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Connecting my laptop to my Samsung DNie 29' Tv

I am trying to connect my laptop Dell Latitude D 520 to my TV using a S Video cable (7 pin), i get the picture, but it is black n white. Can you please help....

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  • Yaddu Aug 14, 2008

    Yeah!! The laptop video output port is a seven pin. No, there is no adapter for the video output

  • Yaddu Aug 15, 2008

    i have a 7 pin SV cable and the output point on my laptop is also seven pin. I get the image on my laptop, but it is black and white

  • Yaddu Aug 16, 2008

    kewl.. will try that!! Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    the laptop has Windows 7 Pro 64Bit Os. The connection is via a HDMI cable

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Are you connecting the S-Video directly into the video output port of your laptop? S-Video 7pin? Video output port 7 pin too?

Is there an adapter for the video output port, for your laptop?

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    Joe L. Aug 14, 2008

    Try upgrading the video card drivers.

    If your connecting your 4pin s-video into the 7pin video output port on the laptop directly it should work fine. As it does for my own laptop.

    Comment back for more help if that doesn't work.


  • Joe L.
    Joe L. Aug 15, 2008

    Try using a 4pin to 4pin SV cable, as I had the same issue with my laptop. And I just tried connecting the 4pin directly into the 7pin video output port and it worked. Picture with color!!

  • Joe L.
    Joe L. Aug 16, 2008

    not a problem....

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