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Acer Aspire One connected to TV but no sound!

Acer Aspire one aod250-1116 netbook
November 7, 2009 at 08:18:22
Specs: Windows XP Professional
Hello there,

I have my Acer Aspire One connected to my TV via VGA Cable, I'm using it as we speak.

The problem I am having is that I cannot get my audio to work on my TV (Toshiba Regza 42"). I have an audio cable connected from my Aspire1 Headset port to TV Headset port, but no sound is coming through!

I'v tried to change the pc connection on my tv, but still nothing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You in advance.

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November 7, 2009 at 15:44:01
The headset port on the TV will be sound out. So you have two outputs connected together. That will never work.

You need to connect to the lead from the laptop to sound in on the TV. If the TV has sound in it is usually two RCA type connectors, one red and one white for left and right stereo. It will also be better if you connect the cable to the laptop to line out instead of the headphones.


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November 7, 2009 at 15:46:51
TV Headset port?

Your TV should have an Audio input port directly above the VGA input port. Is that the one you are connecting to?

I haven't been able to find a full user manual online for the TV that explains the cable connection requirements.

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November 7, 2009 at 17:31:32
Thank You Guys for your replies.

I connected it to the TV headphones socket. I guess that makes sense, that will not work.

The TV (toshiba regza 42C3035D) has the RCA connectors (s-video?) as you mentioned, but the laptop has only two ports, one headset and the other microphone. The rest are 2 usb's, vga and 2 sd card slots.

I think I'll probably need a cable that will fit one end to the laptop headphones (because that is the only output I can think of) and the other to the s-video/rca type connectors, what do you guys think guys?

Thank You

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November 7, 2009 at 17:46:01
Richard I connected it to the headset port on the right side of the tv, under the s-video ports (red/white/yellow), not the back because the audio cable I have which is the same from both ends, would not fit there.

On the back there are PC/HDMI/Audio ports, near the vga port.

I think most likely I'll need a cable which will connect to the s-video/audio on the tv and the headphone port on the laptop!!!

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November 7, 2009 at 17:48:53
Get a lead with 3.5 mm stereo jack on one end and two RCA plugs on the other. You can get them from most audio/computer stores. If you only have a headphone socket on the laptop then you will have to use that but turn the volume down and use the volume on the TV. If you have to volume to high you will get distorted sound.

S-Video is for video. It does not carry audio. It is usually a round 5 pin socket.

(red/white/yellow), is audio left and right and composite video.


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November 7, 2009 at 18:03:49
Ok Thanks Stuart, I'll try that.

Thanks for pointing out the correct s-video socket and for the link to the cable needed.

I'll post back if everything works fine.

Thanks again

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November 8, 2009 at 23:22:26
Excellent stuff, works perfect.

I got the lead and connected to the back of the tv where it says pc/hdmi audio. The rca plugs there were red/white. The other end of lead connected to laptop headphones.

Everything working perfectly. I'v got my laptop connected to my 42" Toshiba TV, with a Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard using all the functions.

All Thanks to you Guys, especially Stuart. You are a star my friend.

Thanks very much

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January 25, 2010 at 14:40:38

I've been researching on how to connect the Acer Aspire one to a
regular old tv (which only has RCA inputs). Can you let me know
what VGA connection you used? As I read that the VGA port on
the Acer is not TV ready, and so I'm scared to buy a VGA ->
RCA cable.

Thanks in advance.

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