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Connecting laptop to lcd tv

My laptop has a vga output for an external moniter, but it also has an s-video plug. Which cable would be best to use for the best picture quality?

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Always VGA, however, if your tv doesn't have a VGA port, then it may not be compatible. When using a tv for a monitor there are a few things to keep in mind. First tv's are made to be tv's, not computer monitors. With most you won't get the visual resolution that is expected, and with some you need drivers in order to get the resolution or to get it to work at all. Hope this helps, and good luck.

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I think you are hitting the wrong Function Key combinations. Why are you using an external monitor anyway? What is wrong with the laptop's LCD Screen?

Plug in an external monitor and see if thedisplay shows up on it. It can be any kind of monitor even the old big fat crtmonitors as long as it has a vga cable to connect to your computer's vgaport. If so that proves your video card is ok. The video will showon most systems when you reboot without you having to do anything. Some systemswill require you to hit the FN (Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold downthe FN key then hit the correct key for displaying on the monitor (F1 thruF12). The correct key will normally have CRT/LCD on it or it will havethe icon of a display.

Each time you press the FN key plus the correct Function Key it toggles the Display between three stages (Show on Laptop only, Show on External Monitor Only, Show on both the laptop and the external monitor).

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Usually one of the function buttons F5-F8 etc together with the FN button will toggle through from lcd to tv/external monitor to both.

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Do you connect using the s-video output on the laptop or the standard external monitor port?

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