Got this odd problem where the image in the monitor is offset to the right. It’s offset a lot.
I have an external monitor, which is connected to a laptop. I don’t use the laptop’s display, only the external monitor. The monitor is Asus AL2216W (found a manual). It’s connected through VGA. The video card is Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset.
Today, I needed to connect the monitor to another laptop. It worked. When I’ve connected the monitor back to my main laptop, the image in the monitor is offset.
Here's what I've tried so far:
- My monitor has a button for auto adjustment. I didn’t remove the offset
- My monitor has a menu for manual adjustment for the horizontal position. But, the offset is so large that this adjustment doesn’t have enough range.
- I have unplugged and powered down the monitor. The offset is still there.
- If I change the resolution to 1600 by 1200, the image becomes properly centered, and there is no offset. But, when I change it back to 1680 by 1050, the offset is back.
- Connected the monitor to yet another laptop. The offset is still there; same amount of offset. That implies that the problem is in the monitor, and not in the video card.
Are there more things I could try?
update: I've bought another monitor with 1680 by 1050 resolution. It's a different model, although I don't know if that matters. It worked right away. The mystery of the offset will, probably, remain unsolved.