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Connecting Laptop to LCD


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?

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Re: Connecting Laptop to LCD

It might have something to do with wether the VGA cable has all pins connected.
I think some cables don't have all 15-pins wired.
As soon my LCD TV works I will post the outcome.
Greetz Arno

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

Re: Connecting Laptop to LCD

I've also got the 32 inch samsung and have just connected my laptop through a VGA cable, male to male.
I had to set up my multi screen on my laptop for it to work.
You must tell the laptop to send the image through the cable to the tv.
the only problem i found (more so with the laptop) is that i can not set the resolution perfect for the tv.
I'm sure i'll figure it out.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

Re: Connecting Laptop to LCD

Ive got the same problem.......hopefully somebody will be able to solve this one!

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

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