When I plug in the computer to my Dell D600 laptop (using docking station) the screen shows fine but a grey box moves around the monitor saying "Input Not Supported". I am unable to use any of the buttons for menu etc. How can I get it to support?
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Re: Input not supported
This is a communication issue starting with your docking station. Sometimes updated drivers are neede to insure that a device works with all devices between your pc and your laptop. Check on Dells website to see if there is an updated driver. In additon you may want to run the cd that came with your monitor, they are always shipped with a cd with drivers on them!
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Hello, maybe you've got to switch the output from your laptop screen to the external screen, if so, it will be by pressing and holding down the Function button and at the same time pressing one of the Function keys (at the top of your keyboard). On mine, (an HP) it's F4, but you'll see a symbol on the correct key that looks like a screen.
I have four Dell 2001FP monitors. The unavailable contrast is standard for this monitor when used with digital input (DVI). Make sure your brightness is at 100%.If you want a better result of dynamic range and color, the only effective option is color calibration. I use the inexpensive Huey Pro, available several places, including eBay. Retail is around $100. It something one uses maybe twice a year, takes five minutes to install and use, and the results are notable. I'm a designer, and need excellent color. This is the best solution. Calibrate your laptop as well, and the color should be almost exactly the same between them.
As an alternative, you can use the color settings, select User Preset, and start with something around 40 red 43 green and 37 blue. Adjust proportionately upward until you get what you want.
Another possibility is to use a different connector cable if your laptop has that option, since your monitor an take four different input formats.
Disconnect the monitor from the docking station and plug it directly in the laptop connector. If all is well it might be the docking station. I had one crash a computer and had to rebuild the operating system to make it work again.
Update Bios & Video Driver
Also right click on my computer,go to properties,go under hardware,you can see hardware profiles,delete the dock profile (while the system is off the dock) & then dock & restart