Originally Posted by mesuzmo
Thanks for the replies.
I connected the monitor to my laptop.It is still saying in power saving mode.Would this mean that the monitor is not working or it could still be the VGA cable?
On the computer Itself there is 2 lights.I think one is for the power and i'm not sure what the other on is.The power light is on but the other light is not.
Also when i turn on the computer there is multiple beeping for a few minutes.Is this indicating a problem?
Well next logical step is to replace the VGA cable with one you know is good. It's starting to look like the VGA cable heads may have a pin bent down or broken off. It happens. Most patch cables today are made as throw aways.
As for the beeping, oddly enough my HP dv6 laptop has taken up doing that. It was put up for almost a year so I suspect the CMOS battery is bad or the memory cards need to be taken out and the contacts cleaned.
You might want to pop out the memory cards one at a time and lightly run a pencil eraser over the contacts and put them back in. Make sure the locking clips mate up with the slots in the ends. Speaking of slots mind the mem cards have a slot in them that mates to a pin in the memory card slots. You'd be surprised how often people force a card in the wrong way breaking the pin then wonder why they don't work any more.
We'll get to the bottom of this just hang in there. OH YEAH! Ask the person you got that from if it was working just prior to them giving it to you. There's another idea I'm entertaining but I'll reserve judgment until you get an answer from them.