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I'm trying to hook up my Westinghouse L2410NM 24 inch monitor to my MacBook Pro. I'm using the DVI adaptor for my mac to connect to the monitor via an DVI-HDMI cable. My mac seems to detect the L2410NM, because when I go to change my display settings, I get a window with L2410NM in the title. That window has a list of resolutions to use with my external monitor. I've tried various resolutions to no avail. I've also tried mirrored and non-mirrored mode. My mac seems to be sending a signal to the external, because when I change display settings, the L2410NM window moves to the other display, and I have to bring it back using the "Gather Windows" button. I can tell this is happening, because when I change the resolution of my external to the lowest (640x480), I can see the window "sticking out" into my laptop's built-in monitor on the side where I have the external arranged in the Arrangement tab. What am I doing wrong?

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  • tcdb28 Feb 28, 2011

    Are you dead set on using HDMI? i have noticed a few quirks when using DVI to HDMI. I think you would have more success using DVI to VGA.

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You need to change the refresh rate, some monitors operate on 60 Hertz, and others on 70 or 72 Hertz, try changing the refresh next to the resolution choices.

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