Hey. First post here so I apologize if I make a mistake
I got a 15" Dell Latitude E6410 running windows 7 pro 64-bit on a 250gb ssd. Pretty much I got the laptop topped up the ram to 6gb, threw in a brand new ssd and installed windows. Everything works great except the laptop wont connect to a external monitor via vga or the display port.
The graphics driver is the latest Intel HD one that was downloaded from dell.com, the bios is the latest at A16, the monitor works if I plug it into my acer laptop so I know its not a cable issue, I have tried three different monitors of all types so I don't think its a monitor issue. I have also tried deleting the Intel graphics driver and using the generic driver but that also doesn't connect with the monitor. Sometimes when the monitor is plugged in via vga the laptop sees the monitor, when I look in the control panel, but when I hit Fn-F8 to switch to duplicate or extend both screens just go black and the monitor goes to sleep. I have tried everything that I could find on the web and nothing has shaken it loose.
Note: If I use a usb to vga adapter I get output to the monitor albeit it is very slow on the monitor.
If anyone has any ideas or suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.