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Connecting my laptop to my samsung lcd tv

My tv isn't giving me the selection to use pc as an input when i have my laptop plugged in to my tv

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    Cannot access the pc source to connect laptop to tv

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Go to the INPUT on the menu.scroll down the Edit Name list until you get to PC.

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If you are unable to view video on your television set, the issue may be that the TV's video input selection does not match.

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1. Switch off the TV & Notebook
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If you are using the D-sub 15 pin jack (VGA Monitor Cable: make sure its 15 pin and NOT 14 pins), follow these steps:
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b. Both your Notebook and TV should be switched off when you are connecting the cable otherwise one of them might have a problem detecting the other one.
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