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I purchased a component cable (rectangular plug I think called VGA plugs into female left side laptop toward the back and red, blue and green RCA type jacks for LG TV.

When I hook them all up the TV recognizes a "new component input" and asks if I want to use it. Heck yes that's why I plugged it in haha. I hit the enter key to opt in. The Acer screen is now black as though it were turned off. And even if I hold the Fn key down and press F5 it just brings up a different or odd laptop screen with thick wide black borders left and right. There is nothing on the LG TV's screen except a LG screen saver scrolling after a couple of minutes. Please help me. I'm dying to watch the last 6 rounds of the MotoGP World Motorcycle Championship's races on my TV screen rather than my puny laptop's screen haha. Actually it won't kill me if I can't since I've watched the first 12 races via laptop. But you sure would be my hero if you could resolve my issue. Thank you.

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Look for a Function Key (fn) on your laptop for activating the VGA external monitor.

If your fn button is blue (for example) all of the keys on your laptop that are activated when you hold down the fn button will have an option in blue. Look for a blue icon on a key that roughly looks like a monitor or two monitors.

With everything hooked up, press and hold the fn key, then tap the corresponding key to turn on the external monitor.

Having said that... the cable you are describing has a VGA (blue 15 pin connector) that plugs onto the VGA jack of your laptop and splits that signal into a set of component RCA plugs. Its critical how you plug these into the correct place on your LG TV component connections. I know such adapter cables exist but I've never seen one work.

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I want to help you with your question, but I need more information. Maria, with my wireless headphones, I have 2 types:
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If you have the "type b)" you have 2 options. If you plug just the "RED RCA plug into the back of the HDTV, IMPORTANT** You will ONLY get (Remember "R" red for Right hand side) you only get Right Had Sound (REALLY, who wants that, with all the nice stuff you bought ??)
Soooo... That "BLACK 3.5mm Plug means you have "2" choices
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You just need to make sure you get the correct type of adapter and make sure the ends that plug into the computer are correct such as male or female. For example think of the human male and female body parts when you look at adapters. The vga port on the computer is called a Female port, but the piece that plugs into it is called Male. It's the same with DVI ports.

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RCA color stamps your using are "red, white, yellow"

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On both the TV and DVD component setup:

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For optimum picture quality you may want to purchase component cables as the gage is thicker giving better impedance match resulting in better picture and sound quality.





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