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Laptop hooked up to tv cant display games

Discussion in 'Games' started by plvness, Mar 31, 2010.

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  1. plvness

    plvness Thread Starter

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    OK I have a sharp model#32sb24u and an hp Pavillion dv6 notebook pc with windows 7 64bit so I have a microsoft hdmi cable I used it to hook my laptop to my tv and watch videos but when I try to run empire total war the tv goes dark any solutions for this
     
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    Are you using with the Laptop screen also on - if so it maybe due to copyright protection - I know blue ray DVDs cannot be played on two screens from my laptop, as they thing you are copying the DVD using a 2nd screen
    Now i'm not an expert at games - so may not apply - but try setting laptop to ONLY use the HDMI output and see if this helps
     
  3. plvness

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    How do I do that make it so only the tv is showing the image and not the laptop
     
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    the F key you use to switch the laptop to display on the TV should also by pressing again just show on TV screen - each time you press the key combination it will toggle between <laptop only><laptop and HDMI><HDMI only>

    that may not be the issue - do you currently have the display on laptop and TV ?
     
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    it was showing on both I didnt have to hit any buttons
     
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