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Hooking up my hp laptop to a sony trinitron tv

Hello, i am trying to hookup my hp laptop to a sony trinitron tv. I have an
s-video cord hooked up to it right now and a the laptop said that it had to install something and when it tried said that there was a problem. what should i do now?

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  • aniruddhamah Nov 28, 2008

    Thank you for your input...but i am not able to see any video on the TV when I connect my laptop using S Video cable..
    Any thoughts??

  • RHRV Jan 15, 2009

    I have Sony rear project 60" LCD TV and HP Pavilion with HDMI port. I tried to connect HDMI but I see only video and no Audio.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    What does the fn + F4 mean. I think the F4 is the function 4 key, but i am not sure what the fn is. Please advise. Trying to hook up my Soney HDTV LCD to my HP Pavilion dv6753d. Want to know the type of cables and what the fn + F4 keys means.Thx

  • bridey Mar 07, 2009

    I want to hook my acer 5735 z to my sony trinitron to watch movies from my computer. I don't have a HDMI cable connected (can get one). It's just a seccondary tv used for the xbox 360 (not connected live). Do I use a VGA connector? Looks like my computer only has a VGA port and no SVideo or HDMI ports. What should I do?

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    i trier to connect mt PC to my TV but no luck!!


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Let me explain on how to connect the TV to HP notebook.

There are two ways to connect the TV to the notebook. One is with the S-Video cable and another one is HDMI cable. (If you computer had HDMI port)

Connecting notebook and TV with S-video cable:

You need to get the Svideo cable and connect it to the notebook Svideo port to TV Svideo port and press Fn+ F4 to get the notebook display on the TV.

For the first time pressing the Fn+F4 keys, you will get the display on the TV and there will be no display on the Notebook.

If you press the Fn+F4 for second time, you will get display back to the notebook and Tv screen becomes blank.

By pressing the same keys again will show the display on both the screen.

Samething connecting with the HDMI cable, if your computer had HDMI port.

If you won't get the display on the external screen even after following the correct process, then once you need to reinstall the display driver.

If the issue persists, then you have to check with another cable.

Note: No need to install any software on the notebook to connect the TV to the notebook.

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    Rufus Robinson May 22, 2014

    Remove Graphics accelerator driver and display driver - one at a time may fix the scrambled video on the TV - - one at a time - - requires restart of computer - several times

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    Rufus Robinson May 22, 2014

    Updating Display Drivers may NOT be the answer to the scrambled display on the TV. Sorry this did not fix the problem.

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    Rufus Robinson May 22, 2014

    Wooooooo! well, I find that you also need a converter box (VGA to Standard TV) The vga signal is NOT compatible to the TV signal. Converters cost fm $7 to $100. Converter input is VGA from Computer output VGA or RCA or Cable or Coaxial and must be powered. - WALMART, Radio Shack, etc


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The FN button should be somewhere on your computer. It says FN and has a box around it. When you press it and another key that something on it inside a box it will activate that command.

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