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    LCD monitor says 'Out of timing' then goes blank............HELP!!!

    Hi, my brothers been using and old CRT monitor but has been given a Sharp LCD monitor to replace it.
    He plugged it in, started up the computer which started loading up normally, then after about 10 seconds he gets the message 'Out of timing' plus some numbers and the screen goes blank!

    Always seem to be a few Techies on here so hoping some of you can help me fix it for him?

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    The OH has an LCD too, when it was delivered from dell it came with a little attachment for the bit that plugs into the HD, we tried just putting it into the space for the Monitor on the HD but we had to put this little bit on to get a picture, I dunno if thats the same in this situation tho so this is probably no help at all.

    When he added the other attachment it was then put into a different bit on the back of HD rather than the Monitor one.

    Original Poster

    Na the picture works (ie you see windows xp loading screen) then disappears after that and the error message comes up.

    I can find stuff on google about it saying its summit to do with the refresh rate or aspect ratio of the monitor but nothing really clear on how i fix it

    Are the numbers 4 8 15 16 23 42?

    The refresh rate on the video card is too high for the monitor, lower the refresh rate on the video card to 60hz. :thumbsup:



    The Refresh Frequency is accessed by clicking on Start, then Settings, then Control Panel, and then double-clicking the Display icon to bring up the Display Properties window. Click on the "Settings" tab and then push the "Advanced" button which brings up the Properties page for your particular video card and monitor. Click on the "Monitor" tab

    Original Poster

    How do i do that?

    Can i do it with the old CRT then unplug it and plug in the LCD?

    Asking because the LCD wont let me get to windows homepage!

    makershaker;4723792

    How do i do that?Can i do it with the old CRT then unplug it and plug in … How do i do that?Can i do it with the old CRT then unplug it and plug in the LCD?Asking because the LCD wont let me get to windows homepage!



    Yep.

    Goto display properties, advanced I think.

    plug old monitor in and set the gfx card to lowest settings including refresh rate, then plug new lcd and adjust

    makershaker;4723792

    How do i do that?Can i do it with the old CRT then unplug it and plug in … How do i do that?Can i do it with the old CRT then unplug it and plug in the LCD?Asking because the LCD wont let me get to windows homepage!




    Yes plug in the crt and then lower it down to 60hz and just unplug crt and plug in lcd, dont worry it doesnt damage anything unplugging and pluggin monitors in and out.

    or you could just start in safe mode by pressing f8 before windows starts, selcting safe mode from menu and set display options in there

    Original Poster

    Cheers everyone for the advice on this, got it sorted!!!

    Benjimoron;4723746

    Are the numbers 4 8 15 16 23 42?



    Oh no quick type them in!!!
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