Anyone else having issues with NEC monitors?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ChromeHeart, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. ChromeHeart macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm experience some issues with my NEC MultiSync PA272W monitor with my new MacPro (Late 2013). I have all the necessary accessories to make the NEC work with the new Mac Pro including the mini display port to dual-link DVI adapter. I have both the display port / thunderbolt connector and a USB plugged into the back of the nMP.

    When I had Mavericks installed, I had to unplug the Displayport / Thunderbolt connector from the back of the nMP in order to wake the computer from sleep. Normally you would just press a button on the keyboard or click the mouse to wake up the computer, but nothing would happen and it would stay on this screen IMG_0209.JPG

    After plugging the connector back in it would either work or have static all over the log in screen. If there was static, I would have to turn the monitor off and re plug the connector all over again and hope for the best.

    Since updating to El Capitan from Mavericks it has been a little better. Now it almost always works, however, sometimes I still get the static screen over the login. Also when the computer goes to sleep the monitor never really turns off - the backlights stay on permanently unless I press the power button on the monitor.

    This is a sweet monitor and the image quality is absolutely gorgeous... but I have to say that I'm not totally satisfied because of these issues. Wondering if anyone else has experience this and if there is a work around.

    Thanks.
     
  2. ChromeHeart thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Solution: No reason to use DVI with the mini display port to dual-link DVI adapter. Simply use the display port cable that came with the monitor.
     
  3. AppleDroid macrumors 6502a

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    If it didn't come with a mDP to DP cable you can pick one up for cheap online. Much better than trying to go to dual-link DVI.
     
  4. dyn macrumors 68030

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    Had the same issue with my NEC display and it is caused by the default setting to only scan active inputs. When you sleep a computer or turn it off the input is no longer active. This is very annoying when you also use the DisplaySync Pro option because you use the attached keyboard to wake it up (it's basically a simplified KVM: you can use the display and the keyboard + mouse hooked up to it with 2 computers, when switching the input you also switch the usb connection). Luckily you can disable this setting in the menu: go to the tools menu and make sure the "video detect" option is set to none. Now you can select the correct input, wake up the machine and it'll work fine (even with DisplaySync Pro).
     

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