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S-video output My latitude c610 has what appears to be a s-video output. While picture quality is only o.k. when I use the s-video, I am troubled that it appears the s-video signal stops when I close my laptop lid. I have set the power setting to "do nothing" when the laptop is closed. How can I get the s-video to keep outputting?

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  • redicqlus Apr 13, 2008

    Hi Mike:

    Thanks for the advice. The problem was not solved by your suggestion. No matter what, the signal on the s-video seems to stop when I close the lid of my laptop. I have the manufacturer drivers installed. Any additional suggestions? It seems to me there must be a software issue. I don't know if there is any way to turn off the LCD on my laptop and keep an external monitor going, but that is the goal for me. Thanks for any additional advice.



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Normally, you can use the Fn+F8 keyboard shortcut to switch the video image to the display only, the display and
external monitor simultaneously, or the external monitor only. Unfortunately, the Fn+F8 only works with the VGA
external monitors, not with composite/S-video monitors on Latitude C610

I have not tested this but give it a try. It should work if you have correct Video drivers (Manufacture drivers and
not Microsoft drivers) installed.

In Windows XP:
Right click Desktop and choose Properties,
Click the Settings tab, and click Advanced
Go to Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes.
Under or pick a Control Panel icon, click Display.
Click the Settings tab, and click Advanced.

Click the Displays tab.
Click the upper-left corner of the TV button to enable the TV.
Click OK.


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