Please help me connect my laptop to my television
January 23, 2010 6:31 AM Subscribe
Can anyone help me to connect my Asus laptop to my Samsung television for use as an external display?
posted by jonnyploy to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The laptop is an Asus F5 running Windows 7 and the television is a Samsung LE40A686M. I'm using a VGA to VGA cable. What happens is as follows:
I connect the devices and switch the laptop on. The Asus and Windows 7 splash screens appear on the television screen without a problem. Once I get to the Windows log in screen however, the picture has gone from the television and remains only on the laptop. After log in I press Win+P to connect to an external display. The laptop recognises the television and I am able to set it as the only display. The laptop screen turns off but the television screen simply has a note saying 'Mode not supported'.
Just to confuse and frustrate me even more, I only installed Windows 7 a couple of months ago. Prior to that the laptop ran Vista and I had no problems using the same television as an external display.
Is Windows 7 the cause of this problem? Any help would be much appreciated as this is really starting to get on my tits now.