Unable to Connect New Mac Book Pro to NEC P221W Monitor woes

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nfrost21, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. nfrost21 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all -

    I've recently bought a shiny new MacBook Pro -

    -model - MacBookPro 8.2
    -processor name IntelCore i7


    and am trying to connect it to my monitor -

    -NEC
    -MultiSyncP221W


    using a DVI cable and overpriced apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter. When i make the connection and select the Input from the monitor menu - I just have a black screen. I've installed a handy little mac app called gfxCardStatus in order to experiment with Discrete only and Integrated only modes but no success.

    Any clues or suggestions greatly appreciated! -
     
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  3. nebus5 macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem - try using SwitchResX control panel/pref pane software.
    Although the EDID on the P221w says one thing I suspect a batch may be wrong.
    I had to set a custom res up with SwitchResX using the following and it worked for me.
    1680 x 1050
    119.04Hz
    0 0
    152 6
    152 8
    304 14
    1984 1064
    60Hz 56.391 Hz
    Pos and Neg sync boxes ticked. No interlace.
     

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