How to Connect a Sony Vaio Laptop to TV Using Video Connection

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How to Connect a Sony Vaio Laptop to TV Using Video Connection
S-video jack for a TV connection. (s-video image by MATTHIEU FABISIAK from

Sony Vaio laptops are equipped with a round S-video jack for a direct connection to any TV that can accommodate an S-video jack. This enables video playback on a larger TV screen for making presentations, enjoying movies on the Sony's built-in DVD player, or watching multimedia content on the Internet. The connection takes under a minute using a standard S-video cable. A simple keystroke procedure turns off the Vaio screen to activate the video output to the TV.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • S-video cable

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  1. 1

    Turn the plug on one end of the cable so the three notches line up with the contours of the S-video socket on the back of the TV. Push the plug straight in.

  2. 2

    Connect the other plug to the Vaio using the socket on the right edge of the laptop. It's the third socket from the right.

  3. 3

    Turn on the Vaio and the TV.

  4. 4

    Press the "F7" and "Fn" keys on the Vaio at the same time to turn off the built-in LCD screen and activate the S-video connection to transmit video to the TV. Press "F7" again to change back to the Vaio screen.

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