Laptop to TV, troubleshooting help please!

  wyrdwoman 18:10 07 Apr 2010
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I connected my Compaq Presario C500 laptop to a Sony Bravia 32 inch tv, using VGA and 3.5mm jack cables. Worked fine to begin with, then I fiddled around with screen resolutions and settings which seemed to go ok. Some of them are not compatible but a couple were and I was looking for the best one. Then suddenly laptop screen went black same as tv screen. Unplugged VGA cable, laptop display returns. Plug in VGA, laptop goes black again. I know I must have altered some setting somewhere but cannot sort this out - and cannot check dual screen settings as tv has to be connected to do this. Very hard to alter any settings on a black screen! PLease help - any technies out there?!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:16 07 Apr 2010

One of the F keys + FN will cycle between LCD screen TV and both together see if you can get at least one working by using this method.

  wyrdwoman 19:06 07 Apr 2010

Aah...thank you Fruit Bat. It was CTRl-Alt-F3! Unfortunately the laptop prefers one of the screen resolutions that is not compatible with the tv, so now I have to have it on the tv's preferred resolution to watch downloaded video. Any ideas or is that just how it is?

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