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Ibm thinkvision l170 monitor

We are a small dr office and we have an ibm thinkvision l170 monitor which we have had installed on one of the instrument computers for about 4 years. It worked fine until we had problems with the instrument computer and the technician had to upgrade the computer and then eventually replace the computer completely. Now we cannot get the monitor to work. It comes on, but then we get an error message across the screen that says "input signal out of range". I have not been able to fix this problem. Do you have any ideas?
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Hi! Tammy,
It's seems your new pc resolution settings, set to high...
Hook up to another monitor and go to settings to correct your
resolution to 1280x768 or less. That will fixed your problems.
Good lucks!

Posted on Aug 07, 2008


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