Analog Input: Cannot display this video mode error and solution

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Q. I am getting following error:
Analog Input: Cannot display this video mode.

What is the meaning of this error and How do I fix it?

A. This error indicates that current monitor refresh rate is not correct i.e out of monitor range. You need to consult monitor manufacturer to get correct refresh rate values (visit web site or read manual). Once you got the correct values, reconfigure your monitor (X windows) using any one the command (as per your Linux distribution) mentioned here.

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1 Josh November 27, 2007 at 2:23 am

I have the exact same problem except that it happens when I want to run certain programs, normally video games. When I change my refresh rate I get that “cannot be displayed”error. I’m installing new video card drivers just in case.

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2 james February 17, 2014 at 11:04 pm

the real reason for this error is overclocking
go to bios and enter bios manual settings enter lowest settings.
this will remove all analog input errors

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3 Pat May 3, 2009 at 7:50 pm

This is happening to my sister’s monitor. If the screen is black except for the messege how do you fix it?

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4 Thomas Granger April 14, 2011 at 9:10 pm

message analog input comes on page page turns black and a colored square moves around screen

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5 piseth December 4, 2009 at 7:41 am

Analog can not display my Monitor. How could i fix it?

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6 Daddy January 28, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Cannot display this video mode is the only this i see on screen when i turn on the machine what is the problem

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7 Tom Tepesch February 1, 2010 at 2:20 pm

I have this same problem…a black screen with the Analog Input message. On my computer this has nothing to do with games or downloads. When starting my computerm I first get the Dell startup screen followed by the Windows XP startup screen, followed by the black screen with the message.

I do not know if this is related, but just before this problem began, we bought a new flat screen TV with a blue ray and had the Geek Squad set it up. Of course, they say nothing they did would have any effect on the computer. Dell accessed my computer and told me it was a bad video card, but others say this is not the case.

Regardless of the corrective messured required, how do you make the necessay changes with a black screen?

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8 bet July 18, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Can you tell me how you fix the computer.

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9 neven June 26, 2010 at 4:24 pm

my name is neven.Imam a problem can not find a video mode error if someone let him know that it gives a link to download for counter strike in the forward 1.6.hvala

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10 Ralph Carmone August 17, 2010 at 8:37 pm

I just had this problem on a new install. Turns out the LCD monitor I’m using only supports 60 Hz., and the GeForce2 mx 400 (in this case) set itself to 85 Hz. When I connected it to a CRT, it worked. I changed the refresh rate to 60 HZ and reconnected the LCD. No problems. (Right-click the desktop, Properties/Settings/Advanced/Monitor/Screen Refresh Rate) Hope it helps sombody. I searched every engine and found nothing I didn’t have to pay for first.

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11 nurz April 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm

hey dude help me out why i cant play the vanro online games in the lcd monitor while if i use the crt monitor it is functioning weard so kindly help me and send message to my eadd or comment right away asap i badly needed your help thanks. im using the MOV lcd flat screen and by the way i set my refresh rate 60 HZ still not functioning huhu. . pls help me out thank you.

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12 bet July 18, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Please help me when I turn my moniter the dell thing comes on with it saying input Analog. I have tryed every way to fix it. The screen is just black and nothing will come on it. Please tell me how to fix it. Thanks so much.

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13 maxine Kelly July 31, 2011 at 6:19 pm

My speakers are on and no sound comes out except for a loud sound when I turn up the sound. When I turn on my computer it says Audio – Imput detect.

Is there any solution to this problem. I have everything connected right. The green light comes on but no voice or sound

Thank you

Maxine Kelly

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14 Heather October 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Thanks Ralph! That fixed it quick. I appreciate it. – HD

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15 allan February 19, 2012 at 3:49 am

Can you let me know how and what you did to fix the problem.

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16 Ahmad March 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Hello all. Its quit simple and easy method to solve this kind of problem. What you need to do is to RIGHT click on your desktop and then GO to Nvidia Display and then Click on Analog Display. A window will appear with lots of option. What you need to do is to Go to Full screen Video option then there change a Full screen device to SECONDARY DISPLAY. It works if you are using Nvidia. You can do this in other display cards also.
That’s all.

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17 ben February 14, 2013 at 9:29 pm

I’m supposed to right click on my desktop? 1) my monitors being screwy so even if i 2) dont even have an os installed on my hdd yet, as it is brand new- i wouldn’t be able to right click on nuthin.

pulled the gpu and plugged into the mobo, same error.
plugged the monitor into my laptop and into my old computer, same error.

Seems like it is an error within the monitor, the question is.. how the hell do i fix it?
the menu button on the monitor is non-functional.

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18 John December 8, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Hello all,

I have tied all the settings above and more but for me the solution was to change the VGA cable!

Regards,

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