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S-video Problems Trying to watch a dvd on tv using my s-video port on laptop. Is there anything special I need to do on my computer to get it to work?

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After you plug S-video connector to your laptop, and hold Fn and press F5, you will see from screen, which ask you what video out put you want, you should choose TV, and you will can watch your DVD on TV screen, but you have to using audio output from your laptop too..if you want to use TV speakers or other speakers you need buy some thing else.

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If your TV has only been having problems displaying a picture when using the DVD player (and normal TV stations are unaffected), you may only need to check the connections between your TV and DVD player to resolve the issue.

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