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    Problem with Mimo USB monitor...please help!

    Hey guys, I really need help/suggestions here.

    I'm using an Asus EEE 901 netbook with Win XP.

    I disconnected the screen that came with the netbook alltogether.

    Now the netbook won't 'boot' up with the 7" Mimo monitor connected (USB). The lights come on the netbook, but there is no windows boot 'sound', or picture on the monitor.

    If I disconnect the monitor, then start up the netbook, it will boot just fine. If I then plug in the monitor after it boots, it will display a picture fine.

    Any idea what I can do here to make this work? Since it's a Carpc, I really cant (nor want to) unplug/plug the monitor in everytime I want to use it.

    So frustrated here!

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    Disable USB boot functionality in the BIOS.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    How do I go about doing that exactly? (talk to me like I'm an idiot...I'm very computer-illiterate actually lmao).

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    Read the manual that came with the laptop. it should explain the BIOS settings, and how to disable USB booting. Exact instructions vary widely depending on the PC and bios installed.
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    Hmmm...I dont have a manual (bought it used). Maybe I can find it online..


    Thanks!

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    Ugh..still doesnt work.

    USB was listed as the first boot device, with the HDD 2nd, and cdrom third. I made it so USB was the 2nd boot device and the HDD first.

    I could get it to work by hooking up the original lid screen, booting it up, and then pluggin in the USB monitor. Then I removed the lid screen again. It would shut down and and restart with only the USB monitor installed. I did it a few times.

    But if I come back a couple hours later, it wont work again!

    UGH! This is driving me nuts! There's gotta be a way, right?

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    Hi there,

    I've been reading up on this display myself, and what I understand is you cant use this as a standalone monitor. It is a clone of main display, it's the only option you can use it. This is what put me off buying it.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, you could reconnect your original display and set the display settings to never turn off or hopefully when you close your lid the netbook screen will turn off but still allow the mimo to display. If not I think you may be in difficult situation, you may have to prevent the screen from turning off when closing the lid, not sure what triggers the monitor off on the netbook, is it a microswitch in the rotation hinge, a spigot sticking up(this is the easiest as you can cut this off), or a contact from lid to body.

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    ^ do you have a link to that info? because i have not run across anything that indicates that. i don't like to recommend them as the primary screens for carpc's because nothing is visible before the OS loads.. i don't have any problems recommending them as secondary screens, just not primary's..

    i have a knock-off of one of the mimo screens, and it works fine--see post #8:
    http://www.mp3car.com/lcd-display/14...n-monitor.html


    i don't believe you disabled usb boot functionality, you only removed it from starting up from it-- the pc will still try to recognize it while starting up.

    considering that the manual doesn't cover the bios screens, give me a minute and i'll reboot to try to find the option on my asus board..


    ok, i think i might be wrong, but here's something to try.

    in the bios, under the 'advanced' tab, there should be a 'USB Configuration' option.

    go into that, and try to disable things one at at time. i believe most of the options will disable usb functions until you go back in and correct it, but it is worth a shot..
    Last edited by soundman98; 03-26-2012 at 07:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    ^ do you have a link to that info?
    Here is the link

    http://www.futurelooks.com/nanovisio...onitor-review/

    I found it to be quite a good review.
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    hmm, I dont see any 'usb configuration' in the advanced tab.. just 'hdd configuration', 'onboard devices configuration', and 'CPU configuration'.



    EDIT: Ok, but I did just figure out how to disable it (i think). I went back in the boot tab and now instead of saying that USB is the 2nd boot deice, it says it's 3rd, but also says disabled in paranthesis (never said that before).

    But, I just tried booting, and still nothing.

    Ugh.
    Last edited by shibby2; 03-26-2012 at 11:11 PM.

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