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External Monitor not working suddenly

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  1. sbarg

    sbarg Thread Starter

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    Hi, first post!

    I have an ASUS VW246H, 24 inch external monitor connected to my two laptops, one via HDMI, and another via DVI (viewing one at a time ofcourse).
    My new laptop (Dell xps 17) has had the dual display running smoothly until right now (it was running just few hours ago!) and now it doesn't work!!
    I plug in the HDMI cable, the monitor detects that something is plugged in, turns black for a sec, and then just displays "HDMI No Signal".

    p.s. in the past hour I did boot into my second partition (Ubuntu, Linux) which doesn't have a dual monitor setup but I by accident left the HDMI plugged in. I 'think' I have done that several times before without anything going wrong. Dont know what happened this time!

    p.s.s. I have tried to go in monitor settings on windows 7, look at the NVIDIA control panel and it cant find any external monitors. I have also tried toggling Fn + F1 which is the external display switch.
     
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    sbarg Thread Starter

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    Ok that was odd.. I plugged the laptop into a different HDMI cable, going into my tv, and it worked.
    Then I brought it back to my monitor and tried to plug it into the HDMI cable, and it worked!!!!

    odd..
     
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