How to Troubleshoot a Gateway PC That Has No Signal to the Monitor

by La Vera Frazier

Gateway PCs, like a number of other desktops, can have a number of monitor issues. One of the most common issues, or error messages, is the "No Signal" message or a black screen. There are a few quick ways to troubleshoot this problem and resolve the issue without technical support.

Verify that the computer is turned on by making sure the power indicator is lit.

Verify that the computer is not in an energy-saving mode, such as sleep-mode. Press any key on the computer's keyboard or move the mouse to wake the computer from sleep-mode.

Verify that the monitor cable is properly attached to the monitor port on the computer.

Check the monitor cable for cracks or damage. Using a flashlight can help you identify any damage to the cable.


  • check If the problem is not resolved by troubleshooting, contact the support department on the Gateway website.

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About the Author

Greenville native La Vera Frazier has been writing and directing stage plays since she was 12. Since 2009 Frazier has been writing entertainment-related articles that have been published on various websites. She holds a certificate as PCT/CNA from Greenville Tech. She is also completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Lander University.

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