Connecting Laptop to TV

Advent / 5301
January 30, 2010 at 01:03:23
Specs: Windows 7
Hi there guys wonder if u can help me connecting my Advent laptop to my digital TV. I have bought numerous cords, cables and connectors but none seem to work (unless i am doing something wrong!) lol. Right here goes... on my laptop is a 15-pin VGA port on the TV is S-Video, Serial 9-pin, red, yellow and white Audio/Video ports. I was told to buy a cable with VGA 15-pin male on one end and S-video and yellow video on the other. Then a cable with yellow video extension to connect the one on the cable with the video port on the TV (but this also came with red and white ones which i dont use!). I bought another cable with red and white male audio connectors that have a headphone jack on the other end to plug into the headphone port on my laptop. As far I can see (and I have been told) I have everything covered but it still doesnt work. what am I doing wrong? What exactly do I need to be able to connect? Please help. Desperate! Thanks.

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January 30, 2010 at 02:14:35
I don't think you can do it with just a cable. You need something like this adaptor :

You would connect an AV cable from yellow composite connector of the adaptor to the yellow AV input port of your TV

That will take care only of the video signal. You still need the audio cable you've already purchased. and it would connect from speaker/headphone socket on the laptop to the red/white audio inputs of the TV. You then select the AV as the input source on your TV controls.

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January 30, 2010 at 03:04:10
Thank you very much for your help I will look into this. Much appreciated. :D

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