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HP pavilion dv4000 hooking it up to a TV

I have an HP Pavilion dv4000 notebook! I tried to hook it up on my TV via S-video cable and did Fn + F4 combination. I also switched my tv’s channel to a video (Av). When I did Fn + F4, my notebook’s screen went black and blank for couple seconds then nothing changed. If I have to do it through BIOS how can I do it ? Would reducing the resolution and connecting it to a tv (before turning the notebook on) work ? I hooked it up then turned my laptop on but it didn’t work too ? What should I do

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