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how to connect lenovo laptop to TV

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by moviemaze, Oct 12, 2009.

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  1. moviemaze

    moviemaze Thread Starter

    Oct 12, 2009
    Hi All,
    I have a Lenovo 3000 series Y410 laptop which has a S-Video port ( I am assuming it is outgoing). My TV has a RCA input. I thought of playing a video onto my TV and connected using a cabled having S-Video input on one ed and 3RCA cables on the other end(they plug into the tv).

    However, when I switch to VCR (any mode other than TV).. all I get a blank screen / blue screen.

    1. I am having a Windows Vista Home Premium.
    2. In Windows Mobility Centre, I have switched on my projector and tried to find additional screens.
    3. I switched off my laptop, connected to tv and switched it on, also changed the mode to search for additional screens on startup (thru NVidia menu that comes with this laptop)
    4. After all, I pressed the Function(FN)+3, so that it would switch to various screen modes.
    5. I tried searching for additional screen, but to no avail.

    Can anybody suggest if I did miss anything or left any stone unturned.

  2. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
    i suspect the TV is a composite input
    you need an S-Video to Composite adapter

    is this waht you have ?

    F3 maybe the VGA output on the laptop - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

    we need to look at the manual to see how to switch the S-Video on ... I'll try and lookup
    user manual here
    as you say FN + F3 appears to be the toggle -
    does the TV have an AV input for the S-Video to be selected

    post make and model of TV
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