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Cable to connect laptop to TV

I am seeking a cable to connect my laptop to my TV

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  • TomGavin Feb 12, 2008

    Sorry for the lack of info.



    It's a Compaq C300 laptop, to a LG LCD TV which has VGA input.



    Thank you.

  • TomGavin Feb 12, 2008

    Hi- many thanks for your advice. I'll let you know!



    Tom.

  • ohiotom May 11, 2010

    There are a couple of variations of the Compaq C300 on their website. I looked at one of them and it appears to have a VGA output (like all laptops) as well as an S-Video output. You've already said your TV has a VGA input so you can definately go that route, or you can use the S-Video cable. The S-Video cable will probably be a bit less expensive, although you can find VGA cables on the web for a reasonable price. I believe you'll need a male to male VGA cable, but you should check the connector on your TV if you decide to use the VGA. Remember, if you want to hear audio through the TV, you'll need audio cables too. The VGA and S-Video are only for video. For audio you'll have to use the headphone jack on the computer so you'll need a cable with a standard headphone jack on one end and you'll need male composite connectors on the other end. You probably won't fine one cable that will give you what you're after for audio, but you can buy a few pieces and put them together easily. You should be able to locate everything you need at Radioshack or BestBuy.



    Pay attention when you plug the audio into the TV that you're on the right connectors. Typically each video input has a seperate audio input. If you put the audio cables on the wrong connectors you won't hear anything...



    Lastly, once this is all hooked up you'll need to enable the correct video output on the Compaq. According to the Compaq manual you can switch between video devices by using the fn+f4 keys. If you have the manual for the computer, see chapter 5 (multimedia) for addtional instructions.



    Best of luck. If you get stuck or have more questions, just ask.

  • ohiotom May 11, 2010

    You're not giving anybody much to go on here...



    What kind of laptop is it? It may or may not have an output that will connect to any type of TV.



    What kind of TV are you trying to connect to? Some TV's have VGA input's, most dont.



    If your computer does not have the right type of output there are boxes you can buy, but I've never used one.

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