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DVI Monitor but VGA Graphics

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ChrisGE, Feb 3, 2013.

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  1. ChrisGE

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    I currently have a DVI monitor plugged into a VGA graphics card via an adapter. Just recently I have had problems when starting up my computer, as the moniter shows a message "No Signal". It appears that the computer continues to start up even though there is no picture on the monitor. On further in vestigation when I move the adapter about and restart, I can eventually get the monitor to work, and this is indicated by a singal short bleep from the computer. At all other times I get a long bleep followed by a short bleep and the monitor fails to operate. Any suggestions?
     
  2. captainron276

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    Try another cable and if that does not do the trick, try another monitor.
     
  3. Dougx789

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    May seem obvious but if you have bought a cheap adapter then its most likely the cause... The small amount of extra money is worth it to get a reliable part.
    First step is to identify the problem... Adapter, monitor or graphics card
    Try using the monitor on a different computer or try a different monitor on your computer. Try a monitor without the adapter (this will tell you if its the adapter which is faulty). ETC until you find the faulty part.
     
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