Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook ?

I have an IBM T40 Laptop and I wanted to display my video to the television screen via the SV output. When I hook everything up, all I see on the television is the Windows Desktop background, no icons etc. Any guidance out there?


Answers :

You set it to Multiple Monitors (if you move the mouse, you will probably be able to see it on the TV once it "goes out" of the laptop desktop). You need to change output mode to external S-Video.

First of all try hitting Fn + F7 key to switch to Ext-S-Video. If it works, that's it, of course. If it doesn't, TV output is not enabled.

Right-click on the desktop to bring up the Properties, go to Settings. You'll see two monitor images there, 1 and 2.

Click Advanced, then go to Displays. You'll get CRT, TV and LCD. Turn on the TV button and tune your settings.

At this point, the hotkey Fn + F7 is enabled to cycle between LCD and TV.

If it still doesn't work and you see the blank desktop, go again in Display Properties, choose LCD as Primary Display, select Secondary, and verify that "Extend desktop on this display" is NOT checked.
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