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Lindale Forum Mod

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#1 8 years ago

[COLOR=orange]My monitor will display nothing except for, "No Signal." This is even after plugging the monitor into each port on my video card. From memory, I can navigate the Windows Welcome screen and log in, but even after the Welcome Jingle plays, the monitor still says that there is no signal. Is this a problem with the monitor, or does the problem lie with my video card?[/COLOR]


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general_kerr

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#2 8 years ago

fastest way to figure it out would be to plug it into another computer

sounds like the monitor, because most will give either standby or signal error when they are plugged into the graphics and aren't receiving the proper signal or none at all. (they will standby with a computer unplugged, and no signal with the monitor unplugged from the computer)

check your cable, it might be defective.

also, consider if your card is HDCP of the same version of yuor monitor, my card is newer HDCP version than my TV so i cant use the TV. (Presumably the same thing for monitors.)




Lindale Forum Mod

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#3 8 years ago

[COLOR=orange]The monitor worked just fine for years, all the way up to yesterday. [/COLOR][COLOR=orange]I will try plugging it into the laptop and see if that helps.[/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange]What caused the confusion was that KOTOR suddenly started causing bluescreens just in the past week, saying that the video card's drivers are out of date.[/COLOR]


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*The.Doctor

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#4 8 years ago

If the monitor works on a different computer its most likely your video card.

Try starting in safe mode once. If it starts in safe mode, you have a driver problem. If not, then its a hardware problem. What video card do you have? Are you using the newest drivers?




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#5 8 years ago

The fact that you were getting BSODs prior to this would tend to indicate a driver problem, though it might also be a dying/dead card. As Doc. says, if you can get into Safemode, then uninstall your video drivers - having DLed the latest ones from AMD/NVIDIA first - clean with Driver Sweeper, and reinstall. Hopefully that'll fix your problem.




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#6 8 years ago

[COLOR=orange]I wish I could do so, but I first would need to see what I am doing. I did find, however, that neither monitor will display anything on that computer, but will both function properly on the laptop.[/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange]By process of elimination, the card is the defective unit. I guess I shall have to scavenge one from another computer.[/COLOR]


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*Daedalus

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#7 8 years ago

No. You've eliminated the monitor. That leaves you with the card and drivers. Try safemode.




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#8 8 years ago

[COLOR=orange]The error messages did say that it was driver problem. Using the Control Panel, the "update drivers" link led me [/COLOR][COLOR=deepskyblue]here[/COLOR][COLOR=orange]. I did download and install it, but it seemed to have not made any difference.[/COLOR]


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#9 8 years ago

Sounds like the card has gone bad. How old is it? I'm assuming it's got a few years since those drivers are for XP.


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Lindale Forum Mod

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#10 8 years ago

[COLOR=orange]The card is roughly 5, maybe 6 years old. The strange thing is that it worked perectly until last week.[/COLOR]


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