White iBook RCA cable output

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by frankinmac, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    I thought I would be a bit sneaky and get around having to buy the special apple mini-VGA to RCA adapter by using the supplied mini-VGA to VGA adapter attached to a VGA to RCA adapter. Such been the nature of sneakiness though, it doesn't work.

    I figure that the OEM apple version can't be much more than a couple of wires crossing over, so there can't be a problem there - the video card must be capable of supplying the appropriate image. What I suspect though is that the computer changes the frequency of the image automatically when the OEM apple adapter is inserted. Because I am only inserting the VGA adapter it doesn't know to change it to that required to an RCA output.

    Interestingly on the displays menu when I pull out the adapter a whole heap of unavailable resolutions and frequencies flash up on the screen. I can't help but wonder if I could access that list the problem would be solved. Any advice on how to circumvent this problem?

    Cheers,

    Ed
     
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    abhishekit

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    akron , ohio
    #2
    iBook doesn't even have a mini-dvi port! :confused:
    Anyways, the mini-vga to video adaptor is just 20 bucks, buy it..

    cheers
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    As an impoverished student I thought I would give this solution a go - at any rate the part in NZ retails for significantly more than $US20.

    Sorry about the blue with the DVI - who knows what was going on in my head!
     
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    titaniumducky

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    Both are analog, so it should work... Are you sure both the cables work properly? Have you tested them before?
     

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