Maybe an easy fix...


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Well, I finally got around to trying switching/sharing my laptops display w/ my tv. I am using an S-Video cable paired with an audio plug and it works perfectly EXCEPT....with both my laptop display AND tv display on both appear perfectly. Hitting <FN> <F8> switches to just laptop perfectly, but when hitting <FN><F8> again to display only on the tv the picture goes to only black and white and looks washed out.

Again, with both displays on they both appear perfect although the laptop display is slightly reduced in size (to match the tv display?) but color is fine on both. And laptop display alone is perfect. Only problem is when display is sent solely to tv. What can cause this?:confused:

Actually, amazed it works at all! Things don't usually work this well for me!

Thanks in advance for any help!

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron E1405