How to fix the monitor no signal issue [Easily]

By Justin Zeng  Graphic Issues  Graphics CardsWindows   0 Comment

If you’re getting the monitor no signal issue on your PC, you’ve come to the right place! Don’t worry. You’re not alone!

The no signal message on the screen indicates that the monitor isn’t getting any input from your PC. You can resolve this annoying issue easily with the fixes we listed in this article!

Fixes to try:

  1. Ensure your compatible video cable is firmly connected
  2. Check if you selected the correct input source
  3. Check if your graphics card is firmly inserted in its slot
  4. Test with another cable or PC
  5. Update your graphics driver

Fix 1: Ensure your compatible video cable is firmly connected

A loose connection between your monitor and your PC will trigger the monitor no signal issue. If you’re seeing the no signal message on your screen when your Windows system is running, the first thing you should check is whether your compatible video cable is firmly connected or not.

If your compatible video cable is firmly connected but this issue persists, try the next fix.

Fix 2: Check if you selected the correct input source

If your didn’t select the correct input source for your monitor, you will also get the monitor no signal issue. Before you select the correct input source for your monitor, you need to know what ports your PC and the monitor have.

Follow the instructions below to select the correct input source for your monitor:

  1. Ensure your PC and your monitor are both turned on.
  2. Press the menu button on the edge of your monitor.
  3. Navigate to Input Source and select the correct input source. For example, if you connect your monitor to the VGA port on your PC, then set the input source as VGA.

See if this annoying issue reappears. If not, you have fixed this problem!

Fix 3: Check if your graphics card is firmly inserted in its slot

You will also get the no signal message if your graphics card is not firmly inserted in its slot. In this case, you need to open your computer case to check. Here is how to do it:

  1. Turn off your computer, then disconnect all the cables (including your power cord) and the attached devices from your computer.
  2. Open your computer case to locate your graphics card.
    The exact location of the graphics card depends on the type of card in your computer. If you’re not sure, please consult your PC manufacturer for assistance.
  3. Remove your graphics card from your motherboard and then insert it firmly in its slot.
  4. Plug the power cable of your monitor back in and connect it to your PC.
  5. Hold the power button down for 30 seconds to a minute and then connect your power cord back and turn it on.

See if this issue persists. If you still get the no signal message on your screen, don’t worry! There are more fixes for your to try.

Fix 5: Test with another cable or PC

The monitor no signal issue is also probably caused by a damaged video cable. Try connecting your monitor and your PC with a new cable to see if this issue persists. If not, this annoying issue is caused by your video cable.

If this issue remains, try connecting your monitor to another PC. If your monitor still shows the no signal message, it may suggest it is the monitor that causes this issue. In this case, you should contact the manufacturer of your monitor for further assistance. 

Fix 6: Update your graphics driver

Sometimes the monitor no signal issue may also result from faulty and incompatible graphics driver. Try updating your graphics driver to see if you can resolve this issue.

If your monitor keeps showing the no signal message, try connecting your PC to another monitor to update your graphics driver.

There are two ways to update your graphics driver: manually and automatically.

Update your graphics driver manually – You can update your graphics driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website, and searching for the latest driver for your graphics card. Be sure to choose the driver that is compatible with your Windows system.

or

Update your drivers automatically – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. 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):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. 

  3. Click Update next to your graphics card to automatically download the correct version of this driver, then you can install it manually. 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).
    You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
    If you have any issue with Driver Easy, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com for advice. You should attach the URL of this article so they can help you better.

Connect your monitor to your PC to see if this issue reappears. If not, you have resolved this issue!

Hopefully one of the fixes above can help you resolve this annoying issue. Please leave your comment below if you have any questions.

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