AARGH! MBP v Dell 2410--solved

Bob W pdml at web-options.com
Mon Apr 25 11:54:52 EDT 2011


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLkhx0eqK5w

> 
> 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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