Can someone help? S-video out Question.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Shade2074, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. Shade2074

    Shade2074 OSNN Addict

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    Help! I just got a new Dell Latitude d600 through my school. It's the first notebook computer I ever had, here's my problem though - My s-video cable (which I purchased separately before I got the computer) has the standard four pins and the s-video out on the back of my dell had seven holes. I called dell to see if I was missing some kind of an adapter or something and they had no idea what I was talking about.

    I would like to be able to connect my notebook computer to my TV so I can play some DVD through it - what do I need to do? Do i just have the wrong cable? Is there more than one kind of s-video cable?

    Here’s a link to what I got:

    http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/latit_d600?c=us&cs=28&l=en&s=dfb
     
  2. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    Hmm weird. I have a D600 too (sweet laptop eh?) looks like you have a wrong cable. Keep in mind that the port is ONLY for s-video and don't try to plug any mice or keyboards into it... Go bring your laptop to a radioshack and try the cable before you buy it.

    Edit: i've connected my laptop to my tv a couple of times... just make sure you got the right cable.

    -lieb39
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Just guessing but I think all you need is what they said, an adapter. Take it to an elcectrical shop. They should have what you need. You want to go from 4 pins into 7.
     
  4. Shade2074

    Shade2074 OSNN Addict

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    Thank you for the replys.

    I did finally figure it out. The port on the computer has more holes for upgrade-ablility but a standard s-video cable will still work in it. The first dell rep I spoke with must have been new or something - becuase the second dell rep I just got off the phone with knew exactly what I was talking about. It turned out I needed to update and re-install the video driver as well - once that was done everything worked as it should :)

    lieb39 - Ya, I've only had it a day now but so far i'm lovin it! It's the first time I've had wireless internet connection FREEDOM!
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Good stuff. :)
     
  6. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    You probably got one of those geek interns from the commercial...
     
  7. Shade2074

    Shade2074 OSNN Addict

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    LOL Your right I probably did!! :D