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Apple plug-and-play driver for AOC monitor

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CodyD Calculating status...
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Apr 1, 2011 10:55 AM
I just purchased a new 23" AOC monitor to "clamshell" with my macbook. I have purchased the appropriate cables to connect with my macbook to discover that the monitor software doesnt have a mac driver and the AOC website says to download a Mac Plug and Play driver to work with the monitor. The monitor turns on but mirrors my macbook and jumbles up my desktop. I am unable to locate one of these "drivers" with apple's help. Is anyone familiar with this issue that might be able to recommend a solution? I would hate to take my brand new monitor back.
Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,035 points)
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    Apr 1, 2011 11:40 AM (in response to CodyD)
    All video drivers are included with OS X. There is no separate "Plug and Play driver" for a specific monitor model.

    If you open Displays preferences you can disable the option to mirror the displays.
    Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; 3 MBPs; 11" MBA, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iMac; MB; iPad; 2 iPods; iPod Touch
  • BSteely Level 5 Level 5 (7,635 points)
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    Apr 2, 2011 5:51 AM (in response to CodyD)
    Can you post a link where it says on the AOC website to download a Plug and Play driver? I can't believe they got it that wrong.

    A P&P driver is something that comes built-in to the monitor, hence the name. It eliminates the need to download a driver because the driver is already inside the monitor and the act of plugging it into the host computer causes the display's driver information to be read automatically. The whole point is to avoid having to download and install drivers, so if the website really says that, it's wrong.
  • BSteely Level 5 Level 5 (7,635 points)
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    Apr 3, 2011 7:46 AM (in response to CodyD)
    I do see where AOC's FAQ says to install the Plug and Play driver for Mac, but that is just plain wrong. The question below that one about what is a plug and play driver comes much closer to be the actual description of how it's supposed to work.

    To your specific problem at hand, is the lid up or lid down where you are having the issue of the monitor not displaying an image? With the lid up, you should be able to make changes to the format being sent to the AOC. With the lid up and mirroring off, are you able to find the proper native format/timing to send to the AOC within OS X's Display Preferences? I'm assuming that should be 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz. That would typically be the case for a 23" monitor.

    Try getting it to run correctly with the lid up first, then move on to the problem of getting it to work right with the lid down.
  • adamoc Calculating status...
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    Aug 8, 2011 7:22 AM (in response to CodyD)

    I just bought one of these and came here looking for the same thing - however, I just discovered the problem is with the monitor cable that comes with the AOC monitor.

     

    I used another one and can now achieve the maximum 1920x1080 resolution in OS X Snow Leopard.

     

    Don't ask me why but it works - no issues.

  • JimKou Calculating status...
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    Dec 29, 2011 9:13 PM (in response to CodyD)

    I just bought the AOC 2237Fwh monitor, hooked up a DVI cable out of my Powerbook Pro using OS 10.6.8 and it worked instantly, at full rez. But I am unable to use the keyboard to adjust brightness levels on the fly.

     

    Since there were no Mac drivers or software on the Install DVD, I used Apple's calibration tool in the Diplays COLOR Preferences for now. It has a number of steps to calibration that adjust color, gamma, white point, etc. If anyone knows of AOC drivers that will actually provide AOC's controls, please post here.

  • EddieNeu Calculating status...
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    Jul 1, 2012 12:30 AM (in response to CodyD)

    I have an AOC LCD monitor. MacBookPro. Since upgrading to OS 10.7 the monitor doesn't work anymore.

     

    It was working fine before, although occassionally it would turn off if there too many other USB divices plugged in.

     

    Can anybody help me with this?

     

    Thanks

     

    Ed

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    Jul 15, 2012 8:29 PM (in response to EddieNeu)

    Trying to set up an AOC i2353PH monitor and it says there is no signal.  Any direction you can give for Ed and me would be helpful!  Will be calling the company tomorrow.

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    Feb 17, 2013 9:05 AM (in response to CodyD)

    I am having issues too. I just bought a AOC i2367f and it works (mirror), only it is all wobbly, lines keep going from top to bottom and the resolution is awful. There is no way of setting it (that i can find) in the display preferences. Yet if i boot off the windows partition and set it up to its full resolution in the control panel, it is awsome. Why can I not do this in the mac os? Or can I? If so, How?

  • EddieNeu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 11:32 PM (in response to antzdj)

    I finally found a solution by updating to the latest driver and it is working fine now.  You should be able to fine it here: http://us.aoc.com/support/downloads

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Ed

  • theFaraz Calculating status...
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    Mar 12, 2013 7:35 PM (in response to EddieNeu)

    How do I install the drivers from the .zip file?

  • EddieNeu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 14, 2013 9:48 AM (in response to theFaraz)

    Just double click the zip file and follow the instructions.  Should be just like downloading any software.

  • Kellie McGilvra Calculating status...
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    May 19, 2013 6:51 PM (in response to EddieNeu)

    I just got my new MacBook 15 the other day and today decided to set it up wiht my AOC E2251Swdn monitor.  Black monitor screen.  Grrrr.  It worked fine with my old laptop (mid 2007).  I got the mini dv adapter as I saw it didn't have the DVI port I'm used to seeing.  However, the monitor when I got it only came with the old school VGA cord, not a DVI, thank goodness I finally had a use for the one that must have originally come with the previous laptop, and that worked just fine.  Right now I have the VGA cable with the DVI apple adapter then plugged into the DVI to Thunderbolt adapter.  Could this cord issue be why my monitor claims no signal no matter what I do?

     

    Also, when I looked for drivers and click the link in the post above, it downloads a folder for drivers, however, I dont' know what to do with the files in that folder (2251w.cat, 2251w.icm and 2251w.INF).  I have a hunch they are windows only. 

     

    If I need to get a strictly DVI cable I can do that, but would like to know if that's likely my problem before I buy it.  The monitor is only about 2 months old give or take. 

     

    Thank you in advance

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