How to Connect the Inspiron 1750 to a TV

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If you frequently download movies using the Internet, you may enjoy watching them on the 17.3-inch screen of your Dell Inspiron 1750 notebook. However, while the Inspiron 1750 has a large screen for a notebook, the screen is smaller than most current televisions. The Inspiron 1750 has an output port that you can use to display video on an external display; use this port to connect the notebook to your television and enjoy movies on a large screen.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • VGA video cable
  • Television with VGA video input

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect either end of the VGA video cable to the video output port on the left side of the Inspiron 1750.

  2. 2

    Connect the other end of the VGA video cable to the VGA video input on the back of your television.

  3. 3

    Push the "VGA" or "Aux" button on your television's remote control to configure the television to accept video through the VGA input.

  4. 4

    Push the "Fn" and "F8" keys on the Inspiron 1750 keyboard simultaneously to begin sending video to the television.

Tips and warnings

  • Some televisions do not have VGA video inputs. However, adaptors exist to convert a signal from a VGA cable to other types of video connections, such as component and HDMI. Purchase the appropriate adaptor for the video input connection available on your television.
  • If the text displayed by your computer is too small to read while it is connected to your television, right-click the desktop and select "Screen Resolution" to lower the display resolution and increase the size of the text.

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