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Cant get compaq laptop to show screen on TV with cord

I am trying to set up the compaq laptop (which has windows vista) to the flat screen tv to watch a dvd from teh laptop on teh tv screen. i have connected them with a cord but nothign happens!

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Well, my wife has an older Compaq Presario so I don't know if this solution will help...

After you connect the cabble from the laptop to the TV, you need to tell the laptop to send a TV signal...

On her laptop, there is a special "FN" key on the keyboard near the "Windows" key. You press that along with the display key at the same time. Her display key if the 'f4' key at the top of the keyboard.

It is likely that you'll need to do the same thing with your system.

The only other way would be through the display properties setting.
With ALL windows closed or minimized, right click on an empty area (no icons) of your desktop.
Select the Graphics Properties option and look for a multi-display option or an option to change display devices.

Should say something like TV, S-Video, Composite, or maybe HDMI.

Hope this helps,
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Make sure your s-video cables are securely connected at both ends.
You may have to toogle ( fn key ) to your video output to external monitor and make sure that you match the color to the right video input on your TV set and that the correct external inputs (source) is selected. You may have to adjust your laptops video resolution as well.

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You need to go in to the video card and make some settings so you can se the scren from the laptop to the TV. "Clone you tv so you can see the laptop over the same screan...

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