Samsung SyncMaster 175v not working with MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Icarus73, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Icarus73 macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2007
    My MacBook Pro deteced it as a display "SyncMaster" right away, but the display is simply black with a flashing green light by the power indicator. When I unplug the video input from the back of the monitor, it says "no connection, check signal cable", so i know the monitor isn't simply dead.

    I'm using the DVI-VGA adapter with a belkin vga cable to connect it. I've also tried with a completely different adapter and a completely differen't cable. same effect.

    any ideas? thanks!
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    The Mac is outputting a resolution higher than the screen can take.

  3. Icarus73 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2007
    is there any way to have my mac put out a lower resolution so it will work?
  4. scott85213 macrumors member

    May 19, 2007
    Just change your resolutions in your preferences..
  5. Icarus73 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2007
    the only options it gives me for the syncmaster are 1280 x1024 and 1280 x 960, neither of which work.

    when i adjust my native display's resolution, it has no affect on the 2nd display.

    maybe it's not the resolution that's the problem?

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