Changing input on an MSI monitor is easy. But, if you’re not familiar with how to do it, you might find the process a little confusing. After all, monitors don’t usually have that many buttons or switches. MSI monitors are great because they are generally more affordable than other gaming monitors while still providing great picture quality and ample features. However, even the best monitor will be less than optimal if you can’t figure out how to change the input on the MSI monitor. This guide will explain everything you need to know about changing input on an MSI monitor.
How To Change The Input On An MSI Monitor
- The first step is to unplug the monitor and all other devices connected to the computer. Next, open the monitor’s power cord and then disconnect it from the power source. You should now be able to take out the back plate from your MSI monitor.
- Now remove all screws from the back plate of your monitor so that you can remove it without having to worry about screwing it up. It’s also helpful to ensure that any cover stickers are removed before removing any screws so that you don’t get them damaged when using a screwdriver on a sensitive part of your computer’s motherboard.
- After removing all screws, carefully remove any cover stickers or stickers for specific patterns (like Dell labels) from your monitor as well as any labeling behind metal parts like metal handles or brackets on your monitor to make it look plain black again. This helps make sure that none of these parts modify the input or display settings on your screen.
- Once you get these parts removed, you can now use a flathead screwdriver to remove all the screws on the back plate of your monitor. When finished, you should be able to remove the entire back plate of your monitor and it should look similar to this. If there are any additional screws or stickers that you might have missed, then use a flat-blade screwdriver or another tool to remove them.
- Finally, take out the small circuit board from behind the monitor’s display screen and ensure that it’s completely disconnected from anything else inside your computer as well as other parts within the same unit before putting your MSI monitor back together in reverse order again.
Monitor Out Of Range Message
- Now that your monitor is completely removed and disconnected, you can now take out the plastic cover to expose the backside of your monitor. These parts are normally near the center of the back side of your monitor and they should have some noticeable screws or brackets on them. You will need to remove these so that you can start cleaning up all of the dust on these parts. The plastic cover will also help get rid of any additional stickers so make sure it’s removed before using a flat-blade screwdriver to remove any screws on those parts if they weren’t already removed earlier during removing the back plate.
- Once you have all screws and brackets removed from these two pieces, then you can give everything a good cleaning with some compressed air or whatever compressed air-based product or tool you prefer as a cleaner for electronics as well as any other dust that might be there after unplugging everything earlier when doing step 2 above. Make sure there aren’t any cables or wires attached to these parts that might get damaged when cleaning because they may scratch anything connected to them if scratched during unscrewing something else when removing the back plate (and having it fall off accidentally).
- Now, you should be able to remove the entire back plate and take off the front panel with the screen on it. Once that is done, you will see a small black plastic piece that connects your monitor to the computer’s motherboard. This is where we will change our input on an MSI monitor.
- After removing the entire back plate, be sure to lay it down on a clean and flat surface so that you do not damage your computer’s motherboard. You can now proceed to remove all screws that are currently holding the monitor in place in your computer. There should only be two screws holding it in place, which you can easily remove once all others are removed. This will allow you to now safely replace the existing cable from the monitor with an HDMI cable, as well as replace any stickers or labels if necessary before putting everything back together by following steps 6-9 below.
- Now that you have completely removed your monitor’s back plate, you should be able to see the main board on the inside of your monitor. Now it’s time to remove all of the screws holding this in place as well as any additional stickers or labels that might have been applied to make things look pretty or fancy. You’ll always have a couple of screws remaining so make sure to be careful with these because they can damage your computer if they are not removed carefully and properly. Some screens might also require you to remove small screws from a plastic panel on the back of your MSI monitor for easier removal.
Switching Between HDMI And DVI Channels
- Now, you should be able to replace the back plate of your monitor on the computer. However, before putting it back on, you’ll need to plug it into a working wall socket so that you can charge the battery inside.
- Once you plug in your monitor to power and a wall socket, put the screws on your MSI monitor all back together and then reconnect them, making sure that each screw goes in with the proper orientation before you tighten it down. You’re now ready to start using your fresh-out-of-the-box MSI monitor!
- Once you get all the screws removed, you can now remove the cover sticker or stickers that keep your monitor’s faceplate or plastic backing in place. This is important because it will help make sure that you don’t get any of these parts damaged while working on your computer. You should be able to see how these parts look once you remove them. If your monitor comes with multiple covers, then it may be helpful to take a picture of them and then remove them to keep track as you progress through this guide. This will also make sure that when you put them back on, they won’t get stuck behind other components and cause malfunctioning of other parts on your computer.
- Now that the faceplate is off, it should look similar to this when finished. When removing or reinstalling any additional panels (like Dell stickers), ensure that they are not stuck behind anything else on your computer or mixed with any other new panels before removing these pieces. Remove any stickers and latches with flathead screwdrivers and then reinstall all screws before reassembling the monitor’s faceplate back together again just like this example shows from an MSI computer monitor above.
- Now that you’ve removed the back plate of your monitor, it’s time to insert the new one into its designated place in your motherboard. Make sure that there are no screws on the plastic part of the case before sliding your new back plate into place. If you do encounter one or two screws on this part, then try to locate them with a screwdriver and remove them carefully. As long as you don’t remove any screws from this portion of your computer’s motherboard, then it should be fine.
- Once you’re in the correct position for your new back plate, ensure that all attached cables are connected properly and make sure that all four holes on the back side of the monitor are aligned with their corresponding holes on your motherboard. If either one is misaligned, then it would be best for you to find a different position for it instead of damaging your monitor in any way or breaking anything when trying to align it again later. This process works best if you use a small flat-blade screwdriver instead of something narrow so that none of these parts could be damaged while trying to screw them down into place correctly.
The monitor is the screen that displays whatever you’re working on. From browsing the internet to editing photos, the monitor is the screen you’re looking at. There are many different types of monitors, so you can find one to meet your needs. Thankfully, changing input on the MSI monitor is fairly straightforward. All you have to do is select the right input based on the device that is currently connected to the monitor. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, feel free to leave them in the comment section below.