I am trying to output the display to the TV via S video, but all I get is a blank screen.
I know I am on the correct AV channel (I am getting sound) and I have tried various ways of connecting (component, SCART adapter and SCART adapter through another appliance).
I have the most up to date graphics drivers (Mobile Intel 965 chipset). I get no option for S video in the graphics properties pop-up and fn+F4 only attempts/displays a pop-up with laptop->laptop and no other options.
I have tried booting with the S video cable plugged in.
I have tried changing the resolution settings (although they only go down to 800x600). The freq only outputs at 60Hz, but the TV is set to accept this.
I cannot find any driver/device manager entry/configuration software for the S video port.
I have searched everywhere on the internet for help with no success (even using quotes around ''s video'' makes it hard to narrow down the results).
I guess the main things I would like to ask are + Is S video managed by the (onboard) graphics card and the drivers relating to it or does it have it's own driver? + Can you suggest a way to get the computer to recognise that there is an S video connection? + Could this be a bios problem (HP bios interface is very limited)?
(For a ''media'' laptop it has failed majorly - it can't use the TV card and won't output to TV :-)
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I think it's probably FN+F8 that may do this on the HP laptops. The key should have a little icon on it in the same color as the function key (typically blue) that will toggle the screen from the laptop screen to the external. There are usually 3 modes to this toggle 1. Laptop screen only 2. External screen only 3. Mirrored on laptop screen and external screen
So try toggling with the FN+F8 key combination.
Also you can probably start up in safe mode to disable the external VGA toggle.
When you see the HP Splash screen, start tapping the F8 Key to bring up the boot menu. From there choose safe mode and see if you get the video back in safe mode....After that reboot and see if it will bring up the video in normal viewing mode.
You may have to manually toggle the video output of the laptop to the external video circuit. This isually done using the Fn + F7 key combination. This toggles the display from the integrated lcd to the external to both to just the external etc.
You set it to Multiple Monitors (if you move the mouse, you will probably be able to see it on the TV once it "goes out" of the laptop desktop). You need to change output mode to external S-Video.
First of all try hitting Fn + F7 key to switch to Ext-S-Video. If it works, that's it, of course. If it doesn't, TV output is not enabled.
Right-click on the desktop to bring up the Properties, go to Settings. You'll see two monitor images there, 1 and 2.
Click Advanced, then go to Displays. You'll get CRT, TV and LCD. Turn on the TV button and tune your settings.
At this point, the hotkey Fn + F7 is enabled to cycle between LCD and TV.
If it still doesn't work and you see the blank desktop, go again in Display Properties, choose LCD as Primary Display, select Secondary, and verify that "Extend desktop on this display" is NOT checked.
Hello imlapd. If you don't even see words on the screen when you first turn it on (the BIOS puts things on the screen before it boots to Windows), then there are 2 possible causes. First, the video output or something else on the motherboard is bad. Second, the LCD display (the laptop screen) has failed. The cost to fix either one of these will be close to what the laptop cost brand new if not more. The good news is, if your HP Mini is less than a year old or you got an extended warranty, HP will fix it for free. You just have to call their customer service.
Be prepared to provide the following information:
Serial Number (S/N), product name, model number, and a brief
description of the issue.
From user manual (page 68): Your computer comes with a built-in display panel, but you can also connect an external display device to an available video port, as follows: ❖ An external monitor or projector via the RGB (monitor) port ❖ A TV, VCR, or DVD recorder via the S-video (TV-out) port Before connecting an external monitor or video projector, configure your computer for the type of device you are connecting. To do this, refer to the documentation for your operating system and devices
So you have to use an RGB cable or a S-video cable : your cable should be plugged into 15 pin VGA port in your PC and plug it into a correspondent port in your TV. Try also S- video and select correponding input in your TV set (Both connection type DO NOT carry sound: use your audio connector from PC to TV audio input.) Configure your extended screen using your manual instruction: Once you have connected an external display device, you can choose to use the internal display only, the external device only, or both simultaneously. The quickest way to change the display output settings is to use the display hot key (Fn + F5): 1 Press Fn and F5 simultaneously. 2 While holding down Fn, press F5 repeatedly until the setting you want takes effect. Briefly pause each time you press the F5 key to allow time for the display to change. This hot key cycles through the settings in the following order: ❖ Built-in display only ❖ Built-in display and external monitor simultaneously ❖ External monitor only ❖ Built-in display and TV ❖ TV only