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My early 2008 Macbook Pro was recently fixed for the known "MLB for NVIDIA" issue. Since I've gotten my computer back, my external monitor no longer has the correct resolution available. This was working fine before. I've tried resetting PRAM and the problem still persists. Why?

Computer: Early 2008 Macbook Pro, OS X 10.5.8 Monitor: Acer 19"

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I assume that the external display works, just that 1440x900 is not longer available? Are you using a DVI connector on the monitor or VGA? –  mjturner Feb 23 '12 at 9:54
    
@mjturner, I'm using a VGA connector. –  chrisofspades Feb 23 '12 at 18:36
    
I assume that's the same connector you were using before? I know this is clutching at straws a bit, but if your monitor has a DVI connector, can you perhaps try that instead? –  mjturner Feb 23 '12 at 23:48
    
Yes, it's the same connector. The monitor does not have a DVI connector, so that isn't an option. –  chrisofspades Feb 23 '12 at 23:56
    
FYI, I have no problem getting 1440x900 on a Dell using the same monitor. –  chrisofspades Feb 24 '12 at 5:56

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I'm not sure if this'll help (as the resolution should be available without resorting to third party software), but perhaps try SwitchResX and see if it makes the resolution available?

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Yup, I tried that and 1440x900 still doesn't show up. Some resolutions that I get are 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x768, 1280x960, 1344x1008, 1400x1050, etc. –  chrisofspades Feb 27 '12 at 16:43
    
:( You can also create custom resolutions with SwitchResX - perhaps you can try that? Shouldn't be needed, but we're running out of ideas here... –  mjturner Feb 28 '12 at 22:20
    
I couldn't get the custom resolution to work either. –  chrisofspades Feb 29 '12 at 23:27

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