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No choice for second display

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  • Tuner Cards
  • Laptops
  • Monitors
  • Graphics
  • Displays
Last response: in Displays
April 1, 2010 4:12:31 PM

Ok so I tried to hook up my tv to my laptop which I have done in the past but now when i go into display settings it doesn't have a opition under display for two monitors it doesn't have a pull down it just says (default monitor) on and i can't select another please help soon....

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a b C Monitor
April 1, 2010 4:16:05 PM

How are/were you connecting the two ? Is it possable you hav edamaged the connector at either end ?

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April 1, 2010 4:24:20 PM

no it was working on my other computer.... its a vga cable...
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a b D Laptop
April 1, 2010 4:28:19 PM

You should see an option to "detect". This will hopefully find the monitor which will then allow you to configure it.
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April 1, 2010 4:46:26 PM

where would the option to "detect" be because i dont see it
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a b D Laptop
April 1, 2010 5:51:20 PM

What version of OS are you using?
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a b C Monitor
April 1, 2010 5:54:46 PM

What type of GPU do you have- ATI or Nvidia? There should be a detect displays option in the driver suite for either one, but I could tell you better where to look if I knew which driver you had.
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April 1, 2010 7:03:18 PM

not sure dude im not really computer savy but i know i have an Acer Aspire 5600 with and intel centrino duo whatever that means running windows xp
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April 1, 2010 7:18:06 PM

To see what graphics card you have:
Right click My Computer
Click Manage
Select Device Manager in the left side of the window.
Expand Display Adapters (double click on name or click + to the left of it)
Below Display Adapters it will list your graphics card
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a b C Monitor
April 1, 2010 7:33:59 PM

Looks like its the Intel GMA. I'd make sure you download the latest driver, and look through their driver suite to see if you can find a "detect displays" option and run that when you have the TV connected and ON.
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