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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MVP017, Jan 14, 2011.

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  1. MVP017

    MVP017 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have my screen resolution set to 1680x1080. Mt PC is connected to a Samsung SyncMaster 2030MW via VGA. The problem i have is that sometimes when my computer boots up it loads in a much lower resolution even though i constantly have it set to maximum. Is there any reason why it would be doing this?

    Many thanks
     
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    It could be a poor connection, 2 of the pins in the VGA style cable are used to 'tell' the PC the resolutions etc the monitor can handle. If they don't connect properly this could cause your problem.

    With all power off try removing and reconnecting the VGA connector several times at both ends, this should clean the pins and may improve connectivity.

    If that doesn't help I would try a new cable.

    EDIT : check all the pins are straight before doing the above !
     
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    Thankyou, very much, the pins are all straight but it is an old cable so will try a new one. Would there be no issues with the hardware then?
     
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