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I got my computer built by a friend and it's been working fine for the past few months but now it won't connect to the monitor

My friend built my comp for me and it's been working for the past few months but all of a sudden it won't connect to my monitor my specs are amd A10 processer 1 tb drive asus a55m-e mother board hyper black 6 gb ram cx 500 corsair power supply my monitor is a samsung 20 inch led monitor
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  1. have you tried a different input on the monitor?Same thing happened with my Samsung monitor, the DVI Port stopped working but HDMI did, I had to end up updating the firmware for the Input before it worked again. It just happened one day and not by fiddling around with anything.
  2. unknownofprob said:
    have you tried a different input on the monitor?Same thing happened with my Samsung monitor, the DVI Port stopped working but HDMI did, I had to end up updating the firmware for the Input before it worked again. It just happened one day and not by fiddling around with anything.

    It only has a dvi and VGA and both work fine and iv tried other screens and they won't connect either but I figured out that the computer did connect but it was just a black screen and I can't get it to work
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    oh just saw you have an A10 processor, are you using the integrated graphics?
  4. unknownofprob said:
    oh just saw you have an A10 processor, are you using the integrated graphics?


    Yes I am
  5. And what video port are you using on the motherboard?
  6. I am using my VGA port
  7. What happens if you boot in safe mode?......I would personally use The DVI and if the monitor has a DVI port use a DVI-DVI Cable, but that isn't too important here.
  8. unknownofprob said:
    What happens if you boot in safe mode?......I would personally use The DVI and if the monitor has a DVI port use a DVI-DVI Cable, but that isn't too important here.


    The thing is since it's a desktop I can't see anything so how do I boot up in safe mode without seeing what's happening and I don't have a dvi to dvi cable
  9. are you able to login without the screen being visibly seen? Can you hear the login sound if you type in the password and hit enter....This will distinguish if it is a video problem or if it is more serious.
  10. unknownofprob said:
    are you able to login without the screen being visibly seen? Can you hear the login sound if you type in the password and hit enter....This will distinguish if it is a video problem or if it is more serious.

    No because I always have my sounds muted and with windows 8 it doesn't have log in sounds
  11. interesting, Do the fans in the case start to spin and is heat generated?
  12. unknownofprob said:
    interesting, Do the fans in the case start to spin and is heat generated?


    The fans are constantly running if powered so when the comp is running the fans are going
  13. Ok, so it starts at least. Im leaning convinced towards a faulty PSU, They can start up the PC but there is no display on the monitor - Just like your issue. Only other things I can suggest Is using a DVI-DVI cable, instead of the VGA, as the VGA port or VGA Cable could be faulty.
  14. The VGA port and cable are fine because they've been working great for the past 5 months
  15. things can break/become faulty at any time
  16. unknownofprob said:
    things can break/become faulty at any time


    True
  17. If you can, I think it would be worthwhile spending a few $$$ on a DVI-DVI Cable, It can rule out some suspected problems and pinpoint the issue more accurately.
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