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Default mini9 wont switch to ext lcd - 12-12-2009, 09:14 AM

Hi, having problems with Dell mini9 on winxp

Using a VGA to HDMI converter cable into LCD tv

If I press FN and 8 the screeen on the 9 goes blank for a split second but nothng happens on the LCD

Any ideas ?

The cable is specifically to connect PC to HDMI tv...

Appreciate the help, thanks, Simon
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Default 12-15-2009, 03:38 PM

Do you have a VGA-DVI adapter and a DVI-HDMI adapter connected in series? Won't work.

The digital part of DVI and HDMI is identical, making conversion a breeze. But HDMI doesn't have ability to carry analog VGA signals, while DVI does. So, the VGA signal gets stopped by the DVI-HDMI adapter.

If it's just a VGA-HDMI cable, it has to be specific to certain video cards. And not the Mini 9's.

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