When you connect an external monitor, sometimes you will need to use the Fn keys on the laptop keyboard to turn on display output to the external monitor.
On HP laptops the key will look like a rectangular box with two lines on the left and right on the outside. Press the Fn key and tap that button until the external display comes on. Wait a few seconds on each tap.
I have two different questions I want to find the answers to. To start off, I have a HP Pavilion dv2000 laptop running on Win XP.
My first question is: I have a VGA cable and whenever I connect my laptop to my TV with my VGA cable my laptop has a little ding sound indicating that it is connected... BUT, half a second later, the sound goes on again, indicating that it is disconnected. I can't seem to keep it connected into my laptop. When I connect it with my VGA cable it'll work 2/10 times and it's quite annoying. I've contacted HP and they were unclear of what's going on, so maybe someone on this site has some past experience they would maybe share with me.
My second question is: I've seen on eBay there are some cables for sale with a VGA on one end and a HDMI on the other end, and was just wondering if I would be able to view my laptop on my TV if I connect the VGA end to my laptop and the HDMI end to my TV. Some forums that I've read said that you're able to connect it, but, there are others that say that you're not. please help me.
Thanks in advance!