Need a little help here: I have a Dell monitor P1913 that I cannot make it work with my Sony Flip laptop. I downloaded the driver, it says my laptop can detect the monitor, but installation pops up says no driver was installed!
According to driver/support page-Dell only has drivers for windows and windows 8, not windows 10)
When plugged with sony laptop , the monitor screen pops up a little floating says cannot detect VGA, but I tried using auto detect and firewire output select, does not help.
I clicked on the device manager, seems my laptop CANNOT detect the dell monitor, strange! Display section of Windows also cannot detect the Dell as external monitor.
I am using the HDMI output of my Sony laptop connecting to the Dell monitor, the connecting cable is HDMI on 1 end and Firewire the other end, because my Sony laptop does not have VGA output, only USB ports, HDMI output.
Here are some info:
Sony Flip laptop model: SVF15N25CXS original OS was windows 8.1 64 bits, now running windows 10 home 64 bits.
When I just tried using the HDMI cable connecting to my TV, just plug in and no problem. So I don't think it's my laptop.
I tried using the Dell monitor connected to another my computer running windows 7, with VGA cable, no problem.
I tested HDMI/ Firewaire cable with another monitor, no problem.
The only I can think of, it's windows 10 and drivers-windows 8.1 problem , any suggestions that I can make the dell monitor works with my sony laptop?
Thank you in advance !
Correct, the P1913 was never validated for Windows 10. So no driver. Windows 10 would install a generic PNP driver. I have never heard of "HDMI to Firewire cable". In theory, this is how I would connect it =
Sony SVF15N25CXS HDMI out port --> HDMI to DVI cable --> P1913 DVI in port
But even then, without a dedicated Windows 10 P1913 driver, it may not work properly.
Hello Chris M,
Thanks for yr reply.
Oooh....I am sorry, it's DP cable, one that looks like fw --also has one of the corner cut-off,...
Let me try,...thanks,
OK. A laptop HDMI out port cannot upconvert to a monitor DP in port via a straight cable. The cable you have is designed to do the opposite =
Laptop DP out port --> DP to HDMI cable --> Monitor HDMI in port