Dell E207WFP (supports 1680x1050) won't support 1680x1050 with my iMac!!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kaefaux, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. kaefaux macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2007
    I'm on an iMac Core Duo 20" running at 1680x1050 and I recently purchased a Dell E207WFP ( and notice it says it supports 1680x1050. Also, I use this Dell monitor with my PC when I'm not using my iMac and sure enough, I run 1680x1050 :mad: . But for some reason when I set up the Dell as a second display in system preferences if I choose 1680x1050 the monitor turns black and flashes the message "Cannot Display This Video Mode... Optimum Resolution 1680x1050 60Hz" (and yes, I choose 60Hz as the refresh rate). Does anyone have any idea as to why this is happening, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Overclocker macrumors member


    Aug 28, 2005
    Hong Kong
    That's really strange....have you contacted Dell about this? Do you have a PC you can hook up your screen to test the resolution?
  3. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2006
    New York City
    He clearly said he did and it worked fine there. I'd talk to Apple support about this.
  4. szsiddiq macrumors 6502


    Dec 21, 2005
    not that it should matter but:
    are you extending the desktop, or mirroring?
  5. MacBass macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2005
    La Crosse, WI
    This would matter, since the iMac's screen most likely runs at a different resolution than the Dell monitor would run.

    That being said, and aside from the iMac troubles, how do you like the E207WFP?

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