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How do I connect my LED tv to my Dell Notebook?

Hey there,
So I bought a brand new samsung led tv, and I also have the HDMI wire, the problem is I can't seem to find a socket to insert the wire in my Dell Latitute e6400 notebook. So then I googled a bit, and found out I can also use a VGA wire, now in my notebook there is definately a VGA option but on my LED I can't seem to find the VGA option.. Sad I am not able to find the correct caple to connect both of these and it's really starting to piss me off. Can anyone help me with this situation? I tried to explain all of this in the best way I can. Thanks x

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Your notebook is too old for HDMI

In reply to: How do I connect my LED tv to my Dell Notebook?

Without the model no. of the TV you bought, there's no way to check what inputs it has. Your notebook is too old to have HDMI output, so if you bought a TV without a VGA (sometimes called RGB) input, you've got a definite challenge. If you're sure your TV has no VGA input, you could check to see if there's some kind of adapter that might get the job done, but you should be doubly sure about that. You might be able to put stuff from your computer on a flash drive and plug that into the TV and you could buy a Blue-ray player with HDMI out that would connect to the Internet. Numerous possibilities; that's about the best help I could give you since you neglected to mention the model of your TV. I'm afraid my dog broke my crystal ball last week. Mischief

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In reply to: Your notebook is too old for HDMI

Ahh, sorry. It's Samsung 32 inches, series 4000. Can you let me know if it has VGA option?

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The specs are at this link

In reply to: AN

Here's the link to the specs for your TV . At this location it shows the inputs as:

Inputs & Outputs
Component 1
Composite (AV) 1
Digital Audio Out (Optical) 1
Audio Out Mini Jack 1
RS232 (AV Control) 1
RF In 1

So there's no VGA input listed. It does have a USB port so you could copy things to a flash drive and plug that into the TV go with one of the other suggestions I made above.

Good luck.

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