Any suggestions on what is wrong and how I may troubleshoot it is welcome.
I'm having trouble with my HP Pavilion Slimline. When I turn it on and connect it to my monitor, my monitor just goes to sleep.
The lights turn on on the computer and I can hear the fans turning.
I would use another cable or port other than the VGA, except that's the ONLY video port this computer has. I've checked time and time again.
Please help. I don't mind wiping the entire computer disk. But I'm not experienced enough to swap out the motherboard because of the design of the layout -- it's buried under a lot of cables and fans.
I connected it to ethernet and pinged all machines on the network, then turned it off and pinged all again. The output was exactly the same, there wasn't an ip that showed up in one but didn't show up in the other.
Any help is welcome, and I'll provide additional information if needed.
So, in summary:
- I have tested both cable and monitor, and both cable and monitor work on another computer.
- This means that the issue is with the computer itself. (The computer is most likely running windows 7)
- There are NO OTHER PORTS on the computer besides VGA
- THIS MEANS that even if it's a driver problem, I CAN'T EVEN UPDATE because no monitor works, and there's NO OTHER PORT.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
I have ALSO tried using another working monitor. Still nothing.
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