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How to Fix Input Signal Out of Range in Windows System

Jun 9, 2022

Computers have now become an indispensable thing in our lives. When we use computers, sometimes, the display will appear with a message, which is "Input signal out of range". Recently, a user also reported a similar problem while extending his laptop’s display with an external monitor. When he connected his laptop with HDMI to VGA converter to an external HP monitor, the monitor displayed a message "Input signal out of range change resolution to 1366x768 - 60hz". How to solve this situation? Let's take a look.

Why does this message appear?

This problem - Input signal out of range, it is usually occurring because the refresh rate is set outside the frequency range of the monitor.

How to fix this issue?

Step 1: Open the Windows Settings

Please right-click on Start, then click Settings. Tip: There are two other ways to open Settings, press Win+I to open Settings directly, and press Win+x to open the Power User Menu and click Settings. How to Fix Input Signal Out of Range in Windows System

Step 2: Got to Advance display

Go to System > Display. On the right side, you can see an option Advanced display (in Windows 10, it is Advanced display settings). How to Fix Input Signal Out of Range in Windows System

Step 3: Open Display Adapter Properties

In Advanced display, select the monitor that occurs the problem of Input Signal Out of Range, and click the corresponding Display adapter properties. How to Fix Input Signal Out of Range in Windows System

Step 4: Change Screen refresh rate

Go to the Monitor tab, and set the screen refresh rate to 60 Hz (or the number lower than that mentioned in the message). After the setting is complete, click Apply. How to Fix Input Signal Out of Range in Windows System

For Windows 7 and earlier systems

The above steps are for Window 11 and 10. If you are running Windows 7 or Vista, please click Start, then click Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > Screen Resolution. Select the Display that occurs the problem, and click Advanced settings to open Display adapter properties. Then switch to Monitor tab, and set the screen refresh rate to 60 Hz. How to Fix Input Signal Out of Range in Windows System Have you also seen this kind of message prompt? If you encounter it, just try this method to solve it.
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