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How to Make an RCA Jack From a Laptop to a TV

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Some newer model laptops come equipped with a built-in composite video jack. A composite video jack is a type of RCA connector used to pass a video signal along a single cable. If you are using a laptop equipped with composite video output, you can u

How to Make an RCA Jack From a Laptop to a TV

Some newer model laptops come equipped with a built-in composite video jack. A composite video jack is a type of RCA connector used to pass a video signal along a single cable. If you are using a laptop equipped with composite video output, you can use a composite video cable to display graphic images from the laptop on a TV. If your laptop is not equipped with a composite video output jack you can still display graphic images from the laptop on a TV, but you will have to use a VGA to TV converter to do it.

Skill level:Easy

Things you need

VGA to TV converterComposite video cable3.5mm stereo to RCA male cable

Instructions

Use VGA Converter to Connect Laptop to TV

1 Plug one end of a VGA cable into the VGA terminal located on the side or back of the laptop. Secure the cable to the terminal by twisting the screws, connected to the back of the plug, clockwise. Connect the other end of this cable to the VGA input terminal on the converter.

2 Insert one end of a composite video cable into the converter's composite video output jack. Insert the other end of this cable into the yellow composite video jack on the television.

3 Connect the converter's power cable to its DC power jack. Plug the converter's power cord into an electrical socket.

Send Audio Signal from Laptop to TV

1 Connect the stereo plug end of the stereo to RCA cable to the laptop's headphone jack.

2 Plug the white RCA plug, on the other end of the stereo to RCA cable, into the TV's white audio L jack.

3 Insert the red RCA plug into the TV's red audio R jack.

View Video from Laptop on TV

1 Turn on the TV.

2 Power up the laptop

3 Repeatedly press the "Input" or "Source" button on the TV's remote control, until its video input channel is set to the AV source. You should be able to view and hear whatever is on the laptop on the TV as well.

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