dual monitor not working after plugin TV using S-Video!

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by tokaone, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. tokaone

    tokaone Guest

    I used a dual monitor setup everyday, and all of a sudden after pluging in
    a TV (using the S-Video connection), the second monitor does not want to
    turn on anymore. It s like it doesn t receive the signal, I think.

    nothing has changed in my setup, and I still see the second monitor in my
    'display property settings'.

    When i check the "extend desktop on second monitor" option and click
    'apply', the main monitor goes blank for a few seconds (just like it used
    to do when I had dual, but instead of showing both monitors upon coming
    back to life, only the main monitor turns back on; second monitor remains

    I check the second monitor with another computer, and it works fine.

    my machine is an Acertm800 centrino laptop (great machine btw).

    thanks for any help you can provide, i d like to resolve this issue
    without having to re-install my all XP pro system! :/
    tokaone, Oct 31, 2005
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    tokaone Guest

    tokaone, Nov 2, 2005
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    Andrew Guest

    I think roger has it ... i reckon it's to do with your video card
    and its preferences settings .. try that dreel..
    Andrew, Nov 2, 2005
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    tokaone Guest

    so would this be hardware, or software (settings) related?
    tokaone, Nov 4, 2005
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    tokaone Guest

    I unistalled and reinstalled my ATI video driver, problem fixed!
    tokaone, Nov 5, 2005
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