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Distorted image when using s-video cable

I want to connect my LG laptop to LG LCD tv using s-video cable, but whenever I connect, the image is distorted and in black and white.

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This is because of your s-video cable. It is better to get a cable which comes with AGP/PCI Express cards. It will work properly. Some of the cables in market are not up to the mark

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Why can't I find the connect to projector option?


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How to display computer image on TV or projector
How to display a computer image on a TV or projector All modern televisions and projectors have one or more ports which allow them to receive and display an image generated by a computer. Both desktop and laptop computers are capable of connecting to a TV or projector, provided that they have the appropriate cables. The following sections contain instructions for using your TV or projector as a computer monitor. For best results, we recommend reading them in order.
Identifying available connections
Connecting computer and projector or TV
Display using Desktop
Display using Laptop
I don't see an image on my TV screen

Identifying available connections The first step in connecting your computer to a TV or projector is finding an identical port on both machines. Once the matching port has been identified (one that is the same on both your input device and output device), you need the appropriate cable to connect them. This section contains a picture of the back of an Epson projector and its available connection ports; as well as descriptions of each.



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HDMI
The HDMI connection is very popular among display electronics. In fact, nearly all modern televisions and projectors feature HDMI ports. Most laptop computers support HDMI and it is becoming more prevalent on both desktop as well; even without a high-end video card. HDMI is quickly becoming the standard for all electronic equipment for its high quality signal and ability to carry both audio and video signals. The image to the right is that of an HDMI cable.


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The VGA connection is the most common among both desktop and laptop computers, is found on most projectors, and some TVs. The VGA cable has a 15-pin connector on each end that plugs into a VGA port on each device. Due to the fact that most televisions do not support VGA, we recommend using HDMI for their wider range of compatibility.


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Note: If you are using an Apple desktop or laptop you need a VGA adapter to connect a VGA cable to the computer.

DVI
The DVI connection is newer than VGA and it offers a sharper image. Although the DVI port is not shown on the Epson model above, it is still somewhat common for projectors, not so much for televisions. It is mostly found among desktop computers for monitors, but some laptops have DVI connections as well (Apple laptops are more commonly known to support DVI than any other brand of laptop). Since finding DVI on a TV or projector is more difficult, we again recommend using HDMI cables.
Tip: There are special cables that convert from DVI to VGA or DVI to HDMI and vice versa.


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Composite Video
The composite video connection is quite common on a TV or projector, but it is nearly nonexistent on modern computers. This connection is the yellow female cable on what is normally a three bundle of red, white, and yellow. The only time you should see this setup is on older video cards for desktop computers.
S-Video
The S-Video connection is also commonly found on TVs and projectors, but solemnly on a desktop or laptop computer. This connection is a small step up from composite video, but is nearing obsolescence.

Connecting computer and projector or TV After you've identified what connections are available on both your computer and TV or projector, you're ready to connect the cables. If the same connections are not available for both the computer and TV or projector, you'll need to purchase a video converter cable that converts one signal into a compatible signal.

Desktop Computers For a desktop, you simply need to plug the cable into the computer and output device. If you don't see an image, you may need to change the display using the following steps.
  1. Press the Windows Key.
  2. Type Adjust screen resolution and press Enter.
  3. Find Display and click the down arrow on the right-hand side of the box.
  4. Select the appropriate output device.
  5. Click Apply then OK.

Laptop Computers If you're connecting a laptop computer to a TV or a projector you'll often need to "send" the video signal to the display device. The key sequence to do this varies depending on the laptop; but usually it's either: Fn + F3, F4, F5, F8, or F9. For example, pressing and holding Fn + F3 at the same time on my laptop sends the video signal to my connected TV instead of the laptop's screen. The corresponding key used with Fn may be labeled as CRT/LCD or have a picture of a monitor on or close to the key. Additional help and information with switching the laptop display can also be found on the link below.
Switching TV inputs Finally, if you're connecting a computer to a TV make sure it has been switched to the correct input. For example, if you connected an HDMI cable to your computer and the "HDMI 2" port on your TV, you'll need to switch to the "HDMI 2" input. This action can be accomplished by pressing the input button on your TV remote until the correct image is displayed.

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Poor quality when connecting TOSHIBA laptop to LG LCD screen


It seems the LCD screen has a higher resolution the laptop Video Card cannot supply such image quality.

Aug 29, 2012 | Toshiba PC Laptops

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Screen on laptop is distorted halfway


A) Video Cable connections are loose:
Connection at the motherboard, and the connection at the back of the LCD screen, in the Display Assembly.

Both need to be checked.

[For Toshiba the Video Cable is termed LVDS Cable.

