Does your monitor screen go black and pop up with an error saying: The current input timing is not supported by the monitor display?
This error occurs to your computer because your monitor fails to synchronize the input signals from your computer, or there is something wrong with your monitor connections. But don’t worry. We’ll help you fix the error and get your monitor back on track.
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Here are the solutions that have helped people resolve the same problem. Check it out:
As suggested in the error message, you can change your input timing to the specific resolution and refresh rate (in my case it’s 1920×1080@60Hz) or any other monitor listed timing as per monitor specifications. So you should change these monitor settings to match.
If you’re using Windows 10 and Windows 8:
- Right click on any empty area on your desktop, then select Display Settings.
- In the Display section, scroll down and find Resolution, and change it to the specific resolution (in my case I choose 1080×1920).
- Click Keep changes if you see the popup verification dialog.
- Then click Advanced display settings on the same screen.
- Click Display adapter properties for Display.
- Click the Monitor tab in the popup pane, and change Screen refresh rate to the one shown in your error message (in my case it’s 60Hz).
- Click Apply and OK to save the changes.
If you’re using Windows 7:
- Right click on any empty area on your desktop, then select Screen resolution.
- Change Resolution to the specific resolution (in my case I choose 1080×1920).
- Click Apply.
- Click Keep changes if you see the verification message.
- On the same screen, click Advanced settings.
- Click the Monitor tab, and choose the specific refresh rate shown in your error message (in my case I choose 60Hz).
- Click Apply and OK to save the changes.
Restart your computer in normal mode and see if it works.
The video card driver corruption can also cause your input timing not supported error, so you should keep your video card driver up to date.
There are two ways to update your graphics card driver: manually and automatically.
Manually update driver: You can go to the manufacturer’s website, find the latest correct driver for your graphics card, then install it in your computer. Be sure to install the one that is compatible with the OS running in your computer.
Automatically update driver: If you don’t have time or patience, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.
Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.
You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):
- Download and install Driver Easy.
- Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
- Click the Update button next to the flagged graphics card to automatically download the correct version of their driver (you can do this with the FREE version), then install it in your computer.
Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
- Restart your computer to take effect.
This should fix your problem. Still no luck? Okay, there’s one more thing to try.
This method has been said to be working for many people who have the same error. You can try using the low resolution mode in your computer, in order to match the resolution for your monitor.
If you’re using Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1:
- Ensure your PC is off.
- Press the power button to turn on your PC, then hold the power button down until PC shuts down automatically (about 5 seconds) . Repeat this more than 2 times until you see the Preparing Automatic Repair (see below screenshot).
Note: This step is aim to bring up Preparing Automatic Repair screen. When Windows doesn’t boot properly, this screen pops up and Windows attempts to fix the problem by itself. If you’ve seen this screen at the first time when you power up the computer, skip this step.
Then wait for Windows to diagnose your PC.
- Click Advanced options, then the system will bring up the Windows RE (Recovery environment.) screen.
- Click Troubleshoot.
- Click Advanced options.
- Click Startup Settings to continue.
- Click Restart. The computer restarts and another screen opens showing a list of different startup options.
- Press the number key (normally the number 3 key) next to the option: Enable low-resolution video (mode).
Then your computer will boot into the low-resolution mode and it should fix your error.
If you’re using Windows 7, Windows XP or Windows Vista:
You can try the tradition F8 key to get into the boot options:
- Power on your computer, then keep pressing F8 key after your monitor displays its own logo or post screen and before you see the Windows logo.
- In the Advanced Boot Options Menu screen, press the arrow up or arrow down key to select Enable VGA Mode (or Enable low-resolution mode).
- Then press Enter on your keyboard.
Your computer will boot into the selected VGA mode and your error message should disappears.
That’s it. Hope this post comes in handy and fixes the error “The current input timing is not supported by the monitor display” in your computer.