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S-video I am trying to hook the laptop to my tv with a s-video cable. How do I get what is on the monitor to show up on the tv screen?

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Most tv's aren't compatible, if it has a vga port then it should be, and on some, you need drivers in order for the tv to be used as a monitor. Keep in mind that tv's aren't designed to be computer monitors, and if compatible, often don't get the resolution desired or expected. This is especially true with models that are compatible that use the s-vid cable for the connection. So, if the tv doesn't work simply by plugging it in with the s-vid cable, then look for drivers for the tv at the manufacturer's web site. If none are available, then the tv is not compatible as a monitor. While at the manufacturer's site, you might also check the compatibility.

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