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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shifty, Aug 15, 2003.

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  1. shifty

    shifty Thread Starter

    Jul 6, 2003
    I borrowed my friends laptop, a ibm thinkpad 500 mhz.
    So i wanted to know if it has a video card with a tv out.
    How do i find out?
  2. Mike_G_Abund


    Jul 24, 2003
    looking on the back of the laptop for a tv out port is a start ;)

    Or you could go to IBMs site and look for that model of laptop and check the specs at their site.
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    It, like all computers does have a video, and likely has TV out most IBM's do have that feature.

    The TV out will be one of two connectors - a standard Compsite Out(RCA Jack) or S-Video which is a 4 or 7 pin connection as found on most newer model T.V.'s.

    Here's a link to a picture of the cable- http://www.svideo.com/7pin.html
    The black connection is the S-video, the yellow is the RCA,
    one of which ends the laptop will likely have. You can purchase an RCA, Svideo, or a S-video to RCA convertor for under $10 each (which ever one you require).

    Ibm also had a few laptops with an unusual connection that had a very small end that plugged into the laptop and the other end had the RCA or S-Video connections - this cable is more expensive, but ask your friend if he has it.

    Also if you go to IBM's website and enter the Model number on the back in their support area it will give you all the information regarding the laptop.
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