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Topic # 6851 27-Feb-2006 16:38
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Hi I got a S video converter to RCA today with a 1 plug yellow RCA cable and I've got no picture on my TV once my laptop is connected

Would I need a one of those red white and yellow RCA cables to work it

If it helps my laptop is a compaq presario

thanks

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Reply # 29469 27-Feb-2006 16:42
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You may have to change your graphics card to 'output to TV'. On your desktop right click - properties > settings - there should be a disply option.



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Reply # 29470 27-Feb-2006 16:55
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I'm not sure but it does'nt have anything about output to tv setting

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Reply # 29471 27-Feb-2006 16:59
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Have you got the cable plugged in? I have one of these and once plugged into a TV I press [Fn] + [f4] and it switches to external output.



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Reply # 29472 27-Feb-2006 17:23
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The RCA plug goes in the yellow plus where the red white ones go right?



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Reply # 29473 27-Feb-2006 17:37
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I've connected the tv and pc together but nothing happens to the TV when Fn F4 are pressed

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Reply # 29480 27-Feb-2006 22:09
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The Fn-F4 (or other combination depending on laptop model/manufacturer) is for external monitor, not TV.

Jama is right on the first post: if you have a S-Video output on your laptop you plug the adapter cable and plug the yellow bit into the TV video input. You will have to open the Display Properties and you will have (if the appropriate drivers are installed) an option to output the signal to the S-Video adapter.

Note the S-Video adapter is not the same as the external monitor.

I used to have a Dell Latitude with the S-Video adapter, and used it to play DVDs on TVs while in a hotel.







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Reply # 29481 27-Feb-2006 22:13
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Well it seems I will need the right driver since I can't find the setting where would be the best place to find the right driver?



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Reply # 30470 10-Mar-2006 22:56
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Hi does anyone know what kind of video card the compaq presario has in it because I may have figured out the problem


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Reply # 30535 12-Mar-2006 10:15
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sstg: Hi does anyone know what kind of video card the compaq presario has in it because I may have figured out the problem



Is your Compaq running the pre-loaded OS or have you installed a different version? If so you are likely to be out of luck as Compaq will only support the pre-loaded OS. I had a preloaded XP-Pro that I dual booted with Win 2K and Compaq would not supply a 2K driver for it.



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Reply # 30568 12-Mar-2006 21:56
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well nothing new has been added to it so i guess its preloaded

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