You’re sitting at your desk, ready to get some work done, when you open your computer and notice something isn’t quite right with your computer monitor. It just shows “input signal out of range.” You tried everything, but nothing worked, and you are still stuck on this issue.
So, What is this? Why is my HP monitor showing input signal not found or out of range message? How do I fix this problem? These are all questions you are now asking yourself, so we’re here to help!
But why this happens?
Before diving into the solution, it’s essential to know why this exactly happens so that you can quickly identify the issue and fix it yourself.
“input signal out of range” on your HP monitor means that your computer CPU sends too much input that your monitor can’t handle. Suppose your monitor can handle a maximum resolution of 1280×720, but what happens if the CPU suddenly sends a higher resolution than that? Your monitor will stop working as it can’t handle this amount of input.
Now you might say, “It’s been going well for so long; why suddenly?” Maybe you accidentally increased the monitor resolution, or someone else did. However, let’s dive into the solution.
Fixing the “Input Signal out of Range” issue on HP Monitor
In short: To fix the “Input Signal out of Range” problem on the HP monitor, first open your computer in safe mode. Then go to “Device manager” and click “Display adapters.” Now select your computer’s graphics driver and disable it. Finally, restart your computer, and your problem will be solved!
Don’t understand? No problem, now I will explain it step by step so that you can do it quickly, even if you use Windows 7 or 10.
1. Fixing methods for Windows 7 users
As I mentioned, you can quickly fix this issue by reducing your monitor’s screen resolution through Windows Safe Mode. But you have to boot up your computer in safe mode first.
To boot up your computer in safe mode, hold down the F8 key on your keyboard while your PC is starting (immediately after turning it on.) Sometimes you may need to tap the F8 key rapidly instead of holding it down. Once your computer is booted up in safe mode, you will see the below image.
Now select safe mode using the arrow key and then press enter. Wait some time; your computer will open normally. After opening in safe mode,
- First, click on the computer icon and then on the manage option.
- Next, click on Device manager and then on Display adapters.
- Finally, right, click on the available driver and disable it.
Now restart your computer, and hopefully, it will fix the problem. Let me know in the comment box whether it worked for you!
2. Fixing methods for Windows 10 users
Booting windows 10 into safe mode is a bit more complicated than windows 7. But you can do this easily by following the below steps.
☞ First, turn off your computer completely. Then turn it on by pressing the power button. When you see the small spinning circle of dots that indicates Windows is starting, immediately press and hold the power button until your PC shuts down. Hold it for about 4-5 seconds.
Repeat this process a few more times. After you’ve done it 3 times, start your computer and let it run. It should now go into Automatic Repair mode:
☞ Click “Advanced Options“
☞ Click “Troubleshoot“
☞ Again click “Advanced options.“
☞ Click “Startup Settings“
☞ Click “Restart“
☞ Once rebooted, press the number 4 key on your keyboard to enter Safe Mode.
The next steps are the same as in Windows 7. Go to “Device manager” from the control panel and then click on “Display adapters.” Now disable the graphics driver and after then restart your computer. That’s it!
1. My monitor says, “input signal out of range change settings to 1600×900 60hz”
If you’re getting “input signal out of range change settings to 1600×900 60hz” message while trying to open your monitor, it means that the signal you’re trying to input is too high or low for your device. In order to fix this, you need to change input resolution settings to 1600×900 60hz.
You can easily do that using windows safe mode by disabling graphics driver or by adjusting the input resolution to 1600×900 60hz. For this, check the beginning part of this article.
Similarly, if your monitor is displaying the same (input signal out of range change settings to 1366×768 60hz, 1440×900 60hz, 1366×768 60hz, 1280×1024 60hz or 1680×1050 60hz) error message, just open your monitor through safe mode and then adjust the input resolution settings to the proper scale. That’s it!