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When I plug my video cord into my lap top to use my TV as a monitor and watch movies, it no longer works.....

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Right click an open spot on your desktop go to properties, then click settings and click monitor #2 then at the bottom select enable desktop sharing and hit apply

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Im trying to watch movies on my tv from my pc but my tv dont have vga, dvi,and hdmi ports it only has rca and s video.and my pc only has vga. how can i get it to watch movies from my pc to tv.


You would need to get a video card with an S-video or composite output. The sound comes from your speaker output jack (you can get a 3.5 mm stereo to dual RCA audio plug adapter cable for this).

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How can I watch movies on the T.V.?


Thank you for using FixYa

There are different ways to watch movies on TV from your computer. The easiest way is to get a SVGA cable and plug it into the TV. You can purchase one at a nearby computer store or Wal Mart. Just ask them for a vga cable. It is shaped like a "D" laying on it's side, and has 15 pins. One goes into the computer and the other goes into the TV. You are limited to the length of that cable to the TV and will have to adjust your display/monitor from the control panel in Windows. The TV may need to be adjusted to the input signal also. Another way is to use the Svideo cable, which is the little round one on the side of most computers. And finally wireless video adaptors are available but will run you about $100.00 for a good one. If you have HDMI output on your computer, then you will need an HDMI cable from the computer to the TV, it depends on which computer you have as to the hookups.

I hope this was useful and please comment if this was helpful to you.

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My desk top computer monitor will not come on, but the tower will light up, could it be a virus..if so how do i fix it


A couple things to consider ... Are you certain the monitor is plugged in ... is there power in the outlet/power strip ... is the power strip turned on ... can you try another outlet close by ... is the power light on the monitor lit? Are both ends of the video connection connected? Are you using on-board video adapter or a adapter card? Is it properly plugged in. Do you have a second monitor you can temporarily connect to your tower? (like a lap top that you can connect with a VGA cable?) Can you try your monitor with someone elise's computer? If your monitor doesn't work on another known good computer ... it could be your monitor needs replaced.

Thanks for your question

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Flat screen is going out


Replace the VGA or HDMI (whichever you're using) Cable, and the Power Cable (one of the two can cause this problem, or even worse, fry it!)

Then,...... try connecting the monitor (with new video and power cables to another pc that you know for a fact is working correctly... the problem could be your power supply, motherboard, etc..

If that doesn't work.....Return The Monitor if you can..........cuz if the above doesnt fix your problem, ........then you'll know the monitor is bad......but don't assume that til you try my solution k!

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I wantr to view movies from my Tos. lap. top directly to Our Tv ?I have Video wire on both units


* use the tv out port from pc to tv
* connect sound out jack to tv sound in

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How do I watch cd from lap top to tv?


use windows mobility center,and look on your laptop most have a s-video cable to connect,but remember sound will only come from your laptop or speakers hooked up to the laptop

Jul 07, 2008 | HP PC Desktops

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How can i turn off subtitles on tv joy, i have tried evrything as per the manual Regards Mike


Is this on your television or your computer?

If on your tv - are you watching TV or a movie? If you are watching a movie, it should depend on what movie you are watching. If you are watching television, it is on your television. Hit menu, and look for closed captioning, and turn it off. What model of TV are you using?

If you are watching tv on your computer, what program are you using? Sometimes subtitles are Hardsubs, which means you cant turn them off. It depends where you got the video files from.

May 05, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I am trying to use my plasma tv as a screen to watch my movies from my computer. i have a acer plasma or lcd not sure. and i have a acer laptop.


First of all you will need an SVGA monitor cable (male-male) like this one on Amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/2M-SVGA-Monitor-Cable-MALE/dp/B000J1J790

Then plug it into your laptop and TV. On the Acer you may also have to press the fuction key and f4 or f5 (this changes which monitor displays the computers output)

Hope this was helpful

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What can i do to watch a video in the whole screen tv monitor, it says my widows vista media its not enought


Try playing the movie under the windows media player, and double or triple clicking on the movie screen, that should maximize the size of the screen.

Hope this helps

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