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I have hooked up my laptop via external monitor to a projector using an s-video lead and an adapter at my laptop end. The picture does show up, but it looks like its been stretched vertically and only the middle of the screen is visible, the left and right sections of the display that should be showing the left and right sections of my laptop display are actually the middle stretched section tripled up, like three identical pains of glass next to each other. In addition to this, the picture itself is wonky, as if the lenses are out of line inside. Every line, text or edge to an image is repeated to either the left or right depending on which of the three sections its in. The second problem is there no matter what I attach it to, but I don't know what I'm doing wrong with my laptop. The projector resolution is 600x800, its not a new projector. My laptop is less than a year old and can handle HD in theory (the processor can't always, but the resolution is capable of showing high res images.) When I connect my laptop up to my tv, the same thing happens, but there are dozens of sections so small that i can barely work out any detail in any of them at all. My TV is not HD, its a normal lcd flat screen. If I can't fix this, I need to replace the item thats causing the problem... and I don't know what to replace.

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What resolution is your laptop display set to? try changing that and, the refresh rate, usually 60hz but you should have some diff options. if you have a vga display available try it and, if it works then the problem could be the SVideo port.

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