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Windows 7: Monitor Won't Accept DVI - HDMI PCs but 360 Yes

21 Jul 2011   #11
superjose

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Is it possible that when the pins were bent on the old cable that it damaged the connection on the video card? Can you get us a good close-up shot of the card and its connections?
Well it is a laptop.... If you want, I could disassemble it an take a picture.... But just to say that the motherboard was replaced 4 months ago, and yes, the video card comes bundled with the motherboard.

Geforce 8600M GT


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21 Jul 2011   #12
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

What I'm getting at is a picture of the connector where the monitor gets plugged in. I'm wondering if when the cord was yanked out and the pins were bent that it might have messed up the socket.

Being a laptop, something that pulled hard enough to bend a couple of pins might have also pulled the entire laptop off the desk. Is that possible?
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21 Jul 2011   #13
superjose

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
What I'm getting at is a picture of the connector where the monitor gets plugged in. I'm wondering if when the cord was yanked out and the pins were bent that it might have messed up the socket.

Being a laptop, something that pulled hard enough to bend a couple of pins might have also pulled the entire laptop off the desk. Is that possible?
Pulling the entire laptop off the desk was not possible due to the reason that it has almost no exit. It must have been a very long journey for it to fall. Plus, none of the cables were disconected, and I am the only one in my entire house who knows how to deal with them...

Anyways, I'm addressing you the pics with the connector.... Thanks a lot for the fast replies and the great help!

P.S: Sorry for the bad quality pic... It was taken from my cellphone...


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By The Way, the cable which was disconnected was the DVI end, the laptop was unscathed.


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21 Jul 2011   #14
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Can't see anything cracked.

What is the exact model of the laptop?
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21 Jul 2011   #15
superjose

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

No. That was the Monitor's connection.
This is the laptop's:

BTW it is a Dell XPS M1530 with Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT.

I'm currently using a DVI - HDMI cable


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21 Jul 2011   #16
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Are there any problems (red "X" or Yellow "!") in Device Manager? While you're in there, what does it show under Display Adapters?

Most laptops have a utility down by the clock to adjust video settings. Do you have anything like that? (It may be a hidden icon.) What is the name of the utility?

In Control Panel under Display>>Adjust Resolution does it show the monitor at all? (Make sure it's connected and turned on.)
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22 Jul 2011   #17
superjose

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Are there any problems (red "X" or Yellow "!") in Device Manager? While you're in there, what does it show under Display Adapters?
Nope. Only a Bluetooth driver, which I am lazy enough not to update, since it's working fine.

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Most laptops have a utility down by the clock to adjust video settings. Do you have anything like that? (It may be a hidden icon.) What is the name of the utility?
Nvidia Control Panel. Aside from that, there's nothing.

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In Control Panel under Display>>Adjust Resolution does it show the monitor at all? (Make sure it's connected and turned on.)
No it does not show anything. Only the VGA output, which is not connected. I even tried forcing it out, by forcing detection and output. But got no results.


Thanks again for keep helping me to solve my issue.

Edit*****
Oops. Forgot to attach the images


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29 Jul 2011   #18
superjose

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

Profdlp. I just solved the problem (Finally!!!) I did (again like for 3rd time) what you just suggested me with the new cable: Uninstall the display drivers, and reset the computer with it. I did it, and now it is working like a charm.

Thanks a lot for helping me this out.
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29 Jul 2011   #19
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Great news!
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