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Laptop to TV no audio with VGA cord and y cable

Q: Laptop to TV no audio with VGA cord and y cable

Hey guys I have been trying to set up my tv so I can watch movies online... to say the least it is not going well.. I have been trying for over 2 hours and 2 trips to Best Buy to figure out why i have no sound on my tv.

My headphone jack does work.
There is a picture due to the vga cable.
I have a Y Cable plugged all in but no sound

Please someone help!!

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A: Laptop to TV no audio with VGA cord and y cable

Hey, I've tried to set this up at one point.. VGA doesn't seem to give sound at least on some T.V's so if you have a sound input you could try:
amazon [dot ] co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=vga+with+audio&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=8326471606&ref=pd_sl_2xe1bbnp3q_e

sor maybe you could get something like:
electgadget [dot] co.uk/sg/index.html?s=3219F6825E2CD6CA31C2DE7A93A69CF9&p=51679ce3738a69b94d40325e0e3d57db&m=1324951106152&a=/products&categoryid=28&stockid=460

play [dot] com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/20708900/Trixes-HDMI-Male-To-VGA-Cable-1-8m/Product.html?_%24ja=tsid:11518|cat:20708900|prd:20708900

However I don't with to take the blame if any of these don't work

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-to-tv-no-audio-with-vga-cord-and-y-cable.175240/
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A:longest s video cord and 1/8 to rca cable

This is where I got one Svideo.com. They have them up to 24 feet and you can get a combination svideo and audio cable.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/longest-s-video-cord-and-1-8-to-rca-cable.498517/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-connect-with-cable-modem-using-ethernet-cord.734324/
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A:Need Help : Audio won't work when I attach my HDMI cable to my laptop

found this info for you,give it a go and let us know how it went
- Click on the "Start" button
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http://www.sevenforums.com/sound-audio/180748-need-help-audio-wont-work-when-i-attach-my-hdmi-cable-my-laptop.html
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Hi, Curtis: See if going into the Control Panel>Hardware & Sound>Sound>Manage Audio Devices>change the setting from the HDMI audio device to the speakers, save the setting and see if you have sound again.

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@Shezzyla

 

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

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Hi,
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HI krisr971,
 
I'm sorry to hear of your problem.
 
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A:Laptop power cord fail

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-power-cord-fail.879989/
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A:Laptop restarts 50% of the time when the power cord comes out

The power cord issue could just be a red herring.

How long have you had this computer? The reason I ask is that it's quite possible the CMOS battery wants changing.

The batteries normally have a life of three to five years depending whether it is a rechargeable battery or not.

You mention inserting the laptop's battery pack. Is there any particular reason why you remove it in the first place?

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/216227-laptop-restarts-50-time-when-power-cord-comes-out.html
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A:Laptop shuts down when AC Power Cord is not plugged in but B...

Plug in the power adapter. Log into Windows and open the HP Support Assistant and run the battery test. Post your results here. If you have the newer UEFI (v 5.1 or greater) environment installed --> press the power button --> tap the Esc key to invoke the startup menu --choose F2  the System Diagnostics  --> HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI --> choose component tests --> Battery Test.   Post your results here in your thread. Best regards,erico

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Laptop-shuts-down-when-AC-Power-Cord-is-not-plugged-in-but/td-p/2640207
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Laptop-shuts-off-if-I-unplugg-AC-Power-Cord/td-p/5622936
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A:Laptop AC Power Supply Cord and Adapter

#1 Yes, if the older adapter's power cord fits into the new adapter you can use it.

#2 There's no need to get a more powerful adapter, the new laptop must not need as much power as the old one.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-ac-power-supply-cord-and-adapter.1137492/
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A:Replacement Laptop AC charger/power cord

They should work fine. As long as the supply is capable of providing the rated current for your machine, any excess will simply not be used. The supply will only provide the power you require, up to it's maximum capacity.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/replacement-laptop-ac-charger-power-cord.496795/
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http://community.acer.com/t5/E-and-M-Series-Laptops/power-cord-for-my-Acer-Aspire-E1-572-laptop-for-my-car/td-p/445488/jump-to/first-unread-message
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A:Dell Laptop New battery or cord needed??

Hello,

Check your AC adapter connector on the laptop to see if it is loose. Plug the AC adapter into the laptop and where the connector goes into the laptop see if you can move it around and how much play it has. It sounds like a typical problem that I see all the time on laptops in our shop.

