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Windows 7: How do I get my samsung hdtv to work as a second monitor?

27 May 2013   #1
KiroMatic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
How do I get my samsung hdtv to work as a second monitor?

Hey, I've been trying to get my samsung hdtv to work as a second monitor. The tv came with an VGA cord and my PC has 1 VGA port and 1 DVI port on it (my current monitor is using the DVI port via a VGA to DVI converter...thing). So I switch to the PC SOURCE on the samsung with the cable not connected and it basically tells me to plug it in and change the VGA and PC Signal Setting so I plug it in and the message disappears but my screen is black and the light starts flashing which I am thinking means it's looking for a signal.

I looked it up and everyone always says to go to the screen resolution menu and click "detect" so I did and absolutely nothing happened. Someone told me that it should at least tell me that it doesn't sense another monitor but it doesn't even do that.

LONG STORY SHORT

both monitors work on the DVI converter, neither work on my VGA port even if nothing is plugged into the DVI.

I am assuming that it's broken or my friend said it might be my graphics card but I am a little...ignorant with computer stuff. My graphics card is a AMD Radeon 6670 and I went and downloaded the most recent drivers for it and such but nothing seems to work.

If you need any additional information just ask (possibly tell me how to find) and I'll post.


Thanks.


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27 May 2013   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

The card is not the problem.

A Question or two: Did the video card come with the computer, or is it an add on?
If it is an add on did you use the on board drivers or install those form AMD?

Also BTW, "Welcome to The Seven Forums.". . .
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27 May 2013   #3
KiroMatic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
The card is not the problem.

A Question or two: Did the video card come with the computer, or is it an add on?
If it is an add on did you use the on board drivers or install those form AMD?

Also BTW, "Welcome to The Seven Forums.". . .
Video Card came with.
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02 Jun 2013   #4
KiroMatic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I got everything situated on my own.
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02 Jun 2013   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KiroMatic View Post
I got everything situated on my own.
Could you please share what it was you did to get things working? It could be useful to others in similar situations.
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02 Jun 2013   #6
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Wondering if OP had the VGA cable on an on-board graphics port, instead of the video card, that would explain the easy fix.
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