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The Fn and F5 keys do not show the 4 possible icons for swicthing output from the LCD to a TV and therefore I cannot watch DVDs playing on the laptop on the TV. Help!

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Double click the restart flash cards icon.
Try pressing fn a few times until it appears.

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First you may want to go to the TV's menu and select the input to which you have plugged in the HDMI cable.

Second, on the laptop you will have to press a key combination to change the display from the built-in LCD screen to the external output.
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It works like a 3-way toggle; when you hold the Fn key and press F5 repeatedly it circles through the following options:
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If you want to see the picture on the LCD as well, you have to stop at the "both" option, but the resolution will be limited to the one of your laptop screen.
If you want to use the full resolution of the TV (like Full-HD) you need to stop at the "external" only and adjust your laptop display settings to optimum/maximum resolution for your TV.

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Hello,
When the hardware connection is made: S video in laptop port and S-video in TV there remain two things to do.
1. On the computer, extend your desktop to show on the TV. On my laptop I press Fn-F5, and an OSD appears. I can choose the output to the TV and the internal LCD by holding the Fn key while pressing the F5 key. Each time I press the F5 key the focus moves to another icon (TV only, Monitor only, LCD and monitor, etc.)
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On the TV remote (the easiest way), there must be a key labeled AV, AUX, or some such thing. Once you press it, and OSD appears on the TV screen giving you several input options :TV, AV, S-Video, PC. Select S-Video. It will tell you no signal if you have not yet diverted screen output of laptop to it.
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