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MsProtoge's avatar

I have an acer laptop that I just got for graduation. Anyhow, I was wondering how I would go about hooking it up to my tv. I was wanting to watch videos, but it is rather straining doing so on the screen.

Asked by MsProtoge (19points) June 4th, 2009
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Ivan's avatar

What sort of TV do you have?

ragingloli's avatar

that depends on if your laptop has a vga output or s-video output. i know that my medion has both. in both case you will likely need some sort of convertor/adaptor.

MsProtoge's avatar

I have an ilo.

Ivan's avatar

I meant, is it an HDTV?

MsProtoge's avatar

How do I know which output it has?

SecondGlance's avatar

My Acer laptop has an S-Video out port. If you just bought yours, it probably has one. If your TV is a newer model and also has one, then all you’ll need is an S-Video cable.

Just connect the cable and Windows will detect the TV and ask if you want to display to it.

Ivan's avatar

Can you post the exact model number of your laptop? We can tell you what sort of output it has.

MsProtoge's avatar

I’m going to sound like a complete noob. I have no idea if it is an HDTV, and where do I stick the cable.

An Acer Aspire 5335–2238

SecondGlance's avatar

What’s the model of the TV, we can check the specs on that too, lol

Ivan's avatar

Is this it? If so, it has a VGA port. You will need to find out what sort of import your TV has.

jrpowell's avatar

Is the TV a flatscreen? Or a old TV with a CRT that is really heavy?

If it it a flatscreen the screen will be like a rectangle. A CRT on will be like a square.

MsProtoge's avatar

Squre, but we bought it within the past year.

@Ivan. Yes, that’s it. And where is the VGA located. What’s it look like?

jrpowell's avatar

It looks like this.

MsProtoge's avatar

Okay..thanks so much!

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