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How to connect my Sharp LC-26DA5U to my computer as a monitor

I try to connect my sharp LC-26DA5u to my toshiba laptop libretto U105 , I get a cable DB15 to DB9 and do not have any respond on the tv, any suggestions.

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  • Fernando Mayorca Feb 24, 2007

    Thansk for your answer but unfortunatally did not help much , this model of sharp LCD tv only have and imput of r232 or HDIM ,do not have an 15-pin connection, anyway, ¿ it is any chance to make the 15 pin conection on the laptop to HIDM to the TV? or 15 pin on the laptop to composite RCA or Video RCA?

    My laptop(Toshiba libretto U105) also use a external conection to monitor that they call mini-RGB that look exactly as HIDM do you think it will work with a HDIM to HDIM cable.

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    this tv was not fitted for pc input. ...but i am running a dvi to hdmi cable from my tower. Works great if your vid. card can anti-scale and adjust to the off centering of your desktop image.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    when i connect my laptop to our 42 inch sharp lc tv with hdmi cable my powerpoint presintation will play on laptop but tv stays on desktop screen

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There are two possible problems: 1. You are connecting a 15-pin (on the laptop) to the 9-pin (on the TV) connection. This isn't the video-in connection for the TV. The TV has a DB-15 connection near its DVI input connector. You should be using a 15-pin to 15-pin cable. The DB-9 connector on the TV is a serial port for servicing the TV. 2. You aren't enabling the external video port for the laptop. Try hitting Fn+F5 on the laptop to cycle between the three display modes: laptop only, laptop + TV, TV only. Make sure to wait a few seconds after hitting Fn+F5 to let the displays sync up.

Posted on Feb 21, 2007

  • Joshua Muskovitz
    Joshua Muskovitz Feb 25, 2007

    I was unable to find a manual for your exact TV model, but I had found a close one, and my earlier solution was based on that.

    If the only video output from your laptop is VGA (via the mini VGA port), and if you don't have a VGA (or DVI-I or DVI-A) input on the TV, then you can't directly connect these together.

    The mini VGA port is not the same as HDMI. VGA is an analog connection, HDMI is digital. VGA can be converted to the analog version of DVI, which you can use if your TV has a compatible input.

    Another possible solution is a VGA-to-Component converter. This will convert your VGA output to YPbPr, but will require you to configure your laptop to put out a 480p, 720p, or 1080i signal (depending on what your TV accepts). This link http://www.smarthome.com/777060.html) is one example of this, but isn't the cheapest one out there (just the first one I found).

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