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My s-video cord won't work for my Toshiba Satellite R15-S822. HELP!

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by jhauglid23, Nov 27, 2011.

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  1. jhauglid23

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    I got a s-video cord to hook my lap top up to my television and it's not working for me. I've been trying for the past two hours, so I decided to reach out at this point. I've been hooking up my s-video to the tv and then to my lap top.

    so here's what is going on. I've been going to connect to an external display. When I do, and I have to click on the advanced settings. and in the monitor tab there is GENERIC TELEVISION. When I click on it, it won't stay on the TV. I don't necessarily know what to do. I've even done the Fn + F5 like the Toshiba manually mentioned but just doesn't work.

    Any help is appreciated!

    Jeremy
     
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    The TV-out on your laptop is only for playing DVD-videos on the laptop's DVD-drive to watch on a television.

    To run Windows & applications on an external display, buy a standard D-sub VGA cable, plug one end into the VGA port [Toshiba call this an RGB (monitor) port] on the rear panel of your laptop, then plug the other end into either a monitor or a dual PC/TV which has a D-sub VGA input. If the TV has no D-sub VGA input, you can't use it for that purpose.
     
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