Samsung SA350 - "Check Signal Cable HDMI"

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    Hi all, First time here on these forums
    I'm also fairly inexperienced in general with PC hardware so forgive me if this is a simple issue or a post in the wrong forum

    Have had this new monitor for a few weeks which has been working fine up untill last night, Now im stuck with "Check signal cable" (HDMI)

    I have 2 brand new GTX570's and i have tested the connection with both graphics cards and have the same issue, The moniter has a standard VGA cable and im using a DVI converter, all of which are firmly connected, Ive tried removing and reconnecting the cards in different motherboard slots with no success

    I have an old monitor which works just fine with a DVI cable in either graphics card

    Does this mean its an issue with the VGA cable from the new moniter? I dont have a spare to test and want to confirm if there is something else i should try before buying another

    Thanks
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    re: Samsung SA350 - "Check Signal Cable HDMI"

    Hello and welcome to PCHF Ovaltex.:)

    I have marked your thread open to attract the attention of one of our techs. So someone will be with you shortly.
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    re: Samsung SA350 - "Check Signal Cable HDMI"

    Does the monitor only have VGA? If yes, then how does it display a message regarding HDMI? I would suggest using a cable without adapters.
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    re: Samsung SA350 - "Check Signal Cable HDMI"

    The moniter only has VGA and HDMI, but only came with a VGA cable
    Im unsure why it displays HDMI when i have not changed the default settings and was working fine with the VGA cable previously

    The video card has DVI and HDMI so i need the converter

    I might just buy a HDMI cable, More expensive but an easy fix
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    re: Samsung SA350 - "Check Signal Cable HDMI"

    You can get hdmi cables at Woolies supermarket, or Big W for $20.00...
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    re: Samsung SA350 - "Check Signal Cable HDMI"

    I think you have to set it to analogue signal, there should be a button that switches from HDMI to VGA(analogue). Most monitors automatically detect but try switching it manually.
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    re: Samsung SA350 - "Check Signal Cable HDMI"

    Without the connection there is no option to change the moniters settings, The only thing i can change is AV to PC, which doesn't do anything

    Doesn't matter anymore I have just picked up a HDMI cable and will use that from now on

    Thanks for all the tips
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    re: Samsung SA350 - "Check Signal Cable HDMI"

    Your welcome...
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