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Xps m140 want higher resolution displayed tonew secondary monitor

Xps m140 would like to be able to display a higher resolution onto my secondary monitor,the secondary monitor suports up to hd. I currently have it displaying at1024by 768 from my Dell but would love it if I could match up with this new monitor naive res by upgrading my Dell. TY

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Notebooks usually don't have high res . They trade off the high resulation  for the small size and less power consumption.

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Need both laptop and monitor on at same time.


Hey Roger,
Below is information that should help you with trying to get monitor and notebook screen to work.
First make sure your laptop is equipped to be able to connect a secondary display, there should be a port for connecting a standard monitor cable on the back.
Connect your secondary monitor and reboot the laptop, the system bios should recognize that a second monitor has been added.
Then right click on your desktop and bring up the display properties dialog box.
Select "settings"
Your laptop should be identified as monitor 1 and you should also be able to see the secondary monitor as monitor 2.
Click on the secondary monitor and check the box that says "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor".
Set your screen resolution and color quality for the second monitor and click apply.
Directing icons and browser windows over to the other monitor is just a matter of drag and drop.

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Dell XPS 140 monitor is blank, however the secondary monitor attached displays floating Windows XP. How can I transfer the primary monitor across to the secondary monitory to be able to use the compu


this is from the manual for your computer. you need to get it on both monitors simultaneously.


When you start the computer with an external device (such as an external monitor or projector)
attached and turned on, the image may appear on either the computer display or the external
device.
Press <Fn><F8> to switch the video image between the display only, the external device only,
or the display and the external device simultaneously.

Jul 12, 2012 | Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook

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How do get the s-video to work on my dell m140


Stat by plugging your s-video cord into the computer and the TV. Then go to your display settings and enable the monitor as either your primary or secondary display. If you don't know how to get to display settings, I'll need to know what operating system you have.

Mar 20, 2010 | Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook

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When my xps m140 laptop boot up after few minite lcd screen blak out. how to fic this?


There could either be a problem on your LCD screen, or Graphics card, to determine it. Try plugging an external monitor on your laptop and see if the display turns black also on the other monitor. If no, the problem is the LCD, but if yes (still black screen on the external monitor) it means the problem is on the graphics card.

Dec 15, 2009 | Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook

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The dell logo flashes then the screen goes blank. The hard drive keep flashing like the laptop is booting up okay it is a xps m140 and has vista home as a o/s


After the logo flashes, press F8, repeatedly, until a white-over-black "boot menu" is displayed. Choose "Safe Mode", to see if this "minimal" version of Windows will startup successfully.

Dec 13, 2009 | Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook

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Dead screen on an xps m140. How can I figure out


You said the computer boots up. How do you know for sure that the computer really boots up. I say this because from my experience this are the symptons of a bad RAM in a notebook computer. If you are good at troubleshooting, get a RAM of similar specification and change it to see. If the specs of the RAM you get (get one from a friend's computer), are similar the notebook will most likely display.

Dec 04, 2009 | Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook

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LCD screen is faint XPS M140


You backlight is failing. That is the bulb that provides the brightness to the screen. You need to replace bulb which is very tricky to do unlesss you have experience or replace the screen.

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Dell XPS M140 - display is pixelated


Pixelation/artifacting is usually indicative of a problem with video RAM (IE: The video card has a hardware problem) Since the Video is integrated into the motherboard, that means a motherboard replacement. ($150 to $200 for a replacement MB on Ebay)

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