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Have pavilion xh635 with win xp. tried to hook up video to tv. In video properties selected enable monitor 2. laptop screen went blank and tv in vga mode showed empty desk top backround. Cant get laptop back to monitor 1 even after disconnecting video cable and restarting laptop.

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Take a look at the checkpoints under the resolution bar. In order to come to your laptops main monitor you have to select "screen 1" and check the main screen check mark. In case you want to use the tv screen as an expansion monitor you have to choose "screen 2" and check the "Extend to this monitor" checkpoint.

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My answer will help Windows XP and Windows 7 users.
When the computer starts, start pressing F8 button. After several seconds you will see the following menu.
Safe Mode Safe Mode with Networking Safe Mode with Command Prompt ---------------------------- ---------------------------- ----------------------------

If you have Win XP, there will be a menu item as 'Enable VGA Mode'. In Win 7 you will see 'Enable low-resolution video (640 x 480)'
Select this option and press enter. (XP users will have to enter again).
After the computer is ready, goto display properties and save the resolution.


- In XP right-click on desktop, select 'Properties', Click the 'Settings' tab (last tab on top), and click 'OK' button.

- In Win 7, Right-click on screen and select 'Screen Resolution'. Click 'OK' button.


(Ignore any warnings)



Restart the computer.



Set the screen resolution again to a reasonable setting.

- Be careful! If you set it too high (if the monitor does not support the resolution you select), again the screen might disappear! (Sometimes this happen automatically after installing a game)

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Fixing 'Out of range', 'Format not supported' message


When the video card signal exceeds the frequency allowed for the monitor, the following error message may occur:
Sync out of Range, Out of range, Format not supported
SOLUTION (FROM HP):
To avoid the message, lower the resolution or vertical frequency of the video card.
Reboot the system and use the VGA mode to force the video card driver to lower its resolution. Follow these steps.
1. Shut down and restart the system.
For consumer systems such as HP Pavilion desktop PCs, push the Power button once.
For commercial systems such as HP business desktop PCs, hold down the Power button for five seconds.
2. Immediately after seeing the HP/Compaq logo screen, press F8 at system startup to initiate the bootup menu.
3. Scroll down to highlight Enable VGA Mode , and press ENTER .
4. After Microsoft Windows completes its bootup process, access the Display Properties and select a desired resolution, which is compatible to the connected monitor. Reboot

Resolution adjustment:
From Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/display_change_screen_resolution.mspx?mfr=true

and here:
http://www.helpwithpcs.com/tipsandtricks/changing-screen-resolution-win-xp.htm

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HP Pavillion 500series to Panasonic TV with DMI port, hooked the HDMI cable from it to the tv, blank screen, made sure the tv was on HDMI, blank screen, unhooked the monitor, blank screen, hooked the...


Most laptops have a "toggle":
* output video only to internal LCD screen,
* output video only to external HDMI port,
* output video to both internal & external.

Set the "toggle" to the best value.

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Hello trying to connect dell lattitude d600 to TV not getting active screen


Make sure the external port you are trying to hook up to (I am assuming it's the vga port (blue one)) is hooked up and that you have selected the pc or vga input on the tv. Then go into display properties and select to enable that monitor on you dekstop (you can extend it or mirror it you will see options) There is also a hotkey combination that does this (FN + F8)

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Be sure to enable the second screen through the windows display settings. Right click on the desktop background and select personalize (VIsta) or Properties (XP). Click on the settings menu (lower down on Vista, a tab on the right for XP) and look at the monitor setup. After you are connected via cable to the TV, go there, click on the second screen and select "enable this monitor", "extend desktop onto this monitor" or something of the like. Oftentimes it will not do it if you are not already physically plugged in so ensure that you do that first.

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Switch on the computer. Just as the BIOS messages or full screen logo is about to end, press F8 several times. Then you will see the Startup Menu for Windows XP. It will look like the following.
Safe mode Safe mode with command prompt Safe mode with ... .......................... ..........................
Check whether you have a option as 'Enable VGA mode'. If you see this, select it with arrow keys and press enter. You may have to press enter again.
(Since the computer was not shut down properly the last time you switched it on, you might see this menu when you switch on the computer. So simply select 'Enable VGA mode' )
The problem is you have a new VGA card and somewhat old monitor. The current Video Refresh Rate of the VGA is not supported by your monitor.
So once you start the computer in VGA mode, go to Display Properties, select 'Settings' tab (1), Click 'Advanced' button (2), Select 'Monitor' tab (3), Select the minimum value from the list (4) and click OK buttons(5).
Good luck! If you find this information useful, please give me a good rating.


