Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook ?

How do I link my IBM t21 to my TV. The sounds works ok from the sound port, and i have an S-video cable to RCA connected, but do not get any picture on my TV

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  1. \015\0121\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011Determine\015\012what kind of inputs your TV has. Many sets have the HDMI, DVI or even\015\012VGA inputs common on most newer PCs. If you have an older TV with only\015\012an analog signal, you will have to get a video card that supports your\015\012TV's connection. To determine what kind you need, take a look at the\015\012audio/video inputs on the side of your TV. S-video is circular with a\015\012bunch of pins; composite video is yellow; and component video is red,\015\012green and blue.
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  3. \015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\015\012Step 2\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011Find out what kind of video output you have on your computer\015\012by looking at your video card. DVI is pretty standard on most computers\015\012manufactured in the last four years. Multimedia PCs will have DVI and\015\012HDMI. Of course, if you swapped out your video card to accommodate an\015\012older TV, your machine will not have either of these connections any\015\012longer, but will instead have the one that matches your TV.
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  5. \015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\015\012Step 3\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011Purchase\015\012cables to run from the TV to the computer. The video cables you need\015\012will have the same name as the type of connection on your TV. (For\015\012example, if you have S-video, look for an S-video cable.) Note that you\015\012will need a stereo-mini-to-RCA cable for the audio as well. All cables\015\012are available at most electronics stores. If you shop online, try MonoPrice.com to save some money. (See the link in Resources.)
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