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Topic # 28521 2-Dec-2008 23:00
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hey all, i'm in need of sum help.

I have a my pc set at 1024 x 768 , 60 hetz (intel 82865G. i know, it sucks) connected to my samsung ps-42Q91HD with a VGA cable...but when i turn on my tv, set it to the pc channel and then turn on the pc, the screen will work for about 2 seconds and then turn off.................

i have plug in a mates laptop and the tv will work with that but not my pc. i'm losted in what to do

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  Reply # 181716 3-Dec-2008 08:45
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crago23: hey all, i'm in need of sum help.

I have a my pc set at 1024 x 768 , 60 hetz (intel 82865G. i know, it sucks) connected to my samsung ps-42Q91HD with a VGA cable...but when i turn on my tv, set it to the pc channel and then turn on the pc, the screen will work for about 2 seconds and then turn off.................

i have plug in a mates laptop and the tv will work with that but not my pc. i'm losted in what to do


Couple of Questions

Is your PC a desktop or a Laptop?
Are you mirroring your existing display, or simply taking your monitor cable and plugging it into the Telly?

Have you tried having the PC plugged in and turned on before you power on the TV?

It sounds like the either the TV or you video card are tossing its toys and not syncing, but the more information you can give the better any help you will get,

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  Reply # 181720 3-Dec-2008 09:26
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Do you have the latest drivers installed? What resolutions does the TV support?



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  Reply # 181810 3-Dec-2008 15:57
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The PC is a desktop....

The guy at the pc store said, just take the monitor cable and plug it into the tv or i'll have to buy a new motherboard and video card cos i dont have a plug for a new video card in my mother board

Yes i have tried pc turned on and then turning on the tv......didn't work :)

the TV supports 1024 x 768

my driver i think is the latest, but not sure sounds pretty old 6.14.10.4396 20/9/05 i'm downloading  14.17.0.4396 but i dont think that will help                                              

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  Reply # 181812 3-Dec-2008 16:00
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What refresh rates does the TV support? Most do support 60Hz but a common issue causing a monitor to shut down is driving it at the wrong refresh rate.

Just be aware as well that the picture won't be particularly good - 1024x768 is not a widescreen resolution and you are feeding this into 16:9 widescreen panel. This is one of the qwirks of many 42" TV's. True 16:9 widescreen is 1280x720/768 or 1366x720/768 on some newer panels.




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  Reply # 181815 3-Dec-2008 16:21
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What happens if you set your display to bog standard VGA, 640*480 256 colours @ 50 hz, and then change it over will the telly take that?



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  Reply # 181817 3-Dec-2008 16:32
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if i set it to 640 x 480 256 colours @ 50hz it still dose the same

the tv supports 1024 x 768 @ 60................

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  Reply # 181824 3-Dec-2008 16:47
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crago23: if i set it to 640 x 480 256 colours @ 50hz it still dose the same

the tv supports 1024 x 768 @ 60................


What is the monitor that you are using before you unplug it and connect it to the TV?



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  Reply # 181854 3-Dec-2008 19:05
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it's a Neovo F-417......... thanks 4 all ur help people. guess this one will go in the to hard basket. I might just have to wait untill i can aford a new computer......but thanks again

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