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No sound on s video to TV

I connected my hp dv4000 laptop to TV via 4 prong s video plug. Works but no sound from TV. I am using a 4 prong plug to a 7 prong on laptop. Are these missing prongs the reason or is a setting?

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S-Videois video only. You need to a cable to connect the laptop headphone jack to the left and right audio jacks on your TV or receiver.

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