Laptop to TV via HDMI cable

By Nitrogen
Jun 9, 2010
  1. Hello,

    Im trying to connect my Compaq laptop(running a GeForce 8200M G graphics card) to my Matsui HDTV using the HDMI output on the laptop.

    The computer has picked up the TV as a display but the TV only shows a black screen, i've fiddled with the resolution to no avail.

    The laptop works on vista and i have done the
    Personalise -> Display Settings -> Extend The Desktop(checkbox)

    Any sugestions would be excelent,

    EDIT: Solved! - I just had to connect the TV and the Laptop and press fn + f4(it depends on the laptop which function key it is, it may need to be pressed multiple times).
  2. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 465

    Its gotta be a buggy laptop.

    Try changing slots betweeen your 8200 and what have you.. gl
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    Isn't that the setting for DUAL monitors? You want to enable the alternate video output
  4. Nitrogen

    Nitrogen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Thanks for the replys,

    I checked it in another TV and it didnt work in that one either.
    I'll get the connection tested by a pro.
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