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Windows 7: Connecting to an external monitor issue via VGA

06 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Connecting to an external monitor issue via VGA

Hi, I hope someone here can help.

I want to watch films on my CRT television in my apartment, so I bought a VGA>Component cable so that I connect my laptop to it via VGA.

I purchased my laptop in the UK, and have since moved to South Korea. It is a Sony Vaio with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 running Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

So far the closest I have managed to get is heavily distorted (positionally and colour wise) screen.. I have attached a picture of this. I get this only if I extend the desktop area.

However, when I move the mouse over to the CRT screen and right click, as soon as I touch a flyout menu (such as 'view' or 'sort by') the screen goes black and then refreshes.

I have a feeling this is a PAL / NTSC issue (in that the UK is PAL, and Korea is NTSC), yet there is nowhere in my ATI CCC software to change the region modes.

I have changed Windows 7 system locale to Korea, but it didn't make a difference.

Also CCC cannot detect the settings such as maximum resolution etc.. for the television, and Windows detects it in Device Manager as a 'Generic Non-Pnp Monitor'

Any ideas on how to get it working? Please help

Many thanks

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06 Nov 2010   #2

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

hello and welcome to the forum
have you checked for updates for the driver?
Graphics Drivers & Software
you will have to put your details in
above is a link to your specs
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hi, thanks for the welcome

I can only download the newest version of the CCC software, my laptop won't let me install the latest drivers, it tells me predictably have to get the latest ones from Sony

The ATI Mobility Modder doesn't support my card yet either.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Nov 2010   #4

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

so its a old type monitor connected with a adapter cable from your laptop vga ? i never have tried this but i am researching for you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2010   #5

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

Getting the best display on your monitor

have a read of this link above there are links within the link to below is some basic tips
anything in the link below?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hi, thanks for all the work looking for a solution

Well, its not really an old monitor so to speak - here is a link to the product page:

Samsung CS21Z43

Well, the model I have is the CT21Z43 (the South Korean version) but for all intents and purposes it is the same TV.

So, I will try those possible solutions you found and report back with my findings.

Thanks again
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