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need dell monitor help with dvi/hdmi

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TalkJesus.com, Dec 3, 2007.

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    I just purchased this from Dell directly. I am unable to get the proper resolution for this monitor. I wanted to run the setup at D:\drivers\setup.exe and I get this error

    "Please check if Dell 3007WFP is Plug-In!"

    Well, it IS plugged in and powered on. I see my desktop there (I have it set to duplicate view between my laptop and this monitor). The other problem is that Vista is showing it at 1280x800 max resolution. However, my laptop video card is Nvidia 8400M GT which supports the maximum resolution of this monitor.

    I'm using this cable:
    http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimi...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1196726006&sr=8-1

    I am unable to install the driver because of the above error. I'm using Vitsa 64bit Ultimate. Please help me out.

    Nothing happens when I press + or - as well. I ran this file and rebooted, but see no changes:

    D:\drivers\3007wfp\Vista\3007wfp64.exe

    Dell has no drivers to download at all: http://support.dell.com/support/dow...emID=LCD_TV_W3007&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

    I was told on Dell's forums this:
    My Sony laptop only has an hdmi port, not DVI.

    How can I work around this? I don't see why it should not work. It worked
    fine on my 22" samsung (hdmi to dvi).

    Would this adapter help at all?
    http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/s...atalogId=10051&productId=172119&cmArea=SEARCH

    Or anything from here?
    http://www.radioshack.com/search/in...i-d adapter&origkw=HDmi To Dvi-d adapter&sr=1

    Full Specs:
    Sony Laptop VGN-FZ290
    Core 2 Duo 2.6GHz
    4GB Memory
    Vista 64bit Ultimate
    Nvidia 8400M GT 256GB Dedicated / 768MB Shared

    Nvidia's site says this series supports dual link dvi
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_8M_techspecs.html
     
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    TalkJesus.com Thread Starter

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    I was told that I need a dual link dvi cable.

    http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat_id=3308&sku=40288

    Is this good? Its a dual link dvi, but not sure about the hdmi. How do I know what type hdmi port my Sony laptop has? Their site does not mention anything about this and I won't bother asking their lame support.

    Someone on Dell's forum said the hdmi has to be dual link as well (29 pin).
     
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