Samsung SyncMaster 940BW - Check Signal Cable

  1. So yesterday I was on my computer and my monitor started displaying a "check signal cable" message on my screen. First thing I thought was oh snap my video card took a crap on me. So I plugged the monitor into the built in vga port. Still same thing. Then I thought, I would try plugging the monitor into my laptop. So I plugged it into my laptop. The laptop registered it was there so I set up duel screens. The laptop knew that the monitor was there, you could scroll of the laptop screen to the desktop screen, but still the monitor reads check signal cables. I then decided that my VGA cable must be faulty, so i replaced that. Still same error. I really don't want to get a new monitor, I have fallen in love with this one.

    Any Ideas?

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You have done decent trouble shooting... Replace the monitor or have it repaired
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    I know on some (all) monitors that have DVI and VGA in there is a button you can hit to switch back and forth on the input. Maybe its on DVI and you are using VGA (or the other way around). Have you tried changing inputs?
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yeah SNGX1275,
    my Samsung 245bw monitor has a button with an arrow pointing left for switching inputs, but it still will attempt to connect to the active video connection automatically
  5. MichaelVincent

    MichaelVincent TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I really feel like an ***** now, thanks a lot guys. There was a switch, I must have pressed it by accident at some point. Thank you so much for all your help!!
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    No problem... Glad you got it figured out

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