Can't display on external monitor - Ferrari 5000 / Vista Ultimate

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Ferrari, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. Ferrari

    Ferrari Guest

    Hi there,

    I have loaded a fresh RTM install of ultimate on a F5000. things looks
    reasonable, but i cant display to the external monitor. i have an LCD
    attached which works just fine with a F4000/XPSP2. The monitor auto-detects
    when the cable is attached. on the F5000 i cant get the monitor to light up
    with Fn/F5 (toggle).

    Notes: when i setup Dual Monitor - then the monitor lights up just fine.
    it's a MultiSYnc 20WMGX by NEC if that matters...

    Also - the little icons for switching between monitors dont show up when
    pressing Fn/F5, since this is a clean install & i dont have the Acer

    BTW, the Acer website sucks canal water. Still no drivers for Vista...

    thanks for any help!!!
    Ferrari, Jan 26, 2007
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  2. Richard G. Harper, Jan 27, 2007
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  3. Yes - the function keys will not work unless you have an Acer provided
    driver. To connect the display mannually the easiest methid (I find) is:
    1) Press Windows Key + X to launch the Windows Mobility Center
    2) Click on the Connect Display button.

    This will launch the display settings page so you can configure and position
    the external monitor.


    Craig Pringle, Jan 28, 2007
  4. Ferrari

    Ferrari Guest

    Hi Craig & Richard,

    Thanks for the replies. unfortunately the suggestions didnt work. finally
    i decided to visit ATI's website. FOund a new Vista driver! Woohoo.
    downloaded it, but event with defaults, it didnt work. i had to specially
    ask for the "Clone 2nd Monitor" to get it working...

    All i need now is the card reader driver & Im all set!

    Ferrari, Feb 1, 2007
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