A friend of mine was having problems with his old Win 7 computer over heating so he bought a new Acer Aspire XC-704. I set it up for him with all his old files, docs, pics, etc. The new PC has only HDMI out so I used an HDMI cable and an adaptor to go to DVI. This worked on my 24" Acer monitor.
Brought the computor to him today after he ordered and received a new cable ($18.00 at the Source online) , HDMI to DVI-D. I hooked up all his peripherals and turned the computor on but had no signal to the monitor. Tried the second HDMI out and still no signal. We went to The Source store in the local Mall and the guy couldn't help because the cable was bought online. Thinking we had a bad cable we bought another ($60.00 ????) Tried it with the same result.
Brought the computer back to my place to investigate. Hooked up to my monitor using the $18.00 cable and it worked perfectly. Out of curiosity I hooked up an old monitor I had that had liquid spilled on it (partial black screen , heading for recycle) but even this monitor worked fine with his PC.
His older computer was working fine besides the overheating and shut down and the monitor worked. Is there something I'm missing here or is his monitor toast? Any other suggestions would be appreciated.