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Blinking laptop screen when connected to tv

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April 1, 2011 1:04:40 AM

Hello,
I am trying to connect my laptop to tv...i have a HDMI to DVI cable. The HDMI is plugged into my laptop and DVI to the TV..But the laptop screen keeps blinking. What can I try?
a b D Laptop
April 1, 2011 9:41:06 AM

Watch graphic card do you have? It could be a driver issue.
a c 572 D Laptop
April 1, 2011 12:36:23 PM

Hello le919;
What is the resolution of your TV and of your laptop?
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April 1, 2011 2:52:17 PM

le919 said:
Hello,
I am trying to connect my laptop to tv...i have a HDMI to DVI cable. The HDMI is plugged into my laptop and DVI to the TV..But the laptop screen keeps blinking. What can I try?


This is the person who asked the question...the laptop is an HP dv5-2134 entertainment notebook. The TV is a Mitsubishi 1080p DLP HDTV. Video graphics on the laptop is ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics and the laptop has a resolution of 1366 x 768.

Like I said, I used a HDMI/DVI cable to connect the laptop to the TV. The laptop screen blinks and the TV has a 1sec flash of the laptop screen. Please help!!!
April 1, 2011 2:57:14 PM

Pyree said:
Watch graphic card do you have? It could be a driver issue.


I don't know about graphic card, but the laptop uses ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics.
April 1, 2011 4:50:34 PM

WR2 said:
Hello le919;
What is the resolution of your TV and of your laptop?


The TV is a Mitsubishi 1080p DLP HDTV. The laptop has a resolution of 1366 x 768.
a c 572 D Laptop
April 1, 2011 8:30:30 PM

Try setting the laptop to 1280x1024 resolution.
a c 572 D Laptop
April 1, 2011 8:32:05 PM

If that doesn't work try some of the other resolutions that your laptop can use.
April 1, 2011 8:43:30 PM

WR2 said:
If that doesn't work try some of the other resolutions that your laptop can use.


I tried really low resolutions (in the 700s) but that didn't work. I am not at home right now to try the resolution you suggested, but I will try that. Some websites suggested changing the refresh rate or something, but I can't seem to modify that on my laptop. It is set at 60Hz right now.

Is there anything else I can try if changing the resolution doesn't work?
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