Dell E207WFP (supports 1680x1050) won't support 1680x1050 with my iMac!!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kaefaux, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. kaefaux macrumors newbie

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    I'm on an iMac Core Duo 20" running at 1680x1050 and I recently purchased a Dell E207WFP (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-5123) and notice it says it supports 1680x1050. Also, I use this Dell monitor with my PC when I'm not using my iMac and sure enough, I run 1680x1050 :mad: . But for some reason when I set up the Dell as a second display in system preferences if I choose 1680x1050 the monitor turns black and flashes the message "Cannot Display This Video Mode... Optimum Resolution 1680x1050 60Hz" (and yes, I choose 60Hz as the refresh rate). Does anyone have any idea as to why this is happening, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Overclocker macrumors member

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    That's really strange....have you contacted Dell about this? Do you have a PC you can hook up your screen to test the resolution?
     
  3. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    He clearly said he did and it worked fine there. I'd talk to Apple support about this.
     
  4. szsiddiq macrumors 6502

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    not that it should matter but:
    are you extending the desktop, or mirroring?
     
  5. MacBass macrumors 6502

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    This would matter, since the iMac's screen most likely runs at a different resolution than the Dell monitor would run.

    That being said, and aside from the iMac troubles, how do you like the E207WFP?
     

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