Hook LCD TV to old HP desktop (cira 2002)

Hewlett-packard / 533w
December 17, 2009 at 13:56:35
Specs: Windows XP
I have about a 7 year old pc with a crt monitor. I tried to hook my 32" lcd tv to it with a vga cable. On my laptop I can hook to it with the same cable and hit the function+F5 and select the right menu item and it works. On my PC there is no menu or function button, I'm sure no programming for it. How do you hook it up? Hardware, software?

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#1
December 17, 2009 at 13:57:13
Sorry, forgot to mention. The CRT monitor is going out.

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#2
December 17, 2009 at 14:05:27
Are you sure it is the monitor going out? Try the monitor on the laptop to verify.

Does the TV have a VGA input connection or are you using adapters?


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#3
December 17, 2009 at 14:21:28
The desktop monitor is going out. If you ever had an old picture tube TV its looking like that. Its starting to bend in on the sides. Anyway, that's irrelevant. I want to go flat screen with the desktop anyway.

The LCD TV is fine. It's an LG 32" LCD, bout 2.5 years old, couldn't tell you exact specs, but it does have HDMI, VGA, Hi-def RCA, and regular RCA, no blue tooth obviously (age).


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#4
December 17, 2009 at 14:55:05
If it has VGA input then simply connect it and use the TV control to select the appropriate input mode.

You may need to adjust your desktop display settings to a suitable resolution for best results. Might want to check the literature that came with the TV to see what resolution it accepts and verify the graphics card in your PC is capable of that output.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#5
December 17, 2009 at 16:14:27
I did try adjusting the resolution on my desktop. How would I change the graphics card? Would I have to change the hardware, or can I just update the software, or download software for it?

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#6
December 17, 2009 at 18:25:55
Do you get any image on the LCD? If the graphics card in your PC does not support any resolution that the LCD requires then there are two possible solutions. 1. There may be newer drivers available for your graphics card that expand it's range ( Unlikely but possible) 2. get a new graphics card that is :a. compatible with your PC and , b. supports the resolution range of the LCD.

From the little info I have gleaned It seems the motherboard in your system as onboard graphics and no AGP slot so you would be looking for a PCI graphics card.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#7
December 18, 2009 at 02:18:14
OK Thank you, I appreciate your help.

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