installed, the cable must be connected to the card.

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#4
January 9, 2018 at 16:42:14
Did it used to work to TV via HDMI?

To be absolutely sure try another monitor or try yours on another PC.

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#5
January 9, 2018 at 16:47:47
Yes it used to work to TV via HDMI and I plugged the monitor to another PC and it worked completely fine.

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#6
January 9, 2018 at 17:07:26
If nothing showed when it was at the computer shop, how could they possibly say nothing was wrong?

If you never ever see anything at all on the monitor then the PC has a hardware fault. If it's not connections then most likely it's either Video Card (or module), or possibly Power Supply Unit.

If it comes and goes then check all internal connections and ensure all cards are firmly in place.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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