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Dell Vostro 1000 will not recognise television

The Dell Vostro 1000 comes with a VGA connection only. I wish to playback films etc through a Panasonic Viera television with an S Video connection. I have purchased a VGA to S Video conversion cable but the laptop refuses to recognise the attached television (tapping F8 simply gets a No external display attached message). I have also tried changing the Display Settings in the Control Panel but again the laptop does not recognise that an external display is attached. Any ideas gratefully received.

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You're right, RescueTechLA, but I think most Dell laptops use FN+F8.

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Are you sure it's "F8" only? Usually most laptops use the FN+F5 to change video to external display.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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