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Solved: monitor problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lenpcase, Nov 4, 2008.

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  1. lenpcase

    lenpcase Thread Starter

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    Hi all ,,,,,,,could someone help here please, my friend came round to connect his computer to my flat screen but when we connected up there was no signal and the screen said no signal and then the monitor light went out. My friends monitor is 10 year old and not flat screen, We could not install the driver for my monitor (which is by the way
    a viewsonic) because their was nothing on the screen to see.
    We used the same plug and socket too on each computer.
    When I re connected to my computer everything was OK
    Any ideas please.
    Len
     
  2. bp936

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    as far as I remember, you have to install the monitor, (tell Windows first on the computer) on the old monitor where you can see, in DISPLAY PROPERTIES that you have another monitor, under Advanced Settings, before the computer will show on the flatscreen.
    Search for "Dual Display"here on TSG, that's where I found out how to do it, but I can't remember the steps, it depends on your Windows version.
     
  3. lenpcase

    lenpcase Thread Starter

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    thankyou very much for the reply, I will try that when I can get my friends computer again and let you know the result.
    Thanks again
    Len
     
  4. lenpcase

    lenpcase Thread Starter

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    Thanks again and now I have the answer. The reason is because his monitor was not set to plug and play, that was changed and all ok.
    Thanks
    Len
     
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