I am trying to connect my laptop to my tv. My laptop has a port (if that's the right word to use here) to connect an S-cable to it, but my TV doesn't (it only takes the red, yellow, and white cables). I bought this an adapter to allow my TV to take in S-cables. This is the product description so you know exactly what I got: "Use this handy device to connect up to 4 S-video-equipped audio/video components to your TV or home theater receiver. Works with DVD players, VCRs, video-game systems and any other S-video- equipped components. Product Features * Turns your single S-video connection into 4 * Converts RCA signal into S-video signal * Use selector switch to choose the component you want to use * 1/8" stereo audio jack accommodates the use of multimedia speakers or headphones" So this is the setup I have: I connected the laptop and the adapter with the s-cable. I plugged it into the port on the adapter that says "S In 2". Then I plugged the red, white, and yellow cables into the adapter where it says "Out 1". The other side of that cable goes into the TV where it says "Video In". However, the laptop is saying that the TV is not connected. I know my laptop can support multiple monitors though. Any tips? EDIT: The S video port on my laptop is 7-pinned while the cable is 4-pinned. The port on the adapter is also 4 pinned. Would this make a difference?