monitor blank

Old 06-26-10, 06:59 PM
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monitor blank

I had to move computer out of room so I disconnected everything from it, when I put it back the monitor would not light up. i have a router and the laptop works fine pc seems to turn on and seems to be running just can;t get swcreen to light up there is a light on on thr monitor, and when i push the buttons oin the monitor i get a note to press key or to move mouse but nothing happpens please help id there is any i have a dell xp
Old 06-27-10, 06:10 AM
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Check the end of the 15-pin cable to make sure there are no bent pins.
Old 06-27-10, 01:21 PM
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video out puts

power off the pc
open up the pc case
pull out the video card
reseat the video card, most motherboards
have a locking tab to make sure the video card does not rock out loose. make sure the tab is engaged at the end of the video card
now power up

another note

most dells have built on board video
and thus if you have installed a 2nd video card
the dell will automatically disable the onboard video

if you plug in the monitor to the wrong 15 pin terminal, you will not get signal out to the monitor, so i do not know if you got a 2nd video card with a 15 pin vga out

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