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    I have recently purchased an LCD TV which also is enabled to be a PC Monitor, however I have a dinosaur of a Packard Bell Computer and the lead is not compatible with the back of the TV.

    My question is any ideas where I can get a suitable lead or even some sort of a converter?

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    Original Poster

    My current one looks like this:

    http://www.recycledcomputerspares.co.uk/catalog/images/iecmonitor.jpg

    Supermod

    Is it slightly hexagonal with a 3 inverted pronged end?

    Original Poster

    magicjay1986;5991322

    Is it slightly hexagonal with a 3 inverted pronged end?


    Just like the one above your post...

    That lead is a power lead... what lead are you looking for? one to connect the TV to your computer?

    That's the power cable, it should still work just fine using the one supplied with the TV directly into a mains socket.

    Do you mean the blu VGA cable to connect the PC to the monitor? If so it might be that your existed one is moulded into the back of the monitor.

    Original Poster

    Babbabooey;5991352

    That lead is a power lead... what lead are you looking for? one to … That lead is a power lead... what lead are you looking for? one to connect the TV to your computer?


    Yes,to connect the TV to my computer. I will double check and I'm positive it looks like that....

    do you mean plug your tv in to one of these?
    http://www.global-b2b-network.com/direct/dbimage/50275061/PC_Power_Supply.jpg
    i dont think you can, i might be wrong

    Original Poster

    All I want is a lead that will go into my PC tower and then into the back of my new LCD TV which states it will act as a PC Monitor...

    You want a cable to connect your TV (the cables on the left) to your computer graphics card (vga on the right), something like this:
    http://imgs.tootoo.com/b5/f2/b5f2aa40e1809a0c98ab94f2a6c6042d.jpg

    or this
    http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/files/detail/EZ-MV-VGA.jpg

    A standard vga lead would probably do you fine (widely available), we'd need the make and model of TV to check though.

    John

    Original Poster

    I will try and post a pic of the back of my TV and the back of my PC... Somehow......

    or one of these
    http://www.microprojector5.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/vga-microprojector-cable.jpg

    do you mean a cable that will power you tv from your pc?

    Original Poster

    jambo1082;5991452

    do you mean a cable that will power you tv from your pc?


    No so I can use the TV as a monitor

    your vga cable is fine
    the one you have plugged in your monitor the blue one

    It's not the computer that's the key here, it's the connections on your new TV, but I am assuming it has HDMI, component, VGA, and composite, in which case any of the cables we have suggested to you will be fine.

    Unplug the end that's going into your monitor now and stick in the VGA socket on your TV. If you can't unplug from the monitor then you will need to get a new cable.

    Supermod

    kirkie;5991332

    Just like the one above your post...



    ...yes, the one which you had problem posting a picture of before I posted.

    Babbabooey;5991517

    If you can't unplug from the monitor then you will need to get a new … If you can't unplug from the monitor then you will need to get a new cable.



    I think that is the issue here. Looking at the first lead which was posted, the monitor seems to be quite old, probably an old CRT. They don't use those power cables any more as they were deemed unsafe or something.

    You will as Babbababbababooey says, needs to get a new VGA cable.

    Original Poster

    http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/kirkie_album/Xpert%20Eleven/IMG_1280.jpg

    http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/kirkie_album/Xpert%20Eleven/IMG_1281.jpg

    Original Poster

    I apologise for the size of the images, but at least you can see what I have to play with....

    The blue plug in the back of your computer..... take the other end out of the monitor and plug it in the blue socket on your TV. That should sort it :thumbsup:

    If it's moulded into the back of the monitor you'll need to buy a new VGA-VGA cable though.

    kirkie;5991589

    I apologise for the size of the images, but at least you can see what I … I apologise for the size of the images, but at least you can see what I have to play with....



    Hello??? Post #18.
    Unplug the cable from your monitor and plug it into the same (blue) socket in your TV.

    Original Poster

    Babbabooey;5991608

    Hello??? Post #18.Unplug the cable from your monitor and plug it into the … Hello??? Post #18.Unplug the cable from your monitor and plug it into the same (blue) socket in your TV.


