I have hooked up a s-video cable from the computer to a regular TV and the c640 delivers no video to the TV, the s-video port is not working on my Dell c640. I have upgraded the computer to XP pro from win2000 and in the device driver under ports I do not see it listed there. Only Com1 & LTP1 are listed. Do I need a driver for this s-video port to work? What can I do to make it work?
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Re: c640 sVideo problem
You definitely need to get the drivedr for the svideo option. it wil actually not show you in the device manager the svideo, but the graphics card details only. to find out if you have a secondary display (svideo) you have to go to your display properties then and see if you have dual display. try to bott also your dell with the svideo-tv already connected and see if you get a post display on your tv. now... i need to know only if your svideo is active, drivers will still be need to get the windows work there.
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I have never heard of that. You will have to hook it up through the SVideo or DMI or HDMI or whatever Video extension you have on your laptop. Get the correct cables to connect to the same ports on our TV you should see computer on your TV screen "desktop" You will also have to switch screens either one of the FN keys will switch you over or you can do it from the video source in the control panel. Audio can be done with a y split audio stereo jack to the headphone jack and the the Y will be the RCA White and Red jacks these will go to the Red and White jacks for audio on the TV from the laptop. John
The easiest way to hook up any laptop to a tv is with either an HDMI cord, or an Svideo cord. It looks like your laptop supports Svideo, but make sure your TV supports it as well. The connection should look similar to this:
If your TV does have the port, go to a nearby electronics store, and buy an Svideo cord. An employee there should be able to help you find one for a fairly decent price. If your TV doesn't have an Svideo slot, you should be able to get an Svideo to AV converter cord along with your Svideo cord. You can connect the Svideo to your laptop and the Svideo slot in the converter, then plug the AV cords into your TV. Hope this helps!
These ports should already be on with your operating system. The computer will recognize the device when it is plugged in to the port, it will sense the connection and open the device. You can then toggle the display to either the lcd thats built into the laptop or to the vga port or to the s-video etc. My computer uses the Fn key plus the F4 key, that toggles the video output choices.
Lightning has damaged the S-video port on the TV and or the laptop. Take it to a repair shop, this is a hardware problem.
I would suggest getting a power board with a surge protection for the computer and for the TV.
that actually isnt a true svideo port. it does output video, but it needs a converter that dell sells for about 30 bucks (ebay is cheaper). it plugs directly into the "s-video" port on the computer and splits it off into both an svideo connection and an rca connection.
Normally you have to use Fn(function key) on your keyboard + F4 key (F4 or maybe some other key you have to see and icon on your F4,F10 key..it should look like a a monitor icon) try it.
Press Fn first and hold it and press F4....
The first time it should output only to your S-video,second pressing it should output both s-video and your monitor.