Question about Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Gx270Screen splits up

I just go 2 gx270's from a hospital office sale. I already have a dell8400, that is hooked up to a viewsonic 17" flatscreen. I hooked my monitor and keyboard up to one of the new gx270s. The moment it started booting I noticed that the screen was split in the middle. A large black bar appears in the center, and the desktop is split, it's not divided, it is as though there are two screens - I movethe mouse allthe way to the left andit comes around from the right side of the screen. No idea why. I used a dell recovery disc to reinstall the os, and all the setup screens show up normal. But when windows boots back up, same problem. And it happens on both! No idea. The monitor works fine for my 8400. Please help

Posted by on

  • Russ Melanson
    Russ Melanson May 11, 2010

    Is your monitor connected to the on-board video connection, or a video card (PCI or AGP type)?



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 357 Answers

Check your video card settings, it sounds as though the setting is set for two displays.
Good Luck.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have this model N3735w Viewsonic LCD flatscreen TV and it is flickering. The screen is also getting darker.

Try turning off the automatic brightness feature . This mode adjusts the brightness according to the light level in the room.

Dec 26, 2013 | ViewSonic N3735W 37 in. LCD TV

1 Answer

I have Viewsonic VA712 monitor 17" i am not able to hear sound

Here is the user manual:
Make sure to hook up audio cable as shown to your PC.

Additionally you can try to download drivers for the same which can be found here

Apr 21, 2010 | ViewSonic VA712 17" LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Refresh rate for this monitor. Prefs. offer 60 or

Go for the highest your video card will allow to remove any flicker from the screen, or the max whichever works best.

I also have a Viewsonic Flatscreen, they are great and I had two Viewsonic CRTs before that.

Nov 28, 2009 | ViewSonic VA702b 17" LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Monitor will not come on but power light comes on

Based on the numbers of viewsonics I have repaired, It is probably in the power - inverter board and not in the video board.
Since it is a 17 inch, there is also a chance that one of the bulbs is bad, but that is less likely.
If you can take it apart and send me a picture of the board to, I may be able to see if the board has the obvious problems.

Jul 16, 2009 | ViewSonic VA702b 17" LCD Monitor

2 Answers

Viewsonic E72f+ OSD Locked

press and hold the 2 button... the button which has named 2 on it... for some seconds... maybe 10...

Jan 03, 2009 | ViewSonic E70f 17" CRT Monitor

1 Answer

17'' monitor whte screen power light on

have a 17'' starlogic flatscreen monitor and i opened a game and it went to white screen and stayed there.

Jun 19, 2008 | Star Logic 17" LCD Monitor

1 Answer

How to hook up rca 32in flatscreen to puter

The hookup is not hard just use the output from your PC VGA , Composite etc to the TV and make sure the right input is selected ont the TV . The tricky part is making sure your PC or laptop is 1 set to display to TV (goto your video settings on desktop) and 2 if you have a laptop most have a function button on top that switches from monitor to external monitor or to split to both.

May 26, 2008 | RCA Televison & Video

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop Logo

195 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18413 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides