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S-Video I used a S-Video cable to watch the programes on my TV but nothing is comming?

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Re: S-Video

You have to activate the s-video in your display properties, You should be able to right click on your desktop and select your graphic properties. and select the external video that should get it so you can see it on the screen of your tv, You can also try shutting down you laptop and them plug in you S-Video cable and boot up and that may also get it on your tv, But you should do it in your video properties so you can learn how to switch it between your monitor and your tv screen. I sure hope that gets you on, If it don't write back and let me know we will figure it out another way.

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