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I got my computer built by a friend and it's been working fine for the past few months but now it won't connect to the monitor

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February 11, 2014 2:09:54 AM

My friend built my comp for me and it's been working for the past few months but all of a sudden it won't connect to my monitor my specs are amd A10 processer 1 tb drive asus a55m-e mother board hyper black 6 gb ram cx 500 corsair power supply my monitor is a samsung 20 inch led monitor
a c 77 C Monitor
February 11, 2014 2:37:03 AM

have you tried a different input on the monitor?Same thing happened with my Samsung monitor, the DVI Port stopped working but HDMI did, I had to end up updating the firmware for the Input before it worked again. It just happened one day and not by fiddling around with anything.
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February 11, 2014 2:41:20 AM

unknownofprob said:
have you tried a different input on the monitor?Same thing happened with my Samsung monitor, the DVI Port stopped working but HDMI did, I had to end up updating the firmware for the Input before it worked again. It just happened one day and not by fiddling around with anything.

It only has a dvi and VGA and both work fine and iv tried other screens and they won't connect either but I figured out that the computer did connect but it was just a black screen and I can't get it to work
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a c 77 C Monitor
February 11, 2014 2:46:39 AM

oh just saw you have an A10 processor, are you using the integrated graphics?
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February 11, 2014 2:49:15 AM

unknownofprob said:
oh just saw you have an A10 processor, are you using the integrated graphics?


Yes I am
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a c 77 C Monitor
February 11, 2014 2:51:15 AM

And what video port are you using on the motherboard?
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February 11, 2014 2:52:22 AM

I am using my VGA port
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a c 77 C Monitor
February 11, 2014 2:56:35 AM

What happens if you boot in safe mode?......I would personally use The DVI and if the monitor has a DVI port use a DVI-DVI Cable, but that isn't too important here.
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February 11, 2014 2:58:34 AM

unknownofprob said:
What happens if you boot in safe mode?......I would personally use The DVI and if the monitor has a DVI port use a DVI-DVI Cable, but that isn't too important here.


The thing is since it's a desktop I can't see anything so how do I boot up in safe mode without seeing what's happening and I don't have a dvi to dvi cable
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a c 77 C Monitor
February 11, 2014 3:05:45 AM

are you able to login without the screen being visibly seen? Can you hear the login sound if you type in the password and hit enter....This will distinguish if it is a video problem or if it is more serious.
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February 11, 2014 3:08:57 AM

unknownofprob said:
are you able to login without the screen being visibly seen? Can you hear the login sound if you type in the password and hit enter....This will distinguish if it is a video problem or if it is more serious.

No because I always have my sounds muted and with windows 8 it doesn't have log in sounds
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a c 77 C Monitor
February 11, 2014 3:17:34 AM

interesting, Do the fans in the case start to spin and is heat generated?
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February 11, 2014 3:19:29 AM

unknownofprob said:
interesting, Do the fans in the case start to spin and is heat generated?


The fans are constantly running if powered so when the comp is running the fans are going
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a c 77 C Monitor
February 11, 2014 3:25:05 AM

Ok, so it starts at least. Im leaning convinced towards a faulty PSU, They can start up the PC but there is no display on the monitor - Just like your issue. Only other things I can suggest Is using a DVI-DVI cable, instead of the VGA, as the VGA port or VGA Cable could be faulty.
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February 11, 2014 4:16:29 AM

The VGA port and cable are fine because they've been working great for the past 5 months
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a c 77 C Monitor
February 11, 2014 10:21:31 PM

things can break/become faulty at any time
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February 12, 2014 12:42:50 AM

unknownofprob said:
things can break/become faulty at any time


True
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a c 77 C Monitor
February 12, 2014 3:32:20 AM

If you can, I think it would be worthwhile spending a few $$$ on a DVI-DVI Cable, It can rule out some suspected problems and pinpoint the issue more accurately.
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