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I was just given an old Dell business machine from a friend, it had vista, they took the hdd for the data, but they gave me a small 4:3 LCD monitor. i want to get some desk real estate by using this to replace the old Emachine's CRT i use for a gauge screen.i plug it in, and it doesnt react. anyone know why?
the screen says cannot display this video mode.
i have changed the resolution through windows to all the available options, none have worked.
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Looks like you are using the wrong resolution, at least form a cursory glance from this.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/1901FP/en/trouble.htm
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Originally Posted by snoogins View Post

Looks like you are using the wrong resolution, at least form a cursory glance from this.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/1901FP/en/trouble.htm

ive tried 1024x768, 800x600, and 1280x1024
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ive tried 1024x768, 800x600, and 1280x1024

But at what hertz?

Also try looking on the back of the monitor for a model number to give you something to Google to get some native specs for the monitor. Assuming the screen size is 17" (since you didn't provide any specs at all) the most likely resolution is 1280x1024 @ 60Hz. But there's no way to be sure without a model number even if the monitor is 17".

"Cannot display video mode" means the monitor is receiving a signal and reacting. But it's not the signal it wants.
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its 60Hz
and model is...e153fpf
this is the only result on google.
http://espressomachinediva.com/p.php?p=e153fpf
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A quick Google search and I found these articles which might be helpful:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers/+bug/514997
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3515/p/19252024/19409119.aspx#19409119
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/17659006/17781992.aspx#17781992

The last two are about drivers. That is probably your culprit. There may not be any drivers compatible with Windows 7.



http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?s=gen&c=us&l=en&k=e153fpf&cat=all&p=1

Going there and clicking the link to find drivers lead me to this:

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/usgen1/DriversHome/NeedProductSelection


But I don't know what your Service Tag is. See this for help with finding out your service tag:

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?docid=267748
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Originally Posted by Phantom_Dave View Post

A quick Google search and I found these articles which might be helpful:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers/+bug/514997
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3515/p/19252024/19409119.aspx#19409119
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/17659006/17781992.aspx#17781992

The last two are about drivers. That is probably your culprit. There may not be any drivers compatible with Windows 7.



http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?s=gen&c=us&l=en&k=e153fpf&cat=all&p=1

Going there and clicking the link to find drivers lead me to this:

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/usgen1/DriversHome/NeedProductSelection


But I don't know what your Service Tag is. See this for help with finding out your service tag:

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?docid=267748

ill get on this tonight.

thanks for all this helpful info tho!
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