    I'm sorry I don't mean to be rude as I am the one that is asking for help, but the cable is like the 1st image I posted and as you can see from my TV it will not fit in any connection as it has 3 holes...

    kirkie;5991644

    I'm sorry I don't mean to be rude as I am the one that is asking for … I'm sorry I don't mean to be rude as I am the one that is asking for help, but the cable is like the 1st image I posted and as you can see from my TV it will not fit in any connection as it has 3 holes...



    No it isn't.
    The cable you posted is to give the monitor power... you will also have another similar one that goes from the PC to the electricity (with a plug on the end obviously)

    There is also another cable going from the monitor to your PC (the one with the blue head), which is what is tranferring the image.

    kirkie;5991644

    I'm sorry I don't mean to be rude as I am the one that is asking for … I'm sorry I don't mean to be rude as I am the one that is asking for help, but the cable is like the 1st image I posted and as you can see from my TV it will not fit in any connection as it has 3 holes...



    You don't need that cable from your first image... all that does is power the monitor through the computer's power supply. You TV will have it's own cable to power it directly through a mains socket.

    All you need is a power able from your PC to the mains, one from your TV to the mains, the blue VGA cable from PC to TV, and your mouse/keyboard/speakers/printer plugged into the back of the PC :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    midlandscomics;5991605

    The blue plug in the back of your computer..... take the other end out of … The blue plug in the back of your computer..... take the other end out of the monitor and plug it in the blue socket on your TV. That should sort it :thumbsup:If it's moulded into the back of the monitor you'll need to buy a new VGA-VGA cable though.


    Just realised, but that one is moulded into the back of the monitor. So it will be a new lead I need. As for the 1st lead I posted I have no idea what that is then!!!!! ha ha

    kirkie;5991677

    Just realised, but that one is moulded into the back of the monitor. So … Just realised, but that one is moulded into the back of the monitor. So it will be a new lead I need. [COLOR="Red"]As for the 1st lead I posted I have no idea what that is then!!!!! [/COLOR]ha ha



    midlandscomics;5991663

    You don't need that cable from your first image... [COLOR="Red"]all that … You don't need that cable from your first image... [COLOR="Red"]all that does is power the monitor through the computer's power supply. [/COLOR] You TV will have it's own cable to power it directly through a mains socket.All you need is a power able from your PC to the mains, one from your TV to the mains, the blue VGA cable from PC to TV, and your mouse/keyboard/speakers/printer plugged into the back of the PC :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    So basically one of these?

    http://www.pacificgeek.com/productimages/xl/VGA15.jpg

    Original Poster

    Brilliant we got there in the end. Thank you everyone and I do apologise for being a bit thick when it comes to computers!!!!

    Original Poster

    I have been and bought one from Argos today and the picture quality is great, however 1 little problem.... (I can hear you all saying, 'Oh No!!!')

    I have no sound. Do I need another cable?

    kirkie;5999836

    I have been and bought one from Argos today and the picture quality is … I have been and bought one from Argos today and the picture quality is great, however 1 little problem.... (I can hear you all saying, 'Oh No!!!')I have no sound. Do I need another cable?



    Yes, VGA only carries video - I can't quite tell from the picture you've posted but it looks like a 3.5mm to a 3.5mm lead (same as a headphone jack) is the one you need.

    John

    Original Poster

    Johnmcl7;6000005

    Yes, VGA only carries video - I can't quite tell from the picture you've … Yes, VGA only carries video - I can't quite tell from the picture you've posted but it looks like a 3.5mm to a 3.5mm lead (same as a headphone jack) is the one you need.John


    Can you post a link of what I need please John. The one I took out from my PC was green so I presume it goes in that socket and then into which one in my TV?

    In your picture there's an aerial lead going into the top of the ports then there's two ports below that (above the red, green and blue ports) - I can't tell from the angle of your picture what the labels for these ports say. I think it's one of these ports the lead goes into, you're right it goes into the green port on your PC.

    I think you'd need a cable like this:

    ebuyer.com/pro…474

    John

    Original Poster

    Thanks again John I have looked and it does actually say PC audio...

    So that's one of the plugs just below the aerial lead? If so then you need a cable like above which should hopefully get you your audio.

    John
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