External Monitor Resolution with uMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by charliex5, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. charliex5 macrumors regular

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    So I've had a 15" Unibody MBP since around November and I haven't been able to get it to work with my Hanns G 19" widescreen monitor. It should work at a 1440x900 resolution but its not even listed as an option when I hook it up. The monitor has both VGA and DVI inputs but I'm using the mini to VGA adapter (I picked up VGA to connect to a projector at school). I don't know if using the DVI adapter would do the trick or not and I'm not willing to waste $30 to find out as I'm a pretty poor college student at the moment. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. maroulis macrumors member

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    dvi will do the trick ;)
     
  3. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    vga can handle up to 1920x1200, so that is not the issue. It probably has more to do with the osx video drivers than anything else. Try installing the trial of switchresx and see if you can add it as a resolution. After uninstalling the trial, the resolution stays in the list.
     
  4. charliex5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks freyqq. That did the trick. I'm using it right now!
     

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