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Old 06-25-2005, 05:05 PM
TheTimeIsUp TheTimeIsUp is offline
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I just got my 2nd 2001fp in the mail today, so I am tryign to set it up. Here is my problem.
I have 3 slot for monitors on my computer (2 blue, 1 white). I know that one of them works perfectly(a blue one). I plug it in, the screen goes blank and starts up when I turn my computer on.
The other blue coord doesn't do this however. It goes black like the other screen when turned off (indicating that it should work) but when I turn it on, it stays like that.
When i plug in the white coord, The screen pops up with a self test, which indicates that it isn't plugged it.
I know all 3 of them should work, and I am gettign frustrated trying to get just 1 of the 2 to work.

Help?
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Old 06-25-2005, 05:30 PM
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Default Re: 2 Monitor Setup Problems

Right click on the desktop of the visible monitor, hit properties. Settings tab, check the box that says "extend desktop" or something like that.
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Old 06-25-2005, 05:36 PM
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Hm, don't see it. Only see Color, resolution, troubleshoot, and advanced. I don't see anythign specific under advanced, either.
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Old 06-25-2005, 05:50 PM
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Default Re: 2 Monitor Setup Problems

I think my problem is that it should be giving me two display options, but it is only giving me one. ??????
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Old 06-25-2005, 06:23 PM
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I have been troubleshooting for a little while, and I don't think the system can even detect the 2nd monitor(???). Cures? Any help? Er.
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Old 06-25-2005, 06:53 PM
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What type of video card? Sounds like it should support multi-monitors (by the # of outputs), but can't be sure. Are your drivers up to date (eg. have you re-installed windows since purchase)?
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Old 06-25-2005, 07:24 PM
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I really don't think that's the problem. Because, I can run both monitors fine from one blue slot, but the others don't seem to cooperate as much. ???
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Old 06-25-2005, 07:27 PM
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NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400, and yes it does support multiple monitors
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Old 06-25-2005, 07:36 PM
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Default Re: 2 Monitor Setup Problems

Silly thing but it took me 2 or 3 hours to work out that you have to press the button on the left on the moniter to tell it where the signal is coming from. You're probably not as thick as me tho.
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Old 06-25-2005, 08:04 PM
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Silly thing but it took me 2 or 3 hours to work out that you have to press the button on the left on the moniter to tell it where the signal is coming from. You're probably not as thick as me tho.

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Not sure what button you are talking about? The dif. display buttons?




P.S. - Drsperate for any advice.
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