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I have a ancient gateway computer with windows 2000 installed, with the original monitor. I just got a gateway lcd flat monitor and plugged it in and the screen stays black. I also noticed that the monitor light goes from green to orange once started. the new monitor is a FPD 1500.
I went to gateways site and looked for a driver for this monitor, and was pretty much told that windows 2000 will aoutomaticly recognize the new monitor.
Any thing would be helpful.

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Switch the PC off then switch the monitor off with its power button, switch the monitor on so you have the standby light, boot the PC and keep tapping the F8 key until you get options, choose safe mode
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Switch the PC off then switch the monitor off with its power button, switch the monitor on so you have the standby light, boot the PC and keep tapping the F8 key until you get options, choose safe mode



Just tried what you suggested, still nothing.
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an orange or amber light means your monitor is not getting a signal.

Are you certain you are plugged into the correct port? Some PCs that came with integrated video, and then someone added a different videocard later, will have the integrated video disabled.
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an orange or amber light means your monitor is not getting a signal.

Are you certain you are plugged into the correct port? Some PCs that came with integrated video, and then someone added a different videocard later, will have the integrated video disabled.


That's what I was thinking, about the signal. All the computer store did to help me was give me 3, yes I said 3, different adapters so I could plug this monitor in.
As far as the tower is concerned it is all original. Nothing added, nothing removed. And there is only 1 video input.
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you've probably pluged it in the serial port. It's very similar to the video card port.
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you've probably pluged it in the serial port. It's very similar to the video card port.


it is plugged into the same port that the original monitor was plugged into.
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except the serial is a male and the vga port is a female--be pretty hard to mess that one up..unless the guy at the store is a complete twit and gave you the wrong adapters

definite lack of signal, sounds like

3 adapters? Can you elaborate
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except the serial is a male and the vga port is a female--be pretty hard to mess that one up..unless the guy at the store is a complete twit and gave you the wrong adapters

definite lack of signal, sounds like

3 adapters? Can you elaborate



ok, I'll try. And I am sorry there are only 2 adapters off the monitor cable.
from the monitor you have kinda like a usb adaptor only a bit bigger, the other side of that is kind like a d-sub connector but along with the pins there is also a small flat plug, then the adapter that fits in monitor port on the back of the tower.
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it is possible that the adapter is failed....got a machine around that fits the monitor without an adapter?

I have had bad adapters--not completely bad, but so bad that the screen was garbled/static
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