Re: How do I hook up my lap top to project onto my...
I got it to work using an HDMI output on my laptop. If you are using the VGA connection then you will need to buy a convertor to get it to work. The problem with this TV is that the resolution is 1024x1080 so the picture doesn't look quit right in a when using windows, but video playback looks good.
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Look for a Function Key (fn) on your laptop for activating the VGA external monitor.
If your fn button is blue (for example) all of the keys on your laptop that are activated when you hold down the fn button will have an option in blue. Look for a blue icon on a key that roughly looks like a monitor or two monitors.
With everything hooked up, press and hold the fn key, then tap the corresponding key to turn on the external monitor.
Having said that... the cable you are describing has a VGA (blue 15 pin connector) that plugs onto the VGA jack of your laptop and splits that signal into a set of component RCA plugs. Its critical how you plug these into the correct place on your LG TV component connections. I know such adapter cables exist but I've never seen one work.
If you are trying to hook it to a pc monitor you will have to get a converter box for the specific type of input. for example VGA,DVI,HDMI, the red, green, blue, is video out. The red and white is audio. You will also need speakers for audio. Most monitor do not have speakers. The type of cable you have for your wii is a component cable. There are also different dvi standards they are
If the monitor is hdmi you will have to make sure it has speakers if not you wont have any audio. So a converter box will be needed.
Get a component video cable (blue, green, red) and a separate RCA audio cable (white and red) if your cable box has a component video output and the TV has a component video input.
If your cable box doesn't have the component output, you will need a converter to go from the HDMI to component video. Something like this: http://www.hdtvsupply.com/hdmi-to-component.html . There are other converters available if your TV has some other inputs available.
A cable that has an HDMI M on one end and a VGA M on the other will not work. HDMI signals from the set top box are a digital signal. The VGA port on the TV is set to read an RGB analog signal. (Similarly a component to VGA cable would not work since the RGB and PbPrY are not compatible.)
In order to connect your laptop to your TV using RGB, you need an RGB adapter. RGB is also known as component video; it breaks up a video signal into red, green and blue. laptops do not have RGB outputs. However, many laptops have VGA, DVI or HDMI outputs. An RGB adapter connects the single VGA, DVI, or HDMI cable to an RGB cable, which is actually three different cables tied together.
1. Connect either the VGA, DVI or HDMI (in the order of increasing video quality) cable to the VGA, DVI or HDMI port on your laptop, depending on what is available.
2. Connect the other end of the cable to the side of the RGB adapter with the single input.
3. Connect the RGB cables to the red, green and blue ports on the other side of the RGB adapter.
4. Connect the other end of the RGB cables to an available component input on the back of the TV.
5. Tune the TV to the component video input you used through your television's menu.
6. Turn on your laptop. The laptop should now display on your TV screen.
You should be able to hook it up with a component video cable. A component video cable is a cable that has 5 color coded RCA style ends that are Green/Blue/Red/White/Red. The Green, Blue and one of the Reds is for the video and delivers the signals needed to produce the HD picture and the White and the other Red is for the audio to provide you with stereo sound.
The Video cords will plug into the section labeled component video facing up and down and the audio will plug into the side by side section. So if you plug into Component input 2 then you would plug in the audio into the audio section of input 2.
If you have a separate surround sound system you can connect one of two ways. 1. Plug a separate Audio (red/white) cable from the Blu Ray to an available input on the surround sound.
2. Plug all inputs into the TV (as noted above) and then plug a separate Audio (red/white) cable from the tv labeled "Audio Out" to an available input on the surround sound system.
This sounds like a problem with the cable. Monitors have Red, Green, and Blue signals. I have seen it where the cable has a short, or the plug has a bent or loose pin, and this causes the monitor to turn green.
It is also possible, but doubtful, that the video card is trying to run it as a Black and White monitor. B&W signal is sent over the green channel.
Round peg into the round hole. Red peg on the red slot. etc. If the wire from the nintendo doesn't fit the slot on the tv then you're in the wrong slot. if the wire from the nintendo fits the slot on the tv (and is the same color if you are using red/white/yellow rca cables) then you're good. here's a hint on connection types (you will not mix):
1. RCA (red/white/yellow round connectors)
Red=right audio sound
White=left audio sound
connect to the slots that look like they want some.
2. Coaxial (stiff cable with a pinner poking out of the end -- same cable that connects you to cable tv) just hook it up by itself; it carries audio and video.
3. Component (red/green/blue)(red/white) two 'bundles'
red=red component of video
green=green component of video
blue=blue component of video
4. VGA + (red/white)
VGA=video (computer monitor cable)
5. HDMI (flat hdmi cable. you spent $30 on this 3 foot ****)
HDMI=audio and video
6. hugs and kisses
kisses=audio (both sides)