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Old 07-08-2009, 05:12 PM   #51
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^ I answered that.

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Okay, you're using an ultraportable notebook which complicates the situation a bit. By the looks of some pictures online, you're going to have to work around the VGA output.

http://www.amazon.com/VideoSecu-Comp...27101&sr =1-3

I'd look at Lenovo's official support forums, and ask about it there. The support staff should have more information regarding the capabilities of that VGA output.
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:14 PM   #52
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oh you mean with that little converter box thing ? that thing costs $$30 !!! there has to be something cheaper
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:23 PM   #53
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Yeah, well, that's the only method I can conjure up. Ask Lenovo's official support forums for more help. I'm sure they'll be able to help you.
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another problem/question I just got my VGA and audio cables in the mail from monoprice.com I plugged them into the back of my HDTV and my laptop (im using the vostro 1400 right now) set the TV to "PC IN" but nothing happens, just a blank screen. is there something i have to set up on the PC? whats going on? when I play a movie, I only hear the sound on the HDTV. no video. (I do see the screen on my laptop though, but I dont hear sound on my laptop cause the sound is coming out of my HDTV)
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How do you have things set up?
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Okay, well something isn't set up right on your lappy because your lappy monitor should go blank (iirc) if you are using an external monitor (or in this case, a TV). I'm not sure if you have onboard video or a dedicated card (nVidia or ATI), but you'll have to tell your laptop to output the video signal through the VGA port. If you have a dedicated card, it's fairly easy to switch to it (through nVidia or ATIs tools), if it's onboard, you should find something in the display properties(?).
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i think my X200 has Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD how do i check? what do you mean how do i have things set up?
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i think my X200 has Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD how do i check? what do you mean how do i have things set up?
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