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Laptop doesn't recognize tv tuner anymore

Is there a way to check and see if the tv tuner is still functional? i quit using it for a month or two then when i tried to use it again just now the computer won't recognize the tv tuner. i used to go into quickplay, click the second option (camera, reel, musical note) then click the fifth option (composite i think, which is no longer there) since the option is no longer there it makes me wonder if it's just broken and its not getting recognized because of it. i would try to reinstall with the cd but im in iraq and i didn't bring it with me. so if theres a way to tell if its broken or if theres some other way to access it or just something im overlooking please reply, thank you.

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  • clstanberry Oct 01, 2008

    I forgot to mention that i'm using Vista but i got to where it should be and it doesn't show up, i dont have anyone near me right now thats awake to see if it shows up on their computer or not fortunately im almost done with iraq and i shouldnt need this back in the states, thank you

  • clstanberry Oct 01, 2008

    one of my buddies IS awake, and it shows up under other devices on his computer, mine has no reaction on the devise manager screen... is my computer broken???



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You may check Device Manager first to check if your TV tuner is still properly installed or still detected by your computer. For Windows XP - Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager and check if the TV tuner is still there.

If you cannot see the TV tuner under Device Manager , unplug then replug your tuner and see if something will pop up under "Other Devices" (still under Device Manager). If it does, then you need to right click it and reinstall the driver. You can just download the driver/software over the net.

Now, if your computer does not detect it at all try another PC to test if the problem is with your PC or just the tuner.

Good luck and have a nice day!

Posted on Oct 01, 2008


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