Why no sound from TV when connected to laptop ?

CatKIn76

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Hello,

I've got my Zoostorm (windows 7) laptop connected to my Toshiba TV via VGA cable and I also have audio 3.5 jack plugged in but no sound from TV ? Why is this ?
Regards,

Caroline THom
 

larrym

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Why playing something on the laptop, if you unplug the audio cord, does the sound start playing back on the laptop speakers?
 

jaguarskx

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Hmmmmm...

I wonder if it is the cable or jack (laptop / TV) that's the problem. Plug in headphones to the laptop and play something. If you hear sound, then the laptop is fine which means it either the cable or the TV's 3.5 audio input jack. Are you sure the TV's audio jack is for input not output?
 

larrym

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The audio jack on the tv, is it next to the VGA connection? And is it plugged all the way in? Make sure you cannot see any part of the metal of the 3.5 mm end.
 

CatKIn76

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Headphones work ok with the laptop. The TV's audio jack just shows a pair of headphones so I don't know if it's input or output ... there are other holes but none of them fit the headphone plug. Can't understand what's happening....
 

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If it shows head phones, it's an output jack. Look next to the VGA connection, if your tv has a 3.5 mm audio jack, it should be next to it..or at least in the general area
 

CatKIn76

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Oh gawd so it's just not going to work. The only input near the VGA is a different size, smaller I think and it says SPDIF next to it. There are another two sets of 3 holes available again a smaller size to cable I have. A green, a blue and a red set and another set yellow white and red.
 

CatKIn76

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Well thankyou you so much larryn. Thanks for a very speedy response and helping me. :) really appreciate it. I'll get the correct lead now. I've got quite a collection on wrong leads now. lol .... thanks again.
 
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