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No HDMI or VGA port..........

I hope I am posting this in the right place, it's my first post so please be gentle. :womanembarrassed:

 

I have a Toshiba Satellite L300 laptop, I bought it about 3 years ago and it has done the job, HOWEVER I now find myself wanting to hook it up to my HDTV and find it has no HDMI port, I have been online and others say use the VGA port instead, but alas it doesn't have this either. :smileysad:

 

I have a lot of movies saved on my external Seagate HD and I wanted to use the laptop to play the movies via same onto the TV.  Should I just forget the whole thing or is there a workaround that is not too technical as I am no geek?  I am in the UK BTW.

 

Thank you in advance.

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: No HDMI or VGA port..........

Which Satellite L300?

 

The model number looks something like Satellite L300-11C and the part number looks like PSLB0E-02301UKS.

 

There should be a label on the bottom.

-Jerry
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Re: No HDMI or VGA port..........

It says

 

SATELLITE L300 SYSTEM UNIT

 

MODEL NO: PSLB8A-0KW004

 

I bought it in Australia if that is any help......

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: No HDMI or VGA port..........

 

Satellite L300/06X (PSLB8A-0KW004)

 

 


others say use the VGA port instead, but alas it doesn't have this either


According to the spec above, your computer does indeed have a VGA port..


TV-Out Port                        VGA



        300px-SVGA_port.jpg

-Jerry
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Re: No HDMI or VGA port..........

Thank you Jerry, on the specs diagrams in the user guide it has this for the pic you have shown:

 

External monitor

port

This 15-pin port allows you to connect an external

monitor.

 

 

So is this the same as a VGA?  Sorry but as you can tell I know very little about this stuff. :smileysad:

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: No HDMI or VGA port..........


External monitor port

This 15-pin port allows you to connect an external monitor.

So is this the same as a VGA? 


Yes. But your TV may not have a monitor input.

 

Can you give us the full make and model of the TV?

-Jerry
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Re: No HDMI or VGA port..........

It is probably foreign in your parts, ALBA

 

It has 2 X HDMI ports

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: No HDMI or VGA port..........

I've heard the cheap adapters don't work well. A converter like this should.

 

   VGA to HDMI Video Converter with Audio

-Jerry
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Re: No HDMI or VGA port..........

Thanks for all your help Jerry, I appreciate it. :womanhappy:

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: No HDMI or VGA port..........

Good luck!

-Jerry