View Full Version : Connecting laptop to tv

12-25-2008, 02:04 AM
Kind of a noob question. Im trying to connect my laptop to my plasma tv which both have vga ports. I figured I could just get a vga to vga cable but the tv still says there is no signal. Do I need a different cord to hook this up? and if so does anybody wanna buy a vga to vga cord?

12-25-2008, 02:11 AM
VGA should work fine, did you enable the second display on your laptop? either a hotkey like fn-F5 or in the display properties (assuming Windoze)... make sure you set a friendly resolution like 1024x768 to test at least, not sure what the TV will support... might have to be 60Hz too, 70? 75?

12-25-2008, 02:31 AM
werd ^^
vga cable should be male to male.

if theres still no signal possible try the fn +f5 key to get the correct display.

12-25-2008, 02:41 AM
Wow that was alot easier than i thought it would be. Thanks :thumbsup: now I can hit up the jailbait thread on my plasma haha

12-25-2008, 04:43 AM
Originally posted by yeller
now I can hit up the jailbait thread on my plasma haha

you sir are an inspiration to us all :poosie: