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Problem with Digital Input


Well Im having a DELL Ultra sharp 19" monitor and have a problem, Im able to view if I connect analog cable. But if I connect Digital input my system works till it boots and after that it is completely blank, then when I switch to analog then im able to view my desktop.

Kindly help me out with this.

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Re: Problem with Digital Input


You may need to switch monitor selection in your Display Properties. You need to activate twin/dual view in your Display Properties. Right click on any clear area of your desktop, click on Properties, click on Settings tab, select monitor 1 or 2 depending which is your primary and which is your secondary (analog/digital). Check (or uncheck-whichever works) on box "Extend....". Apply, OK.

There is an application that is supposed to facilitate twin or dual view configuration, UltraMon. This may be better/safer way to address your concern.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you have other concerns.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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