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Connecting my laptop to my tv

I've bought a vga cable to connect to my samsung tv. Nothing is happening and i cant access the pc mode on my tv??

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  • drewsy Nov 28, 2007

    I recently purchased a Samsung Plasma TV PS42Q97HD, and am unable to view my Sony Vaio laptop using the correct VGA cable between the two devices.

    Any ideas?

  • jimbofixit Dec 28, 2007

    I cannot connect my sony vaio laptop to another computer monitor or television. I have upgraded the operating system from windows xp to vista premium home edition. I have tried to use the windows mobility center to connect to an external display device with no success. The sony help people claim this is a microsoft problem and I need to re-install drivers. Is anyone aware of a simpler solution? I have no clue where to find the drivers I may need.

  • Manikandan A May 24, 2008

    I have same problem.Pls help

  • hawksview Sep 04, 2008


    I have a Samsung HDTV, model number LE40R74BDX.

    I am have a VGA cable which I have connected to the VGA port on the back of the TV & the other end to a Dell Inspiron 9300 (running Windows XP) laptop.

    The laptop recognises it is connected to the TV, but when I change the input source on the TV to 'PC', I get the message 'PC Mode not Supported'.

    I have gone through the menu set-up options on the TV, but the PC mode is 'greyed out' & I can not access it.

    Please help, as this is very frustrating.

    Thanks in advance.

  • jackiec9 Jan 04, 2009

    I Have a Sony Bravia KDL-46S210, trying to connect laptop to tv. Using vga cable. Can't get tv to recognize

    computer. Can't get tv in pc mode



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I have exactly the same problem with my Sony Vaio. It seems to be a problem with the graphic board. Samsung needs a special signal over vga to unlock the PC-mode. There are only few Laptop graphic boards which send this signal on startup.

I haven't found a solution yet. But you may try to get a newer driver from:

Please tell me it worked out for you.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008


I think u guys need to connect the laptop to the tv with the laptop off. and pc mode should come up when ure changing sources. then u should be able to just function F6 or whatever it is to put it on screen. im currently looking foor an answer to why it does not just got pc mode without me doin this? im lucky as i have my pc tower sitting next to my tv so i can just plug it in and then switch it to the laptop when ive got the tv in pc mode. but it gets annoying so if anyone knows how i can configure the tv to just switch to pc mode even if nothings connected that would be great.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007


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You need to set your PC video reolution to the TV native resolution, right now you PC is putting too high of the resoliton for the TV to display.

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