Hooking my mac up to another monitor/tv...HELP!

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  1. MacAztec macrumors 68040

    MacAztec

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    Ok, so for xmas I wanted to re-arrange my room, and get all my electronics on one side of the room, and my bed on the other.

    So on one side of my room, I have my computer (G4 400MHz AGP w/Radeon Mac Edition), a ViewSonic A70f 17in CRT monitor, my Logitech Computer Speakers, my Aiwa Speakers, TEAC 5 Disc CD Player, TEAC Audio/Video Receiver, SHARP VCR, an XBOX with XBOX Live, a cheap 27in TV with NO inputs, and a box that has cable in/out with 5 spots for 5 different things to hook up to your TV. It has 5 different hookup spots with RCA and SVideo on each. So I have 5 RCA and 5 SVideo spots.

    Now, I want to hook up my computer to my monitor because I got a Logitech Cordless Duo for XMas, and if I can hook them up, I can use my computer from my bed, on my TV.

    So I went to best buy and got a splitter for my computer, so I can hook up my logitechs and my aiwas to either my computer and my TV. Then I got a 10 ft. MINI to RCA cable, to hook up my computer to my AIWA speakers. Then I got an RCA Video cable to hook up my video card (Radeon Mac Edition) to my box that has all the inputs that connects to my TV. I have an adapter that is SVideo to Video Cable, so I connected the two. I rebooted the TV and the Computer, and then clicked "Detect Displays". Nothing happened. I had the newest drivers and stuff, but nothing happened. I made sure everything was connected and it still didn't work.

    So then I got an SVideo cable and tried to hook it up, and still I get nothing.

    Can someone help me out here?
     
  2. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

    MacAztec

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    Well

    Is there any firmware drivers that are out that wouldnt be on ATIs site?
     
  3. WannabeSQ macrumors 6502

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    Im not sure if that card is dual head compatible, but it nevertheless should be able to mirror. I did that with my PM 8600 back in the day. I dont have any advice other than try new drivers or firmware. Also, if you have another source, make sure the S video cable is functioning. Another test is to try a different TV with inputs, maybe for some reason the computer can't see the switchbox? Good luck.
     
  4. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hmmmm

    Did ATI like drop the Radeon Mac Edition? There is no new firmware for it since 9/01. Can someone find something newer?
     
  5. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    The ATI Radeon 7000 Mac edition does TV mirroring....if it helps you out.... Good luck, sounds like a good setup.
     
  6. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Wow... that post read like a Circuit City ad.

    "So I was wondering, is it safe to put my computer on the floor? Will it suck in too much dust? It's an Apple® Power Macintosh® G4 dual 800MHz with with an 80GB 7200rpm UltraATA hard drive, 512MB of PC133 SDRAM (2 DIMMs), and an AGP nVidia® GeForce 2 Titanium® graphics card. At the moment it sits on my desk next to my Sony® MDR-1220 60-watt stereo system with 5-disc CD changer, dual cassette, and digital AM/FM tuner, my Technics® SD-518P stereo parametric graphic EQ, and my Apple® 17-inch Cinema Display®. Thanks."
     
  7. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

    MacAztec

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    Who are you talking to?
     
  8. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Oh

    If you are talking to me, I said all that so you would know what I am hooking up.
     

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