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Old 11-17-2006, 02:14 PM   #1
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Default S-Video How Can I get it to work?

I have a Compaq NX9005 and I am trying to get the S-Video output working so I can watch it on my TV, can anyone tell me how you enable the S-Video with my laptop so I can watch films etc through my TV? I have all the approriate wires.
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: S-Video How Can I get it to work?

Plug-in the cable to your TV, reboot your system, right-click on your desktop and go to properties, click the settings tab, and you should see two displays there.
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Old 11-17-2006, 03:18 PM   #3
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ive done exactly what you said boss but im getting nothing. I do get two screens appearing under settings though, but when I open up a film in windows media player I get no picture on the tv? ive been through all the modes on the tv and my tv is svideo compatible
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Default Re: S-Video How Can I get it to work?

Have ya selected the Svideo or AV channel on the TV? If that dont sort it take a look at this article

http://www.techlore.com/article/10061/
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You should have an FN key, and a function button for the s-video port.. which lappy is it?
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Old 11-17-2006, 04:18 PM   #6
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You should have an FN key, and a function button for the s-video port.. which lappy is it?
Normally F4 if i remember correctly
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Different for every laptop, on mine, its F7, my old one, F5.
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What kind of card, or on board chip is in it, I know with some you have to click force TV detection.
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:30 PM   #9
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Thanks guys I got it sorted. Two things though

1. Sometimes when I have selected the TV Monitor as the main display the mouse dissapears and appears on the laptop but cant be seen on the tv? I dont touch anything but this happens, eventhough sometimes it works fine and I can see it on the TV, when it appears on the laptop I can no longer control the computer by clicking on icons etc. How do I fix this?

2. How can I resore my laptop display back to normal, icons look a bit dfferent eventhough nothing is connected?
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Default Re: S-Video How Can I get it to work?

1. you do NOT have to restart your computer

you only have to plug the stuff in, set your tv to the right mode
then go into your display properties, advanced if you have and ATI card you go to displays and enable the TV you have a choice of running the screens two ways

1. Both screens show the same information at the same time
2. One of the two screens is your main screen and the second one will be a extended desktop to the right of the main screen.
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