The input signal out-of-range errors are one of those annoying ones that can make a person wonder what went wrong in their setup.
This error usually appears when you are trying to connect two monitors together or your PC to another monitor.
Input signal out of range warning or Change settings to [resolution] is very common and super easy to fix. No matter if you are using a triple, dual, or single monitor setup. You can fix this issue in seconds.
It is not something you should be worried about.
In the following sections, we will see why this error pops up on your screen, some methods which can fix this annoying error, and some frequently asked questions that will clear any leftover doubts in your mind.
What does the “Input signal out of range” error mean?
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This error usually occurs when your computers fail to catch the signal, thus, resulting in a failed connection between your monitors.
These warnings usually mean that your computer is not up to the optimal resolution, Or maybe the graphic driver is faulty.
However, not only the resolution but there could be other issues in the picture too which can disturb the signal such as faulty wires or even a computer that may have a damaged motherboard.
To be able to get rid of the warning and set the resolution to a correct number here is what you have to do.
Fix Input Signal Out Of Range Monitor Issue
To fix this Input Signal Out Of Range issue, there are possible solutions available.
- Change The Resolution Settings In Safe Mode.
- Update Drivers
- Check Faulty Cables.
To make sure how to proceed, follow the below steps.
1. Changing The Resolution Settings (Safe Mode)
Mostly when an “Input signal out of range” warning appears, it comes along with a change resolution to so and so suggestion.
At that time, the most suitable and first option should be to change the resolution according to whatever the suggestion says. For example, it says to change settings to 1440x900-60Hz, then
- Right-click on the desktop screen and go to “Display Settings”.
- Then, select your second screen in the display settings. There will be two monitors labeled 1 and label 2 – if your second monitor is connected.
- Scroll down, where you’ll see an “Advanced Display Settings” option, and click on it.
- A new menu should appear, and at the bottom, select the “Display adapter properties”.
- Once again, a new menu will appear, select ‘List all Modes” from the bottom and finally choose the mode as suggested by the monitor at the beginning which is 1440x900-60Hz.
- Confirm the changes, then check to see if your signal issue has been fixed.
2. Update Or Reinstall The Graphic Driver
If you can’t find your resolution or even if changing the resolution brings no change, then it is likely that the graphics card needs an update or even a reinstallation if necessary.
Here’s how you can update your graphics card
- Search in settings for the Device Manager Window.
- Then click the ‘Display Adapters’ option from the list. This will enable you to see your driver’s name just below.
- Right-click on the graphics driver card and then click on the “Update Driver” option from the list.
- Finally, click on the “Search automatically for drivers” to install the latest version of your driver.
- Using the same steps you can also click on the ‘Uninstall’ option if updating doesn’t fix your signal error.
3. Checking for Faulty Cables
If the two methods described above do not work as well, then you can try by checking if the connection that you made with the monitor is stable or not.
If your monitor is running on higher refresh rates then low-end cables like VGA and others will not work properly.
Whether the wire is properly connected with the socket or not, or if the wire is not too old and maybe not even working properly in the first place.
You can confirm the wire’s reliability by using it for another connection to see if that works.
Hopefully, any one of the following methods worked in fixing the signal error.
Remember to try and troubleshoot the problem in the hierarchical manner of the methods. ‘The Input signal out of range’, is not a serious issue that you should be worried about.
Usually, this issue fixes itself with the 1st method itself but if not, you now know that you can try updating or even reinstalling the drivers.
If in the worst-case scenario, none of the methods help to troubleshoot and solve the signal problem, it could be that the motherboard is damaged. However, this is highly unlikely.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the meaning of ‘signal out of range’?
The ‘Signal out of range’ issue is very common one and occurs usually when you are trying to connect your PC to another monitor.
It is not something to panic about. If you are someone who is a gaming enthusiast, then you must have bought a PC and set it to its highest resolution.
And now that you are trying to establish a connection, it shows an error. In this case, you’ll have to change the resolution of your second screen which often suggests the optimal resolution as well along with the signal error.
If changing the resolution doesn’t work, try updating and reinstalling the graphics driver card. Remember to restart the computer once the update is complete.
How to fix input signal out of range on Windows 10 monitor?
If your computer shows an input signal out of range warning, then you might have to change your monitor’s screen resolution to as it suggests.
To do that:
1. Go to display settings.
2. Select the second screen display, then scroll down and select ‘Advanced Display Settings’.
3. Select ‘Display adapter properties for Display 2’ > ‘List all modes’ > and finally the suggested resolution.