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Windows 7: Nothing shows on monitor after start computer / 2 monitor Win7 desktop

30 Dec 2013   #1
projecttoday

Windows & Professional 64-bit
 
 
Nothing shows on monitor after start computer / 2 monitor Win7 desktop

My old Windows 7 desktop sounds normal on booting up but I can't see anything on the monitor. I may not have the monitor connected properly.

A couple of years ago I bought a used corporate desktop PC with Windows 7 and used it for a while. Then I bought a new laptop and I haven't used the desktop since. Now I need to get a couple of programs off the desktop. But when I turn it on nothing shows on the monitor. The computer sounds like it's booting up okay.

I am using the very same monitor that I used before when it was working. And yes, it works and I have it turned on. (I am typing on this monitor right now (with the newer computer)). This desktop has a large port for a monitor that you connect a splitter connector to and then connect the monitor to one of the two smaller jacks coming out of the splitter connector. As I recall. when I first bought the computer I connected my monitor to a monitor port on the computer which fit the monitor's cable and it didn't work. I contacted the seller who told me to connect it to one of the splits and it worked.

But for some reason now it's not working. It could be something simple. It may have something to do with the 2-monitor configuration of which I know little.

So my question is how can I proceed toward seeing what's going on on this Windows 7 desktop computer enough to retrieve several Visual Basic programs?


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30 Dec 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Project mate soem system specs on that desktop would be handy ie what graphic hook ups does it have on the I/O panel and the monitor too.

One alternative is to take out the hard drive hook it up using a USB to (I assume it is SATA) to SATA drive gadget and view it as an external drive. If it is an IDE one the gadget will still do it. See pic.


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31 Dec 2013   #3
projecttoday

Windows & Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks.

It is a Lenovo desktop. There are 3 stickers on it which say Windows 7, Intel Core Duo inside, and lenovo enhanced experience, respectively. There is a larger monitor port (I think it's called DVI) and a smaller one that fits my Hanns-G monitor that I'm using right now as well as another smaller port that has pins sticking out instead of holes.

Just tried it again and still nothing shows on the monitor connecting it both to the splitter and directly to the computer.

Will take the computer apart if necessary.
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31 Dec 2013   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Project mate a little more detail please use this as we need to look getting he right drivers etc
System Info - See Your System Specs

Download and run Speccy too so we can see the temps (plus specs) Speccy - Download < download from piriform

Now the DVI is a graphics port and the the I am not sure of what it is so we need that info before we move ahead.
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31 Dec 2013   #5
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Somewhere on that box is the model or part number.
Know what ports are available helps greatly.

What model Hanns G?
Knowing what connections it has helps too.

It sounds as though you have an adapter/converter in a port on the Lenevo.
Please post a picture of the ports on the Lenevo and the cables (connector ends)
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31 Dec 2013   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Somewhere on that box is the model or part number.
Know what ports are available helps greatly.

What model Hanns G?
Knowing what connections it has helps too.

It sounds as though you have an adapter/converter in a port on the Lenevo.
Please post a picture of the ports on the Lenevo and the cables (connector ends)
Yes Mate thats why I asked for the specs if at least we could see the model number it would help eh? It sounds like it might be an older model but i stand to be corrected of course.

For the pics he could sue this Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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01 Jan 2014   #7
projecttoday

Windows & Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thank you.

On the bottom of the box it says

Model Number C6U
Copyright Lenovo 2010
Made in Mexico
MFG date 1102

and much other stuff

The monitor is a Hanns-G HW191D manufactured in Apr 06

My camera isn't working due to battery corrosion but I'm going to get another one asap.
Running specs shows specs for this computer/doesn't prompt for a model number.
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01 Jan 2014   #8
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Thanks, but there are a number of C6U models - I picked one and it only has a VGA port.

Monitor: GO BEYOND with Hanns.G
this has a DVI and VGA port.
Input 1-> 15-Pin D-SUB (VGA)
Input 2-> DVI
The easiest thing I can think of is to purchase an inexpensive VGA cable and connect using that.
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03 Jan 2014   #9
projecttoday

Windows & Professional 64-bit
 
 

Tried it again. It does not worked and never did on this computer.
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