Cannot Get Monitor to Work with New Computer

By Ylwthunder87
May 10, 2006
  1. I have a Samsung Syncmaster 193P LCD Display. I just got my new computer which is equipped with a 7900 Geforce which only has DVI inputs. They included VGA > DVI converters so I installed one at the video card end with the VGA cable plugged into it. I then tried to put the other DVI converter to plug into my monitor but it is slightly large and won't fit on the monitor. So I attempted to just plug the VGA side directly into the monitor but I cannot get an image. I have switched from Analog to Digital on the monitor and still nothing comes up. The computer is brand new and the VGA cable works fine as I'm using it right now on my old one. Any ideas why the monitor has a slightly different DVI input and on anything that can get the monitor to work? Thanks alot!
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!
    Hope this helps!

  3. Ylwthunder87

    Ylwthunder87 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Would this also account for the monitor not working when DVI-A adaptor is plugged into video card and VGA into the monitor? Basically I have to get a new monitor?
  4. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    What cable/adapters came with LCD?
    What adapters came with video card/system?

    It's a matter of matching up adapter and cables properly.
    May require a call to Samsung techsupport.

    edit: check HERE>>>"HOW DO I KNOW WHICH CABLE TO USE?"

  5. Ylwthunder87

    Ylwthunder87 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The adapter is DVI-A, and it connected to the monitor via a VGA cable (that came with the LCD). I also tried a DVI-D Dual Link Cable but it didn't work. I'm assuming the graphics card is incompatbile with DVI-D?
  6. Ylwthunder87

    Ylwthunder87 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I've basically found the problem, you can't go Digital to Analog which is what I tried originally. The Video Card output is also Dual Link DVI-I, which explains why I can't get it to work when plugged into the monitor. Is it possible to switch a Dual Link card to Single Link or no?
  7. Ylwthunder87

    Ylwthunder87 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  8. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Very well could. I would make use of:
    If you would like assistance in selecting your cables either call us at
    800-278-4002 or send an email to

    Just to be certain.

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