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Connecting my HP Pavillion DV9500 laptop to my Samsung PS-42Q96HD

Hi there can anyone please help me? I have just bought some VGA 15pin male leads to wire up my laptop to the plasma TV. In addition i bought stereo phono leads in order to get the sound. I have managed to get a crystal clear image on the TV BUT there is no sound. The system on my laptop is VISTA. At the moment i have my XBOX (HD set up) and surround sound set up to the TV at the back but i have spare audio in sockets on the left side of the TV. I have connected the phono lead to the laptop in the headphone socket (tried both) at the front of the laptop and the white and red leads to the side of the TV. I have also tried other variations but still no sound. Might there be a problem because of the XBOX or surround sound set up? Or do i have to tinker with the Vista settings on my laptop? Can anyone please help me...really appreciate any help i can get on this...many thanks. Steve

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  • Stephen Mistretta Feb 03, 2009

    Hi Info2u...i have the white and red leads plugged into the audio in. I have just tried what you have suggested on the TV menu but unfortunately to no avail, there wasn't an option to change it to stereo. Would it be anything about to do with the Vista settings on my sound control panel?? Thanks again....


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Sound more like your problem is with the connection to the TV. Make sure the connection at the TV is to an 'input' connector and not 'output'. Also, from the TV menu, if you can select the output the laptop is using make sure the sound is stereo an not 5.1 or 7.1 or something to that effect. All other connections seem to be in good shape. Good luck.

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    OK, try the sound options within Vista. Check to make sure the sound is set for stereo and not headphones or notebook speakers. Also, check your media mixer and make sure none of the mute boxes are checked and the sliders are adjusted to a higher volume setting.

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