My recently transported Tower Is Not Recognizing The Monitor

August 25, 2016 at 08:53:09
Specs: Windows 7
I transported my tower recently
After i tryed setting it up again my tower dosent recognize the screen anymore, the screen works fine as far as i could tell from plugging it into a different computer.

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August 25, 2016 at 11:21:38
First off, verify you are connecting the monitor to the correct port. If still no go, then open the case and re-seat all cards, RAM, & cables. Some thing may have worked loose.

Be sure to discharge yourself or wear a ground strap. You can simply touch the metal case before unplugging it. While you have it open, it is a good idea to blow out all the dust/dirt. You can use canned air or a compressor. DO NOT use a vacuum cleaner because static created in the hose can damage sensitive components. You may want to move the tower outside because there will be lots of dust. Be sure to also blow out the power supply from both ends.

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August 25, 2016 at 11:50:57
As part of the above clean edge connectors with a soft pencil eraser, particularly RAM. Almost invisible oxide can form on them and the components can move onto it when jarred.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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August 25, 2016 at 20:35:17
Yeah this isn't a monitor recognition problem; it's a hardware problem inside the PC. Likely your hear fans and drives spin up and assume the computer is working. It's not.

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August 25, 2016 at 20:49:47

We don't know it is a hardware problem yet. I am sure you have seen monitors connected to the wrong port before.

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August 26, 2016 at 15:27:20
As noted above, you may have a video port on the motherboard and another one on the video card. If the video card is your primary video device then connecting the monitor to the motherboard video port will not work unless the video card is removed.
Check the cable for visible damage and/or try a different cable to be sure.
It may be obvious but make sure that the monitor's power switch or button is on. Since monitors easily go into power saving mode, we usually never turn them off or on and many new monitors use a small along the edge button that is often pressed when it is carried or moved.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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