Monitor wont display anything - HELP

Discussion in 'Acer Aspire One' started by .Alt, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. .Alt


    Nov 14, 2009
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    Two days ago, I got my new computer through delivery. As usual, i opened up the packaging and read some information. I started to wire it all up.

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 processor. 4Gb RAM. 750Gb hard drive. 20in TFT monitor. DVD RW drive. NVidia G210 (512Mb) graphics. Multimedia card reader. Multimedia keyboard and mouse. Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium.

    I booted up the PC and monitor but the monitor just said no signal. In the packaging, there were two cables. A blue one (smaller) and a white one (wider). both different sizes/shape but only the white one would fit in the back of my computer. There was also a little box on the back of my computer that said do not open. I opened it because I knew it was where I plugged in the blue wire.

    So I disconnected the white wire from the monitor and the monitor said "no cable connected". I connected the blue one to the monitor and computer.

    Again, no signal. So i tried putting both wires in at the same time. No signal.

    I am very confused on why it wont send any display information to my monitor.

    Edit: I tried to connect the monitor to my other computer and the monitor worked fine. it must be my computer.

    Any ideas?
    .Alt, Nov 14, 2009
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  2. .Alt


    Feb 17, 2009
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    Lost in Port 8078
    Usually modern monitors have an auto detect feature but yours might be different.

    Have you tried changing the source of input?
    Scissors, Nov 18, 2009
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  3. .Alt


    Mar 30, 2009
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    does it have an external video card? Are you plugging the monitor cable into that instead of straight into the motherboard?
    TechMark, Nov 19, 2009
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