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HP 2140 mini note does not recognize monitor.

I am trying to play video on a Samsung LN32A330 LCD TV from a HP 2140 mini notebook. I have connected the TV via VGA and 3.5mm audio plug. The HP 2140 does not recognize the TV and I am wondering what to do. The Samsung TV is supposed to be plug n play capable. When I go into Display options via control panel (Windows Xp) my default monitor settings are all that are displayed. Any Ideas?
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Try pressing the Fn key and F2 key at the same time. Also make sure your tv is on the correct imput.

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