External Monitor Issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jaredririe20, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. jaredririe20 macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2008
    Here is my setup:
    15" Unibody MBP Notebook
    22" Samsung SyncMaster 2253BW Monitor
    Apple Wireless Keyboard + Mouse

    I want to be able to use the monitor as an external display. I have a mini display port to VGA adapter, and everything is connected properly.

    The problem I am having is the external monitor wants to be the "primary" monitor when I plug it in, with the MBP as the "secondary" monitor. Because the notebook uses the resolution of 1440x900 and the external monitor uses 1680x1050, I can't get the monitor to mirror the notebook at 1680x1050 (when I set it to this resolution, the external monitor blinks off and on and eventually says there is no display.) It seems that if there was a way to have the notebook be the primary monitor, I could get this to work.

    Thanks in advanced for any suggestions.
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right

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