MacBook Pro with dual screens

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bmwstormer, May 11, 2006.

  1. bmwstormer macrumors newbie

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    I have a dell monitor that I would like to use as a second monitor to my MBP. I connected the DVI cable from the laptop to the monitor, double-checked the power cables, but the second monitor won't show up in the display preferences. What gives?
     
  2. dailo macrumors regular

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    Under the display settings hit detect displays. See if that helps. I have mine hooked up to a Dell 2405 and it shows up right away. If you close the lid and use an external keyboard to wake it you can get a better resolution depending on your monitor.
     
  3. bmwstormer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that, but no external display comes up. I have the FPW2005 20".
     
  4. bmwstormer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    problem solved

    problem solved, just needed a quick restart. :eek:
     

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