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Installation; Laptop + Monitor = "No signal"!!

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    Installation; Laptop + Monitor = "No signal"!!

    To save constant referral to my system specs, this is what I have;

    • Acer Aspire 5630 Series Laptop., and
    • Acer 22" LCD Monitor - X223Wsd.

    I want to set up the monitor to use alongside the Laptop. When I tried to fire it up this evening, this is what happened;

    • Laptop power 'Off'. Monitor connected to Laptop and powered 'On'.
    • Laptop powered 'On'.
    • Monitor showed a brief "Auto config" message before the Boot start-up screen appeared for the usual few seconds on the Monitor screen, followed by the "Microsoft" polling bar. The Laptop screen in the meantime was black and blank, no images appearing at all.
    • Monitor then dropped out with a "No Signal" message, and went to stand-by power setting, as the Windows "Welcome Orb" appeared on the Laptop screen.
    • Laptop then continued to open up per usual.

    I tried to start the monitor by hitting the power button again, but no joy.

    Also no indicators from my notification tray that new hardware has been recognised etc. and drivers installed etc.

    What gives? Any advice please.

    You'd think that one Acer would recognise another Acer in the crowd, now wouldn't you?

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    Re: Installation; Laptop + Monitor = "No signal"!!

    you may just have to enable the second monitor in windows through your nvidia control panel , or look at this

    How to Enable Multiple Monitors in Windows Vista - YouTube - Truveo Video Arama

    edit btw during boot my monitors do exactly the same as yours seem to be so im assuming thats normal

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    Re: Installation; Laptop + Monitor = "No signal"!!

    Quote Originally Posted by archie123 View Post
    you may just have to enable the second monitor in windows through your nvidia control panel , or look at this

    How to Enable Multiple Monitors in Windows Vista - YouTube - Truveo Video Arama

    edit btw during boot my monitors do exactly the same as yours seem to be so im assuming thats normal

    Thanks Archie123.

    Yeah Mate, just got it sussed!! And I was just coming back to announce that fact when I sw your post. You're dead right!!

    I did this......Click Start [Button or Orb]>Control Panel [Classic View]>NVidia Control Panel>then in Panel - 'Select a Task'>Display>Set up multiple displays. Then select> Restore Defaults. Bingo!!

    An easier way to access the NVidia Control Panel is to right click an empty space on the desktop, and select it from the drop-down menu.

    Monitor all fired up again.







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    Re: Installation; Laptop + Monitor = "No signal"!!

    to be honest ive had dual monitors now for about 3 days thats why i was a little vague in my description of what to do , i was on the wifes XP laptop and couldnt for the life of me remember how to access the settings

    as for dual monitors...........ive NO idea how i manged all these years with only one , its fantastic!!

    its just a shame i cant play a fullscreen game and access the second monitor at the same time , god only knows what id do if i could but it would be nice

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