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We have an ibm thinkpad and a samsung LCD. We have the video connector wire (which worked with our dell laptop on the pc input on the tv) but nothing comes up. Do you know what we should do?

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I assume you've tried the fn keys and the laptop f* key that looks like an lcd/crt. if not, it may be the video settings on the new laptop, it may not support the proper resolution for the television. is this an hdmi cable?

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