PowerBook and 2nd Monitor Trouble

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by kshott, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. kshott macrumors member

    kshott

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    #1
    When I connect my new 12" PB to my old Apple monitor, the screen on the 2nd monitor won't stop rolling. I don't know exactly what model the old monitor is, but it's been around awhile. I was using it in college back in '98, and it hasn't been used for probably 3 or 4 years. My pointer will dissapear off the PB screen, but I can't see well enough on the 2nd screen to tell what's even on there. There's a small access panel on the back of the monitor that has adjustments for contrast, h/v position, etc. But I don't see any dials for vertical hold. Any thoughts on what the trouble could be?
     
  2. OldManJimbo macrumors 6502

    OldManJimbo

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    Do you have the proper drivers installed on the new PB?
    Everytime something like this happens to me, I discover another driver or some firmware that I haven't updated. I run 2 monitors off my new 12" PB and it works like a charm.

    Good luck.
     
  3. kshott thread starter macrumors member

    kshott

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    do I need drivers for a monitor? If so, where would I look for one for a monitor this old? and what's firmware? could it be something has gone wrong with the monitor, or that one this old isn't compatible?
     

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