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When I input s-video cable into RCA tv, the screen shows just black & white color, not full color that used to show. I tried to connect my laptop and dvd player with new s-video cable, but it didn't work. However, All rest of TV chennels are functional.

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Take a flashlight and magnifying glass and look at the S-Video connector on the back of the TV. Check to see that there aren't any pins or other debris stuck in the four holes.

One pair of holes is for the brightness (luma) signal, which gives you the black and white picture, and the other pair of holes is for the color (chroma) signal, which seems to not be functioning.

If there's nothing in the holes, then the internal connection may be flakey. Try gently wiggling the plug on the TV side and see if color returns, even briefly.

Does your TV have other inputs like component YPbPr?

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