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connecting laptop to monitor

    • DrDunne
      DrDunne
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      can anyone help me to do this? had a google around but there isnt much specific and im not too good with this sort of stuff..

      my laptop is a dell inspiron 1545 (only has a VGA socket - no HDMI) and the monitor is a LG flatron E2250V. i have a VGA to HDMI cable going from my laptop to the monitor but other than that i can't get the screens to connect. i would like to extend the monitor from the pc to the laptop. is it possible?
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    • UPAY4DINNER
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      Hey DrDunne,

      I may be able to get you some assistance if you still need it ;)

      What Operating System are you using?


      Gary
    • OnlyTheNutsStaking
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      .[Edited by HollyMichelle]
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
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      Originally posted by OnlyTheNutsStaking
      .[Edited by HollyMichelle]
      Hi there OnlyTheNutsStaking,

      As kind as this gesture is we don't allow members to post skype or other personal details on the public forum for obvious safety reasons.

      Best regards,
      Gary
    • DrDunne
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      awesome im using windows 7 on my laptop, but im actually playing on the pc which has vista on it. so i want to use the pc as the main and the laptop as the extension.
    • thazar
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      Hi Lewis

      You still have my skype?

      if so hit me on there :) will run you through :)
    • ThatGuyMatt
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      Hey there DrDunne :)

      I connect to my TV using my Laptop, it real simple for me :)

      Here is the exact name of the cable I bought of Ebay:
      LAPTOP PC to LCD TV Lead SVGA Monitor Cable 1.8M
      Put this in and many come up.

      I then bought a 3.5m Jack for sound, not the best quality but it works a treat for my needs.

      Come to around £10-£15 for them both, depending how long you want them.

      Hopefully that help you out :)
    • DrDunne
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      Originally posted by MattDenness
      Hey there DrDunne :)

      I connect to my TV using my Laptop, it real simple for me :)

      Here is the exact name of the cable I bought of Ebay:
      LAPTOP PC to LCD TV Lead SVGA Monitor Cable 1.8M
      Put this in and many come up.

      I then bought a 3.5m Jack for sound, not the best quality but it works a treat for my needs.

      Come to around £10-£15 for them both, depending how long you want them.

      Hopefully that help you out :)
      hey matt thanks for the info. i spoke with thazar earlier but i think the problem might be with the cable i have. i'll get on ebay and check that cable out. only thing is mine is not a TV it's a pc monitor..