Dell Dimension 5150

Posted on 2006-04-21
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
Hello everyone,

It seems that my friend has one of these computers along with a 23inch LCD monitor from Dell.  She cannot get the sound to work while on the monitor when in VGA mode but she gets sound when she puts it in TV mode (but no picture in TV mode! ahh!).  Can anyone help?


Question by:crrp6501
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    Expert Comment

    What model of monitor are we looking at.

    Author Comment

    My friends has a Dell W2306C 23" LCD TV monitor.  

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    Accepted Solution

    Here is the manual for the TV in case they don't have it. It sounds like they have crossed the sound connection setup from the computer to the TV. Ensure that they have followed the proper connection procedure.
    The green connector to the right of the VGA and DVI connectors is for the sound from the computer. It should be connected to the Green soundcard output connector on the computer, not the headphone connector.

    Are they also using the lcd TV for watching TV? if so how do they have it connected. Coax, composite, s-video,
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    Assisted Solution

    In VGA, the sound goes to the computer speakers via sound card.
    In TV, the sound goes to the TV speakers via the RF modulated signal to the TV.

    If you are using VGA mode you need to connect the speakers to the sound card by whatever means is provided from the system.

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