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laptop to to tv vga screen flicker :s

by powaowa / January 30, 2009 11:39 PM PST

i have a new toshiba satelite with vista. when i hook the laptop to the TV with vga cables, the picture comes out very very nice. BUT THE TV SCREEN KEEPS FLICKERING! i have tried many combinations of resolutions and refresh rates or w.e and cant get it to stop the flicker....someone please help me!

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my solution
by berage_x / January 31, 2009 9:42 AM PST

i had the same problem you were having after numerous attempts to solve the problem and combining some logic (my hdtv only flickers when I plug it in to charge, when it was not on charge there was no flicker) so the power outlet must be the source of the problem.

First, if your tv still flickers even tho you are not plugging it in charge then this probably isn't the solution and it may be your video card.

My solution(both worked for me): plug your tv or your laptop charger on to a separate power outlets. If you are not within reach of another outlet then on the same power surge as your tv, add a outlet splitter or adapter to your laptop charger before plugging it into your power surge.

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forgot to mention
by berage_x / January 31, 2009 9:48 AM PST

forgot to mention, you could also try a different power surge if that is more convenient

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flicker on tv monitor
by daveatprestwich / May 20, 2010 1:57 AM PDT

wish i had read thia info earlier. just thrown out vga cable thought it was faulty. bought another one still the same flicker. finally read the solution. disconnected laptop from power supply - no flickering - thankyou

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