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LG power saving D-sub

May 10, 2013 6:36AM PDT

I recently bought a workstation ... just the case with no monitors ... it was assembled so i tested it at the shop and bought it ... i then bought an lg monitor but didnt test it ... now there's a warranty so surely they will replace it for me if there's a problem but i think its something on my end ... the monitor keeps telling me power saving mode .. any thoughts ? Is there a specific setup for lg monitors ???

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Rarely.
May 10, 2013 6:56AM PDT

So rare that I have to write no. There are the same old issues with setting resolutions the display can't handle but for Windows you usually see the BIOS/Boot screens and can use Safe Mode but you didn't write that.
Bob

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Re: nothing on monitor
May 10, 2013 6:59AM PDT

This means the monitor isn's getting a signal from the PC. This can be caused by:
- bad videocard
- bad setting on the PC (doesn't give signal on the output you use)
- bad cable
- bad monitor
- bad setting on the monitor (doesn't read signal from the input you use)

I'd find another PC that uses the same connection to a monitor (not necessarily an LG) and swap monitors. If it's you PC that's failing or not configured correctly, the other monitor won't work either and your monitor will work on that other PC. So this experiment shows which of the two needs some change.
It's what they start with in the shop if you take your PC and monitor with you and ask them to find the issue.

Kees

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dual screens
May 10, 2013 7:28AM PDT

Thanks for the reply
When I press the input button it gives me that the dual screen package needs install from the drivers so my suspicion is that i should use another vga but that one has nine pins on it ... do you think i should test with dvi

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The lack of details means
May 10, 2013 8:19AM PDT

No one can guess this one. For example, now you write about VGA but many DVI displays will not work with VGA even with that VGA to DVI adapter. As you are the system builder I'm just going to remind you that it's not supposed to work on all displays.
Bob

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dvi
May 10, 2013 8:24AM PDT

The pc has Dvi out and the monitor dvi in ... I wasn't thinking about adapters ... do you think a Dvi in/out would work in this situation

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Please tell more.
May 10, 2013 8:42AM PDT

Sorry but that's just one bit of the system. Better but some video cards disable DVI when VGA is detected and so on. Look at the details so far. I can't guess much and don't want you upset but if you dole out the details, it's going to take a few weeks.
Bob

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