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How can I use my plasma tv as a monitor so I can connect my laptop computor

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  • Rommel Cana
    Rommel Cana Sep 28, 2010

    you need to insure that your Computer Video Card have the updated Video Card drivers

    configure to use any or your LG RU42PX11 as your secondary monitor ,


    check for your

    computer Video Card documentations for more details ,


    Check for your laptop documentation for configuring a secondary monitor

    or post the laptop model and make to help you further

    and insure that you have the necessary cables for PC connection to TV

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Assuming your laptop has an S Video output you would connect it to the S Video input of the television with an S video cable. Before doing so you should have turned the resolution on your laptop down as far as it will go. I believe the proper S Video resolution is 640 x 480. You can find an extensive resolutions list here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_resolutions

After setting the laptop at the resolution you're going to try you should turn it off (not restart it; actually turn it off). Now connect the S Video cable between the television and the laptop and turn the television on first before the laptop. Turn the laptop on and switch the television to the proper video input. Hold down the function (fn) button on the laptop and the dual monitor key (usually f5 or f8) for about 15 seconds or longer until you get an image on the television screen.

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