Posted 30 January 2006 - 07:47 PM
when i turn the pc on, the monitor only shows "frequency out of range, try other resolution"
You really mean "turn the PC on" not bring it out of hibernation or some other power saving function?
If the monitor shows that as soon as you turn on the PC
then there is something physically wrong. During boot up the monitor should show POST messages on the screen (or a manufacturers "splash screen") and these are displayed at VGA resolutions and frequencies before any screen drivers are loaded. Borrow another monitor from somewhere and see what the difference is. Check in the end of the monitor cable for bent pins (some are missing this is normal). Test your monitor on another PC. Open the case and reseat the video card (or is it onboard video?) as outlined below.
If you have a plug-in video card (aka Display/Graphics adaptor or GPU) then here is a step by step to reseat it:
- Shutdown and switch off but do not remove the power cord.
- Take off the cover.
- Hold on to a metal part of the case now and as often as you can during the entire process.
- Pull out the power cord.
- Undo the screw holding the video card in place and unplug any cables going to the card.
- Unplug the card by pulling firmly upward. There may be a latch at the back of the card, press down on this to help eject it.
- If there is a lot of dust around use a can of compressed air to blow out the card slot.
- If the edge connectors of the card look tarnished clean them lightly with a pencil erasor.
- Firmly plug the card back in and secure it with the screw.
- Put the case cover back on.
- Check in the end of the monitor cable that there are no broken or bent pins (some pins are missing - that is normal).
- Connect the monitor cable, turn the securing screws finger tight only, switch the monitor on and reboot.
Edited by Rimmer, 30 January 2006 - 07:48 PM.
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