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Secondary Monitor faded and won't work again (Panasonic)

Q: Secondary Monitor faded and won't work again (Panasonic)

Hello. This is my first post on these forums.

Getting to the point, I have a Panasonic TV which I have been using as a Secondary Monitor for the past few months, and it has worked perfectly (with an S-video cable). One day I was using it for general reasons and the screen faded to black, and I knew it was on standby. Problem is, I tried everything, but it seemed to stay on standby no matter what. I have tried reconnecting the S-video cable to many places both on PC and Monitor, still same result.

I am using AV3 on the monitor, and am using the Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

UltraMon doesn't seem to be helping in any way with it, and yes, the monitor is enabled in Display Settings.

I honestly have no idea at all why it just went black one day, other things such as my Xbox and normal TV viewing works perfectly on my Panasonic TV.

A: Secondary Monitor faded and won't work again (Panasonic)

Oh great. It still doesn't work.

Hey Panasonic, make a monitor which can be taken out of standby.

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Hello, could someone tell me if its possible to have my laptop have windows media player playing on my secondary monitor whilst still having my main monitor free to let me work at the same time?


A:Set specific apps to work on secondary monitor?

Hello PainlessTorture,
If your second monitor will work on your laptop, then yes you can, i have mine playing music or videos all the time when I'm surfing.
You need to set it as "extended desktop".

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Fujitsu CRT monitor has a suddenly "faded" display, as if the screen has been whitewashed. It's also slightly out of focus, and there's a tiny black dot in the middle. It's still usable (using it now to post this). Tried degaussing a couple of times, no result, though at one point it displayed properly for an instant during one degaussing. Any help appreciated.

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Issue Example:
Monitor: eMachines e15t4

So my issue is like the image I posted above - I have faded blackish lines moving all over the screen (kind of a fuzziness). It will gradually change as I change the monitor refresh rate, however it's always there. I have noticed, I can only see it in windows; if I'm in bios, It's not active. I can not try another monitor because I have no other monitor.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you

A:Fuzzy Faded Lines on Monitor

Welcome to Seven Forums ddbillsfan. If you pull up the monitors own menu (for adjustments), is the problem showing in the monitors menu as well, or is it behind the menu? A Guy

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hello. having problems with LCD montior. It is a quality monitor--NEC Multisync LCD 1830--but is about 5 years old.

For a week or so it was flickingering slightly. Then one day it faded to black for a minute, came back for 30 seconds, then went black for a long time. On subsequent days I tried it, no luck. Then one day I tried it again and it worked for a few minutes before fading to black again. When it works for brief periods, the image quality is perfect. But at any time it is liable to go totally black again.

Might it be at the end of its lifespan? Can anyone tell me the normal lifespan for LCD's?

Are they worth repairing, in general?

Note: i am quite sure the problem is with the monitor, not the CPU or anything else. i hooked up another monitor and it has been working perfectly for days.

A:Solved: LCD monitor has faded to black

Your LCD is history as in either or backlight,inverter and no it is not worth having fixed. Buy a new one.

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I have a maxtech(i know) 19' lcd that has a white ghostlike area around the edge of the screen that goes away after it is on for about 30m-1hr. The monitor is over 3 yrs old. Anyone know why it does this? Is it going bad?

A:White 'faded area' around edge of lcd monitor

Offhand? Given the age; I would first think that the fluorescent tube light used to backlight the screen is beginning to go bad. It starts off a little to dim with the edges worst, just like a fluorescent tube in a ceiling light. Once warmed up it reaches full brightness .
This is fixable, the bulbs are designed to be replaced .

But if it is something more complex like the internal electronics the monitor may be on the way to the junk pile.

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hi ,
i have 2 identical hp w2007 flat screen monitors. they are both installed on
identical gateway 3 yr old PC's with xp. one monitor is upstairs, and mine is downstairs. mine works perfectly .. they one upstairs.. lets call it monitor 1,
has developed a bright or washed out , bright horizontal line about 4" tall-going across the entire screen.
... along with this problem it doesn't have true black ,(more of a black brown faded) on all black screens...
Mine , monitor 2, is perfect.
monitor 1, started having issues ,with not holding, a preferred setting.. it wouldn't hold resolution, size or brightness , contrast and other settings.. i have uninstalled the new monitor and software and reinstalled it.. i have tried all the monitor adjustments , i have tried to match resolutions and setting to my perfect monitor 2..nothing works.. from day one , it only had one oddity... there was a white shadow
around the arrow pointer,cursor, my monitor never had that.. i couldn't even make my pointer/cursor , do that..
does anyone think it has a burned out
band " across the monitor? what are these new crystal clear view flat screens like inside? Anyone think there is anything i can do..
could it be a bad video card.. or just a blown new monitor?
thanks for all the help.. i can sure use it..

A:faded 4"horizontal line on hpw2007 monitor-need help !

Either take it in to have it looked at or buy another monitor. If it is under warranty you may be able to have it replaced

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A:Panasonic Tv as second monitor

Check the refresh rate you're using, perhaps changing it might help.

I connected my 50" plasma to my new laptop using the HDMI connection, and it was rock-steady. I also tried the VGA connector, and that appeared to be fine too.

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I have connected my PC to the TV with a DVI to HDMI cable. In nVidia settings, I set the output to HDTV and 480p (native on the TV) as the resolution. The picture is clear, but too big for the screen. Icons on the far left are cut in half, and the start bar is also cut in half. Dialog boxes and other 3D objects on the desktop are much too big, only seeing the middle of some dialog boxes, not able to see the menu bar, or buttons on the bottom. Is there any way to fix this? The TV does not allow the picture to be resized in HD sources (component, HDMI).

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I am thinking of buying this drive Panasonic SW-9581-C. I know it is 2x but i wondered if 4x media would work on it running at 2x. If not can you tell me hat is good but cheap DVD-R for this drive?

I would prefer to get the media from and the DVD media can be reached from here. I was thinking of buying the bulkpaq orange top 25 pack. I do want a 25 pack.

I think there might be firmware updates for this drive but cannot find any to download.


A:DVD-R will 4x media work on a Panasonic SW-9581-C

dvd writers can be picky about media. i have a 4x burner that only works with about 50% of the 4x media I have tried, and even still, they might not all work in my stonadalone dvd player. your best bet is really to just try it.

if you want a great palce to go to read about burners and compatibility with media thats already been tried and tested by others like yourself...check out

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People, please help me to solve the tiny problem: one-year old Panasonic s35 DVD player works in black&white mode only. All the settings are ok. Have no idea how to solve this Maybe because of old TV by Philips?

A:Panasonic DVD player refuses to work right!

sometimes u just have to take some dust out of the lense...

happens to me all the time, and it works fine after

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I recently purchased another monitor so I can run dual-monitors on my newly upgraded-to Windows 8 desktop. I set the monitor up last night, and I haven't had any major issues so far... One issue that I've run into, though, is the secondary monitor (regardless whether it's the monitor I owned first or the one I just bought) flashes randomly. Last night, a restart fixed the issue, so I didn't think anything of it. Today when I started it up, it was fine again for about 5-10 minutes. Then it began to flash randomly. It's not a constant steady flash, it only happens once every 3-10 minutes, but it shouldn't be happening. Does anyone else have the same problem and/or have suggestions on how to fix it?

Add'l info:

Monitors (both connected via HDMI, primary to primary gfx card, secondary to secondary gfx card)
1x Asus VW246H 24"
1x Asus VE248H 24"

Both set to 1920x1080p resolution, left as primary, right as secondary.

2x EVGA Nvidia GTX 560 Ti's in SLI Configuration

Most recent stable Nvidia drivers are installed. I'll test the beta ones later and update this if anything changes.

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I have just did a clean install of Windows 7 ultimate from XP and I am unable to get my dual monitors to work like they did in XP.

I have a DVI Radeon graphics card plugged into the agp slot, and a Nvidia geforce vga adapter plugged into a pci slot of my dell optiplex 755. When I am in the screen resolution settings the second monitor cannot be detected.

In bios I have 2 options under primary video adapter and they are auto, and onboard card. When set to auto the Nvidia card gets a signal but the Radeon does not. There are no conflicts in the device manager, and all of the drivers are up to date.

When I change the bios option to onboard card the Radeon adapter gets a signal but the other monitor cannot be detected and in device manager there is a yellow exclamation mark next to Standard VGA adapter and a code 10 error that states the device could not be started.

