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My monitor won't connect to my new pc! (1st build ever, gpu related? 460gtx)

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Hey I recently attempted to build my first gaming pc ever and everything went smooth (correct wires, installing gpu, processor, hdd, etc) but when i went to turn it on, i noticed my [LG] W2361VZ-PF (23in) monitor won't connect itself to the pc.

My GPU is 460gtx 1gb and there are 2 6pins at the end. However, i plugged both 6pins with my psu's 6pin connector and still, the monitor is blank. It says its going into power saving mode and i even switched to D-Sub (after trying DVI about 10 times) and it still won't recognize the GPU. I dont have any onboard graphics so what can i do?

Did anyone else have this dilemma when building? Everything is okay except for the monitor not displaying the pc.

Do i have to use both molex to 6pin connectors i got when i bought the 460gtx or cant i just use the power supplys 6pin connectors? (there actually 8pin but you can take off 2pin and make it 6pin...does that matter?)

I tried everything but the dam monitor won't connect itself with my gpu so i cant get any picture on the monitor!!!!!!

any solutions? i welcome all!
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Thread Starter 
460gtx windforce 2x 1gb
phenom II x4 965
M4A87T ASUS motherboard
Corsair DDR3 4G PC3-10600 HK (2Gx2) RAM
WD 500GB HDD
crappy cd/dvd reader
[GIGABYTE] PoweRock 500W 80Plus
antec case

is my specs but im sure everything is compatible with itself

all the fans turn on except the gpu wont connect to the monitor!!

What?
post #4 of 15
I know this seems like a dumb question, but everyone makes mistakes. So, is your monitor set to the proper input?
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the weird thing is i can only access the menu button on my monitor (and of course the power button but i cant move up or down or left or right when im in the menu screen of the monitor)

could that mean monitor is broken? it was brand new so idk but i can press menu button and power button so it works
post #6 of 15
Can you change inputs on the monitor? There should be multiple button on the panel. Try and change inputs, then wait a few seconds to see if it works.
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M4 SSD Noctua NH-C14S W10 x64 Dell 4k  
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M4 SSD Noctua NH-C14S W10 x64 Dell 4k  
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post #7 of 15
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probably the monitor is broken then? because i can press menu and it pops up and theres options but i cant move up or down or left to right to change options!

but it was brand new as well...power button and menu button are the only ones that work...
post #8 of 15
If none of the buttons are responsive, then most likely the reason you can't see anything is that it is defaulting to the wrong input and you can't change it. To be sure, try and hook up the PC to a different monitor.
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M4 SSD Noctua NH-C14S W10 x64 Dell 4k  
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post #9 of 15
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does it matter if its a crap old monitor with only a dsub connector? its very old. but i will try nontheless!
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by NewAtThis;12848033 
probably the monitor is broken then? because i can press menu and it pops up and theres options but i cant move up or down or left to right to change options!

but it was brand new as well...power button and menu button are the only ones that work...

Is there any beeping coming from your computer? If not I think it's just he monitor being funky. The input button doesn't work at all? Even if it's not plugged in to the comp?


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