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Old 01-12-2011, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default S-Video...black screen...

Dell Inspiron 8600
Windows XP SP3
nVidia FX Go5200 video card

Res is bottomed out.

I plug my S -Video in and get nothing but black screen. I've tried restarting in different configurations (tv on/plug in cable/start pc, all off/plug in cables/tv on/pc on, etc). Get the same thing all the time.

If I use a VGA-to-s video adapter I get black/white/static with the image cloned half a dozen times in horizontal overlapping segments. The adapters suck...I know...but it proves I'm getting S-Video input on the TV.

When I plug the cable in, turn the tv on, then turn the PC on after a second I get a flicker on the TV screen...like it saw power come on but no signal followed.

What do I need to check?

Yes, the TV is set to the proper input. Yes, I hit fn-F8. I use this same computer on VGA-equiped TV's all the time.

additionally...when I run the S-Video to another computer monitor, I still get only black screen.


nVidia has it's own desktop utility accessible by right clicking the desktop. It would only allow me to select the TV feed through the utility.
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