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Re: S-Video Output and SD Memory
S-Video would allow you to run your laptop onto a TV, you would have to buy an S-video cable and have a tv or box that is s-video compatible or buy a converter. You would connect the cables to the tv from laptop and Using th <FN> and <F5> toggle between lcd/external/both
SD media card reader just reads SD card you have e.g. camera memory cards, data transfer etc.
sd card is inserted pin side down and pushed in till it clicks in place
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You should not change this. Laptops have small video chips and often depend on "shared" memory to achieve good performance without overheating. Basically, the video processor borrows some of your installed RAM memory. Also, your laptop may have been supplied to you with less total RAM memory than the maximum and you can add more memory. In Windows, click on Start then right-click on Computer and select Properties. In the Properties window you can read how much total memory is installed. 2GB (2048MB) is a desrirable amount for Windows XP. Windows Vista and Windows 7 can benefit by having total 4GB of RAM memory. Check your Sony user manual for instructions on adding more memory. Basically, you turn off the laptop, remove the battery pack and unscrew a small cover on the bottom of the laptop to access the memory slots. Usually, there are 2 slots here. Ideally, you should install a matched pair of memory modules (a "kit") for peak performance. However, quantity of memory is more important than having matched modules, so if one slot is occupied and the other slot is empty you may simply buy one more module and install it in the empty slot.
Data Link Protocol Ethernet , Fast Ethernet , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11b
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slot(s) 1.0 (total) / 1.0 (free) x PC Card - SO DIMM 200-pin , 1.0 (total) / 1.0 (free) x Memory - Type II
1.0 x Headphones - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) ,
1.0 x Microphone - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) , 1.0 x
Parallel - Output - RJ-11 , 1.0 x Network - Phone line - Mini-phone 3.5
mm , 1.0 x Display / video - S-video output - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ,
1.0 x Modem - Input - RJ-45 , 1.0 x Display / video - VGA - 4 pin USB
Type A , 3.0 x Hi-Speed USB
Features Power-on password , Hard drive password , Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)
Compliant Standards ACPI , Plug and Play
Power Device External
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Provided 90.0 Watt
Technology Lithium ion
Installed Qty 1.0 / 2.0 (max)
Capacity 4300.0 mAh
Operating System / Software
OS Provided Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
AOL , Drivers & Utilities , ArcSoft ShowBiz DVD , Norton Antivirus
2004 (3 months subscription) , Toshiba Custom Utilities , Microsoft
Office OneNote 2003 , Microsoft Works , AT&T WorldNet Service ,
Toshiba Touch and Launch , InterVideo WinDVD 4 , Toshiba Notebook
Maximizer , Toshiba Speech System , Toshiba ConfigFree , Adobe Acrobat
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Laptop is dead. How to troubleshoot the problem. In this post I’ll explain how to troubleshoot a dead laptop and find the problem. The following troubleshooting tips are not model and brand specific, they should work for most laptops. Let’s take a look at two different scenarios. Example 1. The laptop is absolutely dead. When you plug in the power adapter and press on the power button, there is no signs of life at all. The laptop will not make usual noises, LEDs will not light up, the fan will not spin, the screen is blank and black, etc… In short, the laptop is dead. What you can do in this case? 1. Make sure the wall outlet is working and the laptop DC adapter is getting power from the outlet. Try another wall outlet. 2. Test the laptop DC power adapter, make sure the voltage output is correct. You can test the DC power adapter with a voltmeter. 