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Flickering LCD TV monitor

Whenever I tried to connect the VGA cable to the external TV (a 37"LCD), the notebook screen blanked out and the external TV in PC mode will start to flicker.

This is despite the settings on the Control Panel/ Personalisation/ Display Setting. I was not able to "extend desktop to this monitor", no matter how I "Apply" or "OK".

Any advice out there?

Thanks very much in advance.

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  • wai68 Nov 30, 2008

    BTW Mine is the MS Windows Vista Business.

  • wai68 Dec 21, 2008

    Thank you for replying, juremeh.

    The refresh rate is set on default and so I'm unable to change.

    It seems that this happened after I installed the MPlayer and changed the settings to make the LCD Monitor as primary.

    Now whenever I plug-in the VGA cable to the external monitor, the external monitor takes over from my laptop, regardless of the fact that what the settings are set.

    I do not have any problems when I extend the monitor to my 19" LCD though.

    What do you think?

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Hello. you have to set refresh rates differntly on tv and on monitor. the flickering appears usually if the frequency is too low. hope i helped you. 

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