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My monitor won't/can't get a signal!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Prodigy151, Apr 28, 2004.

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  1. Prodigy151

    Prodigy151 Thread Starter

    Apr 28, 2004
    I swap motherboards fairly often so when i do so before i take my old MB out i just plug up the necessary components (harddrive,memory,videocard). so this last time i hooked it up and everything worked fine, so i took out my other board and reconnected everything to my new board(cdrom,3 1/2, harddrive,and videocard). but when i turned it on my monitor said "NO SIGNAL" so i took my videocard out and put it back in ...nothing, i repeated this several times hoping that it would take, but that didnt happen. so i tried another video card in several different slots but i kept getting the same message on my monitor. I i began to think it was my monitor or cable so i took my case and all and hooked it up to a different monitor, it just showed a black screen . could this problem have been caused because of the other components i hooked up the second time, or is there something else that caused it? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Matt
  2. n2gun


    Mar 3, 2000
    A couple things to check. First check the cable from the monitor for bent pins. I have seen this a couple times.

    Also check the clear cmos jumper to make sure it is on pins 1 and 2. Occasionally you will run across a board shipped with it in the clear position (pins 2 and 3 ).


    Apr 24, 2004
    Is it a LCD monitor?
    LCD's, in general, require a Refresh Rate between 50 - 70Hz and the Maximum/Normal Resolution.
    17 inch usually 1024X768
    19 inch usually 1024X768 or 1280X1024
    21 inch usually 1600X(whatever 1600 goes with....I can't remeber) or 1280X1024

    Monitors are relatively easy to troubleshoot.
    Try it on another PC. If it works, your settings need to be adjusted in Windows.
    If it doesn't work, bad monitor.

    With this it is probably Windows settings.
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