I have powered down, and unplugged every cable, I also tried to use the integrated VGA adapter to the Intel G31/G33/Q33/Q35 Graphics Controller but the computer will not even boot. I get
"System Halted
Attention Unsupported Video Configuration Detected"

I have two monitors, both work fine as standalones but Windows will not detect either as a secondary.

Please help me someone, I am so used to having my helpdesk email open in one monitor and all of my other work in the other monitor.

A:Dual monitor issue, secondary monitor is undetectable


Try updating your card drivers. Go into Device Manager and right-click on your display adapter.

I suspect that the cards are too old, though. We will see.


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I have a dual monitor setup, where the laptop is hooked to a 2nd monitor (TV) thru an HDMI . I primarily use the 2nd monitor. Can I blank screen the 1st (laptop screen) monitor, yet continue to use the 2nd monitor with the lid open for access to the keyboard?(I noticed with changed settings in Win7 control panel, I can close the lid without cutting off [sleep, hibernate or shut-off] the computer and had to reduce the 2nd monitor display to fit the visible screen. But to use the keyboard one has to open the laptop lid, which kicks in the 1st screen)Thank you

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HI everyone,
I'm having an issue with my displaying settings and I'm hoping someone here can help me to solve this.

I recently had an older HP Pavilion Media Center m7760n Desktop PC rebuilt. The old power supply fried the motherboard so I need to get a new power supply and motherboard. Here are my current specs.

Mainboard : Asus P5QPL-VM EPU
Chipset : Intel G41
Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 @ 2133 MHz
Physical Memory : 2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Hard Disk : WDC (1000 GB)
Hard Disk : WDC (250 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H653L ATA Device
Monitor Type : Hewlett Packard HP w22 - 22 inches
Monitor Type : Samsung SyncMaster - 15 inches
Network Card : AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCIe Ethernet Controller
Network Card : AR5006X 802.11a/b/g Wireless Network Adapter
Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional 6.01.7600
DirectX : Version 11.00
Windows Performance Index : 2.9
As you can see from above, the "video card" is actually integrated into the motherboard.

The computer works perfectly except for one major problem. I have 2 monitors, one is 22" with 1680 x 1050 resolution and the other is a 15" monitor with 1024 x 768 resolution. At the back of my computer I have a VGA port and a DVI port. The 15" is connected to the VGA port and the 22" is connected to the DVI port.

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A:Primary Monitor switches to secondary monitor

I am having the exact same issue. Did you ever fix this?
I just posted a similar question in this thread:

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My computer desk sits next to my entertainment system, and I have it connected to two monitors: the primary 22? Viewsonic LCD (DVI) and my 42? Toshiba TV (HDMI hooked in via my receiver). When I just want to browse the ?net or email, I use the primary monitor. For gaming and movies, I use the TV. For a couple of years now, I?ve had display options to always display the TV (monitor 1). If the TV was off, it would default to the Viewsonic, per the Windows feature to always default to the current monitor if only one was on. If the TV was on, it would stop feeding the Viewsonic and default to the TV, so that any games or movies would display on the TV and not cause any issues fullscreen. This way the TV being on or off determined whether the PC would feed to it or not, and I?d only turn on the power hungry TV for entertainment.

About a month ago, my monitors started behaving oddly. The PC would power up normally and load Windows to the Viewsonic, and during the load up screen the Viewsonic would power down. The only way to see the screen was to turn on the TV. This is on Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium (up to date).
Things I?ve tried:Set the Viewsonic to be the primary monitor and settings to only display on the Viewsonic. Result: If the TV is off, there?s no video to the Viewsonic. If the TV is on, it is black (as expected since I've set the monitor to receive the feed) and the feed goes to the Viewsonic.
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A:No feed to primary monitor when secondary monitor is off.

Was anything done to this system just before the problem started?

Have you swapped out the cables and/or tried a different connection to the monitors?

This sounds like a failure either at the video card or the viewsonic monitor electronics, so I would try swapping out the video card and monitor if possible to confirm or eliminate them as the culprit, this can include the cabling.

I had something similar happen when one of my monitors went bad.

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Monitor is plugged in vga. Toshiba tv us plugged in hdmi. When I turn my computer on it thinks the tv is the vga monitor. If I unplug the tv and have just the monitor it recognises it but if I then plug in my TV. It then switches to that screen and won't return to the monitor even if I unplug my tv. It won't play sound through my tv or recognise it as one. I can't use windows and P as it does nothing. I want the monitor to be primary and tv as secondary with sound. Help me please

A:How do I add hdmi tv as secondary monitor and vga monitor as primary m

sweksybaby welcome to the Seven Forums.

This should be what you are looking for,

Display - Change Main Display

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A:Secondary monitor

Originally Posted by Struggler79

Recently I bought a slightly larger monitor and planned to use the older one as a secondary monitor. I went in via 'Display Settings' but have managed to screw things up and I've ended up making this smaller monitor the primary one.
How might I reverse this and thus make the larger monitor the primary one?

Hi @Struggler79, welcome to!

Go to Settings/System/Display, pick(highlight) the monitor you want as Primary, check 'Make this my main display', click 'Apply'.

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Welcome to TechSpot forums

Originally posted by beedubaya
My Radeon driver mistakes the secondary monitor for a YPbPr big screen TV device, whatever that is, and will not recognize it as a monitor.Click to expand...

That is component output. If there is an option to disable component output, try it.

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How do I tell the computer to open the programs on the monitor screen on the occasions I want that to happen, whilst still keeping them on the laptop desktop for the times i am out and about with only the laptop?

Idiot proof instructions would be much appreciated if anyone can help


A:Secondary Monitor Help Pls!

Well not knowing about the laptop make and model I would say if you take a look at the manual that you received with the laptop or the online manual at the manufacturers web site that should explain everything you need to know. Actually if I knew the make and model of the computer I would have to do the exact same thing.

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A:Secondary Monitor

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Hi there,
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Anyway, I've pulled out an old monitor and I managed to get the Properties open on the laptop screen in the only bit of the screen that's visible so I could extend the desktop onto this secondary monitor.

What I am trying to do is to get the laptop to just output to the secondary monitor as if it's the primary monitor, the external monitor has a couple of times just changed itself to the primary monitor (start menu, main desktop etc) but then it just after a few minutes jumps back to being the secondary monitor with the (broken) laptop screen being the primary.

Any advice on this would be very much appreciated,


A:Secondary monitor

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Hi there,  At work we have an extra HP Slate 21. I would like to use this computer as just a secondary monitor. Is this possible? If so, would someone be able to help me on the configuration to do this? Thank you!~Natalie 

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I've already tried asking for help on two other forums, but no luck so far, so I'm just going to cut and paste the problem here and hope you folks know the answer. Thanks in advance.

My secondary monitor gets stuck in standby mode (orange light) whenever I try to connect it to my laptop. It works fine for other purposes, such as using an Xbox 360, but whenever I connect it to my laptop (Dell Vostro 1700, Windows XP, nVidia 8600M GT) and configure it to run as an extension of the desktop, it just switches itself into standby mode. I've been using this dual monitor setup for quite a while and it had been working just fine up until recently - I can't imagine having done anything to mess it up, and no one else uses the laptop besides me. Strangely, on device manager it lists "default monitor" three times, and also "plug and play monitor", and these four show up even when the second monitor isn't plugged in (I don't know whether this is relevant though). Does anyone know how I can fix this?

So far I've tried:

- Messing around with the monitor and display settings on device manager,

- Lowering the resolution, refresh rate and color depth,

- Reinstalling, upgrading and downgrading the drivers for my video card,

- Using the nVidia software to get the monitor working,

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A:My secondary monitor isn't working

C'mon folks, someone must have a suggestion... I need help.

Anyway, I tried using the Fn key + F8 to toggle between laptop display, external display, and display on both, but it doesn't work as the external monitor never displays a thing. Please help folks, I'm desperate.

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A:PC secondary monitor won't turn off

Brand/Model of monitor is really needed for this.

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To start: I know this makes no sense.

I have an hp dv5215us that I have been running off a power cable with no battery for quite some time now, hooked up to a secondary display, a Dell E151FPp. Every now and then I will unhook the secondary display and take the laptop with me to work without issues. Last night I popped my Win 7 install disk while running XP to install, clicked what I needed to, and let the install disk run. Now that Win 7 is installed, I am running into the following two issues:

1) When the secondary monitor is unplugged, the computer will not power on, let alone boot. No blue lights, nothing.

