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2nd display stopped working

By jingle
Mar 26, 2009
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  1. hey peeps, im new here so please b gentle :)

    right, basically, i had 2 screens set up, main is a 17" lcd monitor and 2nd is a 40" samsung hdtv connected thru s video.
    i use 2nd display when i watch films on my pc as its better thru tv, but when i wasnt watching films i would set it back to just single display as it annoyed me when the pointer would get lost off screen on the 2nd display.
    it worked fine for ages then 1 day i tryed enabling 2nd display and it just wouldnt work, doesnt even reconise it, ive tryed disconecting and reconecting wires etc, i can only think maybe an update or something triggered it??

    any advice would b greatly apprieciated

    thanks
    jingle
  2. X DarthMonkey X

    X DarthMonkey X Newcomer, in training Posts: 164

    I'm going to ask a few questions to help get acquainted with the issue and your hardware;

    1: What OS are you running?
    2: Do you know what make/model video card you have?
    3: Does your video card have a DVI (White, rectangular connector) output?
    4: How many outputs does your video card have in total?
  3. jingle

    jingle Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    hey there, thanks.
    well:

    1: vista home premium
    2: how do i find this out?
    3:yes it has DVI
    4:3 in total, CRT(monitor), S-VIDEO(tv) and a DVI

    thanks
  4. jingle

    jingle Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    anybody else have any ideas ??
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