Connected iBook to TV... no sound from TV

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    arthursiew

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    I found out what the problem is but i'm not sure which cable to get.

    My TV manual says 'Connect a D-Sub cable between PC IN [PC] connector on the TV and the PC output connector on your computer" (did that part <<) and then "Connect a PC Audio Cable between the PC IN [Audio} jack on the TV and the Audio Out jack of the sound card on your computer. . The port is next to the VGA cable in the pic.

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    NewMacbookPlz

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    Chances are you're not hooked upto the correct audio input that pairs with the VGA in.

    Actually, it appears you're hooked upto one of the audio outs, it's hard to tell from the kinda blurry shot =\
     
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    One of them says "Audio Out" and the other says "DVI (HDMI 2)"

    I tried plugging them into both of them. No luck.
     
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    Well, the one labelled DVI (HDMI2) will only output sound if the video source/TV are set to HDMI2 ;) I know with my Samsung, I have to use a 3.5mm jack on the back to get audio to pair with VGA.

    Edit: Just saw your "more pics." Yeah, in that 2nd pic, that "audio" is what you want. It's a 3.5mm jack. So you just need a double ended minijack cable for audio. Something like this: http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10218&cs_id=1021802&p_id=4152&seq=1&format=2 or http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...d=10218&cs_id=1021802&p_id=644&seq=1&format=2
     
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    More pics.
     

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    My iBook is the late 2005 1.42GHz 14" iBook G4. It's mini VGA. I already know what's going on but don't know what cable. See above.
     
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    Check the audio cable links I provided. In that case, keep the connector you have for video and use the audio jack just to the left of the VGA port for audio.
     
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    Thanks for the help! I went back and forth just to connect my iBook to the TV.
     
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    Just FYI, there's a firmware hack available for the iBook, to allow it to output higher resolution than 1024x768. I can't find it at the moment, but some google'ing around will pull it up.
     

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