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Using TV as computer monitor

I have a Vizio tv with rgb connection and want to connect to my dell e1505 laptop. I have connected the rgb and also the audio to my headphone jack on the computer. TV says no signal. Are there setting to change in the laptop. Tv says "no rgb signal" and turns off?

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  • zanderluiz Sep 01, 2008

    My tv was working well with the rgb cable until the power on my hp laptop went out. Now the tv says no signal when I try to conect the laptop to it. I have a maxent plasma 50'' tv. Can you help solve this issue?

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    I have the same problem it keeps coming up with no signal even though it is connected properly

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    i have same problem

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    Same problem. The monitor cable seems to fit into the RGB input of the Vizio 37" HD LCD, but no signal.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    I hooked my Vizio up to the computer and I get "No signal"

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    I have the same problem. The computer screen does not appear on tv when hooked up. I have rgb connection also.

  • msowers510 Apr 16, 2009

    I have this same problem!!!! please help

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    Ours did this at first, but we unhooked everything, found out we had a lose connection. Reconnected everything and now it works great except, after watching for about 20 min the laptop goes blank (even though there is no screensaver on) and you have to shake the mouse then it comes back. We have a vizio tv as well and a dell laptop

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Same problem!!! Inspiron E1505 connected to a year old LG 47" 1080p lcd. My rgb used to work fine, plug and play with my pc. No luck with my laptop though. I've tried setting up duel monitors, updating all(atleast I think all) of my drivers, and rechecking all connections!! Please Help.

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Just bought a vizio 42 inch 120hrts hd and trying to use my tv as a monitor i have a dell insperion notebook and im useing a rgb wire.. (bare with me im new to this haha) how do i get it too work =(

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