3. Let’s say the DC adapter is fine and the adapter outputs correct voltage. In this case unplug the power adapter from the laptop, remove the battery, wait for 1-2 minutes, plug in the adapter and try turning on the laptop again. OK, you tested the adapter and it’s bad. If you decide to replace the original DC adapter with a generic one, you’ll have to follow this rule: The voltage output on your new adapter has to be exactly the same as on the original adapter. The amperage on the new adapter could be the same or higher. If nothing helps and the laptop is still dead, apparently the motherboard is fried or there is a problem with the DC power jack. It’s possible the DC power jack is broken and the motherboard is not getting any power from the adapter. In this case you’ll have to disassemble the laptop and replace the power jack. Example 2. When you plug the DC power adapter and press on the power button, the laptop starts making normal noises, the LEDs work properly but noting appears on the screen. The laptop will not start. First of all, take a closer look at the LCD screen. Look at the screen under bright light. It’s possible that the image is still on the screen but it’s very faint. If there is no image on the laptop LCD screen, test the laptop with an external monitor. Connect an external monitor to the VGA port on your laptop and turn the laptop on. You can toggle video output between the internal LCD screen and external monitor by pressing Fn and F4 keys simultaneously on HP laptops, Fn and F5 keys on Toshiba laptops, Fn and F7 keys on IBM laptops. Other laptops may use different key combinations. Let’s say the external monitor works fine but the internal LCD screen has no image at all. If that’s the case, your problem could be related to the LCD screen or the video cable. Also, make sure the video cable makes good connection with the motherboard and the LCD screen. Try reconnecting, reseating the cable. In my case, both internal and external monitors were absolutely dead. Neither of them had image. That means the problem is not related to the LCD screen or the video cable. From my experience I know that this problem could be related to the laptop memory. Try reseating the memory module, maybe it’s not making good connection with the memory slot. Try cleaning contacts on the memory module with pen eraser. Try moving the memory module into another slot. Try replacing the memory module with another known good module, it’s possible that your original module is dead. If you have two memory modules installed you can try removing them one by one, it’s possible that one of the modules is bad. Try installing different memory modules into different memory slots. In my case reseating, swapping the memory module didn’t help. I was pretty confident that my problem is not memory related and I moved on. Try removing battery, hard drive and DVD drive and turning on the laptop without these components. Also, try turning on the laptop with an external monitor when the video cable is unplugged from the motherboard. If the laptop start with video on the external monitor, apparently there is something wrong with the laptop display panel. Finally, disassemble the laptop and removed the motherboard. 1. Motherboard. Like on most laptops, in my case the video card is integrated into the motherboard 2. CPU with heatsink and cooling fan. 3. Known good memory module. 4. The power button board witch you need to turn on the system. 5. Working DC power adapter. Still cannot get any video on the external monitor. The system turns on, the cooling fan starts spinning but there is no video. At this point I’m 95% sure that the motherboard is dead. CPU failures are not very common, so it must be bad motherboard.
If it's a newer laptop, generally the maximum is 4 Gigs. If it have an SD card slot, it will take SD cards. Most other cards can be made to work with an SD card slot if you buy an adapter. If it doesn't have a card slot, you can buy a multi-card reader for USB for under $20.
sory I did not see that this system will play external vieod, it looks like soumd only not video.
her is a list of specs you ca see for your self.
hope this helps you.
DESCRIPTION N-CITY DVD-393 In-Dash Car DVD/VCD/CD/CDRW/MP3/WMA/MP4 Player with Digital Slot for USB/MMC/SD Memory playback The New DVD 300 series from N-CITY comes with everything you expect Fully featured with Digital Media Slot for USB/MMC/SD Memory DIVX Playback, Sub-Woofer output & smart resume function �@
��. Support USB & MMC/SD Memory Card for direct playback ��.Big size Dot matrix Display ��.DVD/DVD-R+/DIVX/VCD/MP3/ WMA/MP4/CD-RW Compatible ��.Fold Down Detacheble Front Panel ��.MP3 Selection by Sequence Number & Track Name, ID Display ��.Encoder Volume Control ��.Super Electronic Anti-Shock ��.Preset EQ (Flat/Pop/Rock/Classic) ��.AM/FM/MPX PLL Tuning Stereo Receiver ��.30 Memories System (FM18/AM12) ��.Auto Memory Store ��.Repeat/Program/Random/Intro Play ��.Electronic Audio Control ��.8-Times Oversampling ��.Mute / Loud Control / Clock ��.Auto Loading and Ejecting ��. 1- Bit D/A Converter ��. RCA Preamp Output ��. Subwoofer Output ��.ISO Mouting Chasis ��. 4 Channels Output (2V Preout) ��.60W X 4 Power Output ��.Full Function Remote Control