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Hi, I'm having a problem connecting my laptop to my TV via S-video to RCA cable. I have it connected correctly, hjave tried restarting, but get no video on my TV

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I found the problem.

I was connecting it throught an RCA switch box, it worked when I connected directly to the television.

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TV-OUT: if you have video card(external u wil have this) you you require an coxial cable and you have to connect TV-out of your computer to TV-IN of our TV(it is place where cable connection goes from your cable operator)

DVI-D: if you have video card(external u will have this) you require an DVI-D cable you haveto connect DVI-D out of your computer(a white 15-pin port which looks like VGA port) ....

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