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Help configuring external monitor and laptop

by camiller000 / September 28, 2009 2:21 AM PDT

I thought setting up an external monitor with most laptops was plug and play type of stuff. However, I am unable to get a lenovo x300 to recognize a monitor that works just fine with other laptops.

I believe I have set up everything properly. However, when a toggle I get only a black screen on the external monitor. It does sporadically flash a message that that indicates "1 Analog Input Cannot display video in this mode".

Your help appreciated

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Check your resolution
by Jimmy Greystone / September 28, 2009 2:42 AM PDT

Check your resolution. Especially if you have a letterbox (square) monitor and a widescreen display on the laptop, or the other way around even. You need to make sure that the monitor supports the resolution you're trying to get it to run.

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RE: Check your resolution
by camiller000 / September 28, 2009 6:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Check your resolution

Thanks. I confirmed that the monitor can handle a max of 1280X1084. Which is what I have used. I tried other combinations but no luck. I have updated drivers, etc.

This is gotta be something simple but I am banging my head against the wall.

Any other ideas appreciated

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Is the OS a FACTORY INSTALL?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2009 7:21 AM PDT

I find too many machines where a driver or such is forgotten.

ONE MORE THING. Try 60Hz or why not 800x600 until you get it working?

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RE: Is the OS a FACTORY INSTALL?
by camiller000 / September 28, 2009 7:50 AM PDT

OS installed via recovery CDs


I've tried various settings including 60Hz and 600X800

Thanks

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Sadly.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 29, 2009 12:10 AM PDT

I see its time to take it to the repair counter.

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