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I want to connect my Toshiba satellite laptop to my flatscreen TV

And need to know what kind of connector you would use....

then I have to figure out the settings on the TV--it's a ViewSonic, about a year old.


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Hi there
It depends on the TV really, if the TV has a VGA port on the back then what you will need is a male to male VGA cable, you will not get any audio however so you will need R/L phone to mini stereo jack lead also.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!

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