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Laptop to TV

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by jimbo92, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. jimbo92

    jimbo92 Regular member

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    hey all,

    im just wondering what cable would i use to connect my LAPTOP to my TV i have looked at the one that came with my PC and it wont fit my laptop

    I dont know what the connections are called so ill try and describe them

    in the cable that i have there are two ends a white end with 16 pins and another longer pin
    the other end is blue and has 12 pins. i know the white end goes into the PC and the blue end into my TV.

    But i want to connect my laptop to my TV and to do this i think i need a different cable as i don't have a place to put the white end on my laptop.

    what is the name of this cable i need to connect my laptop to my TV?

    edit: PS i want to use my TV as a screen for my laptop
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    jimbo92 Regular member

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    hey,

    yer the one on my laptop is similar to the one on my TV, but looking now i see the one on my laptop is black not blue although it looks exactly the same as the one the picture.

    does it matter that it is black?

    if i PM you a link to a local electronics store could you help me find the right cable to connect my laptop to my TV and use my TV as a monitor?
     
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    It probably doesn't matter about the colour, as long as they are the same connector. You can probably easily get a VGA to VGA lead from Maplin, but it'll be expensive.
    Perhaps this?
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/34892/rb/0
     

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