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Tv Out won't work

By EStreetJerseyGirl ·
Hi! We have a Dell Inspiron 8500 laptop, which came with a TV-Out adapter. It's an S-Video/RCA adapter; has the S-Video jack on one end, that plugs into the laptop (it looks like a PS/2 mouse port), and 2 female RCA jacks on the other end. We tried hooking it up to a TV with a male/male RCA cable, but are unable to get movies to display on the TV (there are no problems with the RCA cable). We're trying to watch .mpg files; is this the problem? Will the TV-Out only work with certain formats, such as DVDs?

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We tried everything with that damn remote - tried the input, even tried switching to channels 3 and 4! None of that worked. All we get is the regular TV picture on the TV, and the movie plays on the laptop.

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by Pocono In reply to Tv Out won't work

Did you hit the Function F8 key to send the display to an external source?

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