AARGH! MBP v Dell 2410--solved

Peter Jordan pjpdml at btinternet.com
Mon Apr 25 09:25:48 EDT 2011


Isn't that the definition of an intellectual - someone who can listen to William Tell without thinking of the Lone Ranger?

Hi Ho Silver.

Peter

On 24 Apr 2011, at 21:02, Rick Womer wrote:

> Success came with a combination of Stan's and Steve's suggestions.  It =is= a DVI adapter, and the monitor thinks it's a DVD player it is hooking up to (so why can't it detect it???  Thanks, Dell.  Sheesh.).  The specific startup sequence is also key; but my monitor prefers the rhythm of the Lone Ranger theme/William Tell Overture.
> 
> Thanks, guys!
> 
> Rick
> 
> http://photo.net/photos/RickW
> 
> 
> --- On Sun, 4/24/11, steve harley <pdml at paper-ape.com> wrote:
> 
>> From: steve harley <pdml at paper-ape.com>
>> Subject: Re: AARGH! MBP v Dell 2410
>> To: "Pentax-Discuss Mail List" <pdml at pdml.net>
>> Date: Sunday, April 24, 2011, 3:09 PM
>> On 2011-04-24 12:17 , Rick Womer
>> wrote:
>>> A few months later... the power strip feeding the
>> monitor got turned off, and when I connect the MBP...
>> nothing.  The computer knows the monitor is there, but
>> the monitor won't recognize the computer.  When I ask
>> the monitor to "scan sources" it doesn't find
>> anything.  When I choose VGA, it says "no VGA cable",
>> which is complete bullshit because there it is, plugged in
>> (and re-plugged-in, via an adapter to the Mac's mini display
>> port).
>> 
>> if i'm reading this right, i'd suggest a Mini DisplayPort
>> to DVI adapter instead of the VGA adapter -- all-digital
>> signal path will be cleaner; i got one from monoprice.com
>> that is not quite as pretty but much less expensive than the
>> Apple adapter
>> 
>> could also be a cable problem -- sometimes wiggling the
>> cable at each end will make this clear; i've had a
>> surprising number of display cables flake out after months
>> of working fine (DVI and HDMI especially)
>> 
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