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After linking up my laptop and HDTV with a VGA cable and setting up the 2nd monitor preference, my TV displays my screensaver picture (and occasionally the cursor), but not the full desktop.

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have you tried Function F7/F8 ?
Make sure that your display driver is installed correctly.
I had the same Laptop as you did and was able to have dual monitor.
Also check your Display driver in your control panel and make sure it set to dual monitor.

Posted on May 12, 2008

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When your laptop boots up, Windows treats the second monitor (your TV) as a mirror of the primary monitor (your laptop screen). When Windows loads up and finishes initializing the more advanced features, it goes back to it's default setting of a single primary screen, and the secondary screen is in standby, waiting for you to do something with it. The fastest way to get the TV working would be to find the Function key on your keyboard (normally a purple-ish blue key labeled Fn) and the monitor switch key. The video switch key is normally in the Function key row (F1, F2, F3, etc...) and has the picture of a rectangle or TV-looking shape. Hold the Fn key down and then press the video-switch key once and see what happens. Lenovo laptops normally bring up a little on-screen program that allows you to pick which configuration you want. Good luck!

Posted on Jan 14, 2010

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SOURCE: I want to connect my Thinkpad T30 laptop to HDTV

Depends on what connections are on your laptop and tv check them both. If you have a HDMI port on both you can use that. If not most recent TV's have a VGA port which you can use using a standard vga cable if not they will have a DVI or S-Video port and you will need one of those cables which are all availble from any computer shop. But check which one you need first

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Hi, not sure but I take it you are using two screens. It sounds like an imput problem, either cable or a graphics. Try changing your cables over and see if the problem persists?

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a question like I can connect my acer aspire 5315-2614 laptop computer to a screen that LG model 32LD450 cable should I buy to use as moitor LATV and watch videos please help!

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MY acer ZD1 screen has gone black how do i connect it to a pc screen blind


1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port on the Right/Rear of the laptop.
Example of a VGA connector (Port), and a VGA Cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_Connector

Scroll down a little for an example of a VGA Cable.

You can use a CRT type of monitor, (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor if it has a VGA cable.

Yes. You can also connect an HDMI cable to it, and HDTV with this capability.

Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up.
Turn the laptop on.
By factory default settings the display should show on the external VGA monitor.

If not;
There are at least 3 display options;
1) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
2) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor.
3) External VGA monitor ONLY

Press, and hold down on the Fn key. At the SAME time tap once on the F5 key. The F5 key is the Display Toggle-Over key.

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I have connected my hp Pavilion dv6 to my panasonic p46v20z but no picture shows on tv. Is my pc not compatible?


Usually there is a key on the keyboard that must be pressed with the function key to alternate the video outputs. Usually it is Function F7 or F8. This key set must be pressed more than once to get the preferred setting. Each time it is pressed you will get one of the following. Out VGA, Out VGA and Monitor Screen, and only Monitor Screen.
Monitor Screen being the laptops display screen. Out VGA being the rear port on the laptop.
This is usually the reason for the issue you are having.

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Trying to set up my dell inspiron pc laptop to my vizio tv with a dynex vga pc monitor cable and not having any luck


Sometimes you have to change the display settings to allow you to use the external VGA plug

1. Go to Control Panel
2. Go to Display
3. Click the settings tab
4. there should be a dropdown tab
5 then you choose the 2nd screen

Try this link as well http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/hwandprograms/monitors.mspx


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Connect laptop(with HDMI output) to TV( with s-video input)? Hi I have a laptop in which there is port for HDMI output and TV with S-Video input. I bought a cable (HDMI HDTV to VGA HD15 Y/Pb/Pr 3 RCA...


Here how you can connect a computer running windows vista to projector or other external display.
  1. Open Personalization window by right clicking on empty desktop and choose "Personalize",
  2. In the Tasks list click on "Connect to a projector or other external display" link,
  3. The Windows Mobility Center appears, in the presentation settings box click the turn on button to turn on projector,
  4. Now your screen will show up on projector screen around large display as well as your own computer screen,
  5. If you want to change the presentation options click the Projector icon inside presentation setting box,
  6. The Presentation Settings Windows appears, if you turned on the projector the "I am currently giving a presentation" checkbox is selected,
  7. When you are giving a presentation your computer stays awake, system notification are turned off and by default the screensaver is turned off,
  8. You can also set the system volume to show different windows wallpaper in the one you usually use, when the presentation ends and you turn off the projector your regular desktop wallpapers returns,
  9. If you are not sure what displays are connected click "Connected displays..." button on bottom of existing window.

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A u sure u have extended windows desktop or put it in to clone mode. maybe u haven't selected proper source on TV. just try with something besides TV maybe cable is too long or not working.

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Make sure you set the laptop to display at a resolution the TV can display, it seems best to start with 1024x768 then work up.

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You should be able to set the laptop to 1024 x 768, plug it into the TV, select PC input on the TV remote, and the picture should appear.

If not, then check you have the monitor output on the laptop switched on, test it with another monitor to be sure.

If all the above still fails to work, and you've checked the cable the TV has a fault.

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Most tvs can only handle a couple resolutions (ie 640x480) through the pc input. Even some HD tvs can only do 480. Check that your video is turned on and setup to the acceptable resolutions.

right click your desktop
go to properties
click settings tab
click on the 2nd monitor
make sure the box is clicked at the bottom
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