Probs while using TV+laptop with 7 pin S video/RC cable

By ndj
Jan 29, 2007
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  1. Hi guyz,

    I've been trying to connect my laptop to TV using a s video / RC cable.
    For TV, I've these 3 colored RCs while for laptop end, I use 7 pin s video.

    But in spite of taking TV in AV mode I cant view my laptop screen on TV.

    Can anyone tell me what all settingz are needed to be done at TV/laptop ends ?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,267   +217

    I don't know what you are trying to describe, but it sounds like you are trying to say you have an S-Video cable that splits to a Component video cable and it doesn't work.

    Just use a straight S-Video cable, if your TV has Component in it definately has S-Video.

    Please read the thread in my signature before we spend 15 replies chasing down what your actual problem is.
  3. ndj

    ndj Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    After searching thru all the related posts only I've posted my prob !

    I've a Polaroid TV which doesnt have a S video terminal. It has those red-yello-white RCA terminals for connecting dvd player etc.

    My laptop is dell with Win Xp Home Edition and it has S video input with 7 Pins.

    I got this cable :

    http://www.svideo.com/7svto3rca.html

    This has 3 heads for TV side and 7 pins for laptop side.
    My prob is, even after connecting it all correctly and setting TV to AV mode, I cant see anything gettined trasnferred to TV screen from laptop screen. Tv remains blank.


    So what setting is needed from laptop side?
  4. ndj

    ndj Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    SOS !!! REPLY SOON if anyone knows

    can anyone tell me whats the solution for my prob ?
    else i need to return the cable within 7 days and 3 days are already gone. so tell me soooooon plz...
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