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Hey Erin, when you mean it does not work as in there is nothing on the screen including audio? With VGA to HDMI (assuming you have the VGA to HDMI adapter) you should only get video since VGA does not support sound. As far as connecting goes its pretty much plug and play. That's also assuming that you have set it to the correct input on your tv and make sure your laptop has proper settings. Go to control panel and go to display. Make sure it recognizes dual monitor. Other than that there really should not be a problem. Look at video input on tv and display settings (OR mobile pc > windows mobility center > connect to a projector or other external display (not under classic view - Vista). I hope this helps. Give me a feedback if not. Good luck Erin. - Joe.
You have to go to System Preferences, Display and then choose display, arrangement and then check the box mirror images. If you have done that, and it still doesn't work, then I'm not sure what else to do! I hope that helps.
sounds to me like a connection problem. If the compaqs output is vga, you need to convert the input (tv side ) to hdmi, component, s-vidio... what ever you can find. Typically when you hook up your computer to a flat screen or such, its best to try to use the hdmi ports or the rpg. But if thats not available you need to take the outout from your laptop ( whatever type that might be and input it into your flat screen tv. If you input laptop into tv under ( eg..HDMI) then when you VIEW it you need to select the correct source on your flat screen. Such as hdmi or pcmi or rpg.I know that the do sell alot of cables that adapt from one type of connection to another. Typically only one cable is required from the laptop to the flat screen. If you think about it you are only using the flat screen as a monitor.
Hi. You haven't said how you have connected your laptop to your TV so I'll give you a couple of options:
1. VGA to VGA (This cable is a 15-pin cable like the one you would use to connect a computer monitor to the back of the computer box itself). The Sharp has a VGA connection at the back.
2. DVI to HDMI. If your computer has a DVI output, this would be the best connection.
On your remote, press menu.
Use the left/right arrows to select option
Then use the arrow up and down to select input source.
Depending on the TV you have, you will either see the actual name of the connection (ie. HDMI, DVI, VGA) or you may need to select Input 1, Input 2, etc... depending on which connection you used. The input number may be labelled on the back of your TV.
If none of this works, please let me know your model numbers and I can provide you with instructions specific to your models.