Vista + External Monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sotl, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. sotl macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2007
    I hope someone can help.

    I have a MBP C2D 15" ATI X1600. I am running Vista 32-bit. I want to use my 19" gateway LCD either as main or extended desktop. I am running the newest bootcamp drivers.

    When I connect the external monitor and set "Extend my desktop to this monitor" in vista I just get a blank screen. I can move my mouse off screen as though it jumps to the other monitor, but I can't see a thing. I've tried changing the resolution as well. If I close the lid on my MBP then it should default to the external and I believe it is, but I again I can't see anything.

    Now... I have looked for solutions on this before.. and there IS a tutorial to fix it, but it requires going into the ATI catalyst control panel to modify a checkbox which I don't have nor have I had even while running XP off my MBP. When I click advanced under display properties I don't get any ATI specific tabs, yet there are other MBP owners that do have them. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers a few times.

    Anyone with the MBP's right before SR have this issue?

    Sidenote: What are those MBPs referred to? The ones before SR?

  2. thesutex macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2007
    I have a SR macbook pro, and have the same issue.. My cinema display just black.. i am looking for a fix, but no luck so far
  3. sotl thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Ended up using the modtool from

    Instructions here

    Now I have the latest ATI drivers, a working Catalyst Control Panel and a working external monitor. The advanced 3D settings work perfectly too.

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