How to Force a Samsung TV to Switch to PC

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How to Force a Samsung TV to Switch to PC
Samsung televisions can also act as your computer monitor. (modern tv 404 image by chrisharvey from

Samsung televisions have multiple inputs to allow you to connect different devices like DVD players, cable boxes, video game systems and even computers. A television is an excellent way to view your computer on a large screen without having to buy a large monitor. In order for your computer screen to show up on your Samsung TV, you have to change the current input device by going through the menu system on your television.

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  1. 1

    Make note of the input that you are using to connect your computer to your Samsung TV. Most computers will connect using an HDMI port or the PC-IN port.

  2. 2

    Check the cables to make sure that they are secure and make sure that your PC is turned on. If the Samsung television is not receiving a signal, you may not be able to force it onto that input.

  3. 3

    Press the "Menu" button on the TV or the remote control. Use the down arrow to scroll to "Input" and press "Enter."

  4. 4

    Press "Enter" to select the first option on the new menu, "Source List."

  5. 5

    Use the down arrow to scroll through the available inputs until you find the one for your computer. The input that you want to select will be based on the port that you used to connect the computer to the Samsung TV. If you used the "PC-IN" port, scroll to the "PC" option and press "Enter." If you used an HDMI cable to connect the computer, then scroll to the correct HDMI option, either HDMI 1, HDMI 2 or HDMI 3, and press "Enter."

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