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VGA I have been having difficulty with my monitor at times I get a VGA no signal on my moniter (while I have been working on something and stepped away for a moment and when I start it up) then there is usually a RGB no signal on my moniter. If I play with the VGA cord (unplugging and replugging) or restart my computer the VGA no signal will go away. However, this issue seems to be increasing....HELP!

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Open it up and look for defective capacitors on the video input board and replace them. Should probably replace the 470uf caps on the power board while you are in there.

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What kind of wire do I need to connect my samsung laptop to panasonic viera hd 3d plasma tv?


Most TVs will have HDMI and RCA component and composite jacks. Some TVs will also have a VGA port. Your laptop will have a VGA port. (If the laptop is fairly new, it may also have an HDMI port.)

Not all TVs will support an HDMI signal from a computer, so the VGA signal is often better. However, that limits you to SD (anything with HDCP will fail.)

Very few TVs ship with the HDMI or component cables. However, there are some vendors who do package the HDMI cable with their TV. Without knowing which exact model of TV and laptop, I can only make a few suggestions. I know that the TCP42ST30 (Plasma 42") doesn't have a VGA port.

Look at your laptop for any external monitor port. VGA ports are generally blue female ports with 15 holes (D-Sub). If your TV has a matching VGA port, get a standard VGA monitor cable.

If you have the VGA port on the laptop but not on the TV, you can try a converting from VGA to HDMI. (You may need a DVI to VGA adapter and either a DVI to HDMI cable or a DVI to HDMI adapter.) Note: this gives an analog signal (RGB format) to the TV. You'll also need to make sure that your VGA port is active (in the BIOS for some computers) and then set your computer to send the signal to the external monitor. It is best to turn off both the computer and the TV before connecting the two. Then turn on the TV and set it to the correct input before turning on the computer. (In Windows 7, I set the video signal for the external monitor by right clicking on the desktop and selecting Graphics Properties. Set the signal to the external monitor and click Apply. Then click OK (in the external monitor's screen).)

If this doesn't work, you need a VGA to component video converter. (Not a VGA to component video cable - those are for projectors that read the RGB signal.) See http://www.ramelectronics.net/audio-video/video-converters/vga-rgb-hv-to-component-video/c10000-c11200-c11215-p1.html .

Some laptops come with an HDMI, mini-HDMI or a DisplayPort option. For the latter two, you will need the appropriate cable with that end and the HDMI connector on the other. Then connect the TV and the computer as described above. (Note: my TVs accept a computer signal at the HDMI port labeled HDMI/DVI. However, you need to make sure that your TV understands this signal. It isn't the same format as that from a set-top box. My laptop has VGA and HDMI out; the desktops have VGA, DVI and HDMI (on one).)

If you add a comment with the model of your TV and laptop, I'll be glad to give you more specific options to connect the TV and the computer.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(A DVI port is a digital video out option with ~21 pins and is usually white.)

Feb 03, 2012 | Panasonic VIERA Televison & Video

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Link ASUS laptop to Sharp Aquos LCD TV


No, a DVI to VGA adapter will not work. (The TV is looking for the digital signal from a set top box. This is different from the analog signal on the VGA cable.) You need a converter. Your best bet would be a VGA to component video converter. (I am assuming that the Sharp TV has a component video input.) This page has some examples: http://www.ramelectronics.net/audio-video/video-converters/vga-rgb-hv-to-component-video/c10000-c11200-c11215.html?sorter=productname-en-asc . Note a VGA to component video cable will not work. The VGA to component cables are for projectors that read the RGB signal. The component video signal is YPbPr.

Connect the VGA cable to the converter and the component video cable to the TV and the converter with the computer and TV off. Turn on the TV first and set it to the component video input and then turn on the computer. Then (assuming the VGA port is enabled - adjust in the BIOS if needed) set the computer's video output to the VGA port. (On my Windows 7 laptop, this can be done by right-clicking on the desktop. Choose Graphics Properties and set the display to the external monitor or both. Click Apply and then confirm the change (on the external monitor if using the single monitor). (VGA to Composite video converters also exist if you do not have an available component video input on your TV.)

If your computer is fairly new, you may have an HDMI port. Your TV may be able to read the signal with a DVI to HDMI cable. (It depends on the TV. Not all of them will read the computer's signal on the DVI port. Check the documentation for your model. TVs without a VGA port are less likely to support this feature.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Nov 28, 2011 | Televison & Video

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Hi we just bought a Sanyo LCD42K30, Im trying to connect it to my laptop vi VGA but it wont work, it says no signal. Please help


Try the following procedure:

Turn off your TV and your laptop.
Connect the VGA cable from the VGA output of the laptop to the VGA input of the TV.
Now turn on your TV.
Then select VGA on your TV's onscreen INPUT MODE SELECTOR.
Now turn on your laptop.

The laptop should now automatically detect the TV and display the video signal onto that screen.

If the laptop display is still appearing on the laptop's built in screen, then just wait for the machine to finish booting up completely and then you can try using the FUNCTION keys on the laptop keyboard to switch the display to the external monitor (TV).

