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I have the laptop with VGA port and hooked to HDMI on Panasonic tv with the adaptor but my laptop screen goes black when I plug in cord to 15 pin VGA port, do I need to make changes to the format?

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I always turn off a pc before disconnecting monitors - and plug into the other display before turning the pc back on.

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