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I replaced old crt monitor-w/ lcd t no signal input msg

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December 29, 2012 6:06:38 PM

I replaced an old CRT monitor with a newer used dell LCD monitor and get a msg on monitor "no signal". The cpu is a newer acer. Connections all good. I've tried unplugging pc and powering up again w/ same message. Now what?
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December 29, 2012 6:21:34 PM

What kind of cable are you using to connect the PC to the monitor?
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December 29, 2012 10:09:41 PM

The one attached to the monitor (male pin connectors). I made sure it is seated correctly and screwed in the anchor pins.
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December 29, 2012 10:22:02 PM

Wanda, he was asking if it was a VGA, DVI, HDMI, or Displayport connector.
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December 29, 2012 11:10:27 PM

VGA I think. Btw I just plugged in my husband's monitor h it went into sleep mode immediately.
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December 29, 2012 11:49:33 PM

Wanda, are you using a laptop or a PC?
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December 30, 2012 2:39:13 AM

A pc. I opened.the.CPU case, blew out the dust and tried the monitor again. Same message.
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December 30, 2012 2:46:44 AM

There isn't a separate video card (just the motherboard.).
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December 30, 2012 3:13:13 AM

when you press the power to the pc, do you see anything at all on the monitor when it is booting up?
does that Dell monitor work on anyother computer?
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December 30, 2012 3:38:33 AM

No signal message in 1st scenario. Yes, the dell monitor works on another.pc.
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December 30, 2012 3:44:58 AM

Does the Dell monitor have more than one type of port on the monitor to use a different type of cable? Ie. it might have a port for VGA cable and also a port for an HDMI or Display Port. The cables might not be connected, but i'm just tryingto find out if has any other ports on the monitor itself for different types of cables.
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December 30, 2012 4:13:57 AM

It only has the one hard wired cable and power cord connector.
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December 30, 2012 4:43:40 AM

Thanks for your help Danny - have a good night
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December 30, 2012 8:08:23 AM

The only thing that I can think of at the moment, is that maybe your screen resolution is set too high for that Dell monitor. However, the fact that you don't see anything on the screen before Windows starts to load, makes me doubt that that is the problem.

When is the last time that you actually checked the Dell monitor on a computer or laptop?
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December 31, 2012 3:52:56 AM

I just plugged the Dell monitor into my husband's computer & it worked just fine. I guess it is the motherboard that went bad - which totally sucks.

Thanks for all your help Danny - I really appreciate it.
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