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Laptop to Samsung TV via VGA cable - unsuccessful !!

Hello.. I have been on about 4 forums now, and read all the similar / exact same problems and not one of them has come to a conclusion. No one, to my knowledge, actually got this working..

I have a new 40" Samsung LCD TV.. and a standard Dell laptop.. when I plug the VGA cable in both ends, and press Fn + F8 (to output to the tele), the PC option on the Source list on my TV is still greyed out.

However, I recently used the same laptop with a VGA cable to output to an older, Sony TV. It was just a big boxy one (i.e. not flat screen), 32".. and it worked fine! As soon as I pressed Fn + F8 it just appeared on the TV!

So this is puzzling me as this new Samsung TV is brand new and the VGA cable is brand new....

Any sensible suggestions would be greatly appreciated..

Cheers,
Joe.

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  • jahoe_uk May 17, 2008

    Hello.. sorry about the delayed response..



    Right well the model of my Sammsung is LE40M87BD. I had to choose a different one when posting, because it wouldn't allow my model (strangely). So, I located the list of supported display settings in the online PDF manual.. and it doesn't really help me at all. It tells me that the optimum resolution is 1920 x 1080, but that isn't an option on my settins.



    I have tried connecting the laptop before turning on the TV, too. No luck!



    Any other suggestions?

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The problem is located in the CABLE, the SAMSUNG LCD need the higher quality cable than others vendors.
Please try it.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

Hello...Please try DSUB 10 series VGA cable where the serial number starts with DE--15
Hope this will workout

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The greyed out option indicates that no signal has been detected. Page 30 of the operations manual lists the supported display settings. Make sure that the laptop "screen" is within this range. Also, try making sure that the laptop is connected BEFORE you power on the set. There may be a glitch there.
Keep us posted.
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Posted on May 13, 2008

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U have to go to control panel on pc look for external projecters and change the setings on the pc

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