Originally Posted by The_Breeze
I get a pic, no sound, VGA or HDMI. Gave up. Any thoughts?
FN+F8 on an inspiron is fast reverse for the cd.
FN+F1 is switch to remote screen.
Don't need to use in either scenario. Just need to change the TV source.
VGA will not give you sound without a separate audio cable. There are options but hopefully this can be solved with HDMI since it''s a bit easier. When plugged in with HDMI does the sound come out of the computer still or does the computer sound turn off? If the sound still outputs from the computer you will want to look at the sound settings for your computer (not sure what version of Windows you're on) but here is a link to an article that covers some generic sound issues. It's for HP but doesn't matter since it's the Windows operating system. Look at step 2:
If the sound stops coming out of the computer it's likely that it's trying to play through the tv in some capacity. It could be outputting a signal (like DTS or Dolby) that your TV cannot understand but it's unlikely. I'd still try the steps in the article and see if that resolves it. If not try a different cable as well. Keep me posted please!