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I have an acer aspire 3690 and want to connect it to my tv i have bought a s video to rca lead but there is no picture on my tv do i need to change any settings on my laptop ?

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  • rikashworth Apr 01, 2011

    " thanks alot yes the s video - rca work's and only cost me 1.66 all i had to do was press fn and f5 thanks again "

  • rikashworth Apr 03, 2011

    i have no sound though do i have to turn on something ?????



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can you provide the model number of your TV too please do you have VGA on your TV? (it'll be blue and have 15 holes) s-video to rca hmmm dunno if maybe your setting yourself up to fail there.
(I use a laptop to projector as a TV in my bedroom & my freeview uses the composite with a scart adapter on the end and my laptop uses the VGA and I just switch between the 2 I've NEVER been able to use the s-video on ANY setup I've tried in my home and I work in IT! If someone else has a better experience using s-video then please correct me)
When you use your existing lead and it's connected and everything powered on I HAVE assumed one thing you are then holding the FN key and pressing f5 to tell the laptop to switch screens aren't you? using these keys you can toggle between 1 screen both either or none

Posted on Apr 01, 2011

Testimonial: "thanks alot yes the s video - rca work's and only cost me 1.66 all i had to do was press fn and f5 thanks again"

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    dehowletts Apr 01, 2011

    lol just shows you should never assume then!! and glad your sorted!!

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    dehowletts Apr 03, 2011

    if it's not coming through the s-video then you can use an audio lead from your headphones out on your laptop (usually green) to your sound in on your TV (probably 1 red 1 white - if you provide the model of your TV I can be more specific)

    though I have made another assumption that you can hear the sound through your laptop OK when it's not connected to the TV? Also it may be worth checking your sound settings on your laptop if you have a speaker next to your clock right click it then left click volume control and make sure all the sliders are up and nothings muted.

    hope that helps

  • rikashworth Apr 03, 2011

    thanks my tv is technika and yes i can hear volume through the laptop

  • dehowletts
    dehowletts Apr 03, 2011

    OK you just need a single audio lead that goes from the green headphones socket to the one marked 'pc audio' on your TV.

    A single audio lead is usually black and both ends are the same as the the end on headphones, sorry I can't give you any links but it maybe considered advertising.... but DON'T pay more than a tenner you can get a good one for less than that

  • rikashworth Apr 03, 2011

    thanks but i dont have a pc option on my tv

  • dehowletts
    dehowletts Apr 03, 2011

    or audio in?

    i just looked on my daughter's tv which is a technika & it has a hole the size of headphones marked pc audio what model no is it?

  • rikashworth Apr 03, 2011

    lcd42 207 just looked on the back and it has a headphone socket which says tuner so think it might work if i buy the lead you suggested earlier thanks alot for your help



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