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#56764 23-Jan-2010 01:08
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I have a dell studio laptop. and a bush full hd digital tv.  i have a vga cable which fits in the tv and the laptop (picture no sound) i have a head phone cable with red and white ont he tv end. (no sound) i also have a hdmi cable wich will fit in my laptop and tv. what one do i need and what do i have to do to make it work i have picture onthe telly but no sound  HELP ITS DRIVING ME CRAZY. please simple answers no technical words . thankyou very much  vicky


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  #292391 23-Jan-2010 01:50
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VGA solution: take a picture of back of tv - we'll show you where to plug - chances are it's a 3.5mm jack rather than the white, red RCA

OR use HDMI - ideal!




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  #292392 23-Jan-2010 02:09
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just the hdmi on its own ? plus i have three hdmi ports in the telly. two on the side which are port 1 and two and then another at the back hdmi 3. then which settings do i need ont he computer? thankyou very much for your help.

 
 
 
 




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  #292393 23-Jan-2010 02:11
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when i click speakers on the computer the green light goes up and down but the sound dosnt come out ???

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  #292395 23-Jan-2010 02:47
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i believe you have used the wrong sound connection. for most tvs with vga input the sound jack is adjacent to it and it is a 3.5mm hole (just like the hole on your laptop). so you'll need a different cable and you'll need to connect into that hole in the tv.

HDMI is a one cable carries everything (sound, picture etc) and is superior. i dont know how to make it work on your laptop - there will be a setting. search your manual? (mine computers have no hdmi so i wouldnt know the general methods)




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  #292396 23-Jan-2010 03:27
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BRILLIANT thanks just updated my windows and plugged in the hdmi and its works. but is it possible to turn off my pc screen and just have it all on the tv as you can see both and without turning the laptop round its quite distracting. thanks again for your help im happy now. well nearlly lol

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  #292662 24-Jan-2010 12:38

If you settings in power options relating to closing lid is "do nothing" you should be able to just close lid.

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  #298819 14-Feb-2010 11:30
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Many laptops have a video selection button - usually located around the F4 key. This selects laptop screen, external screen, or both simultaneously.
You press a function button (usually down on left bottom of keyboard - it maybe blue), and then press F4 key. Repeated pressing of F4 key whilst holding function key will cycle thru the video output modes.

On my keyboard, the screen selection button logo looks like a box inside another box. You may need to delve into your user manual to get the correct button.




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  #298823 14-Feb-2010 11:43
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You didn't say which OS, but Windows Vista and Windows 7 allows you to select the second monitor as "extended" or "mirror". The best option is "extended" becaue it preserves the native resolution for that monitor (HDMI). Once you select that, change the power option to "Close lid do nothing" and just close the lid.




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