Cannot connect Mac Book Pro to Dell 3007WFP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chakotaco, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. chakotaco macrumors newbie

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    hello.
    I am having a problem of connecting my Mac Book Pro (2.4 GH Intel Core Duo / Mac OS X Version 10.5.2) to Dell 30inch monitor 3007WFP.

    The computer recognized the monitor and external keyboard, mouse, speaker attached to the 3007WFP works perfectly but it does not display anything.

    When I purchased this monitor, it worked perfectly fine, but after using 2 months, I started to have this problem and now I am not able to use this big screen.

    I have tried
    1) turn off my Mac Book Pro and connect the DVI cable and turn on the Mac Book Pro. >> failed
    2) while Mac Book Pro is on and connect DVI cable to monitor >> failed
    3) while connecting Mac Book Pro to 3007WFP via DVI cable, restart the Mac. >> failed

    Based on looking at the system preference [DISPLAY], my Mac Book Pro clearly recognizes the 3007WFP and no matter what resolution I change, 3007WFP just don't show anything but completely black.

    I appreciated in advance for your support and wisdom!
     
  2. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    Backlight on the monitor burn't out?

    Have you used it on any other computer to verify it's the MBP and not the monitor?

    If not I suggest trying that
     
  3. skiffx macrumors 6502a

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    This might sound dumb, but are you sure you are selecting the proper source on the monitor itself, on my 2407 I have 5 different sources, perhaps you should go from one to another and see if that might work...
     
  4. heppy macrumors member

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    you could also try opening the display preferences and then clicking detect displays
     
  5. chakotaco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    additional question

    thankyou for all of your comment.

    I have tried system preference and detect displays. My mac does recognize my monitor 3007WFP but it shows nothing. I can move some of my windows to the 3007WFP but I just can not see anything on the 3007WFP.

    I have a question to 'skffx'. What is '5 different sources' ???
    thank you for your help.

     
  6. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Using the buttons at the bottom of the screen scroll between Analog, DVI-D (Digital)4 with HDCP, HDMI, S-Video, Component, Composite and see what happens.
     
  7. chakotaco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you, however, i don't think 3007WFP has that button. there are only 3 buttons on the left bottom corner of the 3007WFP.
    [+] [-] [on/off]
     
  8. zerohp macrumors member

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    Are you using the original dual-link DVI cable included by Dell? The one with the yellow tag?

    I have both a 2407wfp and a 3007wfp. The 30" only has one input, so there is no source selector.
     
  9. BoostFab macrumors newbie

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  11. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    One way to confirm if there's anything wrong with the monitor's backlight is to disconnect the dual link DVI cable and turn on the monitor. It should then cycle through a bunch of different colors.
     
  12. chakotaco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you.
    I have disconnected my DVI cable (original) and as soon as I do that, my monitor shows cycle of color. so I feel there is nothing wrong with my monitor, but rather something wrong with my mac ???
     

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