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Laptop to TV

I have an Acer Aspire 5050, when I connect using the S video I only gewt black and white, while some S video cables I get nothing, then I trid the VGA connection through EZ to TV converter and still nothing. Yes I tried the fn pf5 to video then went through the settings. I've reloaded software. I'm going nut's withthis thing. I'm runnning windows Vista. I need some real help on this one.

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  • cbmott1 Apr 23, 2008

    Actually I'm going through RCA's to the TV. The TV doesn't have S video in Just RCA in. The converter I used also sent it through an RCA cable out. The only thing I got form that was colored vertical lines. Others have tried on their TV with the RCA's as well with the same results with their own lap tops. I figured the converter would have worked as it also routed through the Blue monitor out to the RCA's. I tried both video ouot ports on the laptop with different results on both.

  • cbmott1 Apr 23, 2008

    I'm using a s video to rca or the pc to video ez control box. Both send it via rca's or s video. Other people I know have experienced the same problem. I've used both s video to rca and vga to rca both with different symptoms. Yes others have tried on different Tv's.

  • cbmott1 Apr 23, 2008

    I bought the computer less than 3 months ago and have never used these ports. Vga or s video. There has to be some other thing like maybe it only works s video out only. I'll give it a shot and let you all know.

  • cbmott1 Apr 24, 2008

    The test results are in, s video to s video is perfect picture. soloution is not all s video to RCA cables are wired the same. Some had no picture some had black and whie picture, wich brings me to the conclusion that it may require a cable from the manufacture or a home made cable with the pins connected to the positive and negative sides of the cable. It may not even be possible to connect to RCA's with this computer's video card. I hope this helps others in the search for the big picture.

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Have you tried this with more than one TV? It may be possible that the TV or the laptop have a faulty S-video port.

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  • Richard Wilbur Apr 23, 2008

    If others are experiencing the same issue, at least one of them must have found a solution by now. If they havent, at least your manufacturer should have something by now. It still sounds hardware related to me, but I would contact Acer to find a resolution. They may be aware of something that I cant locate online.

  • Richard Wilbur Apr 25, 2008

    Thats very interesting to know. Thank you for updating us!

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