connecting laptop to TV

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  1. ua3

    ua3 New Member

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    im trying to connect my laptop to my tv, iv got the s-video plug behind my laptop.

    i got a rca (or whatever u call it) cable and plugged it into my laptop and the other side into my tv (audio + video) but i get nothing [​IMG] , i tried switching the places but still no workie.

    does it have anything to do with the highest resolution i get on my laptop? its 1024 x 768

    when i right click, properties, display, it says TV not connected.. i dont know why or how can i get to connect

    any help is appreciated
     
  2. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Wait. So you have an s-video jack, and instead you plugged in a RCA?

    If you have s-video, you need to use s-video cable. Connect one end to your laptop, another end to your s-video input on TV or surround sound or whatever you are connecting it to.

    Then go into your display properties and turn on TV output, and it should work. Some systems require a reboot, but most don't.
     
  3. ua3

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    I have a s-video cable, I connected one end to my laptop and the other end (its an audio/video) so i plugged in both.

    I went into my display properties and it doesnt show that TV is connected.
     
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    __23skidoo ...has the nuts

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    I'd try rebooting with the S-video attached, toggle the (usually)F8



    Does the laptop recognize that something new is attached??
     
  5. ua3

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    nope the laptop doesnt recognize anything new has been attached, its weird..
     
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    I think you have your cables confused...An S-Video cable is a single-connectorized cable that does not carry audio. Sounds like you are using composite... but does your laptop have a composite video out? I doubt it.

    It's not going to. :rofl: Video cables are not 'plug-and-play".
     

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