long time reader 1st time poster. First off, i dont know if im posting in the right spot im brand new to this. I even searched quite a bit of forums and nothing seem to match my problem. I just figured i would try here before calling apple. i connect my 2nd monitor and the macbook see's the monitor and all but its still stays in sleep mode the entire time. ive tried on 2 different macbooks, 4 different monitors, 2 different VGA cables, ive tried alternating between 60HZ and 75HZ, ive restarted, even put the laptop to sleep a few time. NOTHING is working. ive also even cycled through the very long list of frequencies for all 4 monitors and the only response im getting as it 800x600 @ 60hz and thats only when my main screen enters screensaver. but even then the 2nd monitor flickers a mirrored image and im not on image mode. When i put the laptop into sleep mode when it returns i see the 2nd monitor "ghost image" for a second before it goes to the 2nd monitor. so i know its trying to work ive been working on this for about 3 hours now its starting to get frustrating. i know all of the monitors work i play xbox on all of them. the VGA cables work as well and the DVI-VGA adapter is brand new. the macbooks are 2 and 3 years old.