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Window 7 HDMI Enable

Posted by jerry_nj (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 16, 14 at 9:46

I recently stepped up to a HDTV and have connected my about 1 year old Gateway Laptop Window 8 to that via the HDMI. It was plug-and-play, did not take any action other than plugging in. Unlike the VGA plug where I have to select which screen is driven, the HDTV was on and the laptop screen remained on.

I next tried the same thing with a 4 or 5 year old Toshiba Notebook and I could not get the HDMI operational. The HDTV showed "no signal" and keying in "Fn" -"F5" had no effect.

I assume it is all under control of W7, not Toshiba-dependent.

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RE: Window 7 HDMI Enable

Here at work I regularly have to use a multi-functional resource display system. Sometimes when connecting a laptop to the pig-tail and receiving no signal F3 is required to create a handshake.



RE: Window 7 HDMI Enable

Thanks, I will try - would never have guessed F3. The Fn for F3 is Wireless on/off (or at least that's what the picture suggests). I would test but I'm using the wireless at the minute.

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