Solved out of range message on TV

October 21, 2011 at 08:22:42
Specs: Windows 7
out of range on tv when connected to laptop, laptop compaq presario cq62, tv toshiba

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October 21, 2011 at 13:41:41
"You need to adjust the resolution on the laptop video display configuration. You are trying to get he TV to display a resolution it cannot handle. Reduced the resolution then work your way up till you find the highest the TV can handle."

I'm assuming you have a Toshiba LCD, Plasma, or LED LCD TV that is new enough that it has an input port meant for using the TV as a computer monitor.

You must select the input source the computer video output is connected to on the TV by using either the remote for it or a button on the front of the TV. E.g. PC, or HDMI, or VGA, or DVI.

READ the manual for the TV. It will usually tell you what resolutions you can use when the TV is used as a computer monitor. If it doesn't say that specfically, in any case the resolution you use for the display on the TV in Windows settings should have the same aspect ratio as the physical screen on the TV - e.g. 16 X 9 , or 1.777 (to 1) when you divide the first number in the resolution - the width - by the second number in the resolution - the height.

RIGHT click on a blank part of the Windows 7 main desktop screen, choose Personalize, then Display Settings.
There are two display icons there - one is for the display on your built in laptop display, the other one is for the display on the TV.
There is usually something you can click on to Identify which display is which - it will display a large number 1 on your laptop display, a large number 2 on the TV display, when it has working video from the computer..

You click on the icon for the display you want to set the resolution for, in this case the display on the TV, BEFORE you set it.

I don't know if this applies to Windows 7 but it does apply to XP.
Windows enables only one display by default.
Hold your cursor over each display icon - if the one for the TV shows Not Active or similar, RIGHT click on it and enable it.
(For a laptop or netbook, you often also have the option of pressing a key combo to toggle the display to external display, built in display, or sometimes both.)



#1
October 21, 2011 at 10:02:19
FYI...when you post questions that you need help with on here, you're not going to get an answer when you write it like this.

Exact error message?
What are you trying to do?
OS on laptop?

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#2
October 21, 2011 at 10:11:22
You need to adjust the resolution on the laptop video display configuration. You are trying to get he TV to display a resolution it cannot handle. Reduced the resolution then work your way up till you find the highest the TV can handle.

Aquabania

I thinkt he OP pretty much covered all the questions you ask.

Exact error message?
Out of range. Only one thing it could refer to.

What are you trying to do?
I would have thought that was self evident. A laptop, a TV and an out of rage error. Only one thing it could be.

OS on laptop?
Windows 7

Stuart


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#3
October 21, 2011 at 12:42:46
Stuart,

Exact Error Message:
Yeah, out of range is obviously part of an error message, but the way his post was written sloppily into one line makes me wonder how sloppy he is at giving details and whether that was the whole error message.

What are you trying to do:
The general idea of what he is trying to do is obvious, but exactly what he is trying to do is not. There are certain programs that require a minimal screen resolution, so if he happened to be running that program to output video and was already running it at the minimal resolution, your advice to reduce the resolution would be irrelevant. You also left out the possiblity that the screen refresh rate could cause this same issue and it is not always a resolution issue. Though it may be a resolution problem, you can't just jump to conclusions like you do. It may make you look smart once in a while, but most of the time its not going to do anyone any good.

OS on laptop:
Just because it says Windows 7 under his user name does not ALWAYS mean that is the OS running. I've had many occasions where people made posts prior speaking about another system with another operating system and either didnt care to change it because they thought it was irrelevant, or they just forgot to change it to the OS they are speaking about now. This causes a lot of avoidable troubleshooting just to verify this.

lesarsenal:
I was not trying to be a dick with my first post...i'm just letting you know that more people are going to be willing to help you out if your posts are more organized.

Stuart is gonna help ya out...good luck lol

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#4
October 21, 2011 at 12:59:26
The only time you will get out of range is when a VDU is trying to display a resolution not cannot handle.. Nothing else to add. Out of Range may well be the entire error message. Depends on what the manufacture of the TV decided to make it. It tells you all you need to know.

Refresh on an LCD is irrelevant. It is only a problem with CRT monitors.

Unless stated otherworldly, it is not unreasonable to except the information provided by the OP isw correct unless told otherwise. However, in this instance OS is irrelevant.

If you are only going to answer questions that are well organised and properly constructed you are not going to be answering many at all.

Stuart


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#5
October 21, 2011 at 13:07:57
I'd like you to tell me where he mentioned that this tv is an LCD? He put "tv toshiba" ????????

Well just accepting information provided when it is not detailed is unacceptable to me as I would prefer to work smarter and not harder.

If your walking someone through how to change their resolution OS is not irrelevant. Not everyone on here is tech savvy enough to know how to change their resolution.

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#6
October 21, 2011 at 13:41:41
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"You need to adjust the resolution on the laptop video display configuration. You are trying to get he TV to display a resolution it cannot handle. Reduced the resolution then work your way up till you find the highest the TV can handle."

I'm assuming you have a Toshiba LCD, Plasma, or LED LCD TV that is new enough that it has an input port meant for using the TV as a computer monitor.

You must select the input source the computer video output is connected to on the TV by using either the remote for it or a button on the front of the TV. E.g. PC, or HDMI, or VGA, or DVI.

READ the manual for the TV. It will usually tell you what resolutions you can use when the TV is used as a computer monitor. If it doesn't say that specfically, in any case the resolution you use for the display on the TV in Windows settings should have the same aspect ratio as the physical screen on the TV - e.g. 16 X 9 , or 1.777 (to 1) when you divide the first number in the resolution - the width - by the second number in the resolution - the height.

RIGHT click on a blank part of the Windows 7 main desktop screen, choose Personalize, then Display Settings.
There are two display icons there - one is for the display on your built in laptop display, the other one is for the display on the TV.
There is usually something you can click on to Identify which display is which - it will display a large number 1 on your laptop display, a large number 2 on the TV display, when it has working video from the computer..

You click on the icon for the display you want to set the resolution for, in this case the display on the TV, BEFORE you set it.

I don't know if this applies to Windows 7 but it does apply to XP.
Windows enables only one display by default.
Hold your cursor over each display icon - if the one for the TV shows Not Active or similar, RIGHT click on it and enable it.
(For a laptop or netbook, you often also have the option of pressing a key combo to toggle the display to external display, built in display, or sometimes both.)


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#7
October 23, 2011 at 00:08:45
Hi
Many thanks for your very detailed info, it worked.
Thanks again

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#8
October 23, 2011 at 00:50:28
I'm (we're) glad to hear you solved your problem.
Thanks for the thanks.

As you have seen in this topic, the more accurate and detailed your (the person who started the topic) info is, the less confusing it is for us who answer. The more info you supply, the better, as far as I'm concerned.


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#9
October 23, 2011 at 04:34:40
<iI>'d like you to tell me where he mentioned that this tv is an LCD? He put "tv toshiba" ????????>

It could not be anything else because you would never see an out of range message on a CRT TV/ The message is produced by the monitor/TV, not the computer.

Stuart


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