Hi, I'm trying to connect my old windows xp laptop to a new tv via pc to rgb cable. the tv shows the laptop screen only when i

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Your PC probably has VGA output. If your TV doesn't have a VGA input it likely has component video input via 3 RCA plugs. This is not the same as RGB (unless your TV has a way to set the input to RGB). If your TV has a way to select RGB in one of the menus you just need a cable with vga at one end and 3 RCA plugs at the other.
http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-6-Inch-Component-Breakout-Adapter/dp/B00213KFHW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1446136575&sr=8-3&keywords=vga+to+ypbpr+converter
If it doesn't you will need a converter
http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-108668-VGA-Inch-Component-Converter/dp/B009GUQIPG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1446136575&sr=8-2&keywords=vga+to+ypbpr+converter
 

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My computer has a standard 15 pin, (5 pins in 3 rows) pc connection. The tv has component red green blue connection, with a red and white audio below it. I've purchased a cable that connects the pc to tv but the Windows welcome screen is the only thing that appears when I turn it on. I think maybe I need to change some of the computer settings, as it recognises there is a desperate monitor attached but nothing appears? Greatly appreciate the help.
 
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