laptop to tv

  Devil Fish 15:49 12 Nov 05

Sorry if details are sketchy trying to sort it over phone

friend of mine has just purchased a pressario v4000
he wants to play dvd on his tv
has purchased video and audio into scart lead but needs to know how to switch from monitor to tv

thanks in advance

  johnnyrocker 16:23 12 Nov 05

what graphics card is in use and does it have a tv out facility?


  Devil Fish 16:34 12 Nov 05


•_Designed for Intel 90nm Dothan Pentium-M with 2MB On-Die L2 Cache
•_Supports 533MHz FSB

•_Intel 915GM or 915GML (with Intel IGP)/ICH6-M
•_Supports maximum memory capacity up to 2GB

•_Two 200-pin SODIMM sockets
•_Supports DDR 333 Unbuffered Non-ECC memory
•_Supports maximum memory capacity up to 2GB

•_Intel Graphic Media Accelerator 900

• Intel ICH6-M South Bridge:
- 1 x ATA 100/66
- 2 x SATA 100/66
- 40GB/60GB/80GB/100GB Ultra ATA HDD (all 4200RPM, 60 and 80GB are available with 5400RPM)
- Optical device (CD-RW/DVD-ROM, DL DVD+-RW/CD-RW, LightScribe 8x DVD+-RW/CD-RW)

•_Realtek 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
•_Intel Wireless 2200BG (802.11 b/g) or Broadcom 802.11/b/g WiFi card
•_Bluetooth (optional)
•_56K v.92 Fax/modem

•_15.4" WXGA TFT LCD (native 1280 x 800)
•_15.4" WXGA TFT LCD (native 1280 x 800) - BrightView

•_Compatible with AC'97 2.3
•_Built in dual speakers

Dimension and Weight
•_~ 14.11" x 10.16" x 1.32" to 1.67" (our sample)
•_Starts at 6.45 lbs.

External I/O Connectors
•_1 x Power port
•_1 x Lock jack
•_2 x PCMCIA slot (1 x Type I and Type II)
•_1 x Modem jack
•_1 x Ethernet jack
•_1 x microphone jack
•_1 x headphone jack
•_1 x VGA-out port
•_1 x S-video port
•_1 x Expansion Port 2 Connector
•_1 x Card Reader (SD/MS/MSPro/MMC/SM/XD)
•_4 x USB 2.0/1.1
•_1 x 4-pin mini1394 Firewire port

  johnnyrocker 16:44 12 Nov 05

i take it the s video is on the graphics card therefore your friend needs an s video to scart with seperate audio (will not come from the s video socket) audio needs to come from sound card or such. a couple of good sites for cables/connectors is click here and click here


  Devil Fish 17:03 12 Nov 05

johnnyrocker thank you for your help so far i have just been on the phone to clarify the situation

He has the svideo and audio cables already in place but apparently their is a key board command /shortcut to switch between the laptop monitor and the television and is trying to find out what the command /shortcut is

thanks again


  Devil Fish 19:01 12 Nov 05


  woodchip 19:42 12 Nov 05

You have to go into Display settings in Control Panel to set it uo for TV. If he connects the Laptop will see the TV better. Look for Dual Display

  Devil Fish 19:44 12 Nov 05

ok he has been sent to the corner to write look for the obvious 100 times lol

hadn't switched the tv to the av channel

thank you for the input

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