ThinkPad freezes with external monitor

Do you have a question? Post it now! No Registration Necessary.  Now with pictures!

Threaded View
I have a strange one that I can't figure out.

I have a laptop, a ThinkPad R31 (2656-E5U) that freezes when it's connected
to an external monitor, which is a Dell 19" LCD, model E197FP.

Supposedly, the ThinkPad uses the Intel 830M video chipset.  I have re-
installed the video driver, but that didn't help with the freezing.

This just makes no sense.  When I don't hook up the monitor, the notebook is
fine.  As soon as I connect the monitor, it freezes up within five minutes.  
I have tried using the LCD as just the primary display, as well as Desktop

I hope someone has some ideas... Thank you.


----== Posted via Newsfeeds.Com - Unlimited-Unrestricted-Secure Usenet News==---- The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World! 120,000+
----= East and West-Coast Server Farms - Total Privacy via Encryption =----

Re: ThinkPad freezes with external monitor

Quoted text here. Click to load it

Have you installed the correct/latest driver for your monitor.

Oh yes, monitors do have drivers.  If you haven't, windows will attempt to
use a generic driver which sometimes gives problems which may be just as you

Site Timeline