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I have a Dell Latitude E6420 and recently got a Dell Monitor P221 2H. The issue is that the Laptop is not detecting the external monitor and Monitor is displaying "Entering Power save mode".

I tried connecting it through the VGA cable that came with the monitor and also tried with a DVI-D cable to connect but no success.

I tried going to control panel->Display and tried the option to detect and identify but nothing on the monitor.

The display adapter shows Standard VGA Graphic Adapter if it helps.

What i am missing and how can i get my external monitor working with my laptop. Any help will be highly appreciated.

EDIT::

--> I tried using both docking station(DVI-D) and connecting directly to laptop(VGA port in this case).

--> Pressing Fn + f8 did not help(nothing happened in this case).

--> I have latest display drivers.

--> Laptop has BIOS version A08 (did not updated this as this is the latest for my laptop)

--> Using Windows 7 64 bit

  • You need to provide more details. Edit your question to include the following. Is this in a docking station or just connected directly to the laptop? Have you tried Fn + F8 to cycle through the displays? Have you updated the BIOS? Have you made sure you have the latest display drivers? What OS are you using? – CharlieRB Feb 15 '13 at 12:49
  • Have you verified this monitor work connected to another computer? Does any other monitor work with your laptop? – CharlieRB Feb 15 '13 at 17:58
  • @CharlieRB Yes the Monitor works with other laptop. I don't have any other monitor check the second point. – abhi Feb 15 '13 at 19:41
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The issue was resolved by updating the drivers for on board graphic card.

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