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Laptop to TV connection problem

\015 Hi, I hope someone can help. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad running XP. Just bought a Dynex tv that I want to use as a monitor. I have them connected with a VGA cable, and have the TV set to VGA input. When I turn the TV on and then boot up the laptop, the TV shows the XP startup screen just like is shown on my laptop screen. But when the laptop finishes booting up, the TV screen goes to black with ''No Signal'' flashing. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for any help.\015

Answers :

When your laptop boots up, Windows treats the second monitor (your TV) as a mirror of the primary monitor (your laptop screen). When Windows loads up and finishes initializing the more advanced features, it goes back to it's default setting of a single primary screen, and the secondary screen is in standby, waiting for you to do something with it. The fastest way to get the TV working would be to find the Function key on your keyboard (normally a purple-ish blue key labeled Fn) and the monitor switch key. The video switch key is normally in the Function key row (F1, F2, F3, etc...) and has the picture of a rectangle or TV-looking shape. Hold the Fn key down and then press the video-switch key once and see what happens. Lenovo laptops normally bring up a little on-screen program that allows you to pick which configuration you want. Good luck!
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