Having problems with your Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop ?

Monitor does not display desktop

\015 I recently purchased a re-furbished desktop computer. After hooking it up to my monitor, the monitor does not display the desktop. Instead it displays "1 Analog input, self test feature check"\015\012How can i get it to display the desktop?\015\012\015\012Thank you\015

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I'm not sure that you in fact have a dell, but take a look at this link and see if it helps.
Normally you should be able to use the osd (on screen display) by pressing the buttons on the monitor itself to change the monitor settings and get it to display properly. You need to make sure the monitor cable is connected properly, and perhaps check the cable itself by substituting another one in its place.
If that doesn't change the situation, you can check the monitor on another computer to be sure it's working correctly. In that case, perhaps a local tech could have a quick look at your new system and figure out why it's not sending a good signal to the monitor.
Best of luck!

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It means that the monitor is absolutely fine and good

now check the data cable which connects the monitor to the tower(CPU)
>>now unplug the ends of the cable and reverse them >> try to disconnect and reconnect
>>it shud work >> if not then the data cable is corrupt
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