Having problems with your IBM E74 17" CRT Monitor ?

Check signal message when data cable unplugged. blank screen when data cable plugged

\015 I was using this monitor fine before\015\012now when connected to my laptop the monitor doesn not display video (in monitor only mode, clone desktop mode and extended desktop mode). but if i unplug the data cable, the monitor displays the 'chech signal' message. the monitor menu buttons on the monitor (for changing contrast etc) don't work since this blank screen problem has started. the menu buttons don't work regardless of whether the data cable is plugged or not.\015\012please help!\015\012Thanks\015\012akabbob\015

Answers :

This problem is most likely to be caused by a bent or broken pin on the CRT video cable at the VGA connector, OR, this could also be caused by a damaged VGA connector on the back of the laptop.\015\012\015\012If neither VGA connector is at fault, the problem could be caused a damaged (kinked) CRT data cable, or internal damage to the VGA connector on the back of the laptop, though I suspect the problem is more likely to be external, and you probably won't have to disassemble the laptop to locate the culprit...
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