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How do I connect my laptop to Sony TV to watch movies

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  1. eddieunderdown

    eddieunderdown Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to connect my Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop to a Sony KDF-E50A12U TV. I have connect both units with the correct cords, but every time I press the switch screen buttons on the computer, it freezes & crashes. I know the cords are correct, because if I press them while the computer is loading up, it shows the load up screen on the big tv, but as soon as the computer has finished its start up, it switches back to the computer screen and then when I press the switch screen buttons again, it freezes/ crashes. Does anyone know how i can do this?
     
  2. etaf

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    how are you connected
    VGA ? lead
    I'll need to look at the specs of the machines
    Its not HD by anychance, as this may not display on some older tv with a HDMI cable - I have this issue on my Sony and OLDer Humax TV - it worked fine on various TVs in the store
     
  3. eddieunderdown

    eddieunderdown Thread Starter

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    It's a VGA cable for the screen and a normal sound cable for the sound.
     
  4. etaf

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    i assume you set the TV to PC input and then on laptop hit something like F5 to toggle onto output

    do yo have a PC screen you can try it on ?
     
  5. joeyDneedshelp

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    Have you tried updating the drivers for your gfx card?
     
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