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December 11, 2012 9:33:06 PM

I just finished my build and was getting ready to start it. I plugged in the monitor and powered on my PC and suddenly the monitor flashed NO VGA INPUT and shut off. I am plugging the monitor into a Radeon HD 7950 with a DVI connection. I can guarantee that the entire PC is operational and its a monitor problem. I have triple checked every connection and there are no bent pins on the connector. I can see the Video Card working so thats not a n issue either. I am going to try some other connections but I just wanted to post this before I did. Please help as I'm so excited to start up my PC and want to as soon as possible. Please help a first time builder!

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December 11, 2012 9:49:50 PM

How are you connecting to the monitor (DVI to DVI, DVI to VGA, etc)?
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December 11, 2012 9:51:07 PM

COLGeek said:
How are you connecting to the monitor (DVI to DVI, DVI to VGA, etc)?


I'm using a DVI to DVI.
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December 11, 2012 10:07:56 PM

does your motherboard have on-board video? if yes, have you tried booting with the monitor connected to it? does it boot?

did you install the drivers for the GPU?
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December 11, 2012 10:08:05 PM

what i assume ColGeek was getting at is that your monitor input might be on VGA, try changing the source to DVI

if this doesn't work, try onboard video
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December 11, 2012 10:12:49 PM

How do I change the source? I've never booted up the PC since I can't without a functioning monitor so I'm not even past BIOS yet.
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December 11, 2012 10:17:03 PM

And onboard connection heeds no other result. The monitor turns on and immediately goes to NO VGA SIGNAL.
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December 11, 2012 10:17:35 PM

xTactical Llama said:
How do I change the source? I've never booted up the PC since I can't without a functioning monitor so I'm not even past BIOS yet.


change the source on the monitor, there should be buttons,

It's like changing the input on a TV, video 1, video 2, etc.

You want it on DVI not VGA since you are using a DVI input and not a VGA input
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December 11, 2012 10:22:43 PM

eshepard said:
change the source on the monitor, there should be buttons,

It's like changing the input on a TV, video 1, video 2, etc.

You want it on DVI not VGA since you are using a DVI input and not a VGA input


Well I did this and set it to DVI input. And unsurprisingly I got this message, DVI NO SIGNAL. So different format same result.
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December 11, 2012 10:29:11 PM

what video card do you have, model number, and what motheboard??
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