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

sassofalco

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Vista Guru
#1
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?:huh:
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire Notebook 5633WLMi.[5630 Series]
    CPU
    Intel Centrino Duo Processor - Intel Core 2 CPU.
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 [3.07GB maximum real available]
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce Go 7300, 128MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio, Ver. 6.0.1.5717, 2.08MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer Aspire Notebook - 15.4"; Acer LCD Monitor X223Wsd - 22".
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800x60Hertz [max.]
    Hard Drives
    Notebook - Samsung HM320JI 320GB HD installed 07 August 2009.
    External HDs [4];Maxtor One Touch4 - 500GB External HD [Drive M:\].Western Digital WDXMS1200TA - 120GB External HD [Drive G:\ - Windows Defender Backup Files only]. Two x LaCie 320GB Mobi
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless V320 for Notebooks - Model M/N: M-RCD125
    Internet Speed
    Down 20000kb/sec / Up 1000kb/sec [Bigpond-Aus]
    Other Info
    Brother MFC-465CN; PC to Fax/Scan/Copy/Photo MFC. Epson Perfection V300 Photo Scanner. Siemens Speedstream 6520 Router. Wacom 'Bamboo Fun' CTE-650 PC Tablet, Stylus and Mouse. UAC - On;Activated. Browsers; [1] FireFox v3.6[2] IE8. Honorary R.S.M. to the 4th [Assault Pioneer] Troop Pune Sepoys , and 3rd Troop Jodhpur Bengali Lancers.

archie123

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#2

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 @ 4Gig / Titan Fenir
    Motherboard
    XFX 780i
    Memory
    4GB OCZ PC2-8500C5 DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gainward GTX260/216 SLI
    Sound Card
    Creative X-FI Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell UltraSharp 2209WA 22"
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    western digital raptor 10000rpm sata
    PSU
    OCZ Modstream 700w
    Cooling
    Titan Fenir
    Mouse
    Logitech G5 Gamer
    Keyboard
    Razer Reclusa
    Internet Speed
    8mb

sassofalco

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Vista Guru
#3
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.:D







I miss my jugged hare!;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire Notebook 5633WLMi.[5630 Series]
    CPU
    Intel Centrino Duo Processor - Intel Core 2 CPU.
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 [3.07GB maximum real available]
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce Go 7300, 128MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio, Ver. 6.0.1.5717, 2.08MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer Aspire Notebook - 15.4"; Acer LCD Monitor X223Wsd - 22".
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800x60Hertz [max.]
    Hard Drives
    Notebook - Samsung HM320JI 320GB HD installed 07 August 2009.
    External HDs [4];Maxtor One Touch4 - 500GB External HD [Drive M:\].Western Digital WDXMS1200TA - 120GB External HD [Drive G:\ - Windows Defender Backup Files only]. Two x LaCie 320GB Mobi
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless V320 for Notebooks - Model M/N: M-RCD125
    Internet Speed
    Down 20000kb/sec / Up 1000kb/sec [Bigpond-Aus]
    Other Info
    Brother MFC-465CN; PC to Fax/Scan/Copy/Photo MFC. Epson Perfection V300 Photo Scanner. Siemens Speedstream 6520 Router. Wacom 'Bamboo Fun' CTE-650 PC Tablet, Stylus and Mouse. UAC - On;Activated. Browsers; [1] FireFox v3.6[2] IE8. Honorary R.S.M. to the 4th [Assault Pioneer] Troop Pune Sepoys , and 3rd Troop Jodhpur Bengali Lancers.

archie123

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#4
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 :p

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

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 ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 @ 4Gig / Titan Fenir
    Motherboard
    XFX 780i
    Memory
    4GB OCZ PC2-8500C5 DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gainward GTX260/216 SLI
    Sound Card
    Creative X-FI Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell UltraSharp 2209WA 22"
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    western digital raptor 10000rpm sata
    PSU
    OCZ Modstream 700w
    Cooling
    Titan Fenir
    Mouse
    Logitech G5 Gamer
    Keyboard
    Razer Reclusa
    Internet Speed
    8mb

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