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Windows 7: Problem setting up second display

18 Sep 2010   #1
Internet Badass

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Problem setting up second display

I am trying to set up a duo monitor display with an old dell m782 monitor I got for free from my school. My computer detects that its there, but there is no picture on the monitor. When I press the menu button it says MONITOR IN POWER SAVE MODE ADJUST WITH PC. in a blue and grey box that stays in one place. Ive tried the Self-Test Feature Check on the dell online manual
Documentation
and it still says the power save mode. This is on my desktop too, which in my system specs is before the /



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18 Sep 2010   #2
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi! IB,

Do you see a blinking green light on the monitor indicator?
Can you get to the OSD and reset?

From the documentation:
Quote:
Power Management Modes

If you have VESA's DPMS compliance display card or software installed in your PC, the monitor can automatically reduce its power consumption when not in use.
Even though your PC can see it you may not have the proper card or software. Did windows offer to PnP to set it up?


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18 Sep 2010   #3
Internet Badass

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Hi! IB,

Do you see a blinking green light on the monitor indicator?
Can you get to the OSD and reset?

From the documentation:
Quote:
Power Management Modes

If you have VESA's DPMS compliance display card or software installed in your PC, the monitor can automatically reduce its power consumption when not in use.
Even though your PC can see it you may not have the proper card or software. Did windows offer to PnP to set it up?
There is a blinking green light, but i cant get to the osd. Windows didnt offer to set up anything it just installed the driver.
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18 Sep 2010   #4
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

If you swap monitors does it display?
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18 Sep 2010   #5
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Ib,

I did a search on the m782 at the dell site, and from what I've been reading; you might be better off trashing the monitor.
  • Best I can tell it came out in 2001-2002, and was designed to go up to win XP.
  • The driver I found for it is only 115KB.
  • The MS PnP drivers seem to work better than Dell's.
  • It has problems running on a machine that has more than 512MB ram
There are 'bout 23 threads with all kinds of problems See:
Search - Dell Community

Driver site:
Drivers and Downloads

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news....
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19 Sep 2010   #6
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Ib, there may be some hope.

I've been researching the m782, and everywhere I've looked I kept running into that the problem involves the hardware of the monitor that involves power management.

One reference here:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=445110

Here I may have found a workaround. Post #6 here:
ATI R128 driver and Rage Mobility M4 - Ubuntu Forums

You may be able to apply his workaround to your drivers and card.

Hope this helps......Anak
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