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Movie Files will not display on the TV.

My TV out on the S-video port works great except when I want to watch any type of Movie file on the TV. In the past when I would play a movie (Any Format) on my laptop the TV would switch from displaying a mirror of the laptop screen to just displaying the video that was playing in Windows Media player recently the TV quit displaying videos is just displays what is on the laptop screen. Where the video window is for windows media player on the laptop is a black square on the TV screen. If I go full screen on the laptop and the whole screen is showing the video the TV just shows a black screen. The only exception is flash movies on like You tube or the CBS website. Any Ideas???

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  • sbkraft Apr 22, 2008

    Even When it was working correctly I never was able to manage it with Windows When I would right click the 2nd screen and select attach the box to extend desktop to the second screen then click apply the screen would go black for a sec then the 2nd tv screen was greyed out and the box to extend was automaticly unchecked. I would manage it with the FN-F5 key and it worked.

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Its quite possible your laptop has lost its association with your TV as a "secondy monitor".

To check this, minimise everything and right click on the desktop and go to Properties. Then navigate to the settings tab. This will show you how many displays it considers itself to have.

Click on number 2 (if visable) and click on extend my windows desktop to this monitor.

You should now be able to go between screens

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

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    Travis Lord Apr 22, 2008

    The function F5 key combination does essentially the same thing as changing it manually in your display settings.

    I'd be checking your resolution size and refresh rates. They may be too high for your TV.

    If that doesnt work try and find an updated drive for your onboard Video Card.

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