There are a couple of ways to hook up your laptop to your TV. One way is, if your TV has a VGA input on it, you can get a VGA cable from the back of your laptop and run it straight through the TV. Another way is to hook it to your TV with an S-Video cable if you have an S-Video output from your laptop. If you have one, just connect it from your laptop to your TV, make sure you put the input on the TV to the correct input that will recognize the S-Video cable. On the laptop press the FN key and usually a number key will output it to the TV. Or you can right click on your desktop, and there might be a graphics option where you can output to TV. Every laptop is different, but you will definitely need either the VGA cable or the S-Video cable.