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Connecting laptop audio to tv

I cannot connect my IBM Thinkpad to my Samsung LCD TV LE19R7 using the tv's onscreen menu, no matter what I try. The manual doesn't help much either.I am using a simple jack plug from the headphone socket to audio in on tv.The lead is fine as it works pc to dvd player to tv, but I can't get it to go direct.

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  • tully Oct 13, 2007

    Simple jack (red and white). Back of tv has red and white jacks in ' AV in' and 'DVI in' (extension RGB). I can't work out which item on the menu to apply either, I thought I'd tried every combination!

  • DJ2002 Mar 28, 2008

    I am having the same problem - using vlc player, connected to the flat screen perfectly - picture looks great. I am using the ipod connecting leads for sound, but nothing is happening - I was told that these would work - unfortunately they aren't! Any help??

  • arsnat Mar 13, 2009

    Does VGA (15pin) card is enough to transmit both Video & AUSIO from laptop to LCD TV? or DO I need to plug in a RCA cables seprately for hearing audio from TV?

  • Deanna Taylor Apr 28, 2009

    I am using VGA and I can't hear any sound coming from the tv with my laptop connected to it. All I hear is sound coming from my laptop only. I noticed that my laptop has red and green jacks and my widescreen has red, yellow, and white jacks. What should I use to get tv sound. I also am going to be using a webcam to communicate.

  • 4barbs May 11, 2010

    I have a 32" Protron HD TV. It has a headphone jack on the side. I have tried 3 different headsets, but there is no sound coming thru. Does anyone know why???


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I had the same issue with a thinkpad T61 which i was connecting using VGA and a audio jack going straqight from the headphone socket to the back of tv.
I had picture but no sound and i found that once connected the issue could be solved by rotating the projection setting on the laptop(Fn+F7). Basically switched back to laptop only display, then back to laptop and projector display again and teh sound just kicked in. 
i think it's related to the projector setting on the laptop rather than an issue with the tv.

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Is it a double sided audio jack? or is it simple audio jack plug to phono (usually red and white) jacks?

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    Simon Lasota Oct 13, 2007

    Right, heres where your problem is I think, for the red and white input sockets to work, the video signal has to be coming through the yellow video input because these only work when they are used together. To test if this is the case, use a video lead to connect a dvd player or video player to the yellow input on the back of the tv, then connect the audio jack from your computer to the red and white sockets next to it, then change the input on your TV until the dvd player/video player comes on screen, now play something using media player on ur laptop and this should come through the tv speakers. 


    How are you connecting the laptop to the lcd? Is it using a DVI or VGA cable?


    SI :)


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