2) When the computer is on and I unplug the secondary display (I learned the hard way), the laptop powers off instantly, as if I unplugged it from the power source.

I looked in device manager under monitors and it only shows one. I am getting mirror screens now, and under the display options, the resolution options available to me look like those for the secondary monitor, not for the laptop monitor. I installed Windows 7 with the secondary plugged in.

I bought a new battery for the laptop online last night. I know it sounds like a hardware issue rather than an OS issue, but the laptop and secondary display didn't move anywhere since it was running without issues in XP, so unless there was some kind of short or something while the installation was taking place, I can't think of why this would be happening.

Any suggestions?

A:PC powers down without secondary monitor

figured it out. please delete, i guess. sorry!

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I just got a brand new custom built pc computer (windows Vista ultimate 64bit). I am using it to play high quality audio and view video through a projector. I tried connecting the secondary monitor but it doesn't have that option in the Nvidia properties, in the settings it only has the primary display. Need to show important powerpoint presentation and the computer is setting me up to fail . Help

Appreciate any responses

A:HELP Can't Connect Secondary Monitor

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I have seen a couple dual monitor problems on this forum, but no solutions for my issue. I have Win7 32 with dual 4850 cards and CCC installed with Crossfire configured. I am using 2 20" LCD monitors, my primary works fine. Windows detects my second 20" monitor and I have set the resolution and that it should extend my desktop but there is no display.
When windows is loading both monitors display the Win7 splash page so I know the signal is getting there. Also I have tried resetting the drivers, uninstalling them, etc. At no point have I been able to get windows to display on both monitors. Any ideas?


A:Secondary monitor not displaying

Make sure the settings are applied correctly in CCC and in Windows. The two could be contradicting each other.

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Because of limited desk space, I have to use one of my monitors in portrait mode.....however, due to the widescreen aspect ratio, my horizontal resolution is slightly too narrow for an internet browser.

What I would like to adjust somehow, either through Windows 7 or through the Nvidia display control panel is to either reduce the pixels the image or window takes up, or if I have to, change the resolution. Does Windows 7 allow for such a modification to its windows. The browser is Firefox if that makes a difference.

I modified the resolution to give me a better fit-

from 1440x900
to 1280x1024

Unfortunately, that is as far as it will let me go. Another 100-200 pixels would be ideal, but this is more workable. Open to suggestions.

A:Resize secondary monitor

the best would be to just resize the browser to fit the screen.

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Hey there! I am trying to Install 2 double monitors to my PC and I can't get one too work. One says no signal, or a blank black screen when I swap them around, and the other one I am using here works fine.

When I go to Control Panel >> Display Properties >> Settings, I don't see this, it looks like it does if I have not installed another monitor:

The back of my computer has two Monitor ports. One is VGA, the other doesn't say.

The two ports are not one space on the back of my computer, it is two ports seperated. For example, one port is at the Top-Back of my pc, the other is at Top-Bottom.

I know everything is plugged in and connected correctly, because both monitors get power, that isn't an issue.

My secondary monitor is a blank black screen. When I swap my primary monitor to be my second, it says no signal.
If none of this fixes my issue, and google cant, I will upload pictures. And if all that fails, I will just have to give up dual monitors...

A:No Secondary Monitor Icons. Help Please!

If the ports are not next to each other at the back of the computer, then they're not both on the graphics card. It sounds like you're trying to use the card and the onboard graphics at the same time.

The Radeon 9600 has 2 graphics ports (VGA and DVI). Plug both monitors into these ports, using a VGA-DVI adpapter if necessary.

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I am currently using a laptop connected to my tv. The tv monitor is my primary display and the laptop screen is my secondary, they are extended to each other.

I am planning to add a third monitor and was thinking of making it touch screen. Would this work? Everything I have read says that if you use a touch screen it has to be the primary display.

Even better would be if I could not have to extend all 3 monitors together and keep my first 2 extended to each other and have the third(touch screen) just run the 1 program I want to use it for.

Sorry if that didnt make alot of sense, Im having trouble trying to word what im trying to ask.

A:Use touchscreen as secondary monitor?

First things first, does your laptop video card support 3 monitors? Just because it has 3 monitor connectors doesn't mean it can actually run three monitors. You didn't give any system info or fill in your system specs in your profile so its hard to give accurate advise.

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Want to use my Dell Inspiron /B130 laptop as a secondary monitor for my HP Pavilion can I do this?  They both are on Windows XP

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I have a theater room with a projector as my main display. I have recently bought an old Mimo UM-740 7" touchscreen. I have it working as a secondary display, problem is, the touch screen is moving the mouse on the main display.

Is there a way to have just the touchscreen have touch features and not act as a track pad for the main display??

Ideally, I will have a media player on the main screen, and be able to select videos/music to play from the 7" touchscreen.

Please help. Thanks.

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hi need help with my secondary external monitor im using a samsung r440 laptop windows 7 ultimate intel i3 2.40GHz
4gb ram 32 bit ati mobility radeon HD 4500 series now i have an external monitor which used to work perfectly fine i went on a vacation for 1 week when i got back my secondary monitor is detected but the display is black when my screen on my laptop works fine when i take a screen shot it shows that my desktop is ok on the secondary screen i tried to swap monitors but the same problem happend's i updated all my drivers dont know where to go from here please help asap

A:Secondary monitor black out

connect your external monitor. click start and type display. on the search box.

from the search results click connect to an external display
you should be able to choose your external monitor.

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Im trying to use my LCD HDTV as a secondary monitor, but when I plug it in to the HDMI port on my laptop it automatically makes the TV my main monitor and wont let me switch it in the display settings. The box for "Make this my main monitor" for the laptop screen is greyed out and I can not click on it. I can however extend the screen to the laptop screen.

If you need any other info just let me know but this is killing me.


A:Help with adding a secondary monitor.

I don't understand what you are trying to do, but to change settings like that (at least with windows 7, not sure about vista) press the windows key and X and it brings up windows mobility center and then click connect display and it gives a lot of choices.

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Hello, here's the problem: the display of my secondary monitor suddenly started turning off 1 second after the monitor is turned on. I think the cause was that my new employee physically pressed every button on the monitor repeatedly when she was trying to turn it on (the menu button, the auto button and the sharpness & contrast buttons). Again, everything works perfectly for 1 second, and then the display goes black
Here are the specs:
-secondary monitor: Envision LCD monitor EN-8100e (plug & play monitor)
-CPU: compaq presario SR1910 NX, AMD Sempro
-Windows XP
-Display adapter: NVIDIA GEforce 7300 SE/7200 GS, location: PCI Slot 7 (PCI bus 2, device 0, function 0)

I tried troubleshooting (display/properties/settings/advanced/troubleshooting) but it says everything's working correctly and nothing was solved.
I tried turning everything off and on and rebooting, and I plugged the power on and off...nothing.


A:Secondary Monitor turns off after 1 second

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1300 and I have XP. Last week I bought a new LCD TV so I bought a VGA cable and hooked up the laptop to the TV. Initially everything was fine, I was using the extended monitor function and both my notebook and LCD monitors were working.
Yesterday morning I used the extended monitor function and it was running smoothly. I turned the extended function off and just used my notebook monitor as I didnt require the 2 montors. Later on I switched back onto the extended monitor but this time, my LCD TV was flickering.
The only activity I had done in between extended monitor sessions was install Photoshop CS2.
I know flickering monitor is a common problem so I carried out troubleshooting, and did everything required such as update BIOS, drivers, chenge screen resolutions etc. If the monitor never worked in the first place i could understand, but it has just stopped working.

Any help would be appreciated

A:Secondary Monitor Troubles

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I'm running a Windows Vista Laptop, Inspiron 1525. A key on my laptop's keyboard has broken off and rather than annoy myself with it I've tried plugging in other keyboards. These secondary keyboards don't seem to work. Most of the other keyboards I have seem too big to plug in. The two I can (one via usb cable and the other by a roundish outlet) don't work. I have tried a wireless keyboard and a wired on. The wireless keyboard shows up on the list of devices and is cited as functional but doesn't work (on the labtop or any other computer) whereas the wired one doesn't show up but is fully functional on other computers. The wireless keyboard's "router" is on (with a yellow light) and has two plugs, a Usb and a circular plug, the latter of which doesn't plug in. It has 3 fresh double A batteries, so that's not the problem. The wired keyboard plugs in via the circular outlet but doesn't show up in the list of device drivers.

