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Screensaver shows on monitor but no Icons...

I first had the cable that had the vga on one end and the blue, green, red on other. When I hooked it up, I got a horizontal rolling colorful nothing.

I then bought the s video cable. I connected and the screensaver came up but no icons.

I only have V1 and V2. Ports on tv for the blue, green red, plus red and white. Below that is the ports for the red white and yellow, Then there is the cable connect and the s video connect.

The cursor is on one screen or the other. Take all the way to the left on computer screen it will then show up on right of monitor screen,

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Also press Fn key along with the key that has marked monitor on your laptop keyboard

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