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Hdmi to dvi connection

I bought a hdmi/dvi cable to hook up my laptop to my hdmi tv and my O.S. is windows vista business. I cant get it to work. My laptop is an Inspiron E1705.

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    Aaron Fox May 11, 2010

    You plugged it in and just expected it to suddenly start working or did you try playing around with some of the settings ? I dont mean to sound like a douche, I just couldnt think of a better way to word it. :P

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