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monitor says no signal

By prescott911
Jun 29, 2006
  1. i came from italy bringing my computer on the plane as carry-on in a bag. it might have banged around a few times. there werent however, any times that i think caused sure damage to it. i bought a new monitor on sunday and plugged it in to my computer when it arrived yesterday, the monitor said no signal input. should i get a new video card or is there some other problem that can be fixed??
     
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    Open up the case, touch the power supply to ground yourself then remove the video card and re-seat it and restart the computer....
     
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Also reseat the ram modules.
     
  4. prescott911

    prescott911 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nope it still doesnt work
     
  5. prescott911

    prescott911 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok ill try the ram and then ill brb
     
  6. prescott911

    prescott911 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no the ram didnt work either
     
  7. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    Honestly I don't know what else to try except to make sure all of the connections and connectors to the motherboard are secure.....
     
  8. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Does this have onboard video or a video card? or both? if both make sure it is connected to the right input. had a guy once spend two days trying ot get his monitor to work after installing a new video card. he was connecting it to the onboard video that he had disabled.
     
  9. Mugsy

    Mugsy TS Guru Posts: 361   +9

    PAL or NTSC?

    Is this the same monitor you used in Italy? Are you using a voltage converter on any of the equipment?

    Remember that American monitors operate on a 60HZ NTSC signal, and your Italian vidcard could be set to use the European 50HZ PAL standard.
     
  10. prescott911

    prescott911 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yea that sounds like it could be the problem. i have a new american monitor and my geforce is probably italian. is there a way i can change the 50HZ to 60HZ or do i just have to buy a new video card??
     
  11. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    I don't beleive there is a way to change it in the settings. Probably going to need an American version..
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Check to make sure your psu inside your computer is on the correct voltage.

    Italy uses 230 V

    Whereas the USA uses 120 V.

    If your psu(power supply unit) doesn`t have a switchable voltage, you will have to purchase a new psu.

    Using the wrong voltage could fry your valuable components.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  13. prescott911

    prescott911 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yea my cousin fixed it but that appeared to be the problem thanks guys. If I have any trouble I'll be back, hopefully not, thanks again.
     
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