I am trying to connect my laptop to a Samsung LCD TV by VGA TO HDMI cable My Laptop finds the Samsung tv on display setting. But when I press fn+F7 key to switch display modes my TV displays No Signal

My laptop specifications are:

Lenovo R61 ThinkPad, Model: 8935AE7
Window7 Ultimate 32 bits
VGA Port available
No HDMI Port

My TV specifications are:

Samsung LCD 26 "
HDMI Port available
VGA Port Available

I want to know what is the problem?

When I connect another Dell Laptop (Window7 32 bit) with HDMI to HDMI cable it works properly.

Thanks in Advance!

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  • How much did your HDMI to VGA adapter cost? There are low cost (< $10)passive cables that do nothing but convert the two connectors to each other, but they require specific devices to operate - your laptop is not ready for this. A proper solution for this problem costs a lot more, it is an active converter selling around $100 cheapest... – ppeterka Oct 17 '12 at 11:07
  • I have also tried with VGA > VGA, it also not working.... Laptop showing "Display on external VGA device", what to do now? – Amit Prajapati Oct 17 '12 at 11:23
  • Guess it's a fault with your laptop's VGA port... – tombull89 Oct 17 '12 at 15:22

If your laptop and TV have S-Video port then try with S-Video.

  • @Chirag, I already buy and tried with 2 cables, 1) VGA>VGA 2) VGA > HDMI, now do not want to buy blindly and waste my time and money... – Amit Prajapati Oct 17 '12 at 12:13

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