Any help you can provide to get these secondary keyboards working would be greatly appreciated. A new laptop keyboard is on the way, but I'd really like to get these ones working in the meantime.

A:Can't get secondary keyboard to work.

Looking at pics of your model laptop on dell's website, the only external keyboard you should be able to use is a USB. Your laptop doesn't have a PS/2 connection (the circular connection).

In their troubleshooting guide it says
When you attach an external keyboard, the integrated keyboard remains fully functional.Click to expand...

So if the broken button is causing an issue with the integrated keyboard (like the "pad part of the button is stuck down or something). Then the problems might tranfer to the external.

Their guide also suggests that if you are having problems with an external. Turn the laptop off for a minute. Plug the keyboard in, then turn it back on again. It suggests watching the numlock, caplock, and scroll lock lights on the external and make sure they flash when the computer is turned on and booting up.

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The following problem happens in Google, Google Chrome, Yahoo and Firefox. Everyone I have tried! If I do a search, get a page of hits. I click on a link, It opens up just fine! So good so far! But if I try to open a link on that page, it don't work, I get a blank.To access the secondary link, I have to right click, "copy shortcut" then "paste" it into the address bar. Then it opens right up like it should. I don't get many problems but when I do, it's a whooper!

A:Secondary links don't work

Mate just try running these for starters < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
Have you tried IE11 as well as I am not a great lover of other browsers I always use IE it seems to me that the claims that the others are faster is a bit of a misnomer to be honest.

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I've hooked up my laptop to a TV via S-video to RCA cord, hoping to play video on my TV, but I can't get anything at all through on it!

I've tried this on a friend's laptop running XP and it works fine (I'm running Vista Business 32-bit). In the display settings it acts as if both displays are working perfectly, but nothing is ever displayed on the second one. Vista even beeps at me and switches between 1 or 2 displays when I unplug and "replug" the s-video cord. Why can't I get anything to show up on the tv?!?! Grrr...

I have tried restarting with the cord in or out, and the tv on or off. I have tried setting the secondary display at resolutions 640x480 through 1024x768, all at 60 Hz (It is an NTSC tv, afterall). Nothing I do has any effect whatsoever, and at this point I'm quite stumped.

Some specs of interest:

Laptop: Acer TravelMate 5710
OS: Windows Vista Business 32-bit w/ SP1

Display Adapter: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family
Driver Version: (up to date, according to vista)

Secondary Display: Generic Non-PnP Monitor
Driver Version: 6.0.6001.18000 (up to date, according to vista)

Any suggestions of what to try are greatly appreciated!

A:Secondary TV display does not work!!

Does anyone know why Vista might not be able to run a second monitor over S-video on a laptop?

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Hi Folks,
I have a dual monitor setup at home, my current setup is that I made my 'side' monitor as primary monitor in windows setting. I am doing that to be able to make all newly created icons that is bound to desktop automatically go into my 'side' monitor.
My 'side' monitor is being used just to store all my junk desktop icons, sticky notes etc. Therefore, I don't need taskbar on my side monitor.

Now, the problem, my real primary monitor (which is being set as secondary monitor in settings), I mostly work from there, and I need to have the taskbar here.
How do I make it possible ? Please help me, I have been tweaking these for days
I have displayfusion installed.

A:How to make taskbar only appear in secondary monitor ?

I don't know of a way to remove a taskbar from a 2nd monitor using displayfusion , all I was able to do was to move the taskbar up to the top edge of the monitor and use the auto-hide option on it so I got the most screen real estate possible...

Being up top I hardly ever accidentally pull it down , which I did a lot when I left it on the bottom/left or right.

I think people actually complained when Win8 didn't have a taskbar on 2nd monitors they actually made each monitor have one.

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I recently purchased a new laptop. (Acer 5750G) and everything is working great so far except I am having trouble with my secondary monitor being recognized.

The way I would like my computer set up is with my main display as my 24" monitor (Acer P244W) and my laptop monitor as my secondary display.

I currently have this set up through HDMI; however, I am running into a problem whenever I turn my laptop first on or it is returning from sleep mode. My external display does not automatically know that I have restarted my laptop and does not turn the screen on. I have found a very annoying temporary fix to this problem which is to turn my monitor off then on again whenever I first turn my computer on or come back to my computer when it is in sleep / hibernate. The monitor will come back if returning from the screen saver; it only doesn't recognize the signal when the monitor itself is in sleep mode.

The monitor worked fine on my desktop before the laptop (I went from DVI on my desktop to HDMI on the monitor), but now I am going straight from HDMI to HDMI. If I use the VGA port on my laptop and monitor, it works as well, but I would much prefer to use HDMI over VGA.

I am at a loss on how to fix this problem and I haven't been able to find anyone else with a similar problem.

One thing I would like to look into but don't really know how is the NVIDIA Optimus which may potentially be causing an issue.

Thank you for your time and help,


A:Having Trouble Getting Secondary Monitor to Recognize

Bump. I hope this thread didn't get overlooked because of the time at which I created it.

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have a 32" HD TV which I use as my Primary Monitor(connected using HDMI) and a Lenova 17" as a Secondary(connected with vga cable). I shut the desktop down, unplugged the 17" to use on another pc.
When I reconnect the 17" to my main desktop it now does not pick up
Any Suggestions?

A:Secondary Monitor stopped working

Whenever you disconnect the monitor you will have to reconnectr manually.

(WIN) P ____ then choose extend to extend to both screens

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HiLast night my laptop (running Windows 8 x64 with a secondary monitor) was working fine. I put it to sleep and when it woke up this morning the secondary monitor is flickering a lot like this:

I have tried uninstalling the AMD driver and restarting then installing the latest version but it still doesn't work. The screen even flickered when the AMD driver was not present. I connected the monitor to another laptop and it worked fine.I played about with the refresh rate in the catalyst control center and it ended up making the laptop screen flicker instead so I reverted the settings back.Anyone know why this would have just started happening and how to fix it?

A:Secondary monitor flickering problem

is this a movie you are trying to watch or is this your desktop background?

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Hi, as the title says i've had a this monitor for quite some time as the primary monitor, i recently got my 144hz asus monitor and it has been flashing on and off irregulary since then...
In my room i have a HDMI network, 2 from boxes to tv via a digital HDMI hub to the tv, i run one HDMI from my computer to a hub where the signal can be set to go either to the monitor or to the TV digital HDMI hub, ALL, i repeat ALL connections are working flawlessly, i ran the monitor on the same HDMI network when it was primary, (Total cable lenght about 5M)

I have NO idea what's wrong, the GPU is working flawlessly, the other 2 monitors are problem free and the flashing benq monitor is working fine when it's not flashing..

AS i said, the flashing is not consistant, it's only black for like 1 second, it rearly flashes when im not having anything on the monitor and when i do use the monitor it flashes more frequently, when it really hates me it flashes every second...

Note however that the flashing is more random than not.. even though it seems to flash more often when im using it thats not always true..

I have also already had 3 monitors on this setup but it was another monitor.. But i use the exact same ports (Exept for the changed DVI-D cable (Single-Link changed to Dual-Link)

Edit: (Optional) i also have a problem where 2 of my monitors are really REALLY "laggy" (Like they are capped to 30Hz) but the primary is fine (144Hz), when i change primary monitor setting in wind... Read more

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ok so i have an old hp laptop which overheats and never works and has a broken hd, basicaly a piece of crap. the monitor works for it however, so i was wondering if i can use my current monitor along with the laptop's. ive disconnected it already and looking at it, it would fit perfectly to the right of my monitor if i was to place it sideways. so i was wondering if it was possible to make it do this? ive read some threads about this but they had no detail. its an hp laptop. this is the exact make
Product Specifications - HP technical support (Andorra - English)
is there a chip that i need? or do i just connect the wires somewhere? i would like to do this project, and with your help im sure it will be possible. thanks

A:using an old laptop lcd as a secondary monitor+webcam

You would need to find the pinout diagram of the monitor and wire/splice it up so that it works by connecting it to your graphics card. For example, to a VGA connector.

Not terribly difficult but probably not worth the effort at all, imho.

