Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

External Display

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
I have a Sony Vaio, model VGN-NW240F running Windows 7. Here is the problem. When I initially plug in the VGA cord to display to an external monitor, everythin is fine, for literally a second. Then the red color goes away. I then go to the control panel | Hardware and Sound | Display | Calibrate Color and click the first "Next" button, and the red comes back. Everything is fine unless I step away long enough for the screen saver to kick in, or have to run any program with Administrator rights, and the red goes away again. I then have to repeat the process to get the red color back. The external display is an Acer LCD model AL2016W B. I called Acer and they had me run a test that they said proved the problem was with my computer. I confirmed this by plugging into another external monitor to have the same issues. I then called Sony who of course told me the problem was with the monitor. I have used this site to fix other problems in the past, and your team has always been very helpful. Just wondering if anyone knows of this issue, and if there is a way to fix it.
  • 0





  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 130 posts
Hi whymeagain,

Have you made sure you have the latest videodrivers for your laptop?
This could help resolve your external display issues.

Find the drivers here

Hope to help,

  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP