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    Hey, I have just brought a new vga to vga cable (both male from what i have read online) so that I can connect my laptop to my tv (which is also only a few months old so has all the right sockets and things). But when the cable is plugged into the tv, regardless of being plugged into my laptop or not, will not work. It doesn't do anything. Its as if it isn't even plugged into the mains. Nothing else works on it, eg Sky or my dvd player and everything has to be reset when the VGA cable is removed from the tv.

    The tv is a Logik HD ready 1080p. I have no idea what any of this means but I'm pretty sure it should at least turn on so that an error message can show or something!

    Please help someone as I have been trying to fix this all day!

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    if you can link to exactly what you bought it might help someone help you.

    choose PC/VGA on TV menu and press the key on laptop that will switch between laptop LCD screen and external monitor as well as setting the output maybe from your gfx card sofware/driver
    Edited by: "dontasciime" 10th Apr 2011

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    Right click on your desktop and select properties.
    Look in there for a setting to allow your laptop to output a signal.

    Original Poster

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    This is the cable I brought. I have tried the FN and F5 key but all bar one does nothing and the last option freezes my computer. Nothing happens on my tv at all when the cable is in so I can't select pc/vga.

    Ok, how would I change the setting to allow it to output? I'm not that great with computers, sorry!

    try fn on your keyboard along with one of the f1-12 keys that look like a monitor it will then output the signal

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    vholloway

    try fn on your keyboard along with one of the f1-12 keys that look like a … try fn on your keyboard along with one of the f1-12 keys that look like a monitor it will then output the signal



    I have tried this. On my computer its the f5 key. It doesn't do anything. The tv still will not even turn on.

    katebaillie

    I have tried this. On my computer its the f5 key. It doesn't do anything. … I have tried this. On my computer its the f5 key. It doesn't do anything. The tv still will not even turn on.


    is the tv not actually on at all or does it switch off when you plug in the cable or does it appear like it has turned off

    also when you plug it in to the tv does your laptop still work on its own screen?
    because it sounds like you need to detect the monitor on windows 7 to do this right click on the desktop in an empty area then select personalise then bootom of the pop up window select display next window select in the top left adjust resolution do this with the cable pluged into your tv then press detect should then detect your tv and you should be able to do the fn and f5 thing hope this helps.
    Edited by: "vholloway" 10th Apr 2011

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    vholloway

    is the tv not actually on at all or does it switch off when you plug in … is the tv not actually on at all or does it switch off when you plug in the cable or does it appear like it has turned off



    yes, it works perfectly until you plug in the vga cable in then the tv, then it goes blank and not even a standby button is alight.

    vholloway

    also when you plug it in to the tv does your laptop still work on its own … also when you plug it in to the tv does your laptop still work on its own screen?because it sounds like you need to detect the monitor on windows 7 to do this right click on the desktop in an empty area then select personalise then bootom of the pop up window select display next window select in the top left adjust resolution do this with the cable pluged into your tv then press detect should then detect your tv and you should be able to do the fn and f5 thing hope this helps.


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    vholloway



    Yes the laptop still works.

    I haven't tried this yet but will it still apply to vista?

    I have previously tried to change the resoltuion but the tv still remains dead. I have tried every resolution possible.

    I have also used the "Windows mobility center" option of external display. Which gives me the three different options of display on the tv but just doesn't do anything. It says its connected.

    katebaillie

    Yes the laptop still works. I haven't tried this yet but will it still … Yes the laptop still works. I haven't tried this yet but will it still apply to vista? I have previously tried to change the resoltuion but the tv still remains dead. I have tried every resolution possible. I have also used the "Windows mobility center" option of external display. Which gives me the three different options of display on the tv but just doesn't do anything. It says its connected.


    unsure on vista its roughly the same as 7 as for what i said this doesnt change the resolution it detects a new monitor ie: your tv

    Keep the cable - and buy a new laptop and TV

    op, you need to manually select pc input within the tv menu

    some tvs do not automatically show the laptop screen normally theres a button on the remote control to activate the connection



    its not the simple case of just connecting cables
    Edited by: "sedd33" 10th Apr 2011

    Original Poster

    But the screen doesnt show when the cables are connected. Its black and the standby button is off. This happens as soon as the cable is connected. There is no way to select the laptop option as you cant see it. Thank you for your help though!

    Original Poster

    I have connected everything up and it says its connected to external monitor, and my mouse even disappears when you move to the right hand side of the screen, but still no picture on anything, no standby light, on the tv! Its like it just dies the minute the cable is connected.

    Original Poster

    sedd33

    op, you need to manually select pc input within the tv menusome tvs do … op, you need to manually select pc input within the tv menusome tvs do not automatically show the laptop screen normally theres a button on the remote control to activate the connectionits not the simple case of just connecting cables



    I cannot get any button the remote to work, Most importantly the power one which is the main issue.

    Are you sure the socket on the tv is meant for computers?.

    yeah make sure you aint plugged it into an rs232

    what model number is your logik tv

    keep pressing Ctrl & F4 on your comp/laptop together.
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