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I just upgraded all of our Flex Laptops to Windows 10 and found that one of my users has a problem with her secondary monitor (connected through the HDMI port). It was working with Windows 8.1 with no problems. After the upgrade and seeing the problem I uninstalled the Intel HD Graphics Family driver with the "Device Manager" (it showed an error code 43). When it scanned for new hardware it found a new driver for the Video Card (ver after the iunstallation the error code (43) still existed and the monitor still had "No Signal". In researching the Lenovo site for the driver for this card it said the latest was version I dont know, do I go back to '4248', is there a different solution that works?  

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Seems to be a mission!! Normally to be able to use dual monitors on terminal server, we need to use additional softwares so that the giant (span) display can be divided into two equally..
All windows program normally remembers where is was closed last and open on the same same monitor next time it is open.

But this is not the case when using other programs, it tends to open the child window on the secondary screen and the parent window on the main page..

Any idea how this can be fixed and make both child and parent window open either in the main screen or secondary screen?!

Thanks so much...


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Ok, My problem is that, like the title says, I cant get videos to run on my second and third monitors. I have a geforce 8400GS (waiting for the 9 series) powering my main LCD monitor, and a gecube PCI radeon 7000 32mb powering my two CRT monitors on either side. I know the video isn't working because direct draw (and direct 3d) is disabled. But heres the kicker:This HAS worked before, when i had my geforce 7950GX2 powering my main monitor. I was also stuck with just my radeon for awhile and it not only ran videos but played X:BTF (3d space sim game) at high settings just fine. It has even worked in this setup before - I had uninstalled my 8400 and reinstalled the radeon so the videos would work, and after that I installed the 8400 again, and after the first reboot to install the drivers everything was just peachy. Next restart however direct draw was disabled and back to square one. Long story short: videos only work on my radeon when the 8400 isnt installed. I think it has something to do with the nvidia drivers. Anyhow any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am running windows XP x64, am using the WHQL nvidia drivers and the NGOHQ 1.5.5 x64 catalyst drivers. I have a crosshair mobo with a fx-62 processor, currently 2 GB of ram (OCZ stick died, RMA'ing now).

PS: Sorry for the long post.

A:Videos not working on secondary monitor

"don't work" means what? The media player application crashes and formats your hard drive? Little blue gnomes start dancing on your keyboard singing "No video, no video"?

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I just got an HP Sprout for personal use. I have a separate PC laptop for work that I use at home, and would love to be able to connect it to my Sprout so that I can use the Sprout's large screen as a secondary monitor to view my laptop work. Is that possible?

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I'm trying to set-up two CRTs on my GeForce FX 5200. I'm using an adapter to convert DVI to VGA. The primary monitor is working fine, and secondary monitor is detected and is coming out of standby when windows starts, but it's staying blank.

I have "extended my desktop" on the second monitor, and I can tell that it has been extended because my pointer will move off screen, but I can't figure out why I'm not getting an image.

I tried switching monitors, and they both work on the normal VGA output ... any suggestion?


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Im having an issue with my second monitor and can't seem to figure it out. Hopefully someone here has an idea.

Im running Win7 Ultimate and have just installed a new Sapphire Radeon 5850 video card with dual DVI. I hooked up my monitors, and the first monitor runs correctly and is detected as PNP, while the second (Acer AL2216W) is detected as a generic non PNP monitor.

The acers resolution is locked at 640X480 making it completely unusable. The default resolution of this monitor is 1680x1050 I believe.

Ive installed the latest catalyst drivers several times to no avail. I can not locate a 64bit driver for the monitor itself. Ive tried to install the 32bit driver for the monitor off of the Acer website, but when I go to update the driver, Windows tells me the current driver is up to date, and doesnt install anything.

Is there something Im missing? Both monitors worked fine with an old Nvidia 7900GT that I was previously using, but that card has now died. So whats the trick to getting this monitor to work?

A:Secondary Monitor Resolution Problem

Issue Resolved. Went through the monitors on screen menu and found that it was set to analog input for some reason. Strange since it was on DVI before and working fine. Anyway, changed to digital and the monitor now shows up correctly and is displaying at its default resolution.

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Also I got some picture for you guys:

Whenever I play a game I need to go into clone mode so both monitors display the same image. When I exit out of the game I go back into extended desktop mode. Well what usually happens is when I go into clone mode half the icons move over to the opposite side of the monitor. Then when I exit clone mode back into extended desktop mode, the start menu is on the wrong monitor and I cant mouse over to the monitor from the correct side of the monitor. I have to go to the incorrect side of the monitor to mouse over to the other monitor. Here is a print screen of what I do step by step:

My monitor in extended desktop mode:

Then I go into clone mode and the icons move to the other side of the monitor:

This is what the display properties menu looks like at the moment:

At this moment I choose the default monitor to be the primary monitor ( the secondary monitor for some reason seems to become the default monitor when I go into clone mode)

Here I choose to make the default monitor the primary monitor and I choose the secondary monitor to be the extended desktop monitor. At this point the video card always switches the monitors around. Monitor number one becomes two and two becomes one. Also the mouse does not mouse over correctly. The arrows indicate the direction I need to move the mouse to get over to the other monitor.

Then I switch the monitors around on the little 1 and 2 blue boxes that indicate the monitors position ... Read more

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I have an XPS 15 9550 with 4k Touch Screen. I use it at work and hook it up to a 1980x1020 monitor via the HDMI port. Pretty standard.
However, I've noticed that once in awhile the monitor will flicker to black for about a second and then pop back up. Annoying but not frustratingly annoying. This generally only happens a few times a day, but some days it will do it like 5 times in under two minutes which is frustratingly annoying.
And even worse, sometimes it will flicker to black and just stay black. The windows I had open on my monitor will jump over to the laptop screen and I have to unplug the HDMI cable from the laptop, wait a few seconds, and then plug it back in.
This shouldn't be happening. I've thought that maybe it is because I need a 4k monitor to pair it properly, but that doesn't seem right. Besides, I'm not wanting to spend $400 quite yet.
Any idea what's going on? Do I have a bad laptop? From what I know, I've updated everything (Bios, Graphics drivers, etc.). I've tried a different monitor and a different HDMI cable - no difference. Same issue on all.

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Alright so I recently just set up dual monitors on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bit machine again and I'm noticing that the secondary monitor is getting all the boot information.

I have it set as the secondary monitor in Windows but the secondary monitor gets the BIOS information, and the Windows 7 boot graphic but after Windows boots it switches to the primary display.

Right now my video has two DVI inputs, one VGA and one DVI. Does VGA come first with priority? The VGA connection is my secondary, and the DVI is my primary.

Also, because it has two inputs 1 and 2, I have the VGA one plugged into 1 do you think it would help if I switched them?

A:Windows 7 Booting to Secondary Monitor?

Whatever the monitor you have setup in windows as primary monitor will get the boot information and get the windows desktop. Check the monitor settings in the Screen Resolutions window.

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I recently upgraded from a single Geforce 570GTX to dual 480GTX's that I acquired through work. Now I'm trying to hook up my monitors and having some trouble.

Currently I have a 30" HP monitor plugged in which works fine. What I want to do is hook up my Panasonic 3D TV as a secondary monitor that I can run 3D vision on. The problem is, 3D or not, I can't get my computer to recognize the TV in my Display settings

When I go into Display settings. I see my HP monitor as #1, and then there are 3 other monitors that are disabled. I have no idea what these are or where they came from, I don't have any other displays connected to my computer. They all read as "Default Monitor" and I have no idea how to get rid of them. When I plug in the Panasonic TV to the mini HDMI, I get nothing, one time it showed up on my Nvidia control panel and not in the display settings, but it never has again, and usually there's just no response.

I'm running Windows Vista Ultimate X64. Also possibly notable, my HDMI cable is a 25ft cable, could the length cause a problem? Any idea how I can get this set up to at least recognize my TV?

A:SLI setup, secondary monitor not working

I believe they both need to be connected to the same video card. Also, try a different cable.

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How can i set the Windows 8 Mail application to start up on my secondary screen? I've installed 'Actual Monitors' for this purpose, but because i can't find an actual path to the application 'Actual Moniters' can't handle to open the Mail app on the second monitor.
Does anyone know to get an actual path to the Windows 8 Mail application, or even better a way without a third part application to launch the mail on the secondary monitor?
Thanks in advance

A:Windows 8 Mail on secondary monitor

each monitor has a start button. you can click on the start button on the secondary screen and launch windows 8 mail there.

Or you can drag the windows 8 mail app over to the secondary screen.