Now try holding down the FUNCTION (Fn) key on the laptop keyboard and then push the F5 key at the same time.
If this combination does not work, look at the numbered F keys at the top of the keyboard for one that has a figure of a monitor on it. Then hold down the FUNCTION key and press that F# key.

The exact key combination for switching between the external and built in monitors is different for each model of laptop, so if you still have trouble, try looking in your laptop's owner's manual for the precise instructions for that model. Otherwise just comment back here with your laptop's brand and model number and I will look up the procedure for you.

Please comment back here to this page if you have any details to add, have any questions, have difficulty accessing the links, or just require further general assistance and I will respond as soon as I see it.

I hope that was helpful to you, good luck and take care.

Joe.

Jun 21, 2011 | Sanyo 42 in. LCD TV

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What do i need to attatch lg model# lh40 or 1080p to ny computer?


U have a VGA signal cable right there out of ur computer LCD monitor used that.Used a VGA signal cable connected to ur computer and than to ur tv VGA input than find the tv input like in 1,2,3,4 find the computer VGA signal that it.If u have new and a recent computers like a DUO CORE processor 2 or 3 it have a HDMI cable hub design in this computers.Just used a HDMI cable connected between the computer and tv to for work the best in HD.

May 09, 2011 | LG Televison & Video

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Hi there, i was just wondering that, my hdmi monitor which is goodmans GTVL19W17HD monitor and it has a HDMI slot, but my graphics card doesnt, instead my graphics card has a vga and dvi slot, and if i...


Hi hassy786,

Regarding your question if you will use a converter from VGA to HDMI will it provid High Defenition video?

I believe that it will provdie video converting the signal from VGA to an HDMI connection but I do not think that the video will be High Definition since the VGA is just being converted to HDMI signal and not an actual HDMI but just a converted signal, and it is possible that it may not work properly or the LCD TV may have difficulties recognizing the signal from VGA converted to HDMI.

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Mar 27, 2011 | Goodmans GTVL19W17HDF 19 in. LCD TV

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Turn it on iget audio add video flashis for one second then iget kind of a white or gray screen?


The message you're seeing is part of your monitor's ROM programming. It is its response to an input signal that it doesn't recognize. If someone makes a composite to vga adapter cable, it's because they can sell it, not because it works. While both composite and vga are analog signals, they are not at all the same format. The signal gets to the monitor via the vga connector, but it's still a composite signal. Your monitor is all wtf about it. You can make HDMI to DVI cables, but that's because they carry the same digital signal. There is basically no way to connect a ps2 to a pc monitor that doesn't have composite or component input, unless you spend extra money. That can be on either a signal conversion box, which cost at least $50 and might not work so good, or a capture or tuner card for your pc that can capture the signal and relay it to the monitor as VGA or DVI signal. Either method basically converts the composite/component to vga or digital. There is such thing as a ps2 vga cable, but it doesn't work under the normal ps2 operating system, only under ps2 linux. It's hard to find, too. No point looking for one cause you'd only get to play homebrew games of which there aren't many.
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LG W2361V 23 Vga to HDMI Cable Not Working


You have a cable problem as no such thing as a VGA to HDMI cable exists.

HDMI is a didital signal and is thus not compatable with an anolog VGA signal. HDMI to DVI cables however do exist as both are digital signals.

Hope this helps.

May 28, 2010 | LG W2361V-PF 23 in. Widescreen LCD Monitor

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I have a Samsung Series 6-650 LCD TV (Model # LN46A650A1F). I am trying to connect my Laptop to use the TV as a monitor and have done everything to make it work, using a VGA/HDMI cable, but the TV refuses...


Why do you use VGA-HDMI cable? This TV works fine with VGA cable - it has VGA plug.
Or if your notebook has DVI output, then you can use DVI/HDMI cable and connect it to the TV to plug named DVI/HDMI (only one HDMI input is marked as DVI on TV).
I suppose that over HDMI the TV supports only some standard resolutions, but over VGA it supports almost every resolution laptops use. You can find supported resolutions for each input in the TV manual. Try setting the same resolution on the laptop.

Feb 28, 2010 | Samsung LN46A650 46 in. LCD HDTV

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I have hooked up my tv for a computer moniter and all it says is YPbPr no input signal can i get some help please


Dear Sir,

After switching your monitor as a TV you have to select input source as TV or DVI by using your monitor remote controller generally monitor set to VGA input.For using it as a TV you have to change the input from VGA to TV or DVI. It think it solves your problem.If you find any difficulty post a comment with more information about the problem,we will glad to assist you

good luck

Aug 27, 2009 | Polaroid FLM-2011 Television

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Pc setting for sony bravia


'Unsupported Signal' Error indicates that TV is accepting the signals for Video but not able to display because resolution doesn't matches. Else the message would be 'No Signal'.
Follow the steps-
NOTE- Make sure cable is 15 pin(at both ends) VGA cable, working fine between PC & Monitor.
1.The standard resolution of laptop(any) which would support is 1024*768.
2. Toggle the display output from Laptop Fn Keys depending on Laptop Brand.
3. Connect the cable after settings made.
Also PC Settings will not be highlighted until connection is made.

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