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Tv as monitor

I have bought a cord to connect my laptop(compaq 6741us notebook) to my lcd tv but when i do the tv says i have no signal. what am i missing?

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    xalint1 May 11, 2010

    Are you using Xp or Vista more then likely it is that you haven't went under display properties and turned the second display on.I can help your further if you tell me your operating system.

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On my laptop i press function+F7

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