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How to Identify your Laptop Video Out cable type

Look for one of these ports on your laptop to know what it can output, and see if a matching or similar port is located on your TV. Note: Colors may vary on the port, but the number of holes/pins will not.

  1. S-Video


  2. VGA


  3. DVI


  4. HDMI


  5. MiniDisplayPort

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hello, i have a sanyo lcd tv & i want too connect my Advent Laptop to it, but i dont know what cable to use because my laptop doesnt not have the HDMI port or the VGA port.... help?


Does your TV have an S-VIdeo input? Does your TV have a DVI input?

What model of Advent laptop?

Does your laptop have a S-Video output socket (looks quite similar to a PS/2 mouse-socket) ?

Does your laptop have DVI-output?

Aug 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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what kind of cord is used to hook a laptop to a t.v.


Hi, It depends on the output of your laptop and the input of your TV. Look for one of these ports on your laptop to know what it can output, and see if a matching or similar port is located on your TV. Note: Colors may vary on the port, but the number of holes/pins will not.
  1. S-Video
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  2. VGA
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  3. DVI
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  4. HDMI
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  5. MiniDisplayPort
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May 23, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I want to pair my laptop (lenovo N100) to my mobile (samsung corby tv) i could not find the pin ? please give me the steps


Does your laptop have a VGA-output port? an S-Video port? a HDMI output port? component-output port?

Does your TV have a VGA-input port? an S-Video port? a HDMI input-port? component-input ports?

Match the "output" to the "input", and you should be OK.

Jul 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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connecting TV to laptop as monitor


Look for an S-Video Port on the side of your laptop.. if you have one.. and your TV has similar S-Video port.. you can connect this way...

Once cable is connected..Press the Function Key and F5 to go to External screen..then set TV to your Video or Secondary Output Channel...

note.. some laptops have RCA audio/video ports as well..plug these to the tv and do the same

Jun 04, 2008 | HP Compaq nx6115 Notebook

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