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01-06-2009 08:59 AM
I am having trouble getting external display working on my HP dv6704nr.
My computer has the following specs...
Display Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M
Processor: AMD Athlon (tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57
Ram: 2.00 GB, etc.
I currently have Windows Vista (64-Bit) Home Premium installed.
I actually just reinstalled the OS from the OEM disc recently.
I've upgraded to Vista's Service Pack 1.
All of my Display Adapter, etc. drivers are all up to date from your Support & Drivers Download Page.
I'm trying to use external display to transfer display to my TV. I've done this with my other HP Laptop running Windows Vista Business without any problems. Specifically I'm trying to use external display by connecting through the SVIDEO port and I can't get it to dual-monitor nor simply transfer display externally to the TV.
I am going to go out and purchase a new SVIDEO cord to replace the one I am using to eliminate the possibility of it being a bad cord.
Any other ideas?
01-06-2009 09:14 AM
I figured it out. It wasn't working because I had the computer turned on and the TV turned on before I connected the TV to the computer using a standard SVIDEO cable.
However if I turned the computer off, left the TV on and connected the TV to the PC prior to booting it up the computer then recognized the TV after booting the PC up. Hope this helps anyone else that may run into this little problem.
Not too many people probably do external display through SVIDEO but if you do this worked for me.
02-19-2009 02:39 PM
02-19-2009 02:43 PM
Sorry -- I didn't see your 2nd post where you describe how you solved the problem. I don't know if I tried that (I tried so many different things), but I'll follow your instructions to the letter to see if it solves my problem. Thanks.