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Monitor / CPU Problem - advice please


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basils57

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I've just acquired a computer base unit as a spare for my family.
It was running on a CRT monitor fine from the person I had it from, but when I connected it up to the TFT monitor which I have at home, it doesn't seem to be 'connecting' with it. The monitor standby light - which normally changes from amber to green when the pc is switched on stays amber.
This monitor is working ok if I try it with another m/c.

Any ideas please?
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does it show anything at all at any time? Like when you first turn it on? Can you go to safe mode and make it work? I have come across some that just don't work with some monitors though that is quite rare.... Try a different monitor would be the first thing to try... if you can get it up set the video settings as low as possible and see if you can get anything then....
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Is this a older computer manufacturered before TFT panels became available? My Win 98 and some Win ME computers need drivers to be able to use TFT panels.

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Thanks Guys

Yes SRX660, it is an older computer that was originally supplied with a CRT. It's running Win ME.
Is this the problem, and if so what do you think is the answer , without a monitor as it were?
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If you can't get a picture up on the screen at any point (i.e. the TFT LED never turns green), then this won't be a driver issue.

You didn't say just how old the computer actually is but I guess it's possible that if it's really old (or more to the point, the video card is really old) then it simply may not be capable of running the TFT. Another possibility (although this is a long shot) is the TFT cable. Obviously the cable works as the monitor works with other computers, but it may be just too long, or too poorer quality to work with this particular computer.

One more thing - you said the computer was working with a CRT monitor originally, but have you actually tested the computer on a CRT monitor since you've had this problem with the TFT? If not, then it could be that something else is wrong and has nothing to do with the TFT monitor at all.

Edited by Samm, 24 January 2008 - 04:45 PM.

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Thanks Samm, I'm going to get hold of a CRT monitor and try it out - seems to be the sensible thing to do, taking on board your comments about drivers. Will report back in due course.
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