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Tim'A

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I'm using my laptop (Toshiba Satellite A105) as a type of desktop pc. (External Speakers External monitor External HDD .etc) And whenever I try to play video through my external CRT Moniter, I can only hear audio and the video is just a black box. When I play video through my laptops LCD Screen it plays fine, and when I play video through my S-Video TV it works. I've installed all the codecs and evrything. Is there somthing wrong with my Moniter????

(KDSUSA Model No. 786N Product No. XF-7B . . . FEB2004)
(Took from old eMachines PC)

Thank you for any help, will provide more info @ request!
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Troy

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I am getting the impression that you can use your crt for everything EXCEPT playing videos. If so, here's a suggestion (below). If not, please be more descriptive.

When trying to play video through crt, can you still see the video on the notebook screen? Try checking your monitor settings - right-click desktop > properties > click settings tab. Here you should be able to see if your crt is the default monitor. If it's not the default monitor, make it. If it is, swap it. See if that makes any kind of difference.

EDIT: It also may be something to do with your graphics card (or onboard) settings...

Edited by ruthandtroy, 17 May 2007 - 09:28 AM.

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Thank you, I just had to install a driver for my monitor and switch from multiple displays to single display. Video now shows up!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!
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Good good, glad it works :whistling:

Edited by ruthandtroy, 20 May 2007 - 08:45 PM.

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