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How to Connect a Laptop to a LCD TV and have sound

by forester2035 / August 7, 2009 11:37 AM PDT

I am wondering how to connect a Laptop (Dell Vostro 1510) to a (Sharp LC 42D650) LCD TV. The Laptop has a female VGA plugin and the LCD TV has a VGA plugin labeled PC. My question is, if I connect the two together using a cable with male VGA plugs on both ends will I have sound also? or are there other equipment I will have to buy?

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Sound is not included . . .
by Coryphaeus / August 7, 2009 11:46 AM PDT

in the VGA connector. Look for an audio out on the laptop, and an audio in on the TV. The laptop will have a mini-plug for the audio out and the TV will have a Red and White RCA connector. Go to Radio Shack (or equivalent) and find a cable with each plug on each end, like this

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Next Question
by forester2035 / August 7, 2009 11:53 AM PDT

Thank you for the quick response Coryphaeus. That leads me to another problem my laptop does not have an audio jack the only thing it has to work with are USB ports. my tv does have RCA jacks however

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Audio port
by George Roland / August 7, 2009 12:03 PM PDT
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Doesn't your laptop have a headphone jack...a place to plug in headphones? That's your audio out. A 1/8" mini plug to RCA cable ought to make the connection.


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Connecting Laptop to LCD TV
by gad4813 / June 1, 2010 5:21 AM PDT

When I connect my laptop to my tv (vga to vga) what should be the setting on the television? All I get is a blank screen. Please advise.

Thank you in advance

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Connecting Laptop to LCD TV
by Jonmor68 / June 1, 2010 8:15 AM PDT

I couldn't find your model LC 42D650, but found LC 42D65U hopefully it's the same, for pc connection use the AV selection button on your remote and choose PC.

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