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Trying to hhook up my laptop to my tv and am not getting it to come up

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  • greekzzz Jun 21, 2008

    enabled external monitor but still not getting anything to come up

  • chaywoo Jun 25, 2008

    Hi! I tried hooking up the laptop vga cable to a dvi adaptor to video 1 input (dvi) I have tried multipul resolutions, and I cant get anything to come up on the tv screen. The computer is able to identify the hitachi and model# but it seems the tv cant figure out there is a signal coming in on the dvi and it says ypbpr.. is there different dvi plugs? I noticed the dvi adapter didnt seem to want to plug all the way into the tv dvi receiver, but I jammed it on there and screwed in the two side screws, although one side screw would not go in until I slightly loosened the other side screw, is there something screwy going on here? no dvi connector is NOT upside down)
    Thanks!
    Chris


  • chaywoo Jun 25, 2008

    uhoh, just pulled out the plug and realized that the dvi connector has 4 more pins surrounding the spade terminal, and the tv input dvi does not have those 4 pin openings, so can I just get another vga to dvi adaptor with less pins? thank you.
    Chris


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Hi,

There could be several ways that the laptop be hooked up to a TV. It could be through RCA composite video, S-Video, VGA (15pins) and/or DVI. You simply need to check which is available at your laptop and match that port/connector to that of what the TV has. Of course an appropriate cable is also required.

In most instances, it would require that the laptop's Screen Resolution and Screen Refresh Rate be lowered down to match the maximum capacity of the TV.

Additionally, it would be needed to press on the Fn + F? keys of the laptop to cycle through the different settings such as: laptop's display only, laptop & TV displays and TV display only. The F? key would be one in your laptop designated to engaged/enable external monitor (TV). Normally, it would have a monitor icon.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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