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Windows 7: Laptop no longer allows 1680*1050 on external monitor

28 Sep 2009   #11
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by longlife View Post
when I set it up at 1600*1050, I get an error message on the external monitor saying that the configuration I chose is out of range.
I'm assuming you mean 1680x1050, but that doesn't really matter. When the monitor complains of being out of range, it's has always been my experience that there is an incompatible refresh rate set for the given resolution. Check on that.


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28 Sep 2009   #12
longlife

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

When I set it to 1680*1050 I have an error message on my monitor saying that it is out of range.
I also thought it was the refresh rate, but at this resolution I do not have a choice, it can only be set at 60hz.

Also, yesterday, the monitor worked for a couple hours at the correct resolution. But after I shut the computer off and opened it again today the screen screws up again.
It is very weird and random... The only thing I did on my computer yesterday when the monitor was working correctly was watch a couple tv shows. I didnt even have internet and haven't installed anything...
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28 Sep 2009   #13
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Sounds like a cable issue to me since it's intermittent. Can you get another DVI or VGA cable (whichever you're using) to try?

If not, check that all the pins aren't bent and that when connected, is tight and secure.
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28 Sep 2009   #14
longlife

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I don't have another vga cable around. I'll try to find one somewhere.
I checked the pins and they all seem to be fine. But it's weird though, because if it was a problem with the cable the monitor shouldn't even show anything right? and in my case, its just the highest resolution that doesn't work. I'm still able to use the monitor with a lower resolution. Or maybe I'm wrong and a problem with the cable could affect just the highest resolution?
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28 Sep 2009   #15
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by longlife View Post
I don't have another vga cable around. I'll try to find one somewhere.
I checked the pins and they all seem to be fine. But it's weird though, because if it was a problem with the cable the monitor shouldn't even show anything right? and in my case, its just the highest resolution that doesn't work. I'm still able to use the monitor with a lower resolution. Or maybe I'm wrong and a problem with the cable could affect just the highest resolution?
Does your netbook and monitor have DVI?

If yes, use a DVI cable.
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28 Sep 2009   #16
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Ehh, unfortunately the 1000HE only has vga output. DVI would have been nice though, heh.

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