Hi, I am trying to connect my desktop to my tv using a VGA cable.
I go in to VGA mode (pressing F8 on start up) the picture on the TV is fine but I can no longer use my keyboard.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to resolve this?
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Re: Dell Dimension 4700 desktop to Phillips TV
This is what i found about your card on the website. that is if you mean the x1300
high image fidelity with CRT and LCD displays, TVs, rear projection
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So this tells me they have some sort of prgram or decoder for tv's. I'll keep looking Are you using a pc to tv box?
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Hi. You need a VGA cable, the same that is used for Desktops (from monitor to base unit). Connect it to your laptops VGA port (a square(ish) port with holes in it), the the other end to a similar port on your TV. Switch laptop and TV on, connect your TV to PC input (read your manual if you are unsure), then on your Laptop select Fn and F8 or F5 (look for the Function key with two square boxes - or a small laptop and a larger box). Pressing those keys together will push the image to your TV.
If your Samsung TV has a VGA input then connect a VGA cable to the TV and the other end of this cable to the video port on your Dell laptop. Turn on your TV and select the VGA (computer) input then boot up your Dell laptop.and then the video data from the laptop will automatically divert to the TV. You can toggle between the TV and laptop LCD screen by holding down on the Fn key and press the F8 key.
Did you Press the FN (Function Key) + F8 keys on the laptop to display the video on the Sony? Press the FN Key and hold it while you press the F8 Key, this toggles the video into 3 different modes each time you press the keys. The modes are display on laptop only, display on laptop & TV or display on TV only. Also Make sure you have changed the TV's Input Source so that it can know to receive a signal from the laptop. On my setup I go S-Video to S-Video because my tv and laptop have S-video, therefore I tell the TV that the input is S-Video. I installed a VGA to VGA at an Event Center because both the TV and Laptop were using VGA, so I set the Input on the TV to PC since it did not have a VGA Option.
Disconnect all cables and reboot your computer.
Turn off your hdmi TV as well.
When computer is already on, connect the VGA/HDMI cable to your computer and the other end to the TV.
Turn TV on then press Fn+F8 ONLY ONCE.
Hi. Try buying a VGA-to-HDMI cable/adapter and connect the VGA to the side of your Dell B130 and the HDMI end to the back of your Viera. Press Fn+F8 on your laptop and you should be able to view the display on your TV.
Did you press Fn+F8? You should also try right clicking on the desktop, bringing up display properties, and messing around there. Alternatively, there may be a setting on your TV that is not set properly.
Your dell should pick the TV up as a monitor if you have the VGA cable connected. The vga cable has a blue color on the TV but on the laptop, the color of the port is usally brown or dark in color. Windows should pick up on the new device and enable it. The Dell has an Fn key combination to allow you to toggle through the integrated / external monitor choices that you would have with two monitors active, that being clone both desktops to both monitors, extend the desktop from the laptop to the TV, use only the tv and turn the integrated off, use just the integrated and leave the TV off. The key combination is: Fn + F8
On a dell laptop, the key combo FN F8 cycles through the display options. Laptop screen, External screen, Laptop and External screen at the same time. Try pressing the FN F8 key to get the video to display on both laptop and lcd and the same time. If that doesn't work you can also change the settings on what the laptop does when the lid is closed. Check the power settings in the control panel.
Have you tried another monitor on the VGA output? If that still doesnt work may need to set up in CONTROL PANEL>DISPLAY>SETTINGS>DISPLAY- should show another monitor fool around with that and see if you can get it to work, if so then try your tv, But ive never seen a tv with a VGA input? Maybe its me? Good luck JLS