Black Screen - "Check Signal Cable"
Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:30 AM
Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:56 AM
Did the computer do anything when you turned it on? Do you have any indication that it is working?
Can you try another monitor and/or cable on the computer?
Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:07 PM
I googled online about the error message on monitor and Samsung said that if the monitor displays Check Signal Cable, then that means the monitor is okay.
When I turned on the computer, I heard the noise of it starting up. I looked inside of it while it was still on and saw that the fan was spinning. Looks pretty normal.
I really can't try it on another monitor or computer. But I could try with another cable. Weird thing was that it was working just fine yesterday night.
Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:19 PM
You don't have another computer, such as a laptop, that you can try the monitor with? Do you have a TV which has an input that the computer could use (newer HD sets)?
Samsung can say what they want, but that does not make it true :-). Just because the monitor works well enough to display that does not mean that the interface in the monitor is actually working. If the connector failed, it would look the same to the monitor.
Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:21 PM
Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:25 PM
When you tried the MBs integrated video chip did you remove the add on video card first?
Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:27 PM
I just tested the monitor on my bro's comp and it works fine. I hope it's the add-on card that's fried ... cuz it was a cheap card.
***EDIT: yea.. looks like the MB is done for. Oh well, thanks for the help guys. It's time for a new beginning I guess.
Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:34 PM
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