Question about PC Laptops

1 Answer

Having prob connecting my laptop to a TV via hdmi

Hi, I tried to connect my gateway laptop to the LCD tv using a hdmi cable. The tv didn't response so I restarted the computer and the tv actually showed the same starting screen, but when the vista window kicked in the TV turned blue again and showing "not supporting". The TV is 1080i max. Vista is 32bit.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • zachschaff Nov 26, 2008

    I have 4 HDMI ports on my tv. I had no problems connecting my laptop to any of them when i frist bought it, now not one of them work. When the first stopped working, i went to the 2nd, when that one stopped i went to the third, and then to the fourth. I have now now run out of HDMI ports and have tried each port with my home theater and had no problems. i have also tried brand new cords. nothing is working any more. My TV shows that it is connected just not getting any signal. My computer makes a little noise everytime i connect it, but will not show that it is connected. Looking for some help solving this problem please.

  • mya76 Jan 01, 2009

    I am trying to connect to Toshiba HDMI (3 ports), but everytime I tried, my laptop will show restart screen. My HDMI packaging shows HDMI male to HDMI male. Is it the cable issue?

  • xlXDEEZXlx Mar 07, 2009

    iv connected my hp pavillion to my pioneer plasma tv using an hdmi cable but i don't know how to select the tv to view the hdmi connection.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 11 Answers

Try playing around a bit with the display settings, there are not many laptops that are setup to automatically adjust to the dual screen setup with an lcd tv. Also, iv found that Not using the lcd as a duplicate of the main screen is a good idea, set it up as a separate screen...if you know what i mean, if you do it right you will see only yourbackground on the tv and no start menu bar or icons.... In this configuration you can set the resolution to the max for the best quality possible for your television.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

How to i connect my laptop into television with high definition multimedia interface


Hi,

First what you need is a HDMI cable.

anespera_12.jpg

Second look for HDMI port at the side of your laptop. (It may not be the model of your laptop.)

anespera_13.jpg

Third look for the HDMI port on you T.V. (It may not also the model of your T.V.)

anespera_14.jpg

After confirming those connection on your T.V. and Laptop, you can just the HDMI cable to connect you Laptop to T.V. Also you need to choose HDMI on your T.V. settings and for your Laptop you can just switch the display by pressing FN+F4 or F5.

Hope It helps.

May 14, 2011 | Compaq Presario CQ60-204NR Notebook

3 Answers

How do i connect my e6400 laptop to a philips LCD


Assuming you are using Windows XP, here is a link to a Microsoft article outlining how to enable the second monitor. The only thing I would add is that once you get into the properties window, your second monitor may show up darkened out. If it is, you need to right-click on it and select "Attached" before continuing on:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/hwandprograms/monitors.mspx

Mar 01, 2011 | Dell Latitude E6400 Notebook

1 Answer

How to connect/configure my acer aspire 4736Z to my LCD TV using the HDMI port/cable of my laptop? i tried to connect the HDMI cable but my laptop hangs...please help


for HDMI, I guess you just connect it with HDMI cable to your LCD TV, and use the FN+F5 or F6 to switch display from laptop's LCD to external. I think it should be the same way as using projector.

Sep 30, 2010 | Acer PC Laptops

1 Answer

If hdmi cable sends audio and video info from my laptop to my tv why can't I hear anything? I have video but no audio. the Audio all say hdmi/high def audio and are working properly


Have you "muted" the sound on your computer?

Have you "muted" any of the outputs (MIDI, speaker) on your computer?

Have you "muted" the sound on the TV's built-in speakers?

Have you "muted" the sound on any external speakers that are connected to your TV?
Does your TV have _more_ than one HDMI port? Have you tried them all?

Got a friend with a TV with a HDMI port?
If so, connect your laptop via THEIR HDMI-cable to their TV.
Also, connedct your laptop via YOUR HDMI-cable to their TV.

Jan 09, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv5-1002us Laptop PC

1 Answer

Gateway notebook goes BLACK when connecting new lcd tv to laptop


try setting the frequency down to 60hz and the resolution before you connect. then if it works you can set it up again with a setting the TV likes

Jan 08, 2010 | Gateway MT3705 Notebook

1 Answer

I connected my DELL MINI Inspirion 10 via HDMI to LCD TV. have a good pic, but haven any sound (can play movie, but nothing voice). Check everything, no find problem. Can u help me?


Hi
HDMI is only used for Video output and not for sound, you will have to use your laptop audio out (has a pic of headphones), you are able to get headphone jack to phono (white / Red) cable to connect to TV or surround sound system or your laptop speakers.
Regards
David

Dec 30, 2009 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

2 Answers

No image on hdtv


First off, is the tv set to use the hdmi input? if not, change tv to hdmi input and try again. If still no good, you likely need to tell the laptop to use the hdmi connector. Try this:
  1. connect hdmi from laptop to tv and select hdmi input on tv.
  1. while holding the blue fn key (bottom left side of kbd) press and release the F5 key. This will toggle the laptop between the laptop lcd display, external connectors (vga/hdmi), or both simultaneously. Let me know if this works or not.....

Aug 08, 2009 | Acer Aspire 6930-6455 Notebook PC

1 Answer

Connecting asus M51V to Panasonic TH-42PX8A plasma via HDMI


Hi

Make sure your TV does indeed support the resolutions you are trying to use. Some low quality HDMI cables can also be troublesome in higher resolution so try one you are sure to work.

Regarding to the desktop only being extended when using the RGB cables, try bringing up the desktop properties window, select the TV as the primary monitor and select "Use this monitor as Primary monitor". You might have to drag the windows Taskbar over to the other monitor, just rightclick the taskbar, uncheck "Lock the Taskbar" and drag it over to the other monitor.



Hope you find this solution helpful, and please rate it if you do so..

best regards,


Karl

Mar 14, 2009 | ASUS PC Laptops

1 Answer

Linking a laptop to a HD telelvision


You may need to go into display properties in your operating system and activate the second display screen

Apr 03, 2008 | Gateway M305CRV Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Laptops Logo

Related Topics:

2,714 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Laptops Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18297 Answers

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...