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vista not recognizing s-video to rca cable

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I'm trying to watch some clips from my computer on my TV screen. My laptop has a 4 pin s-video port and the TV has RCA inputs. I thus got a cable to connect the two that has s-video on one end and the yellow RCA on the other. I know the cord works because the picture shows up when I run it from my dvd player. However, when I plug it in to my computer and the TV, I get no picture. (And if you're curious, I've got the audio taken care of with an adapter from my headphone jack to the red and white audio RCA ports on the TV).

I've got a Fujitsu A Series laptop running Vista Home Premium. As best I can tell, the graphics card is a Mobile Intel ® 965 Express Chipset Family. (If that's not useful info, and you need more, tell me where to look to get it as I'm doubtful I'll know how to get it otherwise)

I've gone into the Windows Mobility Center window and pushed the "Connect display" button with it all hooked up, but after "thinking" for a little bit, it always just says "No display connected." I've tried hitting Fn+F10 and still nothing (F10 is where the little screen symbol is on my machine, unlike some others I've seen mentioned in forums, which I think are usually F4 or F5). I've tried playing with other settings (like dual monitors under display settings), and tried to look around online, but I'm not finding anything useful.

So does anybody know how to get my computer to output its display through the s-video port? Am I just looking in the wrong place on my computer or have the wrong combination of settings or otherwise simply missing a little detail?
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