Monitor out of range problem

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    Default Monitor out of range problem

    I have an old sony vaio desktop and i recently purchased a 21 inch monitor.
    everything was working fine until yesterday my friend tried to crank up the resolution to max (1680 x 1050) .. when he applied the changes, the screen went blank and it now shows 'Out of Range' message.

    I have tried evrything i can think of but have been unable to rectify the problem ... any ideas how to fix this?

  2. #2
    DTR's Computer Engineer
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    West Lafayette

    Default Re: Monitor out of range problem

    Your friend set the GPU to output a mode of video that cannot be read by the monitor. I'm not sure how to fix it, but you'll probably need to connect it to another monitor that can display 1680x1050. There might be another way, I just do not know one. Another option might be to boot into safe mode and reinstall the GPU drivers, but again I do not know if this would help you.

    For future reference, you need to find and select the option to 'hide monitor modes the display cannot support.'
    Read All My Reviews!

    Dell XPS 420   Dell Latitude E6400
    Q6600, 3GB RAM, 1.8TB of HDDs
    8800GT 512MB, Dell 2407WFP
       2.53GHz P9500 Core 2 Duo, 250GB HDD
    2GB RAM, 14.1" WXGA+ LED, 9-Cell Battery



Similar Threads

  1. Monitor out of range
    By davidt1 in forum Desktop Hardware
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-29-2007, 04:36 PM
  2. Problem with monitor
    By Mayday981 in forum Desktop Hardware
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-24-2007, 02:45 PM
  3. Monitor Problem
    By whatsleft in forum Monitors and Displays
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-30-2006, 11:51 AM
  4. monitor problem...
    By ejl in forum Monitors and Displays
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-24-2006, 07:12 PM
  5. External Monitor Problem
    By Malia in forum Gaming Software and Recommendations
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-30-2006, 01:56 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:08 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.2
Copyright © 2015 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1