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Old 04-07-2010, 08:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thanks for taking a look at my thread here. I've just purchased a Dell ultra 2410 flat screen and have managed to connect it to my laptop, Dell inspiron 6400. The screen seems to work fine but the image remains centred doesn't fill the screen. I have tried adjusting settings in the display/control panel but with no luck and have also adjusted the settings on the Dell screen osd. Still no change. The image sits in the middle of the screen with 5 inch black border around it.

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Default Re: Laptop to Flatscreen Dell U2410 Prob?

It sounds as if you're using a 4:3 resolution when you should be using a 16:9 resolution. Try finding the manual. It should list your monitors native resolution, and with Widescreen LCD it's best to use those.

Try some of these resolutions.

If this doesn't work, then it's likely a matter of adjusting the width and height of the displayed image through the osd.

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Default Re: Laptop to Flatscreen Dell U2410 Prob?

Do you have the correct drivers? Nvidea/ATI has a console that should fix this. If you are using Intel graphics, try and get the latest ones from Dell.
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Default Re: Laptop to Flatscreen Dell U2410 Prob?

Originally Posted by Dell
Display: Includes the 15.4" WXGA (1280X800) display standard or for brighter, more vivid colors choose one of Dell's TrueLifeTM options: the 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) display with TrueLifeTM or the 15.4" UltraSharpTM WSXGA+ (1680x1050) display with TrueLifeTM
So it should fit a wide screen monitor no problems... Its defiNATELY a incorrect setting.

Have you tried booting with the screen attached? See if windows auto detects it?
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