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How to connect your laptop to your TV?

Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
April 18, 2011 7:43:57 PM

My TV has:

DVI-D input.
RCA input.
Component audio/video input.
S-Video input.

My laptop has VGA out only. No S-Video or HDMI.

Is there any way I can connect my laptop to my TV?

What have I tried already?

I have tried using a vga to dvi-a adapter, where I have bent the extra 4 pins on the dvi-a adapter so it can plug into the dvi-d input on TV. I don't see a picture as a result of this, but my laptop DOES recognize my "Toshiba TV".

I have also done this thing in a reverse setting. I instead used a DVI-D cable with a dvi to vga adapter, but with this I couldn't even get the TV detected unlike my previous attempt.

So what options do I have left to try to get my laptop on the TV?


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April 19, 2011 5:57:46 AM

First you should check and make sure your laptop supports TV out.
April 21, 2011 11:44:49 PM

Here are some steps follow and you can connect your laptop to your TV.

- First you charge a video cable for authoritative the physically connection.
- Open the "display settings" in your Vista computer and activate output to the TV screen. You can either mirror content of your computer on the TV or extend the affectation just like a bifold adviser screen.
- Pick up your TV remote and switch to "External Inputs" from the menu. You will need to change the default "Video 1" to a different selection which may be "HDMI 1" or "Video 2" depending on how you accept fabricated the connection.
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April 25, 2011 2:07:29 PM

I believe my laptop does support TV OUT but only though HDMI port? But it still has a VGA port.
April 25, 2011 2:36:42 PM

I am so lost I don't know how to connect my laptop (Dell M1330) to my TV (Toshiba 46h83)