My M60 screen display seems to be locked at the lowest resolution (640 x 480). When I go into Properties>Settings>Screen Resolution to try to change it back, I hit apply but nothing happens. No strange messages appear in the start up, the computer is NOT in safe mode, and nothing I do seems to help.
I don't know if this is the cause of the problem but I had left the computer in the car in some pretty cold cold weather. The screen problem started happening directly after this incident. The warranty for this computer has already passed so any help would be greatly appreciated!
Re: Screen resolution is locked at lowest setting!
you cant change the resolution? did you check the video card driver in device manager? check if the driver is installed properly. if not, then download the latest video driver at support.dell.com > go to drivers and downloads and select your system. If the video driver is okay, then download the latest BIOS upgrade in the same site. post back here if the issue persists.
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The reason behind the out of range (frequency of monitor) because the video display adapter is trying to set resolution more than what the monitor (screen) is capable of. In this case, try to boot your computer in Safe Mode using F8 function key while starting your computer. Once you are in safe mode, try to decrease the resolution of monitor to the lowest resolution level and apply the settings. Now try to boot computer in normal mode once again, you will get the settings which you have applied in safe mode. Adjust the screen resolution accordingly till the settings work with the monitor (screen).
Press the F8 key when windows is booting up from a power off situation, select "safe Mode" you should get a Display then,(NO Video driver(except windows generic) driver is load in safe mode). Set your display to the LOWEST resolution.. Reboot. See if you have a display with the driver set Low. If so, increase the resolution on level at a time until you encounter a problem. If you do not select Yes when windows asks if you want to keep this display setting, Windows will revert back to the last setting you selected yes for.
be sure you downloaded the graphic driver for your computer. you can find it from the manufacturer website or if you know the model of your mainboard you can also find it from the mainboard manufacturer website. also, try changing your display settings by right click your desktop and choose properties then choose display adjust the screen resolution on higher pixel. but my best guess is you need the graphic driver of your computer.
Assuming that the laptop is hooked up to the projection TV using the correct cables or connectors and still no video display on the TV, perhaps you need to lower down the laptops screen resolution first using your laptop's screen display before pressing the Fn + F? key.
To lower the screen resolution, right click on any clear area of your desktop, select Properties. click on the Settings tab, move cursor of Screen resolution to farthest left, Apply, Color Quality to lowest, Apply. Additionally, click on the Advanced button, Monitor tab, select lowest Screen refresh rate.
Hope that this be of some help. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.
Hi Sarah, You may want to try lowering the resolution of your computer down first before connecting the 42PX5D. Since everything seems to be working except when you get to the desktop then your PC might be set to a resultion that's too high for the LG (am not 100% sure, but I think that LG's max res is 1024 X 768). Try to adjust your PC's resolution while still connected to a regular monitor, right click on any free/clear part of your desktop and click properties. Display Properties window will pop-up, click on Settings tab, adjust Screen resolution towards the left,trym lowest posiible, color quality, again lowest possible. Then hook it up to the LG. If desktop now displays in LG, do the same again but this time going up. Do it by increment and stop when LG screen goes blank. Press escape to go to setting prior to blank. Adjust color quality best setting acceptable to the LG. Good luck and hopes this work out for you. Regards.
Use the resolution button on the top of the camera by the LCD display. One button is for selecting Flash. One button is for the self-timer. The middle button is for resolution. Press the button repeatedly to cycle through the options.
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