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    Toshiba Laptop and Second screen

    After having no problems before with Toshiba laptops and sending the video signal to a projector, I have now got problems!!! I have a Toshiba L100 but I can't for the life of me get the image to display on the smartboard through the projector. When I press FN+F5 the screen blips but no image appears. I checked display properties and set the screens to primary and secondary (did notice that the icons denoting primary and secondary have changed from icons to numbers now?) but still no joy. Have rebooted the laptop, pwered off and on the projector but still no joy. Any ideas anyone. Do remember someone else having problems before on here, how or did you solve it?

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    Re: Toshiba Laptop and Second screen

    Have you tried connecting it up to a monitor instead of a projector to double check there's no problem?

    I seem to remember with some of our Toshiba's the hot key combination seems to do naff all and you have to go through the systray control for the display instead... Not sure which models it was though...

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    Re: Toshiba Laptop and Second screen

    Quote Originally Posted by OutToLunch
    I seem to remember with some of our Toshiba's the hot key combination seems to do naff all and you have to go through the systray control for the display instead... Not sure which models it was though...
    I have also had this problem.

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    Re: Toshiba Laptop and Second screen

    Just tried it with an LCD and a CRT monitor and no image is displayed

    Any more ideas how to get it to send the video signal to the external screen?

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    Re: Toshiba Laptop and Second screen

    It is generally the whole display is it, and not just a DVD? This is a common issue.

    Andy

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    Re: Toshiba Laptop and Second screen

    What resolution and frequency are you running the primary display at?

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    Re: Toshiba Laptop and Second screen

    From memory the primary display was running at 100Hz and at 1024x768. Tried it at 800x600 and made no difference. Yes, its with the whole display, not just a part of it i.e. playing a DVD, just can't get any image at all. LCD screen recognised that the video cable was plugged in but then gave 'no signal' no matter what I tried.

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    Re: Toshiba Laptop and Second screen

    Have you updated the video drivers?

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    Re: Toshiba Laptop and Second screen

    Will download them and try again. Just had a look at the Toshiba site and the date of the display driver on there is a good few months before we bought them but I'll check the driver version next time I'm in. They are ATI drivers, do I have to use the toshiba supplied drivers or shpuld I go and find some later ATI drivers?

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    Re: Toshiba Laptop and Second screen

    Try reducing the refresh rate - 100Hz sounds a bit high, especially for a projector.

    Most TFT's and Projectors seem to like 70 or 75Hz.

    Might be worth a try.

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    Re: Toshiba Laptop and Second screen

    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp
    From memory the primary display was running at 100Hz and at 1024x768. Tried it at 800x600 and made no difference.
    I'd try dropping the Hz. 100 is quite high

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    Re: Toshiba Laptop and Second screen

    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp
    From memory the primary display was running at 100Hz and at 1024x768. Tried it at 800x600 and made no difference.
    Quote Originally Posted by crc-ict
    Try reducing the refresh rate - 100Hz sounds a bit high, especially for a projector.

    Most TFT's and Projectors seem to like 70 or 75Hz.

    Might be worth a try.
    Quote Originally Posted by kearton
    I'd try dropping the Hz. 100 is quite high
    Is there an echo in here?

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    Re: Toshiba Laptop and Second screen

    Is this a reimaged laptop? If it is you did reinstall the latest Tosh hotkey utility didn't you? I'm only saying because I been there and done it (or not done it as the case was) meself.

    ;-)

    This link covers it:

    http://forums.computers.toshiba-euro...a?threadID=641

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    Re: Toshiba Laptop and Second screen

    This laptop was one that was as delivered from the Toshiba dealer we use, all I did was add the software we use. I'll check the latest version of the utility and see if its much later than the one thats instaled. Thanks for the suggestions, at the moment I've run out of ideas (apart from the obvious that the laptop is broken!) so any suggestions (within reason of course) are welcome

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    Re: Toshiba Laptop and Second screen

    Quote Originally Posted by crc-ict
    Is there an echo in here?
    yeah. i replied to my original question without reading any posts below it first. my bad...

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