good stuff, am i glad,
I have a princeton vl1919 lcd monitor that I attach to the Dell D610, and the monitor works fine . . . for a while. Periodically (every 10 - 15 minutes) the monitor blacks out, with the message "No signal; Going to sleep." I hit <fn><f8> three times, and it cycles back to the Princeton monitor.
I"m not sure why the monitor things the signal is gone (this happens in the middle of working with apps: Outlook, MSWord, etc.). Do you know of any setting that would keep this from blanking out? I looked in the (ATI Radeon 9000) display settings and found nothing that applies, and I also have my power settings set to "turn off monitor: Never."
Didn't know they had the 9000 in the D610, only the D600. No expert on this, but purusing the Forum Video boards and the fact it happens after 15 mins or so, it could be a temperature problem or a marginal or bad card affected by temps. If you are docked/or on 'D port' with lid down, try opening the lid up and or operate in a cooler environment, check your cooling is clear. Try the DVI if you are using analog, analog if using DVI. If no help, undock and plug the analog to the laptop directly, see whether it still cuts out.
It may also be video drivers or BIOS. Check for video driver updates, or reinstall driver. (last one I can find is for the D600 in Dec of 2005 file R113575), update BIOS.
If you continue to have difficulties search the Video Boards on the Inspiron and Latitude Forums, or post your new questions there. Good luck.
I have a dell D610 laptop and windows xp, I'm trying to connect my wacom cintiuq 21 to it, it was working before. But I disconnected it to a newer laptop but it is in the shop, and I went back to connect the D610 to it and the monitor just stays in standby mode, it trieds to connect for a quick second then goes right back to standby. I tried the fn - f8 but still nothing. Any suggestions?