How come the sound wont play when I connect my computer to my TV?

by on April 27, 2009

Q: I have connected my PC (Windows XP) to my older TV via a VGA to S-Video converter. The video is fine. I am having difficulty with the audio. I connected an audio cable from my PC tower to the L & R audio inputs on the front of my TV, but I still do not get any sound. Suggestions?

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4 Responses to “How come the sound wont play when I connect my computer to my TV?”
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    if you plug in a set of headphones that you know work into the same plug on the computer, do they work, or is there no sound?

     
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      Mark, we found that plugging the audio cord into a pair of computer speakers allows us to hear the sound, so I know the audio is coming out of the tower. It just doesn’t work when we plug the audio plug into the TV set.

       
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    In that case you’re probably plugging into the TV in the wrong spot. I’d suggest consulting your TV manual if you’re not sure.

     
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      Thank you, Mark. That worked. We moved the audio cable to the back of the TV, now we can hear the video as well as watch it.