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Windows 7: Installed graphics card, monitor error (check signal cable)?

02 Jan 2012   #1
tuffstuff251

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Installed graphics card, monitor error (check signal cable)?

I just installed my ATI Radeon X1950 XT sapphire graphics card to my computer. I inserted it into the slot and plugged it in. Now when I turn on my computer the monitor keeps getting the Check Signal Cable error. I have it plugged in properly and everything not sure what is going on.

My computer is a HP Pavilion a1740n.

any ideas??


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02 Jan 2012   #2
Qdos

 

Hi, it could be a duff cable or there may be a damaged pin... can you try another one?
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02 Jan 2012   #3
tuffstuff251

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Hi, it could be a duff cable or there may be a damaged pin... can you try another one?
Sorry I am a bit new to computers what is the "duff cable". Do you mean the one that connects the computer to the monitor?

Thanks.
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02 Jan 2012   #4
tuffstuff251

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Hi, it could be a duff cable or there may be a damaged pin... can you try another one?
Ah, I noticed that there are 3 plugins at the back of my pc from the graphics card. Am I suppose to plug something in back there? not sure
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02 Jan 2012   #5
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Duff = stuffed.

Have you got another cable to test?
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02 Jan 2012   #6
tuffstuff251

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
Duff = stuffed.

Have you got another cable to test?
Do you have a picture to show?
or could you explain what the cord connects to and where it is located..
thanks.
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02 Jan 2012   #7
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tuffstuff251 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Hi, it could be a duff cable or there may be a damaged pin... can you try another one?
Ah, I noticed that there are 3 plugins at the back of my pc from the graphics card. Am I suppose to plug something in back there? not sure
Yes. That's where the cable plugs in.

Monitor >>>> back of card.
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02 Jan 2012   #8
tuffstuff251

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tuffstuff251 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Hi, it could be a duff cable or there may be a damaged pin... can you try another one?
Ah, I noticed that there are 3 plugins at the back of my pc from the graphics card. Am I suppose to plug something in back there? not sure
Yes. That's where the cable plugs in.

Monitor >>>> back of card.
My friend gave me this one, I dont have any cords to connect from the back of the graphics card to the monitor. i will take a picture of the back to show you.
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02 Jan 2012   #9
tuffstuff251

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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02 Jan 2012   #10
tuffstuff251

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tuffstuff251 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Hi, it could be a duff cable or there may be a damaged pin... can you try another one?
Ah, I noticed that there are 3 plugins at the back of my pc from the graphics card. Am I suppose to plug something in back there? not sure
Yes. That's where the cable plugs in.

Monitor >>>> back of card.
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