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Connecting Laptop to LCD

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I've been trying to connect my laptop to the Samsung TV using a VGA cable (male to male). I think I've determined its something to do with the tv because the cable works when I plug it into my monitor on my personal computer. I cannot get the tv to register that anything is plugged into the PC slot. When i press source it is only recognising the DVD player and Sky box plugged in through scart. Any suggestions? I hook my Gateway GM5442 PC to my Vizio 32" LCD using a VGA cable. I get picture but no sound. I also have tried to connect a 3.5mm male-male between the two devices. I've tried a pair of RCA-RCA cables from my PC to stereo. All my device drivers seem up to date. My speakers (that came with the desktop). work but they also have a USB cord configured in the setup.
Any Clues?

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  • Peter Sturniolo
    Peter Sturniolo May 11, 2010

    The windows desktop resolution will probably have to be set to 800x600, but, to verify, what is the specific model number of your Samsung TV?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    The desktop does not seem to recognize any external devices, key board, mouse, eathernet cable,speakers, or THE MONITOR a (HP f1523h)the monitor DOES WORK, if I can't get info on screen I have no where to start.What can or should I do.

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The following connections available to connect ur computer to an TV:

S-Video output: If you have video card(external u will have this), you require an s-video cable and you connect s-video out of your computer to the s-video int of our TV.

TV-OUT: if you have video card(external u wil have this) you you require an coxial cable and you have to connect TV-out of your computer to TV-IN of our TV(it is place where cable connection goes from your cable operator)

DVI-D: if you have video card(external u will have this) you require an DVI-D cable you haveto connect DVI-D out of your computer(a white 15-pin port which looks like VGA port) ....

VGA: it is the port on your computer which is only used to connect to your computer but not to your TV or LCD(strictly)

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M. Sridhar

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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