01-26-2017 12:53 PM - last edited on 03-24-2017 06:36 AM by BiggAl
My M900 arrived this morning. I hooked it with my Philips monitor (model 244E5Q) built in August 2014. The computer starts up, so does the screen, but right afterwards the messages "No video input" and "Enter sleep mode" appear, after which both of them nod off. Why, though? Do I need a different sort of cable than a VGA cable? Not another monitor, I hope! Thanks in advance. Bjoern (computer illiterate).
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01-26-2017 01:01 PM
What form factor is it? Did you buy it with an optional graphics card? Do you have a photo of the back of the computer where the monitor hook-ups are?
01-26-2017 01:25 PM
01-26-2017 01:52 PM - edited 01-26-2017 01:55 PM
Your computer has a Nvidia video card installed (just below the sound card plug in you picture) that has two Display Port output connectors but it appears that your monitor has only VGA or HDMI imputs (Model 274E5QHSB) or VGA and DVI (Model 274E5QSB), so to connect to the Nvidia video card, you will need to get the appropriate cable to convert from your computer's Display port, to either the DVI or HDMI inputs (see attached for port types) available on your monitor.
In the interim, if you removed the Nvidia Gforce video card added to the computer, it should switch over to using the onboard VGA adapter until you can obtain the proper cable, which would be desired since the digital signal would be much better than the VGA. Once you get the cables, just reinstall the Nvidia card and you should be all set.
Hope that helps.
01-26-2017 01:59 PM
01-26-2017 02:01 PM - edited 01-26-2017 02:03 PM
Or, you can perform the process here to enable both graphics to be active at the same, no need to remove the card. Then when the DisplayPort (DP) adapters arrive, you can connect the monitor to the card in the expansion slot for maximum performance.
Repeatly hit the F1 key right after turning on the system to enter the BIOS setup.
If you need to buy DP adapters, read the DP section of the 'Help us to help you' thread above. Thx.
01-26-2017 02:24 PM - edited 01-26-2017 02:28 PM
Since your monitor has HDMI, I would get a brand-name, quality DP to HDMI adapter, it can be a 'passive' adapter, but both that and 'active' will work. You may already have a HDMI cable (HDMI both ends), if not buy one also.
For example: DisplayPort-to-HDMI-Adapter