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7850 Ignores Monitor

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 12, 2013 12:47:23 AM

This morning my PC presented me with the wonderful gift of spontaneous failure, the kind no amount of googling will fix. My graphics card (MSi Twin Frozr 7850) decided to ignore my main monitor. I've tried almost everything: swapped (many) cords around, tried different setups (the 7850 recognizes all other monitors), and sacrificed a sheep on it. Nothing.

Basically, why does my graphics card not want to detect a specific monitor that I know for sure works with other PC's (even the mobo graphics too)? It just won't detect. I've reset the CMOS, update my BIOS, installed every graphics driver known, even promised a virgin daughter. I'm about ready to melt it down.

i5 3570k
MSi 7850
z77 ASRock Mobo

Thanks for your support, interwebs.

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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 2:06:12 AM

If you have two monitors, one that you know works with the computer right now, then you should connect both of them to your graphics card and boot up. On the monitor that works go into CCC and detect monitors and tell me what comes up.
February 12, 2013 2:23:54 AM

CCC only detected my main monitor. The monitor doesn't register on boot, either. I'm not even sure reinstalling windows will solve the problem.
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a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 2:42:58 AM

Do no re-install windows. I don't think that will help at all. Delete your drivers and then install again.
a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 2:48:18 AM

After wards or right now check Devise manager and click on the monitors portion. If it says there is 2 monitors then that means the cables and ports work on the devices in question and is most likely a driver issue or how the computer selects which monitor is the native one.
February 12, 2013 3:43:54 AM

It's only showing one :( 

If there's any other information I can give you that may help please let me know! I appreciate your help.
a c 187 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
February 12, 2013 4:51:20 AM

check to see if you have a bad cable. sometime a wire can break or there a bent pin. i would see if there a hard reset and or any firmware updates for the monitor. to me it sounds like something went bad on the monitor so that it not turning on when the pc posts.
a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2013 5:32:10 AM

I agree.