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How to connect this laptop to a tv

When I connect it I can get the sound but not the picture on the tv.  What do I need to do?

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Re: how to connect this laptop to a tv

Try to hook it up on TV via S-video cable and did Fn + F4 combination. you should also switch tv’s channel to a video (Av). If it doesn''t work, you have to do it through BIOS. In other words, make tv adjustments from your BIOS settings. If that doesn't work too, then reduce the resolution and connect it to a tv (BUT turn the notebook on after you hook it up to a tv). One of them would do it !

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Re: how to connect this laptop to a tv

You have to connect it the s-video port on your get the Video..VGA is not supported by some tv sets..

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