Blank Monitor After PXI Controller Boot

Updated Nov 2, 2019

Reported In


  • PXI Controller

Issue Details

My PXI/PXIe controller looks like it is booting up correctly but nothing is displaying on my monitor.


If your controller is booting correctly, the fans should come on, green LEDs should be seen inside the chassis, the green PWR OK LED should be on, and the DRIVE LED should flash once or twice. If all of this behavior is correct and you are still seeing nothing on your monitor:
  • Ensure your monitor is properly connected to the controller. Try another cable to your monitor.
  • Ensure the PXI controller has RAM and HDD attached. If there is no RAM on the controller, it will appear to boot up but you will see nothing on your monitor.
  • In case it still doesn't work contact NI for support