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#1 manfred99

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:26 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 on Win XP Prof.The video card is an ATI Mobility Radeon X300. I'm attempting to set up a TV display, but I can't get a signal from the display connectors on back of PC. If I go to Display properties it shows as "(Multiple Monitors)on ATI Mobility Radeon X300." I click on the Advanced button, then on the "Displays" tab. That shows 4 display options which I'm supposed to be able to enable or disable. However, 3 of the options are grayed out and I can't enable or disable Monitor, TV or FPD. Panel is the only display enabled.

How do I get the other display options to become available?

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:43 PM

have you tried downloading the catalyst control center here? if not try downloading and installing that, and seeing if you can enable the display from there.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:41 PM

Thanks for your suggestion. I went to that site and it appears that all of the catalyst drivers are for their HD cards.

Is there anything else I can try, or is there somewhere I can get the Catalyst program?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:44 PM

ok, sorry ive been out of the loop. They have dropped support for older cards with the latest version of the CCC. You need version 9.3 or earlier, which you can get here.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:20 PM

I downloaded version 9.3, but when I run it I get a severe error exception - "Setup did not find a driver compatible with your current hardware or operating system. Setup will now exit."

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:33 PM

hmmmmm try seeing if you can find an earlier version, like 9.1. Problem is card that old, driver support just isn't there anymore, and without driver support its often difficult to know if its the driver or the hardware causing the issue.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:24 PM

I found a download for 9.3, which was titled as legacy. It installed successfully, but I still show 3 display options as unavailable. I have attached a screenshot of the window.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:28 PM

alright, well lets try another method. Hook up the external display your planning on using. Then, hold down the "fn" key, and press the "f8" until you get to the laptop/CRT or the CRT icon, and see what that does.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:36 PM

Here's what I did - hooked up cable from external display output on PC to PC input on TV (vga to vga). Turned on the TV, then turned on the laptop. TV shows "no signal." Laptop shows "Presentation mode is off. No external display is attached." ??

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:50 PM

Did you try the fn +F8 trick?

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:32 PM

Yes, forgot to include that in the steps that I took. The message "Presentation mode is off. No external display is attached" is what shows on the PC screen when I do the fn + F8 trick. To make sure, I tried it 3 times.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:05 AM

does the TV itself have multiple input options in the menu?

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:45 AM

Yes it does. I am using the PC input on the TV. I was also wondering if there might be a registry entry that might need to be edited or deleted? I don't usually touch the registry unless someone has given me explicit instructions on what to do.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:20 PM

there might be, but I highly doubt it, and if there is I wouldnt know what to tell you, like you I rarely mess with the registry. I would suspect at this point the port is probably defective or incompatible with your TV, you might try another tv or a regular VGA monitor and see if that does anything.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:58 AM

I tried another laptop on the TV and it worked OK. Also - the other video out ports on this laptop also do not work. That's why I thought it would be this display setting.




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