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How do I use my TV as a laptop monitor? Answered

I bought an S-video cable, because my laptop has an S-video out plug (with a little icon of a TV and then an arrow out, seemed reasonable), and connected that to my TV's S-video-in port. However: my computer's plug has 7 pin holes. The TV has 4pin holes. The cable also has 4. Google has been incredibly unhelpful. Any ideas?

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p0tty

9 years ago

my laptop has HDMI, but thats the new standard so if you have an older laptop you have either s-video or vga output

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p0ttyp0tty

Answer 9 years ago

plug in the s-video to you tv's s-video and see if it works

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fwjs28

9 years ago

hmmm....do you have an hdmi or component cable or VGA?.....have you tried plugging it in?