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Monitor display from Laptop Wrong Size

OldGeezer

Regular Member
Hi all

So I have a Dell Laptop connected up to an old AOC monitor with a vga/hdmi adaptor.

The display on the monitor is wrong as it doesn't display the taskbar at the bottom or part of the right hand side of the screen.

I have tried changing a few settings, resolution but to no effect :-(

Any ideas?
 

kommando828

ULTIMATE Member
Try looking for a driver for the AOC, even if you find one it will be old so you will need to force it to be used.
 

Johnmcl7

Regular Member
It sounds like overscan which is quite normal to see on a TV but not on a monitor although may be worth checking anyway. On the monitor itself check to see if there's a setting for the picture size or aspect ratio with options like 4:3. 16:9 etc. and cycle through them to see if there's an option like just scan or similar. If it's not in there have a look through other entries in the display settings to see if you can find something similar.
 

OldGeezer

Regular Member
Thanks for the advice fellas. I did try changing the adaptor setting to 59hz then back to 60hz. Just gone back to try it out and now I'm just getting "No Signal" :(. Might have to try and pick up a cheap Monitor with HDMI, that should solve the problem.
 

Lucian

ULTIMATE Member
Yeah, it's full of old working monitors online, check ebay, Facebook marketplace, nextdoor etc
 

OldGeezer

Regular Member
With it being a newish Dell Latitude 5420 Laptop could it be that the hdmi to vga converter needs some power to work?
I use a dell power bank with lots of different connections and a cable from that (bit bigger than HDMI) to a converter then into vga monitor and that works fine.
Confused dot com
 

Pheasant

ULTIMATE Member
Ahh good old VGA!

Unless you can tweak the position / size on the display itself - think you’re on a bit of a hiding really.

Could try another converter, but it’s probably more good money down.
 

Pheasant

ULTIMATE Member
I use a dell power bank with lots of different connections and a cable from that (bit bigger than HDMI) to a converter then into vga monitor and that works fine.
So it works with *another* VGA converter - but plugged into a non-HDMI (DisplayPort ?) port?
 

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OldGeezer

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Thanks for the advice but my needs are the opposite way around.
Laptop HDMI OUT into a VGA Monitor.
 
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