How to Connect an HP Presario CQ50 to a TV

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The Hewlett-Packard Presario CQ50 manufactured by Compaq is a laptop computer with a 15.4-inch Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen. The Presario CQ50 offers two types of connections for hooking up an external monitor or TV. Use VGA (Video Graphics Array) to hook up older tube-type monitors and TVs. For High-Definition Television (HDTV), use the High-Definition Media Interface (HDMI) jack. Both cable types are available at electronics and computer stores. The connection takes less than a minute.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • VGA to Radio Corporation of America (RCA) cable or HDMI cable

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  1. 1

    Turn around the TV set to identify the available video jacks. A round yellow port is a composite video connection for use with a VGA-to-RCA adaptor cable. A six-sided jack labelled HDMI can be used for a digital connection.

  2. 2

    Plug in the VGA or HDMI end of your video cable into the matching port on the left edge of the CQ50.

  3. 3

    Connect the plug on the other end to the matching port on the back of your TV set.

  4. 4

    Press the "Fn" and "F5" keys on the CQ50 at the same time to activate the video connection to your TV.

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