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03-10-2009 10:37 PM
Curious if anyone has been able to get any resolution greater than 1024x768 on any current HP netbook (especially the mini 2140) with any external monitor.
Symptoms: can't get any resolution on an external monitor that is greater than 1024x768 even with ONLY an external monitor enabled (and the internal LCD panel shut off).
Tried: 2 intel drivers plus reinstalling the current HP driver. Tried on 3 monitors that all have native resolutions greater than this (1280x1024). Tried changing the monitor driver. Tried "Monitor Asset Manager" (moninfo) which directly queries monitor hardware for its timings and modes: netbook does not even recognize external displays to get timings, but on both my other systems (desktop and 4-year-old non-HP notebook) the timings and plug and play features work perfectly.
Can anyone else do better with their HP netbook or is this simply a limitation of HPs shoddy implementation of the hardware or firmware? The Intel graphics chipset itself will support better resolutions, by the way, according to their spec sheets.
03-13-2009 09:33 AM
10-03-2009 01:17 AM
Hi, I had the same problem with two different Acer LCD monitors.. then I noticed that the VGA cable I was using was for some reason missing PIN 9. Just replaced the cable with another with all pins and now all resolutions work on both monitors!
02-22-2011 05:19 PM
you might need to buy the brodcom crystal hd video accelorator, for about $40-50. and upgrade your ram to 2gb if you havent done so already. should work great. youll be able to play 1080p on your mini 1000.