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Im getting black and white picture from my s-video output

I want to use my s-video out to connect on my tv but i am getting only black and white picture,,how can i fix this prob.

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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    I am getting Black and White screen, while connecting to TV

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    I just tried this and its still not working.

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I have the same problem with my msi ex600x notebook, i get a greyscale picture. I was trying to "change the signal or HD format" at the NVidia control panel but it dosen;t matter what kind of signal format i choos, i get the same black and white (grayscale) picture... i'm wondering if my cable could be wrong....

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TV display only black & white alway due to wrong system setting ( NTSC or Pal ).your may need to adjust your TV setting. hope it help

Posted on Oct 03, 2007

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