Can't connect laptop to LCD TV

  marshasana 05:58 15 Feb 09

I've connected my HP pavilion zv5000 laptop to a Samsung LN46A-550 LCD TV with a VGA cable. The TV screen shows my PC wallpaper photo, and the cursor appears on the TV screen, but that is all. No action I take on the laptop transfers to the TV screen. This is driving me nuts, and the Samsung, HP, and assorted other sales assistants give conflicting advice, none of which has worked. Any thoughts?

  User-1229748 06:06 15 Feb 09
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:37 15 Feb 09

Sounds has if you have the "2nd" desktop on the TV.

If it has HP presentaion software
You need to change the settings by pressing the Fn and (F7 usually) key and it should give different options, if not just press the same key sequence a few time to swap between settings.

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