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Windows 7: Help please get my tv hooked up to my laptop


07 Jan 2010   #1

W7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Help please get my tv hooked up to my laptop

I am trying to get my tv hooked up to my laptop, i dowloaded the ATI catalyst controler, instaled it, everything says it work fine on install, but when i try and access the control center, it says my currently active graphics prosseser does not support basic veiw, tells me to switch to advanced, but when i do this, nothing happens........i have a ATI Radeon Xpress 200M Series card, so why wont this work?

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07 Jan 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Go to device manager, make sure everything is ok. No Yellow warning markers.
Type device manager in search.
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08 Jan 2010   #3

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
I am trying to get my tv hooked up to my laptop, i dowloaded the ATI catalyst controler, instaled it, everything says it work fine on install, but when i try and access the control center, it says my currently active graphics prosseser does not support basic veiw, tells me to switch to advanced, but when i do this, nothing happens........i have a ATI Radeon Xpress 200M Series card, so why wont this work?
Well your card is pretty old. With what input are you trying to connect with? Have you messed with the computer from the inside since buying it?
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08 Jan 2010   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Well your card is pretty old. With what input are you trying to connect with? Have you messed with the computer from the inside since buying it?
Since it's a laptop I'd say the OP is almost certainly using a USB DVB/Analog tuner dongle, and it's doubtful he will have needed to have rummaged around inside the machine... but that the problem he's posting about is the graphics adapter, and it's pretty certain that's a non-upgradeable component...
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08 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

This doesn't solve your problem and is probably a needless post, but you sure are asking a lot out of your system.
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09 Jan 2010   #6

W7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
I am trying to get my tv hooked up to my laptop, i dowloaded the ATI catalyst controler, instaled it, everything says it work fine on install, but when i try and access the control center, it says my currently active graphics prosseser does not support basic veiw, tells me to switch to advanced, but when i do this, nothing happens........i have a ATI Radeon Xpress 200M Series card, so why wont this work?
Well your card is pretty old. With what input are you trying to connect with? Have you messed with the computer from the inside since buying it?

im using s-video, and no i have not messed with anything internally
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10 Jan 2010   #7

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Alright, so your graphics card has a s-video output? Or using a converter?
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11 Jan 2010   #8

W7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Alright, so your graphics card has a s-video output? Or using a converter?
it has an s-video out and the tv has an s-video in
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11 Jan 2010   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Alright, so your graphics card has a s-video output? Or using a converter?
it has an s-video out and the tv has an s-video in
On an older PC you may need to use either the catalyst control to designate 2 monitors or use the function key F-8 to switch out monitor signal to the new monitor.

Regards,
Adrian
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12 Jan 2010   #10

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Alright, so your graphics card has a s-video output? Or using a converter?
it has an s-video out and the tv has an s-video in
Maby you dont need the ATI program? Just try to hook it up, and going to rightclick desktop -> screen ress -> detect. Check if this works. Use recommended settings.
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