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Windows 7: My HDTV Used As Monitor Problem


29 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 
My HDTV Used As Monitor Problem

I have tried to use my spare 24inch HDTV as a monitor anbd it does not work what so ever.

I have coonected to my pc via HDMI and VGa with no success. It comes up with no Signal.

Here it is, well it is one mumber above, but i would imagine there would not be that much difference.

Technika 24-621 23.6" HD 1080p LCD TV with built in DVD player & USB Record - Tesco.Direct

I also have the same problem with my 32inch LG HDTV.

Which is here LG 32LD450 32" Full HD LCD TV buy online | Currys

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29 Dec 2010   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Have you one of these cables
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29 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Funnily Enough, i have one on its way. I shall wait until it arrives and give it a shot m8.
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29 Dec 2010   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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Have you one of these cables
imsure you also need a converter for sound but may be wrong



I too have the same problem with a samsung 42".

I have discovered that SOME hdmi tv's will not detect a vga cable due to a software error within the tv

on vga lead there is a fix im not going to post the full details due to not wanting the blame for your tv going poof but

connect vga to the tv and connect to laptop or pc no signal is detected

answer is to unplug it from the pc short 2 pins together on the vga lead (this will tell the tv there is a signal ) plug cable back in to pc and whola signal detected and working (i tested this and it worked)

now for hdmi lead i have no clue.
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29 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by martin123 View Post
Quote:
Have you one of these cables
imsure you also need a converter for sound but may be wrong



I too have the same problem with a samsung 42".

I have discovered that SOME hdmi tv's will not detect a vga cable due to a software error within the tv

on vga lead there is a fix im not going to post the full details due to not wanting the blame for your tv going poof but

connect vga to the tv and connect to laptop or pc no signal is detected

answer is to unplug it from the pc short 2 pins together on the vga lead (this will tell the tv there is a signal ) plug cable back in to pc and whola signal detected and working (i tested this and it worked)

now for hdmi lead i have no clue.
How do you short 2 pins together m8?
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29 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Do i short 2 pins together on the vga part connected to tv or pc>>>?????????
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29 Dec 2010   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Use a paper clip

connect the vga to the tv turn the tv on then the vga is powered up now for the tricky part with a papper clip touch 2 pins on the other end of the vga this in turn will tell the tv there is a pc on the other end off the cable.

i'm not going to post the pin numbers due to blowing your tv up plus the numbers MAY be different for other makes than mine but the info is on google and i must stress use it at your own risk
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29 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Good stuff man. Advice on how to fry my ass lol. Can you pm me a link to it, so i can read it further.
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29 Dec 2010   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok here is the link i used for my tv Solving the Samsung HDTV “PC input is greyed out” Problem « The PCTVCables.com Blog

As stated in my first post i have a 42" samsung and you dont so check out for your own make of tv.
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29 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by martin123 View Post
Ok here is the link i used for my tv Solving the Samsung HDTV “PC input is greyed out” Problem « The PCTVCables.com Blog

As stated in my first post i have a 42" samsung and you dont so check out for your own make of tv.
YouTube - Solving the Samsung HDTV "PC Input is greyed out" Problem
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