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Laptop Screen Magnified After Hooking Up TV Through S-Video

Hi all,
I hooked up my Dell E1505 the other day to my 50in Sony TV ,which i've done many times before, via S-Video. I had it set to just have the TV show video. When I done with my movie I unplugged the laptop and when the screen flickered back on the screen was magnified. Meaning, to get from top to bottom or left to right you have to 'push' the screen over with your cursor. I've since retried installing all of my video cards drivers. I'm trying to use a pack by Omega but everytime I reinstall the once working drivers I have the same issues. I've successfully restored to Dell's factory original drivers but they are significantly of less performance. Any help would be great...it's like there's some kind of 'signal' still telling my laptop to magnify like it's a tv screen. Thanks!
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SHagelCommented:
What resolution is your laptop set to use at the moment? Try changing it 10280x800 (which is your laptops native resolution)
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SHagelCommented:
Whoops typo, the resolution should be 1280x800
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plumpoxAuthor Commented:
right now it's set to 16xx by 12xx something, but i've tried every different resolution and basically it does change the resolution but the magnification of the screen still stays the same...i'm on XP SP2 also.
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MereteCommented:
sounds like your 2nd display has switched from the tv to the laptop.
If you use Clone mode you dont need to drag the desktop over to TV. Or media player.
What video card do you have?
What are using to connect to the TV, onboard Video card with TV out or some DVI?
Video card, make sure the right displays is set, r/click the desktop properties settings you'll see 2 monitors 1 and 2
 click on ONE 1, Use this device as the default monitor and extend my desktop onto this monitor, click on TWO, whats beneath this> nothing ticked yes.
 advanced video card name click on that  in the display settings clone mode?
Video Overlay settings  Zoom Cointrol Video Overlay
Full Screen secondary screen
Zoom control  Video mirror
apply.
Connecting the pc to TV
http://www.weethet.nl/english/video_connect_pc2tv.php#examples
And here is how to enable Clone mode: Dualview on your laptop:
http://www.weethet.nl/english/video_pc2tv_nvidia.php
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plumpoxAuthor Commented:
I'm using an ATI 1400. I'm connecting via S-Video. I haven't really dug deep into ATI's options but i'll check tonight..
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MereteCommented:
plumpox some laptops will resize the display when activating the s-video, Once you disable clone mode or dual modes does your desktop restore?

do you have the normal display settings available, r//click the desktop properties settings >>screen resolution.
And put it back to the size you wish.
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plumpoxAuthor Commented:
yeah, it was odd b/c after unplugging my tv my laptop had a resolution of 2000 something by something else which is much higher than normal. And when you would reset the resolution to something smaller the icons and windows displayed the changes (they increased or decreased in pixilarity) but the over all screen size remained at that zoom level. Anywho i fixed it last night by updating the laptop's bios, uninstalling all traces of the graphics card/drivers/software and reinstalling w/ an up to date version of Omega's drivers. Thanks for your help all! Meret, i will award points to you for you many solutions.
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MereteCommented:
wow that seems a drastic amount to fix this, updated the bios re-installed the video drivers, great job,
thank you
Watching movies from my PC to 68 CM TV  is one my favourite past times too.
Cheers
Merete
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plumpoxAuthor Commented:
for my information (this is only the fourth post i've made), if i discover my own solution should i still dish out points? and if the answer turns out to be fairly basic should i still give the same amount out that was listed? I gave you the full 250 b/c i didn't want to 'shaft' anyone for their work and want to maintain a good status on this forum. thanks for your time again!
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