Posted 19 December 2008 - 04:19 PM
My secondary monitor gets stuck in standby mode (orange light) whenever I try to connect it to my laptop. It works for other purposes, such as using an Xbox 360, but whenever I connect it to my laptop (Dell Vostro 1700, Windows XP, nVidia 8600M GT) and configure it to run as an extension of the desktop, it just switches itself into standby mode. I've been using this dual monitor setup for quite a while and it had been working just fine up until now. I've tried fiddling around with the monitor settings on device manager, but it didn't work. Strangely, it lists "default monitor" twice, and also "plug and play monitor", and these three show up even when the second monitor isn't plugged in. So, any ideas on how to get it out of standby mode? Thanks.