Posted 22 November 2007 - 10:35 PM
Thanks guys for the replies. Sorry it took me so long to get back. We had a storm come over last night just after I posted my question and I had to shut my 'puter down.
I googled the problem and found it is quite common. I also found the answer.
When I connected the laptop to the tv I had both turned on and just plugged the cable in. WRONG! I got a picture but in B&W. The correct way is to connect while both are turned off then turn on tv then boot computer. Voila!-colour picture.
It still changes my laptop resolution to match the tv though, which is a pain in the a**, I have to reset it after I disconnect.
I haven't tried it yet but the answer might be to shut the lappy down while still connected then reboot.
Thanks again for your interest.
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