Or you can click in the upper left corner of the screen on the secondary screen.

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I have my toolbar on my secondary monitor and I can't switch to the secondary monitor with my mouse as it used to. I also have my Control Panel on the secondary monitor so I cant open it, and I don't know what would happen if I restart or shut down my computer. I could only open some programs up with icons on my primary monitor. I'm pretty worried here.

A:Cannot switch mouse to Secondary Monitor

Hi, welcome to the Forum.

Have you tried using the Windows Key & the P key at the same time, which should open a selection of monitor set ups & you can use the arrow keys to switch from one to the other.

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when i'm in osx and use my 24" external monitor, everything is fine, but when i'm in windows and set the resolution of my external monitor to its native 1920x1080, the edges of the screen get cut off as you can see in the pics. if i set the resolution to 1680x1050, it will fill the whole screen, but obviously i'd rather it just work like it's supposed to at 1920x1080. any ideas?

A:edges of screen are cut off on secondary monitor

Set the resolution to what you want, then push auto adjust on the monitor, try that.

And also, make sure it`s setup properly in display properties.

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I'm trying to use my Sony EX710 TV as my secondary monitor. First, let me say I had this working on my 64 bit Vista system using the same video card and drivers. I am now on a Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit system. My video card is a Nvidia GeForce 9800.

I can see my desktop on the TV. However, I cannot select 1920x1080 resolution...I can force it to display 1920x1080 resolution as an option in display settings, but when I select it, it will not take (the TV looks the same).I was able to add the TV to my devices and printers section (probably because it is on the same network), but I still cannot select the TV as my monitor in my display settings. It only shows up in display settings as a generic non-PnP monitor.

How do I get Windows 7 to recognize my specific TV and use it as my monitor?

A:Sony EX710 TV as my secondary monitor

I would guess the installed GeForce graphics driver is not totally Windows 7 compatible.
Check the NVidia website for a driver which is intended for Windows 7:
Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

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Greetings all, new here... Generally fend for myself when it come to these sorts of things but after hours of following threads and uninstalling/reinstalling drivers, connecting, disconnecting, I figured I'd try to get some help.

Just bought this machine, Asus K50IN laptop with an Nvidia G102M 512mb graphics card in it. I work as a DJ and VJ and this is my primary machine and means of living, it needs to be reliable in different scenarios and work its a*s off an average of 5 nights a week.

So long story short: bought machine, installed a clean version of Win 7 Ultimate and then all relevant drivers... Things worked great the first week. No issues. Then 2 nights ago I plugged into my normal rig (a toshiba projector with an extension monitor daisy chained to it at one of the clubs I work in) and everything was tinted bright pink. I messed with it for a few minutes but I was late already and there were people to entertain so I played anyway with this weird pink tint over everything.

Last night, back to work again... Came early to try and fix the bugger before I would be pressured to play. Adjusted settings in Nvidia control panel, messed with color, resolution, etc. At some point while doing this the secondary display went black and never came back on.

I have reset all settings, completely uninstalled, updated, etc etc etc... Even on my secondary monitor at home, same deal. Monitor is on and says all is fine and working properly but my desktop won't extend to the sec... Read more

A:Secondary VGA monitor on and recognized but black!

Quote: Originally Posted by nzl

... bought machine, installed a clean version of Win 7 Ultimate and then all relevant drivers... Things worked great the first week. No issues. Then 2 nights ago I plugged into my normal rig (a toshiba projector with an extension monitor daisy chained to it at one of the clubs I work in) and everything was tinted bright pink.


At some point while doing this the secondary display went black and never came back on.

I have reset all settings, completely uninstalled, updated, etc etc etc... Even on my secondary monitor at home, same deal. Monitor is on and says all is fine and working properly but my desktop won't extend to the second monitor. It stays black. Mouse rolls over there then takes its time coming back. It's on, and the computer thinks everything is hunky dory.

I've tried about everything software wise I can think of and am starting to think the VGA out may be buggered.


Hi nzl! I am a new poster here as well!

I am inclined to agree that your "VGA out may be buggered". If you are plugging two separate known working "monitors" into your laptop vga port and neither is displaying anything, then it is pretty good deductive analysis that the vga port is "buggered".

The reason I agree with your final (if hesitant) analysis is that, after the initial install, you stated that everything worked fine. Then after a bit things went pink. And th... Read more

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I've got a weird problem and couldn't find a solution for it after 5 hrs of research and trying modifications.

got an LCD TV connected to the laptop via a VGA cable it was working fine till now... (ATI raedon vidcard)

When im streaming anything on-line (eg. youtube clip, google vid etc.) i extend the screen to the tv, i click full screen and the full screen appears on the laptop screen... I did not touch any settings it just happened out of the blue.
Edit: this problem happens with flash...

It only happens when im in extend mode with the monitors (when im in duplicate or in projector mode this problem does not appear, but the thing isthat mostly i watch something on the tv and meanwhile doing my stuff on the laptop screen...)

I need and use this extension mode the most so I would very appreciate if someone could lead me to solve it...
Thanks a lot!

I disabled this file in chrome: pepflachplayer.dll and it works!

(ps.: i dunno how to close the topic)

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I have Dell XPS M1530 and every time i plug in a second monitor it is not at all recognized by my computer. I've tried two different monitors and it happened with both I also tried restarting with the second monitor. Also, when I had vista I did this and it always worked with the same equipment. So I don't know if I'm maybe missing a driver or something. Help please.

A:Computer Does not recognize secondary monitor

I'm assuming you have NVidia graphics?? If so, try this from their website to austomatically find missing drivers:
NVIDIA Driver Downloads - Automatically Detect NVIDIA Products
Hope this helps somewhat.

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So, I have an unconventional setup. I don't have any standard speakers on my computer, and for the longest time I just used headphones.
Recently I won a 19" LCD TV in a contest and decided to use it as a second monitor. I also decided to use it's speakers to play sound when I don't want to use headphones.
It's hooked up with a mini-display port adapter to HDMI. Sound usually plays without a problem, so I know its not the adapter that's causing issues.

The problem I am having is: if I don't start the computer with both monitors already powered on, then sound won't play on the secondary monitor. The weird thing is I don't even have the option to select the HDMI output as the primary sound device, even though when everything is working correctly I do.

So my question is: Is there a setting that I'm overlooking to get everything to work smoother?

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I've got two monitors connected to my computer. There is an application that I want to open in the secondary monitor, however if I drag it over to the desired monitor it will still open in the primary monitor on next startup unlike most other programs.

So I were wondering if I can make some changes to the shortcut to force it into the desired monitor, either by adding some fancy stuff after the target of the shortcut or by launching it with some bat file etc.

anyone know how? :P

Thanks in advance

A:how to Force window into secondary monitor?

Quote: Originally Posted by flashist

I've got two monitors connected to my computer. There is an application that I want to open in the secondary monitor, however if I drag it over to the desired monitor it will still open in the primary monitor on next startup unlike most other programs.

So I were wondering if I can make some changes to the shortcut to force it into the desired monitor, either by adding some fancy stuff after the target of the shortcut or by launching it with some bat file etc.

anyone know how? :P

Thanks in advance

- what is the app that is giving you the problem..??

PS: nice rig..!!

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I recently received a second monitor for the use of a secondary monitor, but it has a VGA port and no DVI port. This was an issue because my graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760) does not have a VGA port.

I purchased a DVI-D to VGA adapter (turns out it was a 5-pack) and it is not detecting it.

What should I do?

A:Secondary Monitor not being detected in Windows 8.1

There are different types of DVI ports. DVI-D is digital only, no analog. Connecting a DVI to VGA adapter to that port will not work. It has to be a DVI-I, integrated, which has digital and analog. Video cards with two DVI ports will often have one of each. If yours has two DVI ports try moving your adapter to the other port. There is no electronics, other than some wires, in a DVI to VGA adapter. It just picks off the correct pins and feeds them to a VGA connector.

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i have two monitors set up, my lcd as the primary monitor and my crt as the secondary. is there a way to have cs open in the second monitor? i already use ultramon and can set other programs to run on the second monitor except for steam/cs. anyone have suggestions?

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I just made a new computer, and I have a nice 19" widescreen, and I want to add a couple inches from my older monitor. (its a DVI -fatscreen-). I tried tonight, but it didnt work, I have an onboard cvideo card, and an additional card (EAX1600PRO) It has slots for 1 VGA and one dvi.

