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Connecting Dell Inspiron 1501 to TV, Windows Vista

Hi,

I'm trying to connect my laptop to my TV via a VGA to RCA/S-Video cable (link to product below). However, when everything is plugged in and I hit Fn+F8 (which is the CRT/LCD switch), nothing happens.

I've tried both the S-Video and RCA cables (separately, of course) but neither work. The TV will flicker, while the computer doesn't recognize any connected devices.

Would this be a problem with the VGA adapter I purchased, or would it be a problem with the laptop/operating system? Or am I just doing this all wrong?

Thanks!

VGA adapter I'm using:

http://www.amazon.com/VGA-Adapter-S-Video-Cable-Video/dp/B000Y7T5UU/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1230068946&sr=8-2

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  • mustangluck Apr 16, 2009

    i got the same problem i give up on vista it sucks i got the vga adaptor to the hdmi slot and nothing happens

  • Brian Ebeling May 11, 2010

    try going to the devices management software. what o.s. are you using?

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The PC card you have doesnt appear to work with that adaptor. Dell Has its own Svideo / Video output adaptors.

You need a converter not an adaptor. Try looking on Amazon for this: ITV-900 PC to TV Converter

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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