Samsung SyncMaster 175v not working with MacBook Pro

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

  1. Icarus73 macrumors regular

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    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

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    The Mac is outputting a resolution higher than the screen can take.

    TEG
     
  3. Icarus73 thread starter macrumors regular

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

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    Just change your resolutions in your preferences..
     
  5. Icarus73 thread starter macrumors regular

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    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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