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Mac Compatible w Acer Ferarri 20" LCD

by iME64 / October 20, 2006 1:13 AM PDT

Greetings all,

I just purchased an Acer Ferarri 20" LCD monitor. I am using a Mac Mini (not dual core).

Supposedly the Mac can run this monitor, which has similar specs to the Apple monitors. However, I have had trouble with the DVI. It started having various types of image breakdown (granularity, mismatched pieces of the image when scrolling etc.) and now it won't come up in DVI at all. Gives the message "no support". I then have to plug it in VGA to get an image. It does work in VGA at all resolutions.

Intially the monitor worked at lower than max. res. (1680X1050) and then degraded. I thought I was just overloading the graphic chip set, but I don't think so now.

Anyone know/have an idea if the monitor is simply defective or is it a compatibility issue?

I did talk with Acer already. They said that they didn't guarantee compatibility with a Mac.

I really liked the monitor (at least while it was initially working). If I can, I would like to keep it or another unit if this one is defective?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
john

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"It does work in VGA at all resolutions."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 20, 2006 11:30 AM PDT

Since it does indeed work, why not just use it?

Bob

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Doesn't Make Sense
by iME64 / October 25, 2006 12:07 AM PDT

Hey Bob,

Completely ignoring whta is potentially a major problem doesn't make a whole lot of sense. There could be something wrong with it or my computer.

As it turns out, it has problems in VGA as well, just doesn't show up until you hit higher resolutions.

The computer is suppose to be able to run this monitor up to 1920X 1200 or something in that neighborhood. Instead it's choking on graphics in iTunes? And that's what really happening, nothing physically wrong with the computer or monitor, it can't run the graphics. Had the same problem on an Apple 20" display.

Thank again,
john

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