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we have a sony Bravia and want to hook up our PC so we can

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we have a sony Bravia and want to hook up our PC so we can watch Neyflix on the TV. We have hooked up the VGA monitor cable to the PC and the back of the TV. We have plugged in the audio cable to stereo cables. We have tried all the tv input options and there is no PC signal. what are we doing wrong?
Hello, my name isXXXXX be happy to assist you,
Please allow me to ask you a few questions about your TV so that we can troubleshoot the issue.

- Can you please get the model number written on back of TV?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.



model KDL40EX401

Thanks for the reply.

- Have you tried to reduce PC video resolution then connect it in TV, select PC input and check?

Please post back how it worked.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

How do I do that? on the PC or the TV?

Video display resolution need to adjust in computer so TV can process it.

Please post back the info, what Windows version is running in your PC.
Windows XP, Vista or 7
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

ok -- windows 7. reduced resolutuion to 1280 X 768

I would recommend to reduce it 800 x 600 then restart Windows and connect it in TV.
Please make sure VGA cable is plugged securely in PC and TV.
Do you get PC screen in TV? If yes, now you may please increase screen resolution one step and check, increase it step by step till get highest resolution that TV supports.

Please post back how it went.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

if I restart windows, won"t it break our connection? I reduced the resolution and still get the "no signal" msg.

Is it laptop or desktop computer?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

HP laptop

ah OK, I should have asked it before.

We need to enable second / external monitor output in laptop.
Please check F keys as one would have monitor icon, press it followed by Fn key to enable external monitor output in laptop.
I hope now your TV will show computer screen on PC input.

Please post back how it worked.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

F key! I have 4 choices: somputer only, duplicate, extend and projector.. I will try them in order

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Excellent, glad it worked and problem resolved.

Please feel free to respond if you have any additional questions.
A positive rating to answer would be greatly appreciated!

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