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Connecting laptop to TV using Composite Video ? RCA connector

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I am using a Toshiba laptop and tring to connect to Sony Trinitron TV using a RCA connector.
I have changed the display properties to multiple monitors. But I am not getting any display on the TV even after typing Fn+F5. The screen is blank on the TV.
And i would also like to have the audio connected to the TV from the Laptop. I would like to know what cable can be used for this. If possible attach a photo of the cable so that it would be easy for me identify when buying the same.
Thank you very much in advance.

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Research to see if the tv is vga compatable. Not all tv's can be hooked up to a computer. Most tv's that can be will have a vga port, thus you will need a vga cable.(sorry don't have a pic, google it)

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