8/06/2008

Steps for Connecting IBM Thinkpad Laptop to your TV by S-Video Cable

Step 1: Connect the S-Video cable to the female S-video socket of Laptop.

Step 2: Connect the other end of cable to the TV female socket. (Could be S-Video or Component socket, based on which type of cable you are using.)

Step 3: Go to the TV channel where you have set VCR/DVD/Video Game.

Step 3: Now press Fn+F7 key of your laptop. A Similar screen as below should be displayed.



Step 4: Click on "Manage Schemes". This should take you to the next screen, as shown below.




Step 5: Click on "New" button. This should take you to a new screen as shown below.




Step 6: Click on "Next" button. This should take you to a new screen as shown below.




Step 7: Select "Television S-Video out Connector" option and click on "Next" button.
This should take you to a new screen as shown below.





Step 8: Select the "Primary Display device for Movie playback" to "Television".
Step 9: Select the "television standard" to "NTSC" or PAL based on your TV type.

Step 10: Click on "Test" button to make sure it is displaying on the TV.

Step 11: Click on "Next" button. This should take you to the next screen, as shown below.






Step 12: Select Checkbox "Disable Screensaver" and click on "Next" Button. This should take you to the next screen, as shown below.






Step 13: Click on "Next" Button. This should take you to the next screen, as shown below.





Step 14: Enter a name for your display setting and press Finish.


Step 15: Now you can see this display setting scheme in you Fn+F7 menu options. Select this setting when you want to project to your Television.


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5 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot, this worked at first shot. I couldn't believe this. Thanks for posting this great information.

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  2. Feel free to share your experience. Let me know if you are facing any problem following above steps.

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  3. my monitor just shuts off when i press fn f7 why?

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  4. fn+f7 is the key for sending display output to the different device. There are 3 modes I have seen on my laptop

    1. display on laptop screen only.
    2. display on external monitor only.
    3. display on both.

    usually you can switch betweeb these modes by pressing fn+f7 key multiple times. Try pressing 1,2 or 3 times and see what changes. Where are you trying to display your laptop?

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  5. hey this was a very nice explanation, hope it would hlep me alot.. thanks

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