If you have set up a new monitor that is not showing up, here is what to do.
This can happen for multiple reasons, like the Monitor not being turned on, loose connections, hardware incompatibility, etc.
Whatever the reason, follow this guide to fix the issue quickly.
Also read: How to set wallpapers on dual monitors
What To Do When Pc Not Connecting To Monitor?
If your PC is not connecting to the Monitor, check out these steps and fix the problem.
1) Check If The Monitor Is Turned On
The first thing you should check is if the PC doesn’t connect to the Monitor that you have turned it on.
Check if you can see the LED light on the front side of the Monitor.
Else, press the power button to turn on the Monitor. If it still does not turn on, check for loose connections.
2) Check The Cable
When the Monitor is not detecting the PC, ensure there is no loose connection between your PC and the Monitor.
Check if the video cable is firmly connected to the Monitor.
If you find no loose connection, check the slot for the graphics card.
3) Check The Slot For The Graphics Card
If the graphics cards are not inserted in the slots properly, you can also find the Monitor not detecting the PC.
To check that, follow these steps:
- Make sure the PC is turned off. Disconnect all the cables and other peripherals attached to the device.
- Open the PC case and locate the graphics card.
- Carefully remove the graphics card from the motherboard. Then reseat it firmly on the dedicated slot.
- Reconnect everything and restart your PC. If you are not confident enough to perform these steps, you can seek professional help.
If the graphics cards are properly seated on the slot, and you still find the PC is not connecting to the Monitor, then check the hardware.
4) Check For Hardware Compatibility
Due to hardware incompatibility, you can find no signal on the Monitor.
This generally happens if you have upgraded the graphics drivers and you have a monitor with DVI or VGA plug.
Since modern graphics no longer have this so, there can be incompatibility issues.
The reverse can also happen if you have brought a new monitor with an HDMI display port and the PC is incompatible.
So, check the Monitor’s display cable and the plug type. Makes rue to do the same for the graphics output port at the back of your PC.
5) Check The Input Source
You need to select the correct input source or else you can see the no signal message while connecting your Monitor.
You should know the ports of the PC and the Monitor.
Before you select the Input or Source, follow these instructions:
- Make sure that the Monitor and the PC are turned on.
- Find the Menu button on your Monitor & press it.
- Navigate to the Input or Source. Then choose the correct source.
For example: If the Monitor is connected to an HDMI port, set the input source as HDMI. If the problem persists, check the slot for your graphics card.
6) Check With Another Display
If the Monitor is damaged, it won’t respond when connected to your PC.
To check that, connect another monitor to your setup and check if it works.
If the new monitor works, then this means that the previous one is damaged and needs replacement.
If you are trying to use a second monitor and it is not connecting properly, then make sure your PC can run multiple monitors.
Your machine may not support the type of Monitor you are trying to connect. Check the manual thoroughly or seek professional help to check that.
To check if your PC supports another monitor, right-click on any blank space on your desktop.
- Choose Display settings.
- If you see the Multiple Displays option under System is available, your PC can handle multiple monitors.
Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]
- Why is my laptop not connecting to the display with HDMI?
If the HDMI cable is damaged, incompatible or loosely connected, your laptop won’t connect to the display.
- What causes the HDMI port to fail?
There can be issues if the cable to the HDMI port is not connected properly. Besides, make sure that the port is not faulty.
- How do I enable the HDMI on my PC to my TV?
To enable the HDMI on my PC to my TV, connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI output and the other end to the HDMI input on the TV. Use the remote control to select the input corresponding to where you have connected the cable, like HDMI 1, 2 or 3, etc.
So, there you have it. The above article should have fixed the issue when your PC is not connecting to the Monitor.
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