Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:37 AM
Apologies if this has come up previously - I couldn't find anything when I searched.
I have recently come into a new (2nd hand) PC from my brother. The only computer has been given to the kids, but I was hoping to retain some of the hardware, as it is better than the peripherals that came with the new one.
However, when I tried using my monitor with the new unit, it remains blank and displays the message 'no input detected'. The old PC is an ancient Dell Dimension 4600 (Win XP) - I have been using an Acer monitor, model X193HQ and it worked straight out of the box. The new computer is an HP (not sure of the exact model) running Windows 7. This is currently connected to an old Dell monitor. While my old Dell will happily work with either screen, the HP unit refuses to acknowledge the Acer kit.
Not sure whether this is a compatiblity or settings issue (my knowledge of such things is limited at best). In case you need graphics card settings,the Dell is on an intergrated card/chip, and the HP (according to the sticker on the front) has a GeForce 4 440X, or at least something with a similar name.