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Blank screen -


Try going into the desktop properties, then go to settings and make sure the VGA Monitor is selected as an output.

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Acer notebook hook-up to T.V


You can! But you need a modern HDTV. If you have one, simply buy a VGA monitor cable. Hook it up to the laptop, (you can't get it wrong). Then put your TV on the VGA input. Hook up the cable.

If you have a Windows Operating System, right click your Desk Top in a blank area and select "Properties."

Then choose the settings tab. Click the 2 monitor and check box will appear asking to "Extend to this monitor." (paraphrased ... I don't recall exactly what it says).

Check the check box then click "OK" and BINGO ... There it is!

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My HP monitor (f50) has malfunctioned


Try these 2 steps if they don't work get back to me :)

Step 1. Connect the video cable and turn on the computer. What happens?
  • If the monitor screen remains blank (no startup screens or onscreen display messages), the monitor must be connected to another computer using a different cable to determine if the monitor is bad. Skip to the Step to connect the monitor to another computer.
  • If the monitor is capable of displaying boot screens but is unable to display Windows, use the following steps to set the computer to a compatible resolution:
    NOTE: Find the native display resolution for your monitor in the User Manual or in the product specifications for the monitor model. If you are unable to find the native display resolution for your monitor model, temporarily use 1024x768 for troubleshooting purposes.
    1. Turn on the computer and press the F8 key repeatedly when the first startup screen appears.
    2. If you are using Windows Vista, select Enable low resolution video (640 x 480) , press Enter , and wait until Windows opens. To set display settings that match the monitor, use the steps in the HP support document, Changing Display Settings, Background Image, and Screen Saver in Windows Vista . If you are using Windows XP, select Enable VGA Mode , press Enter , and wait until Windows opens. Continue using these steps to set display resolution. If you are using Windows 98 or ME, select Safe Mode and perform the following steps to enter into a standard VGA mode:
      1. Once Windows opens to the desktop in Safe Mode, click Start , and Run .
      2. In the Open field type msconfig and press Enter . The MS Configuration Utility window appears.
      3. Click the Advanced button, and select VGA 640 x 480 x 16 if it is available.
      4. Click OK and restart the computer.
      5. After Windows opens, click Start , and then click Run .
      6. In the Open field type msconfig and press Enter .
      7. Click the Advanced button, and remove the checkmark next to VGA 640 x 480 x 16 .
      8. Click OK . Do NOT restart the computer.
    3. After Windows opens, right-click on an open area of the desktop and select Properties (Windows XP, 98/Me) or Personalize (Windows Vista).
    4. In Windows Vista, Scroll down and click Display Properties . In Windows XP, 98, or Me, click the Settings tab.
    5. In Windows Vista, select the native display resolution size using the Resolution slider. Set Colors to Highest (32 bit) . In Windows XP, select the native display resolution size using the Screen resolution slider. Set Color Quality to Highest (32 bit) . In Windows 98 or Me, select the native display resolution size using the Screen Area slider. Set Colors to True Color .
    6. Click Apply after you have made your adjustment. The screen should blank out temporarily and come back.
    7. If you are satisfied with the new display settings, click Yes on the Monitor Settings windows. If you are not satisfied or if the screen just goes black, wait: Windows sets the screen back to the way it was before. Try another setting until you find a display configuration that is compatible with the monitor and meets your needs.
      NOTE: If the native resolution is not available, download and install updated video driver software for your computer. Updating the video driver software can add more resolutions (graphics modes).
    8. Restart the computer. The monitor should now display a full screen image in high quality. You are done.
Step 2: Connect to another monitor
Using a different cable, connect the monitor to another computer that has video. Turn on the monitor and the newly connected computer. What happens?
  • If the monitor works, the video hardware on the original computer is likely to be the source of the problems. You can try connecting the original computer to another monitor that works to update its video drivers.
  • If the monitor remains blank, repair or replace the monitor.


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- Right click on the desktop
- Select properties
- Display settings window will appear at this point
- Click on the settings tab
- There should be two different monitors displayed in that window
- One is disabled
- Right click on that one and click on enable

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