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I'm trying to connect a Sansui HDLCD1955a "monitor" - HELP!!

by webgrrlie418 / November 13, 2012 6:19 PM PST


I'm trying to connect a Sansui HDLCD1955a "monitor" to my Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop, and I cannot get it to work. Help!!!

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Video setting?
by Willy / November 13, 2012 11:33 PM PST

That's an ext. monitor is it available on the properties setting of video? You have to defer to it, thus select it. Under XP things can be difficult to do. From memory I suggest you check the video setting, it maybe offering displays(small monitors) like #1 and #2 to pick from, the default being the LCD of laptop as #1. I suspect the ext. VGA port of your laptop is OK. Plus, it's active, so verify from bios that is is enable or available, etc. if applicable. Come back with results.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Be sure the monitor output is active too
by Willy / November 14, 2012 2:45 AM PST
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The other half of this setup is make sure the monitor itself is setup to output to that VGA port. Most TV's if that is it, will provide some menu in order to accept that connection. The laptop itself maybe already ready but the monitor isn't or needs to be been selected to provide the VGA port exit. usually, this isn't an auto setting the user has to do this step. Check that out... -----Willy Happy

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Looked at the manual for the TV
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 13, 2012 11:37 PM PST

Monitor Display modes
MODE Resolution Refresh rate
VGA 640x480 60/ 72/ 75 Hz
VGA 720x400 70Hz
SVGA 800x600 56/ 60/ 72/ 75 Hz
XGA 1024x768 60/ 70/ 75 Hz
WXGA 1280x768 60Hz
WXGA 1280x720 60Hz
WXGA 1360x768 60Hz

I see limited display modes so if the connection is VGA you have that plus you have to enable the video output of the laptop. Since you own the laptop I'll leave that step to you.

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