What happened to my external monitor settings????

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thenewguy, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. thenewguy macrumors regular

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    So I've been using my Olevia 37" 720p HD LCD as an extended monitor for my MBP for months. It has always worked fine, set at a native widescreen res. (I think it might have been 13something X 768, not actually 720). Today I plugged the monitor in like I always do and all the settings were gone. it was set to mirror the MBP display, and now all the resolutions are wrong. I can't find one that looks native, it has black bars on the sides.

    what happened, and what should I do?
     
  2. thenewguy thread starter macrumors regular

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    any thoughts? It just seems like the correct resolution has dissapeared from the options menu.
     
  3. thenewguy thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    did you hit f7 by mistake? This switches between mirrioring, lid closed and extended desktop mode.
     
  5. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    SwitchResX can be useful if you can't make it display the right res anymore
     

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