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Topic # 112198 29-Nov-2012 21:18 Send private message

Hey guys,

Apologies in advance for the extreme blondeness that is coming...

I recieved a prebuild PC from play tech today and have no idea how to get this up and running! Came with discs for motherboard, graphics, windows etc so have plugged in and switched on but my monitor is saying no signal.. (Have retried monitor on laptop and works fine...)..

Any ideas? Starting to think buying a laptop from a store woulda been a better idea :(

Ta!

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  Reply # 724900 29-Nov-2012 21:37 Send private message

girlnz: Hey guys,

Apologies in advance for the extreme blondeness that is coming...

I recieved a prebuild PC from play tech today and have no idea how to get this up and running! Came with discs for motherboard, graphics, windows etc so have plugged in and switched on but my monitor is saying no signal.. (Have retried monitor on laptop and works fine...)..

Any ideas? Starting to think buying a laptop from a store woulda been a better idea :(

Ta!


Sounds like you've connected the screen to the onboard video instead of the graphics card. I'm guessing you've got a video card installed.




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  Reply # 724902 29-Nov-2012 21:41 Send private message

Sounds like you've connected the screen to the onboard video instead of the graphics card. I'm guessing you've got a video card installed.

Blonde reply: Connected it at the back with the VGA? cable?  I'm assuming haha I ordered a 1gb one in it :)

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  Reply # 724905 29-Nov-2012 21:46 Send private message

girlnz: Sounds like you've connected the screen to the onboard video instead of the graphics card. I'm guessing you've got a video card installed.

Blonde reply: Connected it at the back with the VGA? cable?  I'm assuming haha I ordered a 1gb one in it :)


Yeps but have you connected (pc end) to the video card? it's usually fitted in a spare slot. 




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  Reply # 724906 29-Nov-2012 21:49 Send private message

Spare slot? Plugged it into the blue 15 prong point. When you say to the Vid card does that mean opening up and attaching?

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  Reply # 724908 29-Nov-2012 21:53 Send private message

You will most likely have a DVI connection also on the back, they look like this:





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  Reply # 724909 29-Nov-2012 21:54 Send private message

Will the blue one fit in that? Haha again, sorry for the blondeness also can just ring playtech in the morn , but have new toy wanna play now syndrome!

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  Reply # 724912 29-Nov-2012 22:00 Send private message

No it won't, do you also have the DVI port on your monitor? or just a VGA (the blue one)?




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  Reply # 724915 29-Nov-2012 22:02 Send private message

Hmm just the VGA so I'm assuming a new monitor is needed? Yell

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  Reply # 724916 29-Nov-2012 22:03 Send private message

You don't have to. You can buy VGA to DVI adaptors too.




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  Reply # 724920 29-Nov-2012 22:08 Send private message

Ahhh updating monitor was next on my list but will look for an adapter tomorrow.. Thanks guys!!!!



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  Reply # 725283 30-Nov-2012 19:25 Send private message

SOLVED: There was a second AVG input at the bottom back :P *blonde*

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  Reply # 725295 30-Nov-2012 19:58 Send private message

Thats the graphics card VGA port that was mentioned by one of the others. It overrides the built in motherboard one.

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Installing Windows should be straightforward. Once Windows is installed, get some antivirus software on as your first action.

Then concentrate on the motherboard CD, it has lots of important drivers to help your network, video, sound, and other components operate correctly.

Try and stick to one task at a time, as installing things on Windows often precludes other installation processes from occurring at the same time.

Don't worry about mucking round with screen resolution until your correct graphics drivers are installed. Windows may or may not make your screen look dumb initially, but thats okay. The driver CD will fix that.




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