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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Acer Aspire 5315 doesn't come with an HDMI port. So, you have the following options: 1. Use a VGA Cable to connect the PC to TV if the TV has PC-Input facility 2. Use an S-Video cable to the TV's S-Video-in port if the TV has it
To determine if the LCD screen is faulty or the video card.
Connect an external monitor to the laptop's external video port. Power up the external monitor first and then the laptop. The video will automatically switch to the external monitor and if you see a normal Windows image then the video card is OK and the fault is with the LCD screen,
If this is the case power down and re-seat the video cable/connector on the laptop. This hopefully will fix your problem.
Probably the video card. Check in Device manager to ensure the drivers are not corrupt. If they are there will be a yellow, red or black sign next to the video device. Right click, uninstall the driver then reboot. The plug and play will load the correct driver. If that does not work then replacing the video card is needed.
You get the audio from PC: you must use a separate audio cable to your TV audio input. Configure your PC Display properties to a lower resolution until you reach a format your tv can display. If you use a flat digital screen check the manual to know the resolution to be used with VGA input. Use Dual screen option or swittch main screen/external/both using FN key + blue key showing screen on your keyboard. (F4 or F7? check manual.)
you should be able to right click on an empty space on your desktop and choose graphics properties and then the output option should be able to be set and the resolution changed if needed, set your tv for AV3 or s video and connect a seperate audio cable as s video is video only
Most brand/models will work for your laptop as long as the correct drivers are installed for the laptop's OS (Vista).
One thing noticeable is slight heat build-up on most PCM CIA cards. On the other hand external TV via USB connection tend not to heat as much and does not load nor draw power from the laptop since they have their own power adapters. Both however will have a lower video quality compared to cable directly connected to TV connection.
There are a number of models from AverMedia which should work straight out. My experience with Leadtek models has also been satisfactory so far.
Hope this be of some help to you. Post back should you need additional information.
good luck and kind regards.