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I am trying to connect my netbook to my TV. I use an ASUS Eee PC 1005HA. It has a VGA exit. My TV only has RCA and S-VIDEO input. So i bought a VGA to RCA/S-VIDEO cable. And I bought a 3.5 mm to RCA cable, for the audio. Finally, I used a single RCA cable to connect the computer to the TV.

I plug the 3.5mm to my leptop, and the RCA to the TV. I plug the VGA adapter to my computer, and the RCA to the TV. Everything is conviently color-coded. But all I get is a black screen. I tried it on a diffrent television (with the same connections), but with no results.

Is there anything I am missing? Please help me. Thank you!

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Unfortunately, the connector you likely bought only supports computers with a "TV out" capability. For all other computers you need a VGA to composite video converter.

See here for a more complete explanation.

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good thinking, i actually thought he bought a converter. the Eee doesn't have native composite/s-video output through the VGA port. –  Molly7244 Jan 2 '10 at 23:43
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The link is broken. –  Brian Ortiz Jun 26 '11 at 4:32
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The 2nd monitor might be just an extension of your monitor which means you need to drag the items you want to show beyond your regular netbook screen. For me, I need to drag it to the way right and it will show on the TV. Hope it helps.

Also, check your display properties/settings.

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did you select the correct AV-input channel on the TV?

did you activate the VGA out on your Eee PC (Fn + F8 )?

note: the Fn key functionality requires AsAcpiSvr.exe to be running, if necessary reinstall the ACPI driver.

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Yes, I checked all the AV inputs several times. And yes, I activated the VGA out (it's Actually Fn + F8, not that it matters). Still nothing but a black, depressing screen. –  YanivLib Jan 2 '10 at 22:18
    
VGA out works on a computer monitor? –  Molly7244 Jan 2 '10 at 22:19
    
Didn't try it. And I don't have access to a computer monitor to try it right now. –  YanivLib Jan 2 '10 at 22:21
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