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Increasing resolution higher than 800x600

I bought this VA721 almost a year ago. I then bought and paid for a Pogo Buddy Bowler and is currently downloaded on Windows 9.0VR. In order to
make this download complete, I need change my resolution higher than 800x600. I know I can do this as a screen pop-up says I could but, It does not stay up for about 2 seconds and disapears, then by checking the menu on the monitor, it is still the same. 800x600 anything you can advise me of will be helpful. Thank You, Stan

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Re: Increasing resolution higher than 800x600

The screen res is adjusted through windows not through the monitor.the pop up you speak of is only informing you the current screen res as set up through windows.

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Comes on then goes off right away.

As a test, I would suggest setting the video resolution on the computer down to 800x600 or 1024x768 and plug the bad monitor back in. You do not have to turn off the computer to swap out the video cable between monitors. If the "bad" monitor works now, then it is most likely that some how the resolution or refresh rate got set to a mode the monitor did not support. If it is working, you can start increasing the resolution to higher numbers. Most OS's will ask if the new setting is OK and if you do not click OK it will go back to the original setting.

If the "bad" monitor does not work at 800x600 or 1024x768 then as suggested in a previous post, the monitor is bad. If it is really expensive, you can try and have it fixed. In most cases it is like a toaster, you can get it fixed but will pay double or more what you could buy a new one for.

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Can I increase the screen resolution on my EV700B monitor higher than 800x600? How?

Open Control Panel - Display - Settings tab - Screen Resolution move the slider to the right to increase the screen resolution.
If you cannot increase the screen resolution, it means the correct video driver was not installed generic VGA driver was installed.
In this case install the video driver for your graphics card and change the screen resolution.

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The windows 7 is not recognizing the monitor VA721

May I ask what you mean by the windows does not recognized the monitor? You are not getting picture or you cannot set the correct native resolution (that is the best setting for best picture and aspect ratio)?
Native resolution for this monitor is 1280 x 1024 @60Hz.
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Go into Start >Control Panel> Display or Personalization (XP-Vista).
Find Display Settings and then look for resolution. Change the resolution up a notch (higher numbers) and look at the screen. If you like it, save the changes, if not, change until you like what you see on the screen.

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I have a Star Logic 20" monitor and cannot get the resolution set higher than 800 x 600. HELP?

You are limited to the capabilities of your video card in your computer. The monitor itself is not part of the ability to raise the resolution. Go to Display Properties under Control Panel and slide the resolution all the way to the right. If the max is 800X600 then that is the max for your video card. Buy new video card.
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I see two screens on my desktop.

You are using a screen resolution that is not supported by your monitor. Start the computer in safe mode and open display properties. What ever resolution and color depth is (usually 640x480 and 16 colors), click OK button. Restart the computer. Go to display properties and increase the color depth to the maximum value. Set the resolution to 800x600. Restart the machine. Do you see double screens? No? Great! Now try increasing the resolution to the next level. (1024x768). When you click 'apply' you will be give 15 seconds to say it is OK. So if you see double screens, do not click anything. Display will revert to 800x600 resolution (and you will see only a single screen!)

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Moved my al1716 to my computer in the bedroom. Nothin' !

What this monitor is trying to tell you is that your resolution is set to a higher degree than this monitor can support. Turn your computer off, restart then go to safe mode by tapping the F8 key or by holding down the left shift key while it is booting. Once in safe mode set your display resolution in desktop display properties dialog box to some thing easy like 800x600 16 bit color and reboot your pc. This should get you back to normal operating system where from there you can then try to find the highest support resolution for this monitor.

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Without knowing any more about your system I can only give you a couple of general ideas.
First try updating to the newest video card drivers possible.
You can try going to the drivers tab in display adapters in device manager and click update drivers.
Failing this, if your system is more than a few years old you will probably have to update to a more current video card to get the resolution that you need.
The native resolution for your screen is 1280x1024.

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ViewSonic VA721 monitor

this is only an educated guess based on my years of computer and electrinics experiance. I believe the problem is the AC inverter that supplies current to the monitors back light,it powers up and fails. the monitor is working but without the back light you get a blank screen.The problem is fixable, but the delema is that for a technician to troubleshoot and repair the problem may cost as much as replacing the monitor since the prices have dropped so much in the last few years.

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