How come my laptop display no longer works after hooking it up to a TV?

by on December 9, 2008

Q: I hooked my 1330 XPS laptop to a 26″ Sony TV (HDMI Cable) and it worked fine. Now when ever I try and use the laptop the screen it gets very distorted and either shuts the computer down or freezes the display. I did a system restore to a earlier time period but it didn’t help. The computer can be used in safe mode. I checked the display properties and they seem fine.

It does the same thing when hooked to an external monitor. Help!