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I'm trying to get my desktop to extend to a philips 720p hdtv via a vga to component cord and nothing displays on the tv. what do i need to do to make this work?

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  • keltic_blue Mar 17, 2011

    Well I'm able to do the FN F5 to select the dual screen option, but it's like the info is be transmitted it's just not picking up on the tv screen for some reason. I don't know if there's something I can update to fix this or if it's just not compatible. Hooking it up via an s-video cord works fine

  • keltic_blue Mar 17, 2011

    It's a toshiba satellite m55-s3293 running windows xp

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Try rebooting the computer with it connected externally. If that doesn't work look very carefully at the keyboard, most laptops will toggle video out by pressing FN + F5 but it depends on your model you should see something like [] / {} in blue normally, just press the FN key plus whatever key you see that symbol on.

If that doesn't work we'll try the slightly longer process.

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    RescueTechLA Mar 17, 2011

    What model is your laptop and which version of Windows are you using?

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    RescueTechLA Mar 17, 2011

    Make sure you've got the latest video driver from here.
    http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/...

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    RescueTechLA Mar 17, 2011

    Not sure why but my post was cut short.

    Download this:http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/...

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 17, 2011

    download this video driver if you have ATI Card
    http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/...

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 17, 2011

    Download this video driver if you have Intel card.
    http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/...

  • keltic_blue Mar 18, 2011

    installed all that you listed and still no go :(

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Press the function key + f4 this should change your video mode. You may have to press it multiple times.

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