help needed connecting laptop to the TV

My laptop has a 7pin S-Video out port and the a VGA out port. Is there any ways i could connect my laptop to TV so that I could use my TV as a visual display unit?

btw my TV doesn't have a S-Video in port..
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  1. Does it have composite or component connectors? I know you can find S-Video to composite or component. You could probably do the same with then VGA port.
  2. nope it only has the VGA and SVideo.. actually i bought a Svideo adapter but it didn't work.. any idea why?
  3. The S-video adapter should work. There should be a way to cycle through various video modes on your TV, or at least have a TV / Video switch. Have you tried that after hooking up the laptop?
  4. Assuming that your laptop is functioning properly, you should switch among different display/output modes.
    Just like what ibleet said, you should find the keys or buttons yourself, as this varies.
    Typically, there is a button with the symbol like the picture attached.
    In my case, I need to press Fn (Function) + F7 to activate the window showing me the various modes of display.
    (I'm using Lenovo 3000 N100)
    Hope this can help you, rustix.

    http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/30473/2279374630071957632S200x200Q85.jpg

    http://inlinethumb09.webshots.com/32008/2748211950071957632S425x425Q85.jpg
  5. You also need to go into your laptop display settings and change monitor options to get output to the TV through S-Video. Sorry I forgot to mention that earlier.
  6. danmarhk said:
    Assuming that your laptop is functioning properly, you should switch among different display/output modes.
    Just like what ibleet said, you should find the keys or buttons yourself, as this varies.
    Typically, there is a button with the symbol like the picture attached.
    In my case, I need to press Fn (Function) + F7 to activate the window showing me the various modes of display.
    (I'm using Lenovo 3000 N100)
    Hope this can help you, rustix.

    http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/30473/2279374630071957632S200x200Q85.jpg

    http://inlinethumb09.webshots.com/32008/2748211950071957632S425x425Q85.jpg


    already did that but there wasn't a difference

    Anonymous said:
    You also need to go into your laptop display settings and change monitor options to get output to the TV through S-Video. Sorry I forgot to mention that earlier.


    and yeah someone suggested that to me as well but i can't seem to find the option to get the output through SVideo. I'm having an Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 video adapter by the way.
  7. 1 - right click desktop
    2 - select properties
    3 - select settings
    Choose your display options there.
  8. the following is what i get :

    http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/2693/72749001kc2.jpg

    what should i do now?
  9. Rustix, I guess you should choose display unit no. 2.
    Before that, you may need to check the advanced options and set the display card to give output to both units when you choose display unit no. 2...
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