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cant connect PC to TV via VGA cable


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#1 Terry White

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:25 PM

I have a compaq presario SR 1865 ES Loaded with XP Home 32 bit SP2 and want to connect to a Sony Bravia. I have tried a cable direct I did once get some heavy lines across the screen and another time it said out of range. I have googled the problem and received instructions to go through the settings ..adv and monitor and switch from 'monitor to tv'.

But I dont have that chance, just the 'plug and play' but no mention of a TV.

Is it possibly a driver problem? too old? I have nvidia GeForce 7300 LE. I am a bt scared with updating without knowledge in case I make more problems as updating (Firefox) often does.  Thanks for any advice ...Terry


Edited by hamluis, 30 December 2013 - 02:36 PM.
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#2 SteveOC

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 03:25 PM

Settings should be in the Nvidia Control Panel and your card should support this connectivity with the right cable.

Try this........

http://http.download.nvidia.com/Windows/91.47/91.47_ForceWare_New_Control_Panel_Quick_Start.pdf

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#3 Terry White

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:07 AM

Thanks for your advice Steve but I was not able to progress. I have been playing about with this for hours.I have searched in the nvidia you sent me and in the equivalent GeForce already in my computer. Follow all the stages through but never get a dropdown list that is always mentioned. "choose from the list" but their is just the one item. Going through a similar  experience with my Sony,  I get 'Click on your video vcard' which I do but again 'Choose clone from the list' but there is no list Had a windows search for a driver update but there is nothing lñater than my one.Tried the 'Forcetelevision detection' in the geforce but nothing .On the tv I have tried the PC and the Video settings...Nothing.

So I will close the book on that problem, Thanks,   Terry



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:47 AM

OK - sounds like you are done - here is all that I can find if you ever come back to this.

I don't know which cable type is supposed to be used for TV but it seems that the card supports VGA, S-Video and DVI and I don't know what you have tried.

Compaq (now HP) don't seem to have an updated driver for that card for your PC on their website, just the original shipped version :

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?cc=uk&lc=en&softwareitem=pv-39101-1

although Nvidia claim this is compatible - released this year

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/download/driverResults.aspx/57520/en-uk

I have found through bitter experience that sometimes the PC manufacturers don't make later released drivers available for download on their websites because the later drivers don't work on their builds (they tweaked something or compatibility issues with other things).

You *could* try the Nvidia driver but be prepared to have to boot to Safe Mode or use System Restore to Rollback the update if it doesn't work.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 08:56 PM

I'm dealing with a huge number of users who are facing having to establish a start up routine for their home theather equipment.  I even have trouble getting my HDTV to recognize the PC on HDMI and vice versa.  Usually a power cycle on one will achieve the initialization the other will detect.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:26 AM

Hi there Steve, I finally got a good picture on the TV. Instead of changing the resolution on the normal windows panel which was useless I used it on the panel inside GeForce , using the smAllest one and it is fine. For now that is, I hope tomorrow is the same

Thanks again Terry






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