There can be times when your monitor does not work properly. So this is a pretty common thing which occurs to almost everyone who works on a computer. Here we discuss what to do if your Dell monitor is not working. Let’s start with the quick fixes-
Dell Monitor not Working ?
- Check the power button, like many cases, it is seen as turned off while we are waiting for the Monitor to display. Double-check the power outlet for input.
- Check the cables connected with video display ports. It is possible that while adjusting the devices they might have gotten loose or completely unplugged.
- Check another display unit to work with the computer. If it also refuses to work, then the problem is with the hardware of Dell monitor.
- Try and connect the monitor unit with another computer to see if it will work or not. If this is working, then it is a case of faulty graphic card driver.
Graphic card issue? Fix the device driver.
The video output issue can be caused by the dysfunctional graphics card driver. And it can be the cause of Dell monitor not working. Let’s give you a brief on what is device driver and what is their role in keeping the devices functioning.
Well, to make a hardware communicate with the operating system of your computer you require the software which is known as Device Driver. They often get corrupted or go missing after an upgrade or update.
It is made possible by software which will identify the problem and then provide a suitable solution for it. We recommend a tool that is committed to this particular task and to boost system performance. This tool is called Advanced Driver Updater which scan, download and install the relevant drivers for the system.
Supported by all versions namely – Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista and XP (both 32 bit and 64 bit) Advanced Driver Updater is a great tool that is readily available to work with your system configurations. This tool will look up for the latest version of the drivers which are updated constantly. It will be taking up the driver updates from the manufacturer’s website.
The steps below show you how to use Advanced Driver Updater to update the graphics card driver. It will help the computer to detect your Dell monitor.
Step 1: Download Advanced Driver Updater.
Install it on your computer and run it.
Step 2: The software automatically runs and checks for the current status of all the device drivers present. The Driver Status will be shown as such in the image below.
Step 3: Click on Start Scan Now to start the scan for the system. This Driver scan will include all the device drivers of your computer and will take the drivers responsible for work of monitors, video cards, audio etc.
Step 4: As the scan finishes after scanning thoroughly within the system, a list appears which shows faulty drivers. With the help of the status written in front of the particular device, you can identify the issue of the driver.
Click on Update all to fix all the outdated device drivers.
Remember: Restart your computer to apply the changes and see the scan as the tool runs once again. The status is now changed to Updated.
As you connect your Dell monitor to the computer now, you will see it working. Since the issue was with the Graphic card driver and due to the outdated version, it could not read the Dell monitor, it showed an error.
Using Advanced Driver updater, you can fix all of your driver troubles.
Dell monitor is not working can be a software or hardware related issue. In the case we found all the cable connections perfectly working, we must try out the graphic card test with another unit. If it is a driver issue, use ADU to fix the video output issue. Most commonly the issue can be fixed by the user itself, in other cases, one might need technical assistance from professionals.