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New Computer, Old Monitor


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#1 marrowshard

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:22 PM

Hello -

I'm setting up a new computer for my husband. It's a custom-built rig that should be running Windows 7, but after a successful test run at the builder's house I can't get any monitors to work with it. The monitor it *should* be using is an older CRT leftover from a now-deceased Dell system. It powers on fine, but after flashing a green light it quickly changes to the orange "stand-by" light. I can hear the tower running, normal start-up sounds, fan running, occasional beeps, etc.

I checked the connections to the motherboard, all seems fine. The plug isn't missing any pins, the cord isn't damaged, and it fits snugly into the outlet with both side screws tightly fixed.

I tried my own monitor, a new HannsG LCD, and got the same response. Everything was plugged in correctly but the monitor went right to standby mode. I haven't called the builder yet. Since it worked on a test run, i suspect it's just something simple that i'm missing.

Any suggetsions?

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#2 marrowshard

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 05:00 PM

Alright, let this one lie. Wasn't sure how to delete the topic, but the problem has definitely been cleared up now. As i suspected, an easy answer I just wasn't seeing: I was jacking in to a spare monitor sockets rather than the one i *should* have been using. Got my cords straightened out, now she's running great =)




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