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External monitor out of range error on Dell Latitude E-Series portable

If you have trouble getting a display on an external monitor, the issue can be resolved by making the proper settings in the Video Driver Control Panel applet, instead of the Windows Display Properties.

The issue occurs when the display settings for the external monitor are set higher in the NVidia Control Panel than the monitor could display. The settings overrode any Windows Display Properties setting. Similar issues have been seen with the Intel GMA Graphics Controller.

These issue occur docked or undocked with a variety of external displays, projectors and TVs.

So remember that the NVidia and Intel Control Panel settings override the Windows Display Settings.

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Half Screen


It is either the lcd panel OR the video card / motherboard or it could just be a completly bad driver.
If you turn it on and hit f2 or f8 does it appear in this screens?

If not, it is a bad driver.
If a bad driver, turn on hit f8, choose low video resolution mode, surf to your manufacturers website, download, install and reboot.

Try display to an external monitor, if the line appears on the external monitor, the issue is a bad video card.
you will need to connect to another monitor or your television to your computer with the vga lead monitor connection
click start control panel display change display settings adjust resolution this may vary depending on your operating system you should a no 1 and a no 2 with detect and identify keep an eye on
the screen when you select the number tabs this may vary depending on your operating system when you select the no 2 tab this should be the extended desktop always click apply after making any changes
If the issue does NOT appear on the external monitor, the issue is the lcd panel.

May 02, 2013 | Acer Iconia Tab A50010S32u Notebook

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laptop with white stripe down centre of screen


It is either the lcd panel OR the video card / motherboard or it could just be a completly bad driver.
If you turn it on and hit f2 or f8 does it appear in this screens?


If not, it is a bad driver.

If a bad driver, turn on hit f8, choose low video resolution mode, surf to your manufacturers website, download, install and reboot.

Try display to an external monitor, if the line appears on the external monitor, the issue is a bad video card.

you will need to connect to another monitor or your television to your computer with the vga lead monitor connection


click start control panel display change display settings adjust resolution this may vary depending on your operating system you should a no 1 and a no 2 with detect and identify keep an eye on


the screen when you select the number tabs this may vary depending on your operating system when you select the no 2 tab this should be the extended desktop always click apply after making any changes


If the issue does NOT appear on the external monitor, the issue is the lcd panel.


Hope this helps

Sep 16, 2012 | Packard Bell Computers & Internet

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Using notebook display and external monitor: HP Pavilion zd8205us primary display is garbled, secondary display is clear and good, It doesn't matter which display device you set as primary or secondary


try to switch the blue VGA cable that is connected from the laptop to the external monitor. You may also restart your laptop and set aside the external monitor to check if the laptop is still experiencing garbled display... If it still is, then it is a monitor issue and need to address to HP personnel by calling HP hotline. Otherwise your issue will be resolved by simply doing that..

Nov 14, 2010 | HP Pavilion zd8000 Notebook

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my dell 630 laptop screen is not displaying each time i power it on


moregirlz2lu

If you are having trouble with your monitor displaying properly to clarify you are not even getting the Dell splash screen. If this is the case there is a good chance that the monitor or video card is out on the computer.

To test this plug in an external monitor (If you have access to a CRT you want to use it). Then press and hold the "FN" key and press the F8 (CRT/LCD) key to toggle the external monitor.

If you get the display you know the video card is working. If you tested with a CRT there is a chance that there is a driver issue. So I would download and reinstall the drivers. If the display still does not work then most likely it has gone out.

Note if you tested with a LCD there is a chance that if you were having a driver issue that it would have effected the external LCD. You may want to try to reinstall Windows or booting to a Live CD to see if the display works. The reason for this is most notebook LCDs are now made of the same as desktop LCDs.

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

Issken
http://www.fixya.com/users/issken

Sep 30, 2010 | Dell Latitude D630 Notebook

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when I use the external monitor S-video port on my Dell Inspiron 1721 running Windows 7 it only displays in black and white despite the internal monitor showing the screen in color.


Okay. For Windows Vista OS.

Go to Control Panel.

Under the Control Panel Home, select Additional Options at the bottom right of the list.

Click on Appearance and Personalization:

At the top right corner of the dialogue box, under Personalization, select "adjust screen resolution"

This will bring you to display settings:

Click the button that says "identify monitors" As each is displayed, it will present a number for which is the default or main monitor (1 or 2) 1 is the main monitor.

To change the external to the main or number one monitor: simply drag the #1 monitor to the left side (if not already there) If it is, you'll want to set the external as the default:

Do this:

While in Display settings, if the external is the #1 monitor, make sure to check the box for "extend the desktop to this monitor" and "this is my main monitor" for the external display. This should switch all settings to the external monitor.

Also, make sure the the resolution is correct for the size monitor you have. For a 20" (such as mine, external Dell monitor) the resolution is at the highest (1920 x 1080).

Also make sure it reads (to the right of that) "highest 32 bit). If this is not an options, make sure you're adjusting the external monitor and not the laptop screen. Otherwise you may need to upgrade your video card.

You should not need to do this though.

After you have set this, go to Advanced Settings and select Monitor. You will see at the top, a list of two monitors; your external with it's brand and name - and the laptop screen type and name. Select the external monitor name: Click on properties, drivers and Update Driver, then select to Automatically search online for driver.

Please let me know if you need further assitance.

carsandcomps,

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Jun 22, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1721 (dndwna2_5) AMD Turion...

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