How to Connect a Toshiba Laptop to a Television

Toshiba laptops are equipped with video and audio ports for connecting to external devices such as a monitor, set of self-powered speakers or a television. The Video Graphics Array (VGA) port on the Toshiba can be modified to connect with a TV by attaching an adapter cable to a standard VGA cord. The S-video socket on the other end of the adapter connects to the TV. An audio adapter and standard stereo cables provide the sound connection.

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Use the Toshiba video port to connect with the TV.

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Attach one end of the VGA cable to the 15-hole video port on the edge of the Toshiba and turn the bolt on each side of the plug clockwise.

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Connect the plug on the other end to the VGA connector on the adapter cable and tighten the two knobs on the plug.

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Orient the S-video plug on the other end of the adapter cable so the four metal pins inside line up with the four holes in the S-video port on the back of the television.

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Plug in the small connector on the Y-adapter to the Toshiba's headphone jack, then connect the two plugs on the end of the stereo cable to the jacks on the Y-adapter labeled L and R. The white stereo plug connects to L.

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Insert the white and red plugs on the other end of the stereo cable into the matching color audio inputs on the rear of the television.