How to Troubleshoot an eMachine Flat Screen Monitor
By Rachael Smithey
Updated February 10, 2017
eMachines flat-screen monitors offer high quality at low cost. eMachines flat-screen monitors are compatible with most brands of PCs. Issues with eMachines flat-screen monitors can arise from faulty power sources, cable problems and incompatible settings. These issues can be resolved by testing step-by-step each possible cause.
Plug the computer's power cable firmly into a working AC outlet. Press the computer's power button. Check the LEDs on the front of the computer case to confirm that the computer receives power.
Plug the eMachines monitor's power cable into a working AC outlet. Press the monitor's power button. Check the LEDs on the front bezel or power button of the eMachines monitor to confirm that the monitor receives power. Orange or blinking LEDs indicate low power or no signal. Green LEDs denote a working connection..
Perform a monitor self-test. Switch off the monitor. Unplug the video cable from the monitor. Press the eMachines monitor's power button. An eMachines logo, Windows logo or “no signal” message indicates that the monitor is working properly.
Plug the eMachines monitor's video cable into the video port on the computer. Attach the monitor's included DVI-to-VGA adapter to the monitor's VGA cable if your computer has a DVI port (15 or 25 pin-slots with 1 side slot) in place of a VGA port (15 pin-slots, no side slot).
Press the eMachines monitor's input button to change the monitor's setting to match the computer port used. Set your monitor to DVI if connected to your computer's DVI port. Set your monitor to VGA if connected to your computer's VGA port.
Connect the eMachines monitor to a known working computer with a known working video cable if the problem persists. Contact Gateway, eMachines manufacturer, if the monitor issue is not resolved.
To isolate the cause of the eMachines monitor problem, ensure all cables, outlets and components work properly.
Based in Southern California, Rachael Smithey has been writing professionally since 2002. She has written for About.com (Guide to Macs) and Suite101.com (Contributing Editor/Course Developer for Microsoft Office 2000). Smithey holds a Master of Science in information systems and a Master of Library Science from the University of Maryland.