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Shane
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dell-laptop-new-battery-or-cord-needed.335342/
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A:power cord for my Acer Aspire E1 -572 laptop, for ...

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http://community.acer.com/t5/E-and-M-Series-Laptops/power-cord-for-my-Acer-Aspire-E1-572-laptop-for-my-car/td-p/445488
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A:Laptop reboots when power cord unplugged.

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Please, Most of my day is moving my laptop between jobs and rooms, I'd really like to not have to shutdown my laptop just to move from one room to another.
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/227783/laptop-reboots-when-power-cord-unplugged/
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19994090
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A:Laptop A/C Problems - Wiggle cord, and it dies

1. It could be that the power supply in the laptop has become loose or unsoldered on the laptops mobo
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-a-c-problems-wiggle-cord-and-it-dies.700159/
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A:Plug my laptop into a extension cord and then into wall?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/plug-my-laptop-into-a-extension-cord-and-then-into-wall.1163892/
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A:Laptop powers up immediately when power cord plugged in

Hi,
Not a built in windows function,
You would most likely need to go through the dell utilities to find the feature,
Where did you buy the model ?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/349388-laptop-powers-up-immediately-when-power-cord-plugged.html
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/ac-reciever-fried-how-replace-not-the-cord-but-where-ac-plugs-into-laptop.20275/
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A:HP Laptop Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement

None of the links shown in your post are active. I have three HP notebook cordsets with the LS-15 Marking, and I don't have any other compatable cords at the moment since these are the first IEC 60320 C-5 (Mickey) cordsets we have. All the rest are IEC 60320 C-13 cordsets which seem to be more prevalant in the USA. What is the timeframe for getting the replacement cordsets and the links working? What is specific warning signs of possible trouble with the cordset?  

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Laptop-Power-Cord-Safety-Recall-and-Replacement/td-p/4393930
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A:Power cord falls out of laptop easily and often. This easy ...

nice one dude, i was using a small piece of card before. Your fix is MUCH better.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Power-cord-falls-out-of-laptop-easily-and-often-This-easy/td-p/4903920
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A:Re: HP Laptop Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement

Hi @Deejay011,Welcome to the HP Forums! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that you need a power cord replacement. Please check this document for the power cord replacement:HP Notebook PC AC Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement Program Thanks for being a part of the HP community. Please let me know if this helps resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution". If you require further assistance let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos. Regards,

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Re-HP-Laptop-Power-Cord-Safety-Recall-and-Replacement/td-p/5733598
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hi,
I have inspiron-15 N5010 model laptop. These days I have observed that the laptop gets shut down automatically when the power cord is removed from the laptop. The battery works fine but after charging it and removing the power cord the laptop gets shutdown. I tried removing the battery and checking for the bent connections etc. Everything is fine. Can anyone help me with the issue please. 

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19994694
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A:MSI GE70 Laptop Shuts off Immediately after AC Cord Removal

I was going to suggest replacing the battery, but you already done that, so

If you melted critical components on the charge circuit you need to replaqce the charge circuit, that circuit is not just for charging the battery, but also for distributing power. If you know how to work a digital solder gun then you may be able to fix the damage to the board.

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Additionally before doing anything, get the model, serial and vershion numbers from the charge board and download a To Scale Schematic of the board so you can print it out and trace out the power rails and V's that will be involved in any components you will be working with.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/msi-ge70-laptop-shuts-off-immediately-after-ac-cord-removal.1150978/
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[edited for privacy-please do not post personal or unique information such as but not limited to full names, email addresses, phone numbers, full serial numbers, etc.]
 

http://community.acer.com/t5/Gateway-eMachines-and-Packard/Power-Cord-and-brick-for-a-Gateway-Laptop-Model-No-W730-K8X/td-p/446692
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First of all - welcome to BC !
 
Can you give us a little more information please - such as make and model of your computer and confirm that you are running Win 8/8.1 as your operating system ?  The reason I ask is that I am not entirely convinced that your topic is in the best possible place for help and would like to improve your chances of getting help. At the moment i could guess at possible causes for this, but that is all they would be - guesses.
 
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576722/laptop-only-staying-connected-to-wifi-while-power-cord-is-in/
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Hi Tiagoramosleite,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
You can initially start isolating the issue using the power checkout guideline (page 21). 
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Update us how it works best for you.
 
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/downloads-uploads-very-slow-only-when-power-cord-is-not-plugged-in-laptop.1144524/
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