A:Solved: Secondary monitor hookup

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I'm currently running two monitors with a NVidia 9600 GT card. I'm trying to figure out how to stretch the wallpaper on the secondary monitor. I've selected stretch in my wallpaper settings which applies perfectly fine to the primary monitor.

They are running as different resolutions.

(Screenshot attached, monitor on the right is the primary one.


A:Stretching a wallpaper on a secondary monitor

Can you post the original Wallpaper. It will lose its quality if you re-size it to your monitors resolution. How about flipping the right one so it meets up with the left one?

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So I have just installed my secondary monitor simply to multi task as I play games on my primary one. Everything was going well until I did something stupid I wanted to switch it and make my games come on my secondary and browse on my primary. When I did that I didn't like it so I undid it. When I did that I launched a game from steam and I looked over at my screen and half of it is taken up my my primary screen.
So say I had chrome open I put it to the far left of my primary screen where the game pops up I launch a game and half of chrome is on my secondary monitor and I didn't put it there. Sorry not the best explanation but it's the best I got at almost 1am any help Plz I need to know soon thx.

A:Secondary monitor resolution messed up

Tell us, how did you make your game show up on the secondary monitor ?

If you drag chrome to either monitor, that`s where it should stay.

Turn off the pc.

Unplug the secondary monitor, re boot windows. All should be fine now.

Run your game, open your browser etc. see if things are fine.

Turn off the pc, re connect the second monitor.

Restart the pc, all should be fine now.

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so i recently bought a dell monitor and i tried using a splitter cable, which worked but it was the same screen which was not the desired outcome.
so i bought [New Galaxy GeForce 8400 GS 512 MB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 DVI/VGA Graphics Card] and installed in my pc. now both video cards work fine individually but when i try using both to extend my screen windows doesnt detect the secoundary monitor (which is conneceted to the first video card that i had)
what should i do?

A:unable to add a secondary (extended) monitor

Both monitors must be plugged into one card and the two cards need to be SLi'd or Crossfire connected with the bridge.

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I setup dual monitors on my pc yesterday and (eventually) had everything pretty much as I want it, except upon reboot, my display settings revert to single display on my smaller monitor. I am unable to detect my second monitor (Sony Bravia 40" S4000) from within Windows. The only way I can get Windows to recognise my tv is to reboot Windows with my vga cable unplugged, then to use my tv as a main monitor to setup my vga monitor within Windows. Incidentally, Catalyst Control won't detect my monitors properly, I must use Windows' Screen Res tools to detect my displays and then switch to CCC to adjust my tv's screen properties. Is there a way to 'store' my display settings in this case? Needless to say, it's a lot of bother to reboot, disconnect cables, reconnect and then go through all my display setups everytime I wish to output to my tv. If it helps, the graphics card I'm using is a Radeon HD3400, connected to my tv via hdmi. As I say, I have no problem setting up my displays now, I'd just rather not have to do it everytime I switch to my tv. Any help would be much appreciated and may save me a huge amount of aggro.

Also, not sure if it relevant, but I have a 3rd display device showing (I have only 2 connected). Win Screen Res shows it as VGA display adapter, CCC shows it as Unknown Display. I'm assuming this is onboard graphics, but as it's been disabled from day 1, I'm sure it shouldn't display there. Doesn't seem to interfere with Duplicated screens 1 and 3...

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A:Secondary monitor resets on reboot


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When I open a PPT presentation file using Power Point Viewer, it always opens "Maximized" on the secondary monitor. I have tried to have it open on the main monitor but don't know how.

I know someone explained how to fix this problem here in the forum but could not find the old thread.

Help me please.


A:Power Point Always On Secondary Monitor

I don't have a great answer for this, as I've often battled the same thing with various programs. I have found that if you drag the program over to the main monitor and re-size it by dragging the corner (not by maximizing), Windows will eventually decide to run it there.

I'm guessing that you might be doing what I do, which is keep a Windows Explorer window open on the secondary monitor for easy access to files. I guess Windows wants to think that if you're opening it from there then it should run from there.

Some of the multi-monitor programs let you assign a program to a particular monitor. I used to use MultiMonitor TaskBar a while back and seem to recall it allowed you to do that.

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My monitor which does turn on fine with other computers.  Doesn't turn back on when my laptop turns it off (due to inactivity [ie not asleep or anything]).  Changing the resolution or changing the project settings (ie extend, duplicate, etc) doesn't fix it only unplugging it an plugging it back in.
xps 15 9550.  All latest drivers from dell.
The monitor is plugged in via hdmi (kds brand)

A:Secondary monitor won't turn off after the xps 15 turns it off.

Hi RobbGee,
I would suggest you to connect a different monitor to check if you face the same issue. Also, please consider to uninstall and reinstall the video card driver from Dell website as these drivers are tested on the Dell system. Please follow the steps mentioned below to uninstall the video card.

Open the charms bar by moving the mouse to right top corner of the screen and in the search box, Start typing devmgmt.msc and then press enter.
Select the Display adapters listed and right click on it.
Now select properties.
In the properties window, under Driver tab, click on Uninstall button.
Check “Delete the driver software for this device.”
You want to delete the driver click OK.

After the uninstall finishes restart the system. Then reinstall the Intel video card driver first and then Nvidia/AMD card driver (If system is configured with discrete video card) on the system for issue resolution. Please enter your service tag # on the link below, select the OS, then download the video card drivers from Video section onto the system and install it.
Please let me know if this helps.

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I have two monitors hooked up, my primary is a 22 inch samsung my secondary is a 19 inch microtek. My problem is that some things (mainly firefox and Documents) open on my secondary monitor. Even if I move the window to my primary monitor maximize it and then close it, when I open it again it opens on my secondary. I really only use my secondary monitor for design work in photoshop, illustrator etc. so it is off a lot of the time. It is annoying to have to turn it on just to move firefox over to my primary one.

What would cause this problem and it only does it with some programs and windows, but not all

A:Dual Monitor Secondary Display

try this: minimize the window drag it to the appropriate monitor, and close it while still windowed.
Relaunch the program and it should appear windowed on the correct monitor. After maximizing and closing it again it should launch fullscreen, and in the correct monitor.

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Hi everyone,

hopefully someone can help me here.
I am usually pretty good with exchange but never actually had to set this up before so never came across the issue.

OK so Using exchange 2010, got quite a few registered domain names for email addresses, which all work fine.
However ever since the migration to exchange 2010 users that are always out of the office (away in other countries etc) are having trouble setting their out of office (automatic replies)

Its only really happening with users that have a secondary domain as their main email address set in exchange.
for example say that the main Domain for our network and email is and the people having the issue have had the email address removed and set as their main reply address.

Now as far as accessing email via Outlook anywhere or OWA is all working fine. but OOF for outlook via outlook anywhere will just not work.

Always getting message "Your automatic reply settings cannot be displayed because the server is currently unavailable"

I have tried running "test email autoconfiguration" but the autodiscover settings in outlook keep looking for the secondary domain, instead of the autodiscover address which is out main domain

Hope this is making sense for you.

This user like a few others cannot have their main email address on our exchange as our main domain and have to use a secondary domain but this is really screwing with auto reply settings (nothin... Read more

A:Solved: OOF won't work with secondary domain

Thankfully resolved this to some extent.

some of the users affected by this has not connected to our domain in some time with their machines.
They did however have a VPN to our headquarters thankgod, that was never really used.

Once i connected them via the VPN and opened their outlook, ran the autoconfiguration test, the correct autodiscover address was then picked up from exchange.

Disconnected them from the VPN and opened outlook again and the settings stayed, always now picking up the correct autodiscover address and out of office is now working without any error.

Just a quick note for you all should anyone else come across the issue.

any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to pm me.



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I can see my secondary hd in the manage options under computer but it is not initialized... when I try to initialize it I get an I/O error.. any ideas on how to make this work?

A:Cannot get to work IDE master HD, SATA secondary HD

You probably need to use a partition manager to get that drive going, I've had a few drives that give me I/O errors no matter what unless I set up the partition entirely outside of Windows.

I use Acronis Disk Manager, but Gparted is free solution that does it just as well.

If that doesn't work, you might have one of the older motherboards that don't support simultaneous PATA/SATA (IDE=PATA) use. I had to change jumpers on mine to make it do both, so you might want to look into that as well.

