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How to link my PC/Laptop to the TV? anyone help please?

louloo Avatar
8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
I know I am a dunce where technology is concerned but I gotta learn somehow so hoped you guys could help me?
I want to link the computer to the TV-it is a new Dell laptop and a new LG LCD. I believe from the 4od site I need a VGA and an audio lead but which one is the right one and where to get it?
Thanks a lot in advance, Louloo
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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1 Like #1
depends on the conection you have on your laptop and tv, you have to look for the correct conector/adaptor
(e.g from your VGA to scart, VGA to RCA/composite, VGA to S-VHS)
2 give you idea, there are a lot on e*b*y
#2
Thanks for the reply!! it has a vga on the laptop and a vga on the tv but are there different kinds-I am confused with the male and female bit too...
#3
this is female
http://www.vpi.us/vpi/images/items/15hd-ff.gif
this is male
http://www.bestcableforless.com/prodimages/CC319A_LR.jpg

usually the display out from laptop is a female one, dunno bout the tv input. (if also female, you need a cable with male VGA at both end, and so on)

as for audio, i wont bother. Just stick your best speaker into the headhone socket of your laptop

r u sure there isnt an RCA/composite jack on your TV?
1 Like #4
nuabdi
this is female
http://www.vpi.us/vpi/images/items/15hd-ff.gif
this is male
http://www.bestcableforless.com/prodimages/CC319A_LR.jpg
r u sure there isnt an RCA/composite jack on your TV?


second one is not a vga cable its a 9pin serial, your lg tv will have come with a vga lead at least my friends did.
attach it to the connector on tv and pc that looks like top picture should be all you have to do other than boot pc and switch to pc channel on tv
#5
it has an rgb in and the audio at the side of it..it says under those pc
#6
i have tried looking for rgb vga on fleabay and still am no wiser-lol
#7
maddogb
second one is not a vga cable its a 9pin serial,


oops my bad... thanks... i didnt count the pins haha..
but you get the idea.. the male has sticks/pins instead of holes

There are a lot of VGA to RGB like here http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=VGA+to+RGB&oe=utf-8&scoring=p
#8
ok at least i get the male female :)
Is it the best way to connect cos looking at the leads available should we be connecting directly to tv or through the dvd player/recorder? Thanks all for your patience!!!!!!!!
#9
why would you connect it though the dvd player?
#10
i told u im dim with technology :(
1 Like #11
Why not buy this as in theory it should work:

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.4723

Its well cheap for the price too.
#12
ok i got it now-Thanks to all who replied!!! I need a vga to vga-and have looked and [url]www.kenable.com[/url] have them cheap too!!! Thanks!!! Louloo
1 Like #14
Hi Louloo, I'm using my LG telly as a monitor, there was a VGA to VGA cable included in the box. Have you checked?
1 Like #15
If you're still stuck then posting a picture of the back of the TV and the ports on the laptop will help people to suggest the best way.
#16
oh thanks chrysha will check!!! i am stupid sorry..
#17
louloo
oh thanks chrysha will check!!! i am stupid sorry..

You're welcome. Good luck. And I'm sure you're not stupid - I went off to buy a VGA to VGA lead and it was only when I discovered they were £30 in Curry's that I checked in the box!
#18
and we cant find it but found one locally for £5.95 at a comp shop-called and went to collect but he had shut early :( anyway i have got one on freecycle!! didnt mind paying for it but I guess they are really throw away things and really common to have lying around? except not in our house lol
Thanks all for your help tho-and anytime I can help you guys let me know? just dont ask me about computers eh?? Louloo
#19
louloo
i told u im dim with technology :(


dont worry, a lot of us are :) ... glad youve solved it

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