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Using TV as monitor, but sound still through laptop


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ShO5iri5

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Hello, I recently joined this site and wanted to thank anyone in advance for any help you can provide.
I'm running a Dell Inspiron Laptop, and have it hooked up thru my television as the monitor, yet the sound continues to come through the laptop.
I was just wondering if there was any way to make the sound come through my television speakers?
Any help is appreciated, thanks alot, have a great weekend.

Edited by ShO5iri5, 04 July 2009 - 10:44 AM.

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You need to look in your manual to see what audio output options your notebook supports. Most allow for external speakers. Then you need to look at your TV and see what audio inputs it supports.
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Hmm.. okay, I'll look into that, thanks for the quick reply!
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If you can't find your notebook manual, the maker's website should have it for download online. The TV manual should be on line too, or you can just look in the back. If notebook maker's would settle on a standard this would be simple. But since notebooks are so proprietary, every make and model is different. Otherwise, I could give you a straight answer.

Edited by Digerati, 04 July 2009 - 11:16 AM.

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Seems as though I'm out of luck, looks like my Inspiron 6000 can't communicate with it.
Thanks for your relies Digerati, I really appreciate it, sorry it took so long for me to post again, just tried a number of things, all of which failed! =)
Thanks so much, great forum that I plan to continue to use.

Cheers
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That is not what it says on pages 34-37 of your manual - http://support.dell....om/D5181bk5.pdf

So now it is up to your TV.
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Hmm.. god you're good!
I'm gonna try and track down a manual for my tv, just got it used from a relative, seems as though I may just need and S-Video cable I suppose.
I'll look into it further, after I put the kids to bed and will post win or lose.
Thanks Digerati, it's a really selfless act to help someone this much and I really appreciate it.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
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Thanks Digerati, it's a really selfless act to help someone this much and I really appreciate it.

I don't know about that - it makes me feel good when I can help. :) Of course the occasional thanks like yours helps too! If you can't determine what your TV will support, post the model number of it too.
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