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I bought an HDD caddy to mount an expansion disk on my HP 6450b (Win 10) by using the SATA connection of DVD ROM.First HDD with SO is a WD 250 GB SATA 2 3 GB/s. I see the tech spec of my product  and I chose an HDD Seagate 500 GB SATA 3 6GB/s to put in the caddy as secondary HDD. I've mounted the caddy with the new HDD but it doesn't work: at the start the notebook's green light turning on, but the SO doesn't start. Without any message of error, after few seconds the light became yellow and green for some times and after the PC turns off.When I put off the caddy with the secondary HDD, the SO starts correctly. I've read similar posts in the forum and I :1) check the option into the BIOS to enable secondary HDD is active (DONE, it is enable)2) disable the launching of the SO from the secondary HDD (DONE)3) test the HDD (DONE, it is OK) I tried to set up into the BIOS the SATA speed at 3 GB/s but I don't find the option. I see that someone did this action.Could be this the problem?I think also that could be a problem with the drivers to support the new secondary HDD but I don't know how to do. Is there someone that could help me? Thank you Andrea   

A:HP 6450b HDD in secondary bay doesn't work

Have you tried disconnecting the original hard disk's SATA connector from its SATA port and then connecting the new hard disk's SATA connector to that port?  

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I have a laptop with a secondary monitor plugged in using HDMI. Some time over the last couple of days it has stopped working.

I have just uninstalled and reinstalled the official Intel display drivers and nothing has changed. When I look at the screen res menu and the Intel display menu and neither show that there is another monitor plugged in.

The monitor turns on fine but says no signal and suspends its self. Almost as if the cable isn't plugged in, but it's not been touched.

Any ideas what this could be?

A:Windows no longer recognises my secondary monitor

J, do you have a keyboad shortcut that will allow you to switch between monitor modes, such as extend desktop, duplicate desktop, etc? If you don't, I will tell you how via windows.
Right click your desktop and select "screen resolution". Do 2 monitors show up? Click "Detect". Click "Connect to a projector" and select the option you want.

Hope this helps

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Hi guys,

Maybe there is someone that has faced a problem like mine. I have two DVRs, each consists of 4 cams. I access them via Internet Explorer. I have two monitors and I would like to display cameras from the 1st DVR on 1st screen, and cams from 2nd DVR on 2nd screen. My configuration is extended desktop with two monitors.

Monitor no.1 is fine - i press "FULL SCREEN" button in the web application and 4 cams all fullscreened 2x2 matrix on the 1st monitor.

The problem is with the 2nd DVR and 2nd monitor. Every time I press "FULL SCREEN" button in the web application (which is moved to the 2nd monitor in the first place), the application goes fullscreen on the 1st monitor and covers the previously fullscreened cameras from the 1st DVR.

Do you know how can I force an application that is going fullscreen to maximize on the monitor it is currently working on?

Kind regards,

A:Fullscreen application is not displayed on secondary monitor

it would help if you fill in your system specs.

especially what video card(s), and note how you have your monitors connected (hdmi, vga, etc.)

Nvidia and AMD have configuration programs - maybe look through there and check your settings.

hope this helps

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I have a three monitor setup, and I prefer to have my start screen on the secondary monitor.

In Windows 8.0, win + page up or page down would move the start screen, but in 8.1, they have removed this keyboard shortcut.

Does anyone know how to move the start screen?

A:Win 8.1 - How to Move Start Screen to Secondary Monitor?

It's Windows Key + "P" + Up or Down arrows, you missed the P key.

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Is there any way in Windows 7 to force a specific full-screen program (like a game) to open on a secondary monitor? Or does full-screen stuff only work on the primary monitor?

- Phil

A:Full screen program on secondary monitor?

Many games have a setting in the options screen. Some ask you to choose your monitor when starting. Some you can hack to do so. They're all different.

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Hi, I recently upgraded to windows 7. I used to use xp and had dual monitors installed. I've been trying to use one of the old monitors as a secondary monitor on my new pc, and it comes up with an exact copy of my main screen, but there are no options to extend my desktop when I press windows button and p or go onto my display settings. It does not even seem to detect my second monitor - when I click on detect, nothing happens.

The old monitor must be communicating with my new system, right? Since its displaying the same thing that's on my main monitor. Is there a way I can get my old monitor installed correctly?

A:trying to install secondary monitor, get clones but can't extand

Quote: Originally Posted by dwatcher

Hi, I recently upgraded to windows 7. I used to use xp and had dual monitors installed. I've been trying to use one of the old monitors as a secondary monitor on my new pc, and it comes up with an exact copy of my main screen, but there are no options to extend my desktop when I press windows button and p or go onto my display settings. It does not even seem to detect my second monitor - when I click on detect, nothing happens.

The old monitor must be communicating with my new system, right? Since its displaying the same thing that's on my main monitor. Is there a way I can get my old monitor installed correctly?

When you press the <WINDOWS_KEY>+<P> shortcut, do you get the following:

Also, if you right-click on your desktop and select "Screen resolution", do you get a graphical representation of two monitors in the dialog? If not, clicking "Detect" might help.

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I just had to reformat my hard drive and when I did I went ahead and updated to windows 8.1. I have everything set back up the way I like but I can't get the start menu to always open on my secondary monitor. I can set it to open on whatever monitor I'm currently using, but I only want it to open on the one specific monitor that ISN'T my main display.

I've tried using windows key + shift + arrows and that moves the start menu to the right monitor, but only that time. When I reopen it, it just pops up on my main display.

I've tried clicking on the bottom left of the second monitor and opening the start menu, but when I hit the windows key again it opens it on the main monitor.

A:How do I get start menu to open on secondary monitor?

Hello bs2100, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you have the Show Start on the display I'm using when I press the Windows logo key box checked. With that box checked, when your press the , your Start screen should open on the same display it was last closed on.

Start Screen - Open on Main or Last Display in Windows 8.1

Hope this helps,

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I am using Vista 64 bit and would like to know how to make pps files open in my Primary monitor
rather than my secondary monitor as they now do

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I have tried a few multiple monitor software packages (settled on UltraMon) and have done some Googling.
I am trying to find a keyboard shortcut/hotkey that will move my browser's CURRENT TAB ONLY between monitors.
I know I can drag it, but a shortcut key would be so much better.



A:Win8-Moving current tab to secondary monitor.

If youre using chrome you can add an extension called keyboard detach/reattach, that will get you half way there.
The shortcut to detach current tab is (Shift)(Ctrl)(;)

Then you can use the windows shortcut of (shift)(win)left for left screen or (shift)(win)right for right screen..

I was messing with all the controls without the extension, but could not find a way to detach the tab....
Oddly enough windows will move it from screen to screen with its built in shortcuts...

Play with the (WIN) (up) (dwn) (left) (right) and (Shift)(Win) (up).......etc .....

If you dont have chrome, ill try to find a way with IE10



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I think this is the right place to ask this.

I have two monitors connected to the ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card (it has two DVI connections). With both monitors on everything works fine. Windows remembers which apps I have open on which monitor and so on.

However, sometimes I turn on only one (the primary) monitor. In this case Windows somehow still thinks that both monitors are there, so the apps which would open on the second monitor still do so, i.e. I can't see them when I start them, and the mouse goes easily beyond the active monitor.

Now, the second monitor is completely off - it has a real power switch. But it's possible that it still has some voltage through the connector so that Windows - or the graphic card - detects its presence. I have not tried to unplug it but maybe I should do that as well.

So finally my question - is it possible to make Windows aware that the second monitor is not in use and only extend the desktop when the second monitor is on and do that without restart/log off?

Thanks for any suggestion.

A:Dual monitors, secondary monitor on/off intermittently

If it's plugged in when you boot, Windows will assume it's in use and available...

No known Windoze workaround... connect multiple monitors, Windoze will 'think' they're all turned on and working - however you might find some third party software (like Ultramon for example) might be able to correct the problem...

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I have a Windows 7 Ultimate PC with a VTX3D Radeon HD5450 1GB PCIe DVI graphics card connected to a Panasonic TX-32LZD85 TV, set up as a secondary monitor, via an HDMI cable.
I recently reinstalled Windows and before I did, when I watched a video on the TV the sound came out of the TV speakers, but now it just comes out of the PC speakers. Please can someone tell me how to get the sound to come out of the TV as well as the picture?

A:Connecting PC To TV As Secondary Monitor (Audio Problems)

Go to sound devices and set your TV as the default device.

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