Posted 08 August 2007 - 03:42 PM
Defo ATX case. monitor cable goes from monitor to either mobo or my graphics card. (Don't know difference between DVI or VGA sorry!) but I can't change the cable, as it is fixed into back of monitor. But I have several monitors here, all of which work on my little PC (the one I'm on now), but not on my re-build. Strange eh???
No message on monitor at all, just a black screen. If I take the cable out, it says no signal found, check connection, but plug it back in and it goes black. When I switch monitor on, light goes green for a few seconds, then click and orange light comes on. But you say orange light means power is connected okay?
But I can't see it being the monitor cable, as each monitor has its own fixed cable, and they work on this computer.
After my SIL put in my new graphics card in January (I didn't want to do it, because I didn't realise it was as easy as it is!!!!) my pc worked fine until 2 months ago when I was given 4 oldish towers and 6 monitors by the company I work for p/t as they were going to throw them away. They had 2 bigger monitrs than what I had. So I tried one ofthem and it didn't work. So I told hubby it was probably broken. I then hooked my original one up (HP Pavilion), and it wouldn't work then either, but it was okay before! But when I tried both of them on this midi pc, they both worked!
The other thing that is strange about my re-build, is it doesn't recognise my broadband usb cable. I've had trouble with the internet for about the same time as the monitor problem, but I thought it was my ISP, as I kept getting cut off for sometimes minutes or sometimes hours at a time. So I went back with BT, but although I can get on the internet with this computer, I couldn't with the re-build!
But I do appreciate you trying to figure it out for me Xilstorm. I know its a bit strange, but it worries me all the time. This pc isn't as good as my other one. nd I can't stop thinking about it, sitting there waiting for me to sort it out!!!! Okay, I know, I'm nuts, but I can't help it!!!!!