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Monitor trouble. It's a Dell.


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#1 Tulona

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 02:08 AM

I have a similar problem to the following topic posted in your forum:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic201695.html

I have a really old cpu and Windows XP (sp3) OS. I recently got a new monitor (Dell™ 1704FPT Flat Panel Monitor). I had it plugged in properly. The power came and the "windows is starting" screen came but after the it just went black and said "Cannot Display video mode: Analog Input". I don't think there is a problem with power cuz it is starting, right?

I have also tried changing the refresh rate of my computer but when I did the following:Properties>Settings>Advanced>Monitor and went to the "refresh rate" it just said "Use hardware default settings" and there was no other option in the drop down menu.

I have a done some reading and what I'm really asking is, how can I check whether my computer only has analog input or both? Is my "DVI cable(right?)" the problem? How do I check if my DVI cable is only analog, only digital or both? And well, of course how do i fix the problem?

Hope the info I gave was enough, if not just ask. And please help!

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:24 AM

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/1704fpt/EN/solve.htm , see Troubleshooting Your Monitor.

I would adjust the screen resolution settings of the video card/chip...to the suggested specs.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:37 AM

By definition, DVI cables are capable of carrying digital signals. If your video card and display are capable of digital then you should be getting digital - the refresh rate is irrelevant. You said it's an old system. I suggest checking for a bios update from Dell.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 03:24 AM

Hi Louis,

I have already read the document you suggested but cudn't figure out much.

Can you tell me how to change the screen resolution settings of the video card or chip?

And also, unlike the document you suggested, I have only one(blue) video cable. Will my problem be solved if I just bought the "Digital (white connector)"?

By definition, DVI cables are capable of carrying digital signals. If your video card and display are capable of digital then you should be getting digital - the refresh rate is irrelevant.


Can you tell me how I can check if my video card and display are capable of digital?

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:35 AM

Again, forget the resolution. Update the bios.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 05:12 PM

The "blue video cable" is VGA.

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