New MBP - Ext. LCD not working on high resolution

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  1. MiBook84 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I got my new mbp 2.4 glass this friday and just tried to connect it to my 22" fujitsu monitor with the dvi-adaptor. The mbp found it but the 22" screen just displays white stripes.. setting the resolution to 1024x768 or 1360x768 works but the screens native resolution of 1680x1050/60Hz doesnt work at all.

    I have checked the settings and using 1680x1050 @ 60Hz in OS X settings, not possible to change freq either.

    Anyone else having the same problem? Havent tried with the 9600-chip yet but I really want it to work with the 9400 also. I know apple has a dual-dvi adapter for the 30" screen but I dont think I should need it for this resolution.

    Also, the DisplayPort feels very fragile, using a mstand for my mbp the dvi-adaptor bends quite alot from the computer chassis. Works for now, but I wouldnt be surprised if the connector wears out in a year or two. (Presumably after warranty expiration):(
     
  2. MiBook84 thread starter macrumors member

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    I just switched to 9600 chipset for the first time and it has the same problem with my external monitor.

    I should point out that it has been working flawlessy with my old mbp, mba and powerbook(17).
     
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  4. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    It's strange. Your screen's resolution should be supported I think. Everything below 1900x1200 or so, only above that you need to buy a 100 Dollar extra cable.
     
  5. MiBook84 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes it seems very strange. And my computer allows 1680x1050 but the output is not working anyway. Well I'll try and call Apple about it.
     

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