Low-Voltage Differential Signaling Cable. I will just keep referring to it as the Video Cable ]

B) Video Cable is damaged:
Observe the sheath at the motherboard side of the Video Cable?
Is there obvious signs of damage to the sheath of the cable?

If so, there may also be damage to the tiny, thin wires inside the sheath, of the Video Cable.

Due to the routing of the Video Cable under the left Hinge, the Video Cable may be pulled on. This can create a bad connection.

Due to the above also, the Video Cable's sheath may be damaged, and the wires inside.

A view of the Video Cable by itself,

http://www.batterystyle.com/toshiba-satellite-a205-s5880-cable-p-484063.html

If the Video Cable checks out to be OK, the next item is the screen Inverter.
To test a screen Inverter you need a sensitive multimeter. This usually means expensive. { Or use a known to be good, compatible screen Inverter } Just thought I would state that. Don't want you to completely disassemble your laptop, just to fix a Video Cable, or screen Inverter. {Or LCD screen)

Most consumers decide to just replace the screen Inverter because;
1) If the problem isn't the screen Inverter, it is the LCD screen.
(A LOT of people buy an LCD screen, when all they really needed was a screen Inverter)

An EXPENSIVE part.
(LCD screen? $150 to $400 approximately. Screen Inverter? Usually around $22 to $48 )

2) The ease of access to replace.

As stated, if the problem isn't the screen Inverter, then it is the LCD screen.


1) With ALL power removed, AC adapter (Charger), and Battery, remove the Keyboard Bezel, and the Keyboard.

This is the motherboard connection side.

Display Assembly removed with Video Cable.
Now remove the Display Bezel, and LCD screen assembly, to access the Video Cable connection to the back of the LCD screen.


{NOTE*
The screen Inverter is mounted at the bottom of the LCD screen, and behind the Display Bezel }

This shows the Video Cable, and it's connection at the motherboard side,

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/laptop-disassembly-2.htm

Scroll down, click on the photo in Step 9.
The Video Cable is the cable to the upper Left side. Has one Red arrow pointing to the left.
The photo in Step 10 shows the Video Cable disconnected from the motherboard.

(This is Page 2 of a disassembly guide. Pages 1 through 4 are available above, and below. Page1::Page2::Page3::Page4::Find another model,
in white.
Just thought I would state that. Don't want you to completely disassemble your laptop, just to fix a Video Cable, or screen Inverter, or LCD screen) )

2) LCD screen side:

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a215/disassemble-display-panel-4.htm

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove-lcd-screen-from-toshiba-laptop/

All three links above will help you with checking the connections, or removing the cable to perform a continuity check. (Test)

Also with accessing the screen Inverter, and LCD screen.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Computer screen flickers with horrizontal lines and image is distorted. At times the screen turns white starting from the top left corner and slowly moves throughout the entire screen. Sometimes if i...


sounds like the LCD cable connection to the motherboard is loose. if you can, refer to the manual to remove and reconnect the LCD cable connection to the motherboard making sure it is securely attached. if this does not work, test if the same display problem will appear to an external monitor once connected to the laptop. if it does, it would be a video card problem and you'll need to get it replaced. if it only happens to the laptop LCD even after reconnecting the cable connection for it, you may need to get it replaced. hope this helps.

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If the strip doesn't look like "bleed", it may also be a failing inverter, producing a distorted image because it is sending bad data to the video port and motherboard video processing circuits.
Test your video processing by connecting the computer to an external monitor using the VGA/DVI/HDMI out on the side of the notebook.
Using a search engine with any of those terms in bold will produce results to assist you as necessary.

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There are several adapters available in the market which can solve your problem:VGA to RCA orVGA to S-Video orDual VGA cable
Your LCD TV should be equipped with all the ports mentioned above that are:RCA (AV)S-VideoVGA In
But as I don't know the model Number of your TV I don't know whether your TV has S-Video or VGA ports but the RCA (AV) are the most common ones which I am pretty sure you would have.
Here are some pics of the cables.
^Dual VGA cable
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You can buy these cables from the market and easily connect your system to the TV.
If you need further help, please feel free to contact me.

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Per definition, HDMI is supposed to send video and audio data from the TV to the PC -so, yes, it should work.

I say "should", because I tried to hook up my PC that way and I went back to a VGA connection (and sent the sound to an old stereo), because the resolution was awful.
I rather think that the audio cable is the culprit here - if the connectors are not fitting perfectly, they can create a lot of distortion.

Also check your audio settings on the PC (updated driver, settings not on maximum volume, etc.)

If you want to try HDMI, there is no need to get the ultra expensive "Monster" cable. Look here for an example.

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