Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 9300 PC Notebook ?

Does my inspiron b130 laptop support s video output to my tv? I would like to find an adaptor from the 15 hole jack to an s video plug so that I can hook the laptop to a tv with an S video outlet. Do you know of anything like that?


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\015\012You need a vga to RCA/SVideo conversion adapter.You do not have to install any driver to use S-video port. Connect the S-Video cable to the back of your TV and turn it on. Using TV remote control switch it from TV mode to Video mode (TV/Video button, Input button, etc…). Turn on the laptop and wait until it boots to the desktop. Connect the S-Video cable to the port on your laptop. Now you have to use Fn+F5 keys to enable TV video output. Press Fn key and while it’s pressed press on F5 key until the TV output is selected. When you done with TV, set the video output back to LCD using the same Fn+F5 keys.
On some laptops you have to enable TV output in BIOS and connect S-Video cable to the laptop before you turn it on.

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\015\012This is probably the most common method out there currently because an S-Video cable is cheap as heck and just about every TV under the sun has a S-Video port. You’ll have to make sure you laptop is equipped with this port. Remember, there are two types of S-Video cables: 4-pin and 7-pin. Most laptops and PC’s are equipped with a 7-pin port, so if your TV only has a 4-pin S-Video port, then this method will not work.
If you have a HDTV, then you will be better off connecting using a VGA cable. It gives much better quality than S-Video and as with S-Video, the cable is very cheap. You usually won’t find a VGA port on regular TV’s though, so this option is if you have an HDTV.

DVI - DVI stands for Digital Visual Interface with “digital” being the key word there. The digital signal will give a higher quality picture than either S-Video or VGA. Of course, your computer will need to have a DVI connection and your TV will need to be an HDTV. This cord is definitely not cheap, it ranges anywhere from $40 to $80.

HDMI - Using HDMI will give you the best quality by far. No computers that I know of yet have HDMI ports, but you can get a DVI to HDMI cable to connect it to your HDTV. HDMI is compatible with DVI.

\015\012Scan Converter Box - This is the last method that I could think of and it involves using a scan converter box, which takes a VGA signal and converts it into S-Video or component video.\015\012
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\015\012Please do accept this solution and revert for further assistance.\015\012
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\015\012Thanks\015\012
\015\012Rylee\015\012
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