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Both screens wont work

I have an acer aspire 3680 laptop and when i plug in an external monitor it appears to work properly until windows starts the windows please wait shows on both screens but when my desktop appears the external monitor turns off ........then the screen says it has no signal.The device manager is telling me the monitor is installed. Am i missing some software? Where can i get it ? I have checked the acer site for new drivers but I'm unsure if i need one of them.

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  • s60six Jan 11, 2009

    i am running windows xp

  • s60six Jan 14, 2009

    I did get to work however when i take the steps you mentioned with the property tab........both screens have a 1 on them and i can only get to work with one monitor a flat screen lcd..... if i try it on a regular monitor (older dell desk top tube type monitor)it won't work, no 1 on the screen no desktop nothing......and it does have the grid vista. Sorry I'm not sure of the ram but i haven't upgraded it so it has what it came from the store with.

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No mention of how much ram installed ???

Are you using ACER GRIDVISTA
This program handles the multi screen out put

or

Standard Screen Properties,,,,,,,

Try this

DESKTOP>Right click properties
DISPLAY PROPERTIES>Settings

With both screens connected.
There should be two windows displayed ,
a highlighted white one and a grey one

Click IDENTIFY.

ONE SCREEN-
Should display a number 1 on the screen it has attached.
TWO SCREEN
Should display a number 2 on the external screen.

Once you get IDENTIFY to work then set resolution sizes of both individual screen.Apply and ok to save settings

If using GRIDVISTA then set the setting for the output functions and save theme as a theme BOTH or LAPTOP AND EXTERNAL MONITOR and its accessible from the desktop right click.

Good luck I have a couple of these I use for my Media Centre wirelessly networked thru the house.Great machines.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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