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comment Maxtor 500GB external hard drive not being detected but power is going to it?
I just tried that - it won't reinstall them as it still isn't detecting them. Dunno whats going on but I've seen on another post that it may be fried... it's always possible, I suppose.. :(
Jul
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comment Maxtor 500GB external hard drive not being detected but power is going to it?
I'm on Windows 7. I just tried out this USBDeviceView program and found them listed - but "connected" displayed "no" for both of them. They've been used a lot before and were formatted before I used them. I've tried all USB ports and still no luck. I have installed the software from a website; not from the disc supplied with either of them as I don't have access to the original discs right now, nor do I have access to another computer at the moment. The fact that both drives were listed in DView suggests to me that they've been working on this computer in the past.
Jul
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asked Maxtor 500GB external hard drive not being detected but power is going to it?
Jan
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comment Laptop and 2 screens: use screens but not monitor display
ok thanks for the help. I am about to get a job so buying another shouldn't be a problem - at least then I would have a spare one for when my current one stops working, even if it didn't work. Will look into the USB adapter first, I think.
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comment Laptop and 2 screens: use screens but not monitor display
Thanks for your answer BBlake. Much appreciated. So how do I find out which possibility it is for my laptop, besides getting a monitor and hoping or contacting the manufacturer? I mean my laptop was one of 20 REALLY decent laptops that they manufactured to be sold on really cheap - Acer do that from time to time. The product code for mine now refers to a far worse laptop, so I really don't trust them to give me an answer specific to the 20 special ones - hence I don't want to contact them. Its kinda confusing, I know, but thats the way I understand it from what they told me.
Jan
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comment Laptop and 2 screens: use screens but not monitor display
I just had another look and, at a glance, missed the HDMI port (thinking it was a USB port lol). So I have VGA and HDMI. Can I run both alongside each other then?
Jan
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asked Laptop and 2 screens: use screens but not monitor display
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accepted Acer 24" screen - maximum resolution of 640 x 480?
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answered Acer 24" screen - maximum resolution of 640 x 480?
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accepted Computer doesnt get far past the mode selection point
Sep
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comment Acer 24" screen - maximum resolution of 640 x 480?
hmm it seems to be ok now. I figured out that when it changed to 640x480, it would keep display one (laptop) selected - so the resolution dropdown was disabled (understandably). I selected display 2 and selected 1920 x 1080 from the list. It works. Its still weird that it is changing the resolution at all. Maybe its just that it hasnt been connected up for a week so its "forgotten" what resolution it should be using.. Thanks for the help anyway.
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asked Acer 24" screen - maximum resolution of 640 x 480?
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