Macbook Pro Second Monitor PLEASE HELP!!!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by scottolds, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. scottolds macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2011
    Hey there

    Ok ive been messing with this for the last 3 hours and im starting to go absolutely insane.

    Im running a Macbook pro and have an Acer x193hq monitor as my dual monitor setup. Everything was working sweet for months, but now for some reason i went to plug it in this morning and its not displaying at all.

    Ive tried changing every resolution setting possible. Its ment to be able to go up to 1360x768 but when i try to use that resolution i just get a black screen with a message saying there is no signal. I can drag my mouse / windows etc across but of course the monitor is not displaying anything.

    When i switch down to 1280x1024 it displays an image but is stretched heaps. Any resolutions below that also display no picture.

    Ive tried everything i can think of. Ive cleared my display preferences, done a PRAM restart, Reset my monitor etc yet nothing seems to work. I find it odd that it was working perfectly for close to a year, but now it dosnt seem to work at all.

    Searching the intyernet for solutions has got me nowhere, so if any one has any suggestions PLEASE help me out. This is becoming extremely frustrating.

  2. uptownnyc macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2011
    It doesn't sound like it's related but I've had a problem where my external monitor doesn't detect my MacBook Pro after it's idle for awhile. My only fix is to unplug the power from the monitor and re-plug it back in. Sounds like you've tried this (you said you reset your monitor) ... but for me, even powering the monitor off and back on didn't do it. I had to yank the power cable to get it to work. Maybe give that a try.
  3. phpmaven macrumors 68040


    Jun 12, 2009
    San Clemente, CA USA
    Sounds like your monitor may be toast.

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